A decade ago, six environmental lawyers constructed a framework for understanding how humans collectively relate to the natural world in an intimidating crimson tome titled Environmental Law and Policy. First, they offered a definition of the word “economics” as “the rules that govern the human household.” They noted: “Economics usually is given a narrower reach, evoking solely the concerns of the marketplace or the market economy,” which is an expansive landscape of itself. But their definition of “economics” conjures a vaster place, an entire planet, really, because that’s what the human household is.

I like to write about human-wildlife relationships, mostly.

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