The New Economy

Re-thinking Our Story About the Economy

A radical rethinking of our faulty assumptions about money and how to use it.  David Korten worked for more than 35 years in preeminent business, academic and international development institutions before he turned away from the establishment to work exclusively with public interest citizen-action groups. His newest book, Change the Story: Change the Future is due …

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Beyond the Almighty Dollar

The sharing economy maximizes the value of non-monetary assets. Arun Sundararajan is the NEC Faculty Fellow, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Doctoral Coordinator at the Stern School of Business, NYU. He After receiving his M.S., Management Science & Ph.D., Business Administration from University of Rochester, Professor Sundararajan has served on the editorial …

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The Evergreen Cooperatives: Building Worker Equity & Community in Cleveland

How a hospital, university, a hotel and a museum joined forces to seed economic opportunity for all.  Ted Howard is the Co-Founder and President of The Democracy Collaborative, a national leader in community wealth building strategies and policy development and  a founding member of the board of the Evergreen Cooperative Corporation.  He also serves as the …

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Turning the Blues into Green

 A humble musical form is driving economic development, building civic pride and attracting tourism. John Horhn is a Mississippi State Senator, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993.He earned his certificate in Community Leadership from Jackson State University, attended the Governors Center program in strategic planning at Duke University, and earned …

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hOurworld: A Global Time Bank Cooperative

Social currency and community capital replace dollars in this bank. And you can join for free.  Linda Hogan is founding member of hOurworld Cooperative and previously served as board member and Director of Hour Exchange Portland and as a consultant for TimeBanksUSA. She has been a non-profit administrator, community organizer and social architect working in communities …

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The New Economy: Strategies & Innovative Models with Gar Alperovitz

 The time might just be right for the next sea change in the economy.  Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and Co-Founder of The Democracy Collaborative. He is a former Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard and King’s College of Cambridge University. He has served …

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The Business Ownership Revolution with Marjorie Kelly

Updated August 2019 How to make money nurture life instead of Wall Street. FOOD FOR THOUGHT & CONVERSATION The Ruth Chris Steak House story demonstrates the importance of the role of business ownership in community wellbeing. Are there examples in your community similar to the Ruth Chris Steak House story where the behavior of a …

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