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Buen Vivir and the Commons

I think Buen Vivir is a proposal aimed at making visible and expressible aspects of reality that are ignored by the dominant paradigm.

The Growth Delusion

Rather than ask how to achieve more, it is time to ask, “More of what? And why?”

Exploring Slow Money  

Woody Tasch, Marco Vangelisti, Mary Berry and Joel Salatin from the Slow Money 2014 gathering.

The Sum is More Than the Parts

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?

Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time   

78 percent of Americans believe that too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few huge companies.

Forget Venture Capitalists—This Scrappy Composting Co-Op Found Another Way to Get Startup Money

The banking system makes it tough for local businesses to get their hands on startup money. But creative entrepreneurs are finding solutions.

Homo Economicus: An Endangered Species

Building societies aren’t well-known for their radicalism, yet the sector’s origins lie in a movement of citizens co-operating to extend the ownership of property and, by implication, the vote.

Can a Complementary Currency Help End Poverty?

A Q&A with John Boik founder of the Principled Societies Project and author of the book Economic Direct Democracy: A Framework to End Poverty and Maximize Well-Being.

Another World Emerging? Well, Maybe.

A diversity of kindred approaches to alternative economics has been evolving.

Challenging Corporate Power in a Not-For-Profit World

As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight. 

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