The Steady Stater

The Small Nation Solution (with John Bodley)

February 01, 2021 Brian Czech
The Steady Stater
The Small Nation Solution (with John Bodley)
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The Steady Stater
The Small Nation Solution (with John Bodley)
Feb 01, 2021
Brian Czech

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Bigger is not always better. In fact, we would argue that smaller is often a better option, especially in terms of national economies! Renowned anthropologist and Regent's Professor John Bodley arrived at the same conclusion, and even wrote a groundbreaking book on the topic, The Small Nation Solution. In this episode, Brian and John explore the themes of this book, focusing on problems of scale, our cultural metabolism, and anthropology's place in steady-state economics.

Show Notes

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Bigger is not always better. In fact, we would argue that smaller is often a better option, especially in terms of national economies! Renowned anthropologist and Regent's Professor John Bodley arrived at the same conclusion, and even wrote a groundbreaking book on the topic, The Small Nation Solution. In this episode, Brian and John explore the themes of this book, focusing on problems of scale, our cultural metabolism, and anthropology's place in steady-state economics.