New Economy Coalition

AN INTRODUCTION TO NEC We believe that all our struggles —racial, economic, and environmental— are deeply interconnected and that the most powerful solutions are those that tackle the systemic roots of our issues, rather than treat them in isolation. In 2016 we saw social movements step up to disrupt the status quo, challenge the political establishment, and demand economic, racial, …

David Suzuki: Not looking away…We can and must stop dramatically cut down on our use of fossil fuels and plastics

By David Suzuki, EcoWatch, 24 May 2017 People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere—from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans—some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.  It’s one …

Next System Project Comparative Framework

By The Next System Project.  These questions were developed to guide authors in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series. Core Goals. Briefly, what are the principal, core goals your model or system seeks to realize? [Partly, this is a question about the scope of the conceptualization you have developed, so be sure to note whether it speaks to economic, …

Transforming the economy

By Hunter Lovins – May 2017 The Regenerative Future Summit and the Leading for Well-Being Consortium are working on a regenerative path to an economy in service to life:  a world that works for 100% of humanity.  The doors have been thrown open to anyone who wants to participate, starting tomorrow.  The meeting will be 15 – 17 May 2017 in Boulder, …

Leading for Well-being: it’s time to become leaders ourselves! To dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level

By L. Hunter Lovins, Spring 2017.  It’s time to become leaders ourselves, to dream (and organize) bigger: to address climate change and inequality on a deeper, structural level. It’s time to re-think work and security and the value of life. To reject blind pursuit of growth. It is time to build an economy that provides well-being to all—people and species—rather than …

When the land values rise, productive capacity of the economy is unchanged, but those who don’t own land get poorer, people spend less and people, demand and the economy suffer

Alice Martin, in The Guardian, May 2017 It is a strange kind of economy where land and property routinely earn more than people do. But that is what we have – and the amount of wealth tied up in these areas has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Today the value of property in the UK stands at over …

Kate Raworth offers reasoned, illustrated, and documented debunking of the fatally flawed theory behind economic policies that drive financial instability, environmental collapse, poverty, and extreme inequality

David Korten on Kate Raworth, in Yes! Magazine, 3 May 2017.  Kate Raworth will be at the Regenerative Future workshop in Boulder, CO next week. I see a lot of books presuming to explain what’s wrong with the economy and what to do about it. Rarely do I come across one with the consistent new paradigm frame, historical depth, practical …

Building a new social commons: the people, the commons and the public realm

By Anna Coote, 2 May 2017.  The New Economics Foundation works to build a new economy where people can really take control. To move towards that goal, we have to think about two things: the process of gaining control, and the resources over which people take control. As part of this work, we draw inspiration from growing movements to claim …

The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers: starting places

Peter C. Frumhoff Email author, Richard Heede, and Naomi Oreskes. Climatic Change, September 2015, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 157–171, The climate responsibilities of industrial carbon producers  First Online: 23 July 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Cite this article as: Frumhoff, P.C., Heede, R. & Oreskes, N. Climatic Change (2015) 132: 157. doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1472-5 Responsibility for climate change lies at the heart of societal debate over actions to address it. The United Nations Framework Convention …

Growing inequality in US and China, but worse for middle and lower classes in the US, and how we assess the growth of poverty worldwide

John A. Powell and the Haas Institute are suggesting Targeted Universalism as a different way—a powerful way—to make the transformational changes we need. Changes we need to improve life chances, promote inclusion, and enhance and sustain equitable policies and programs. To better understand a targeted universalism framework, please enjoy this brief animated video, which explains the difference between targeted universalism and more …