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Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote.

The Alzheimer’s Antidote

Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary new book, The Alzheimer’s Antidote. Check out this great conversation Amy shared with David Perlmutter on The Empowering Neurologist Podcast:

Amy also found time to drop by the 40+Fitness podcast, as well as the Ketovangelist podcast. We dare you to listen to these and think about sugar the same way!

Gods, Wasps, and Stranglers

“It’s almost romantic to imagine such a relationship, two units growing and evolving together in domestic harmony. One species of tree and one species of wasp, searching for its match. But that’s about where the metaphor ends; the reality is more grim.”

From The Romantic, Tragic, and Profoundly Gross Evolutionary Tale of the Fig Tree, featuring Gods, Wasps, and Stranglers by Mike Shanahan.

Doughnut Economics

Did you happen to catch the latest animation for Doughnut Economics?

If you’ve missed any, you can find them all (so far) here:

This fascinating conversation between Wendell Berry, Paul Kingsnorth, and Kate Raworth on BBC Radio 4 is 100% worth a listen.

And finally, Kate Raworth explains Doughnut Economics on World Economic Forum.


Ever think to yourself, “Hmm, if only there was a complete and comprehensive guide to keeping a small poultry flock… a bible for backyard chickens, if you will…” According to the Mercola’s Healthy Pets blog there is! And it happens to be The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery.

And finally–“No one on the left should design their election strategy without first reading the book Rules for Revolutionaries.” That’s George Monbiot on The Guardian. Pick up your copy of Rules for Revolutionaries here.

Q&A with Kate Raworth about her radical new book, DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS

Q: First things first: Why did you want to write this book? A: I studied economics at university 25 years ago because I wanted to make a difference in the world and believed that economics – the mother tongue of public policy – would best equip me to do that. Instead, its theories left me […] Read More

Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide. […] Read More

Slack and Taut: Defining a System’s Resilience

A resilient future (or a resilient present, for that matter) needs to be slack, not taut. What do we mean? Core to the concept of a Lean Economy is understanding the need to move toward a “slack” market rather than one that is “taut.” When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left […] Read More

Prehistory of the Next American Revolution

What now? A new Revolution? If we are to counter the dangers both of corporate domination and of traditional forms of socialist statism, decentralization is essential—both of economic institutions and of political structure. We are at a point in our nation’s history that could, decades from now, be taught as the prehistory of the next […] Read More

The Seven-Point Protocol for a Lean Economy

In the future, what will our local economies look like? How will they function if there is little, to no, state or national support? The late David Fleming envisioned a post-capitalistic society that we could call “deep local” — in which all needs are met at the local level — from income to social capital […] Read More