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Economics as if Life Matters
|Table of Contents
|The Post-Corporate World
By David C. Korten.
There’s a huge but little noted difference between capitalism and a market economy. Real markets, based on the principles of life, can bring us toward a just and sustainable society
By Tuenjai Deetes, Oronto Douglas, Berito Kuwar U’wa.
From Thailand’s Hill Tribes, the Niger Delta, and the rainforests of Colombia – an approach to economics and life founded in ancient tradition
By Jerry Reynolds.
Menominee forestry practices bring vitality to the forest and to tribal culture
By Ted Howard.
A bank owned by employees, a town that offers all residents super-fast Internet access – ownership options that create a sustainable foundation for the economy
with Gar Alperovitz. The prospects for economic democracy
|Appalachian Kitchens and the Economies of Place
By June Holley, Hilkka Pietilä, Michael Shuman, Gustavo Esteva, Madhu Suri Prakash, Seth Zuckerman, Carol Tashel
From Appalachia to Finland, from Mexico City to Green Bay, Wisconsin, locally controlled economies enable the expression of unique cultures
A Civic Economy
By Jonathan Rowe
When a family-owned coffee shop gives way to McDonalds, a community loses one of the foundations of civic life
By Richard Douthwaite, et al.
While the rest of Europe is unifying its currencies, communities in Ireland and Scotland are printing their own
Who Shall Inherit the Sky?
By Peter Barnes.
The Kyoto accords present an historic choice – to claim the sky for the benefit of all the people of today and tomorrow or to pay “sky rent” forever
What You Can Do to Build a New Economy
By Alison Roberts, Sarah van Gelder.
You can start now to create a life-enhancing economy – strategies and resources to get you started
Heart & Soul
By Russell Schoen.
A pre-med student considers dropping his plans to be a doctor – until he meets Patch Adams and learns of plans for the world’s first "silly hospital"
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