Glen Canyon Photography | Richard B. Norgaard
Witnessing the deep beauty and then untimely destruction of the Glen Canyon of the Colorado River transformed my life. All the canyons of the Colorado Plateau are special, but none were as insanely beautiful as was the Glen. Witnessing as a young adult one of the most beautiful living places in the world become a dead body of water made me mad, so mad that I decided to become an economist, go inside the Church of Economics, and challenge its priesthood. I would have preferred to be a natural scientist, but our economy, economic beliefs, and choice of economic theory was the problem driving the destruction of the beautiful West I loved.
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