The Gift Circle, as founded by Alpha Lo and spread by Charles Eisenstein, is a group facilitation format that holds great possibility as a way to match resources with needs, create community and inspire gratitude and generosity.
Articles: new economy (45)
Worker co-ops have the potential to address many of the immoral and inefficient shortcomings of capitalist workplaces.
Of course, breaking apart retail and investment banking is also the only way to de-risk the banking system, as any number of sensible commentators have pointed out...
Andrew McLeod recently wrote an excellent and thoughtful response to my article (with Gar Alperovitz) on Mondragón and issues of systemic design. In an effort to continue the constructive dialogue around this important topic, I offer this rejoinder.
This is an exploration of their impressive model for other cities to learn from - whether they are sharing cities, solidarity cities, or regions of new economy
Current events illustrate the potential unintended consequences of subordinating market-based cooperative organizing into economic planning...
What is really going on Iceland? Have they been jailing bankers, creating unprecedented press freedoms and crowd sourcing their new constitution?
In a previous post I argued that economic contraction is necessary and in fact underway. Is this "Collapse" -- that scary term that so many authors love to throw around?
In case I don't use sufficiently 'skillful means,' please let me begin with stating: I am not advocating for intentionally creating an economic crash.
My thesis is that all these things that we are describing are the seed of a new political economy, of a new system of civilization.