Walter’s Lectures in Economics Makes Magazine Cover


Walter and Pigs on Magazine Cover – Winter Fun! click-it

February 27th, 2014 – Walter and pigs appeared on the cover of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) Volume 4, Issue 2 / Winter 2013–2014. From the journal description of the cover photo:

Walter Jeffries lectures his pigs in 2014 on economic systems at Sugar Mountain Farm in the mountains of Vermont, where his family raises pastured pork they deliver locally. While feigning attention, the pigs were just there for the free lunch.

Here’s a larger version of the cover shot from the magazine. The photo for the cover originally came from my article Question on Pastured Pork Pricing.

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8 Responses to Walter’s Lectures in Economics Makes Magazine Cover

  1. Niom says:

    I see two pigs in back who are leaving during the lecture……. I’ll bet the rest are capitalist pigs!!!!!

    • I think they were headed back to get some more coffee. The others couldn’t tear themselves away from the vagaries of socio-political implications of the various systems approach to financial management under capitalism, communism, fascism, socialism and taoism.

  2. Random Internet Sarcasm Guy says:

    Communist pigs don’t need financial management, every pig is equal no matter what!

    • Yes, that was what I was trying to explain to them but they wouldn’t believe me. The pigs said that capitalism is the only logical form of government. I explained that capitalism is not a form of government but a form of economics however they insist that in the real world it is every pig for themselves, that capitalism rules. They then pointed out that the dogs are communists and they would never have anything to do with how a dog does things, that dogs are just completely unreasonable and bossy. Interestingly, they claimed that chickens are parliamentary anarchists while ducks are oligarchist fascists. I had to admit I couldn’t disagree. It was an interesting debate. Fortunately everyone was polite and we all enjoyed the refreshments.

  3. Michael says:

    Walter, thanks for bringing your Pastured Pork Pricing article back up. A couple of years ago I made it a point to read each and every one of your posts. I think I may have been overwhelmed and not realized how valuable some of them were.
    On another note, this post has a date of February, but it didn’t reach my internet until March.

    • Ah, that might be because we’re way the heck out at the end of the phone line system, beyond the last mile on about 2,400 meters of twisted pair POTS cable I laid over 20 years ago through the woods. With that much extra wire it may take time for the posts I make to get to everyone else. The speed of light is only so fast. :) Governor Shumlin has promised that this year all Vermonters will be brought into the 21st century, even if they’re kicking and screaming, and he will get high speed broadband internet to all homes and businesses in Vermont. I don’t doubt his glorious intentions to get re-elected but I do doubt he’ll get to us.

  4. Walter you are a hoot! Always loved that picture.

  5. Brian Devroe says:

    Love those winter leggs Walter! And I dont’ know how you get your animals to pose for so many great photos! Do you ahve professional animal trainers on hand? All my animal shots are behinds.

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