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I am a German but grew up in Thailand, Korea and Greece, and spent much of my life in the United States. I earned a Ph.D. in geography from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998, focusing my research on social aspects of land degradation in southern India. I then went on to work for 16 years as professor of geography at Truman State University in Missouri, where my work shifted to formulating a critique of our current economy of scarcity, and conceptualizing an economy of abundance – an economy that does not seek to create profitable scarcities, but rather that seeks to enable all people, and an abundance of animal and plant species, to thrive, now and in the future. This led to my helping to launch the Commons Abundance Network.
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I share my vision of an economy of abundance of life, and strategies for how to get there. More on this can be found on whoeschele.de.
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Well-being, Co-Governance & cooperative decisions, Systems behaviors & natural processes, Empowering people & entreprise, Distributed Leadership & decision making, Production close to consumption, Measuring abundance and commons value, And of course all these options!