Keyword: economics

    The Resilience Imperative

    The Resilience Imperative

    Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

    We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (Social, …

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    The Wealth of Nature

    The Wealth of Nature

    Economics as If Survival Mattered

    The Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E.F. Schumacher's revolutionary “economics as if people mattered”, this book examines the true cost of confusing …

    related subjects: New Economies
    Creating Wealth

    Creating Wealth

    Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies

    Communities everywhere are challenged by issues such as health, elder and child care, housing, education, food security and the environment. On the surface, these problems appear to be rooted in economic crisis—forexample budget cuts have …

    related subjects: New Economies
    Humanizing the Economy

    Humanizing the Economy

    Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

    At the close of the twentieth century, corporate capitalism extended its reach over the globe. While its defenders argue that globalization is the only way forward for modern, democratic societies, the spread of this system is failing to meet even …

    related subjects: New Economies
    On Gandhi's Path

    On Gandhi's Path

    Bob Swann's Work for Peace and Community Economics

    Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    Life, Money and Illusion

    Life, Money and Illusion

    Living on Earth as if we want to stay

    In recent years, unchecked growth has brought us to the brink of economic and environmental collapse. Life, Money and Illusion was inspired by the dilemma of having an economic structure that has to grow to remain healthy, while facing the finite …

    related subjects: New Economies
    The Economics of Happiness

    The Economics of Happiness

    Building Genuine Wealth

    We all know that money can't buy you love...or happiness, but we have been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams.

    Why, in spite of increasing economic prosperity over the past 50 years, are many conditions of …

    related subjects: New Economies
    Ripples from the Zambezi

    Ripples from the Zambezi

    Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies

    After six years of economic development work in Africa, Ernesto Sirolli witnessed how little most foreign aid programs were actually doing for the people they hoped to help-from creating a communal tomato field on the banks of the Zambezi river …

    related subjects: New Economies