Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D. is the senior research director at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development. His research has led him to write a novel about the systemic disconnect between economics and ecosystems entitled “The Entropy Model” available on Amazon. Dr. Tunstall holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Conventional economic models fail to incorporate a full picture of long-term drivers of economic activity and societal benefit. In the quest for a false sense of precision, the models have become ever more complicated and essentially incomprehensible to policy makers1. Perhaps not surprisingly, the methodologically rigorous models are subject …

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