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Watch: Thomas Greco speaks at The Economics of Peace Conference

Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—as has been clear with the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government.

On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises.

In the following videos, Thomas Greco discusses many of the themes of his latest book, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, in a speech given at the Economics of Peace Conference. The conference, held in Sonoma, California, was a project of the Peace Praxis Institute and RSF Social Finance. Part One: Tom Greco PART 1 of 3 at The Economics of Peace Conference Sonoma Ca 2009 from The Economics Of Peace on Vimeo. Part Two: Tom Greco PART 2 of 3 as The Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma Ca 2009 from The Economics Of Peace on Vimeo. Part Three: Tom Greco PART 3 of 3 at The Economics of Peace Conference Sonoma Ca 2009 from The Economics Of Peace on Vimeo. Thomas Greco is the author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization.

We are Farmily: Everyday Life on Sole Food Street Farm

Food is the medium. The message is nourishment in its most elemental and spiritual form.That’s how author Michael Ableman sees the role of Sole Food Street Farm and the food it sells to markets, restaurants, and individuals.In the following excerpt from his new book, Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier, […] Read More

Bullshit. *Charisma, Icon, Intelligence, Empty Sandwich

How does the word “bullshit” connect to Charisma, Intelligence and the notion of The Empty Sandwich?To find out the answer to this question we meandered through David Fleming’s Lean Logic. A dictionary unlike any other, Lean Logic encourages readers to actively and intellectually engage with its entries. These entries are often cross-referenced so that you […] Read More

From Farm-to-Table to Farm-to-Everything

No longer restricted to the elite segments of society, the farm-to-table movement now reaches a wide spectrum of Americans from hospital and office cafeterias to elementary schools and fast-casual restaurants.Nearly a century ago, the idea of “local food” would have seemed perplexing, since virtually all food was local. Today, most of the food consumed in […] Read More

The Three Cs of Farm-to-School

Most people know about the three “R’s” – reading, writing, and arithmetic. But, have you heard about the three “C’s”?If you, or your kid, is at a school that takes part in the Farm-to-School movement, then you may already know about them.October is National Farm-to-School month, and in their book Farm to Table, authors Darryl […] Read More

Born on Third Base: A Q&A with Author and Inequality Activist Chuck Collins

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Does it have to be this way?Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Is it really good for anyone that most of society’s […] Read More
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