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‘Thursdays at the U’ to focus on ways to build a sustainable economy

| Linda Tollefsrud

What do we mean by “sustainability” when talking about the economy? Why is it important to have a sustainable economy and in what ways does our current economy lack resiliency?

John Reardon

Dr. Jack Reardon

On Oct. 7 Dr. Jack Reardon will explain how we can build an economy that more adequately provides for everyone during the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire  – Barron County's “Thursdays at the U” lecture. The presentation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus.

Reardon is a senior lecturer in economics at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. He is the author or co-author of four books on economics, including “Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable, and Progressive,” which reconceptualizes economics to comport with the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals, and “Rebuild: The Economy, Leadership, and You: A Toolkit for Builders of a Better World,” which shows us how to do so while integrating the fields of management, psychology, leadership, physics, art and economics. 

Reardon is writing his second novel and someday hopes to publish a cookbook. In the meantime, he enjoys teaching at both the Rice Lake and Eau Claire campuses. 

Please note: At all UW-Eau Claire campuses, everyone is required to wear a mask indoors, including presenters. 

The “Thursdays at the U” weekly series is free and open to the public thanks to support from the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation. 

For more information about the series, contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at