Joel Magnuson is author of the new book The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a livable post carbon economy. He is an internationally recognized economist specializing in non-orthodox approaches to political economy. He is currently a professor of economics at Portland State University and he is a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England. Joel is an international advisor to the editorial board of Anglia’s journal Interconnections. He is an active member of an international research group based in Europe that is working toward new philosophical foundations for economic theory and practice.