Though science must put a pin in a moment of history as a baseline, and even though that pin is a valuable composite of economic conditions, what is coming unraveled is the underlying commitment to a way of seeing the world that contains its own seeds of destruction.
Without capitalist realism, what would a just society really look like?
How can dreaming up futures which might never happen help communities to build resilience and address the challenges of a changing world?
How are resilience and justice connected? In my humble and not-particularly-well-educated opinion, lots of ways. All the ways.
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Even Forbes is jumping on the bandwagon of the “sharing economy” with a recent article on AirBnB. This closely follows Van Jones’s CNN article about the “sharing economy,” but the push to transform our broken economy isn’t just about sharing, though; it isn’t even just about renewable energy, energy efficiency, public transportation, and the other elements of the green economy movement. There is a “new economy movement” that’s pushing for a fundamental shift away from the neoliberal policies that have dominated our economy and society for decades.
Here is a short overview and strategic assessment of the green economy movement, including its organizational makeup. It concludes with recommendations for transitioning from a double bottom line movement to a triple bottom line one: being more inclusive of historically marginalized communities.