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LISTEN: It’s the Slow Economy, Stupid: An Interview with Tom Greco

Green. Moolah. Coin. Benjamins. Greenbacks. Clams. Semolians. Dough. What is this mystical thing we call … money? And after this latest Wall Street crash and the global economic bellyflop that’s come to be known by some as the Great Recession, how can we be sure the people who say they know what it is actually do?

When “financial innovation” creates a shadow economy accountable to no one—when money is no longer connected to real goods —when it’s just a bunch of numbers in the air—what does that mean for the single mother who can’t afford to feed her family? When there’s work that needs to be done, and people willing to do it, but no money to grease the wheels of capitalism, what can be done to fix the system? How do we prevent this from ever happening again?

Thomas Greco, author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, talks about all this and more in this podcast from Conscious Talk Radio.

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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

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

The Six Vital Capitals of the Future

There is an increasing demand on businesses and governments to evaluate their impacts on multiple forms of capital – natural, social, and economic— and this book explains how they can make it happen. The MultiCapital Scorecard’s open-source methodology has been endorsed by the United Nations Environment Program, and it has been shown to help public […] Read More
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