Final Exam Responses

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

Question 1: What is the most (or one of the most) significant, insightful, or helpful comments that a fellow student made. Why? How did it help, change, or open your thinking. Find a comment, post, or book project post created by one of your fellow students and explain to us why you liked it and […]

Book Project Final Post

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

For those of you who don’t want to read the past 4 blog posts describing and summarizing the book I chose for my book project, I don’t blame you the first too are very long and overly detailed, I will do a quick summary here. My book was Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat by Barry […]

Econ Book Review/ Project/ Discussion Post Number 4

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

This last section of the book was the shortest part. Pig 3 “When Pigs Fly” followed farmers that raised pigs in a sustainable way. “The right way” as the called it. The farms allowed their pigs to roam and feed them plant based feed. The pigs were well taken care of and rarely got sick. The […]

Econ Book Review/ Project/ Discussion Post Number 3

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

The second half of the book is titled “Life as a Protein Product”.  This section was very long from chapters 4-12, Pgs. 85 to 231. I am only going to highlight some of the more relevant chapters. The section as a whole was about describing how the pigs live on industrial pig farms where they are […]

Econ Book Review/ Project/ Discussion Post Number 2

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

The first section of the book Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat, “The Nature of the Beast” goes into depth about the mental capacity of pigs, the effect of wild boars in their non native land, and why humans have domesticated pigs. All this coming to the conclusion that we, us humans, have broken an […]

Econ Book Review/Project/Discussion Post Number 1

---Originally published by Brittney at ECON 260 Comp Econ Systems – Spring 2017 – Brittney Baley

For my Econ book project I have chosen Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat by Barry Estabrook the man that is also the genius behind the book Tomatoland. This book highlights the dark side of the American pork industry and how they treat pigs in pig farms. The way the pigs are treated […]