Accessible to a wide audience, Economics Actually: Today and Tomorrow. Sustainable and Inclusive. introduces a structure for economic science that has not yet been picked up by professional economists. It begins with facts and data to reveal key functions and relations by which to understand any economy and any economic event. The structure is operative in firms of all sizes, from the smallest roadside business to global corporations and world stock markets. It is the much-needed basis from which to address today’s unprecedented social, economic and ecological crises.
With a Foreword by Bruce Anderson and Michael Shute: “Quinn and Benton’s tapestry of clear explanations, concrete examples, insightful analyses, sound arguments, pithy criticisms, and sensible suggestions certainly provide the needed basis to get us on our way to conceiving and realizing sane and sustainable economies and lives.” Professor Bruce Anderson, Sobey School of Business, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. Professor Michael Shute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NFLD. Author of Lonergan’s Discovery of the Science of Economics, and Lonergan’s Early Economic Research. November 17, 2019.
About the authors,
Terrance Quinn (PhD, MSc, BSc) is Professor Emeritus (2018) in Mathematical Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University. He has published in, among other areas, mathematics and philosophy of science. In recent years, Quinn has been studying and writing on the economic theory discovered by Bernard Lonergan. He gives conference presentations internationally.
John Benton (MA. B.Ed. BA) is a scholar and educator. He has published academic articles and books in the philosophy of language, method, and co-authored a book on economics. Benton engages in international outreach to graduate university students.