Keyword: economics

    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

    Cold, Hungry and in the Dark

    Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

    by Bill Powers
    foreword by Art Berman

    Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in the Dark argues that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis …

    related subjects: Energy
    Financing our Foodshed

    Financing our Foodshed

    Growing Local Food with Slow Money

    In towns and cities across North America, a quiet revolution is underway. Fed up with sending their money off to make a fast buck in faraway markets, people are putting their money to work where they live, in markets they trust and understand - …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Supply Shock

    Supply Shock

    Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

    by Brian Czech
    foreword by Herman Daly

    Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Supply Shock debunks these widely accepted …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    The Resilience Imperative

    The Resilience Imperative

    Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

    We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The Resilience Imperative argues for a major SEE (Social, …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    The Wealth of Nature

    The Wealth of Nature

    Economics as If Survival Mattered

    The Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E.F. Schumacher's revolutionary “economics as if people mattered”, this book examines the true cost of confusing …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Creating Wealth

    Creating Wealth

    Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies

    Communities everywhere are challenged by issues such as health, elder and child care, housing, education, food security and the environment. On the surface, these problems appear to be rooted in economic crisis—forexample budget cuts have …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Humanizing the Economy

    Humanizing the Economy

    Co-operatives in the Age of Capital

    At the close of the twentieth century, corporate capitalism extended its reach over the globe. While its defenders argue that globalization is the only way forward for modern, democratic societies, the spread of this system is failing to meet even …

    related subjects: Conscientious Commerce
    On Gandhi's Path

    On Gandhi's Path

    Bob Swann's Work for Peace and Community Economics

    Bigger has turned out not to be better. Servicing the global economy has exacted a heavy toll in the erosion of our communities and the destruction of our environment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that the way forward looks a lot like the …

    related subjects: Progressive Leadership