If we are to have an economy that works for everyone in harmony with the planet, then everyone has a part to play in the transition.
How Dr. King would view this day and the need to move beyond GDP.
As we end the longest period of war in our history, we should be entering a period of postwar downsizing – but what about the communities dependent on the massive post-9/11 military budget?
The Institute for Policy Studies joins with Demos in welcoming Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs for a dialogue on measuring and sustaining what matters in the 21st-Century Economy.
For social change, slow and steady may win the race.
Author and political economist, Gar Alperovitz will discuss and sign his new book about a new economy based on models of social entrepreneurship such as community land trusts and worker-owned businesses.
A new documentary, SHIFT CHANGE, highlighting a successful and growing cooperative and employee ownership sector in the United States, has its premiere with two screening events.
While Obama’s policies have the short-term potential to improve the lives of many Americans beleaguered by the economic slump, the approach he champions is insufficient to tackle the long-term problems we face.
In the real economy – the place where the 99% live and work – it’s hard to take Mitt Romney’s plan seriously; but let’s try to make sense of it anyway, unhindered by logic, arithmetic or the laws of time, space and gravity.
Come out to a discussion and book signing with Gus Speth of his book, America The Possible,on an attractive and plausible future with the specific changes needed to move toward a new political economy.
I have discovered a new sixth stage, beyond acceptance of the truly depressing climate science: doing The Work.
A harrowing road trip on the first day of my summer internship helped me get the point of my work on the Genuine Progress Indicator.
Can new technologies become part of the new economy movement? High tech companies seem more participatory, less hierarchical, and more community-oriented than traditional industries.
Celebrate the release of the new edition of Gar Alperovitz’ America Beyond Capitalism, a sweeping analysis of the emerging long-term pathways toward an evolutionary reconstruction of our economic system. Thousands of experiments across the country are building new forms of cooperative and community controlled economic institutions and quietly laying the groundwork for a transition away from capitalism, to a new system grounded in ecological sustainability, the democratization of wealth, and real democracy.
Resilience Circles talk about social action as something members can do as a group, not just as isolated individuals. Occupy takes that understanding of social change and magnifies it to a huge scale.