Blogger Profile: John Hardesty
John Hardesty is a practicing criminal defense attorney in California.
He was Professor of Economics at San Diego State University, teaching from 1967 to 1980.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of California, San Diego, in 1970 and his J.D. from University of California, Davis, in 1983.
He was one of the first economists to question endless economic growth in his book Economic Growth vs. The Environment (with Warren Johnson), Wadsworth, 1971, and in Political Economy and Environmental Destruction (with Norris, C. Clement and Clinton E. Jencks), Review of Radical Political Economics, Fall-Winter 1971. He also wrote various articles such as Transcending the Energy Crisis, Social Policy, July/August 1974, and Economic Implications of Environmental Crisis, Society, November/December, 1974.
In the 1980s, he was a community organizer and practiced street law in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.
He has contributed to Michael Moore’s writing and film projects as a researcher/producer since 2001.
July 8th, 2011
We Can't Go Back
“To boldly go where every man and woman over the age of 34 has gone before.” That seems to be the rallying cry of the dying liberal intelligentsia. First, there was Charles Ferguson’s documentary film “Inside Job,” which yearned for the good old forty years of wise economic regulation that ...