International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research https://ijtr.org/ijtr <p>A journal in favor of an economic paradigm shift and for research on society, economy, and ecology.</p> en-US editor@ijtr.org (John M. Polimeni) editor@ijtr.org (John M. Polimeni) Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:20:17 -0400 OJS 3.3.0.10 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 A General Methodology for Reconciling Perspectivity and Universality: Applied to the Discrepancy between Theoretical Economics and Eco-Social Reality https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/12 <p>Eco-social activity is indispensable for human life. Hence the respective theoretical corpus,&nbsp; economics, needs a totally secure foundation — which traditional methodology lacks because&nbsp; of its widely unnoticed categorial self-limitation that must thus be overcome. A thorough&nbsp; analysis of this situation allows the systematic development of an uncompromising integrative&nbsp; approach that offers the necessary features. In particular, one of its theoretical results&nbsp; concerning value is outlined: a law of nature in economics that is thus constitutive for&nbsp; absolutely any form of economy and relevant for any economic valuation.</p> Alec A. Schaerer Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/12 Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 CO2 Emissions by Economic Activities Are Not Really Responsible for the Global Warming: Another View https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/15 <p>Since the industrial revolution human beings have been emitting a huge amount of CO2,&nbsp; due to massive fossil fuels consumption combined with intensive use of limestone.&nbsp; Meteorologists have called for the reduction of amount of CO2 emissions that remain in&nbsp; the atmosphere, after being emitted by human activities, which are allegedly causing&nbsp; global warming. They have urged humankind to take effective measures in order to&nbsp; avoid catastrophic events in the future. In response to these serious concern, economists&nbsp; proposed various political and economic measures to reduce CO2 emissions and many&nbsp; national governments, excluding, among others, the USA, ratified the Kyoto protocol in&nbsp; February 2005, which assigned target CO2 emission reduction levels to each&nbsp; participating country.</p> Atsushi Tsuchida Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/15 Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Ensuring That Development Metrics Consider Environmental Sustainability - A Proposal to Combine Development Metrics With an Ecological Threshold Variable https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/13 <p>Fifteen years after the global adoption of Sustainable Development as the crux of the development&nbsp; agenda, a very narrow range of metrics with little direct relation to sustainable development continues&nbsp; to dominate development policy at the international level. A concern is that these measures of&nbsp; development promote a vision of development that neglects environmental sustainability or worse&nbsp; invokes a vision of development that is unsustainable. This paper explores how combining&nbsp; development metrics with an ecological threshold variable provides a means to ensure that the pursuit&nbsp; of development objectives do not adversely impact environmental sustainability.</p> Jeffrey Wilson, Ronald Pelot, Peter Tyedmers Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/13 Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Beyond the Realms of the Specialists: The Challenge of the Generalized Issue https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/14 <p>Who could not hold in awe the achievements of today's specialists in science or&nbsp; technology? Moreover, the risks of overruling specialists can be catastrophic, as&nbsp; demonstrated by the Challenger disaster, to take just one example. Yet there are&nbsp; challenges still beyond the reach of the specialist. In the realm of medicine, there is&nbsp; the baffling Anorexia Nervosa. In veterinary science, there is the devastating foot and&nbsp; mouth disease. In the field of Internet gambling, there is another example of the need&nbsp; for a transdisciplinary teamwork approach to a behavioral problem. The result is that&nbsp; there is a need for a new role, the "specializing generalist".</p> William Bostock Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://ijtr.org/ijtr/article/view/14 Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500