Beasts, Ballads, and Bouldingisms

Beasts, Ballads, and Bouldingisms

by Kenneth E. Boulding, Richard P. Beilock
     
 

This whimsical volume is a product of well over thirty years of activity.

Beasts, Ballads, and Bouldingisms might be called a "significant frivolity." It comes out of a state of mind halfway between boredom and total absorption, where the mind floats free in the never-never land of half-realistic fantasy. Out of lectures, conferences, and above

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This whimsical volume is a product of well over thirty years of activity.

Beasts, Ballads, and Bouldingisms might be called a "significant frivolity." It comes out of a state of mind halfway between boredom and total absorption, where the mind floats free in the never-never land of half-realistic fantasy. Out of lectures, conferences, and above all committee meetings come these doodles in the shape of drawings or verses or both. They emerge out of that part of the mind where one stands as spectator.

The beasts seem to have begun with the "Oc-toped'' drawn on a concert program from Ames, Iowa. The originals are on various scraps of paper and leaves from a looseleaf notebook. The longer ballads tend to come out of conferences, the shorter ones out of committees. The first came out of a two-day meeting on the Impact of the Union (about 1948) at the American University in Washington. The Bouldingisms consist of a stable of a rather different color. They have been collected from Boulding's writings and from recollections of speeches by Richard Beilock. The Bouldingisms come not out of doodling at meetings but out of "serious" writing, but the state of mind out of which they come is not perhaps radically different from that which produces the beasts and the ballads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878553396
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1980
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth E. Boulding (1910-1993) was professor of economics at the University of Colorado and president of many scholarly associations including the American Economic Association, the Society for General Systems Research, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He authored numerous books including Towards a New Economics: Critical Essays on Ecology, Distribution, and Other Themes; Three Faces of Power; and The World as a Total System.

Richard P. Beilock, a former student of Kenneth Boulding has been a graduate research assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University. He is professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida.

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