Native Americans: Trailblazers for the New Economy

You may be surprised to learn that the growing Democratic or New Economy that puts people and the planet before profit is not actually new. Its principles of a thriving local economy, economic opportunities that benefit all, and ecological sustainability can be found in the Native American worldview.  Native American history prior to colonization shows …

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Hurricane Irma & Me

by Jan Roberts Streaming thoughts during Hurricane Irma:     First report of Irma in Atlantic Ocean: “Crap, what a monster, I hope it doesn’t come here”. Irma grazes Puerto Rico and roars into the Caribbean: “These poor islands can’t catch a break.  Concern for residents who have no options…”.little money and resources to leave and …

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Three Cities Showing the Way Forward: Youth Jobs – Medical Services – Food Economy

In 2004, I was at a conference on Gross National Happiness Indicators taking place in Canada. It’s a way to measure wealth in a nation that includes the wellbeing of people, communities and planet. At the time, I was not feeling very upbeat about such innovation becoming reality in the U.S. The Canadian participants shared …

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Gar ALperovitz, Worker Owned Cooperatives & Resources To Make Them Happen

Gar Alperovitz is a political economist, change-agent, highly respected professor, much read author and a down to earth straight talking expert on what is happening in the New Economy. On my Road Trip Video Series, I interviewed him in his home in Washington DC on the New Economy. He speaks about an explosion of on the ground …

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The Women’s March Leads Me To The Earth Charter

  Over one million people participated in the Women’s March in DC  and approximately three million more marched in 600 cities around the country on behalf of women’s rights, human rights, Black Lives Matter, climate change, immigration and diversity, democracy and more. I experienced a Déjà vu when I took in the multiplicity of causes …

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