An increasing number of experts agree—today’s financial and environmental crisis is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong with our economy. But the same experts, however, have yet to present a viable alternative. Growing A New Economy does just that.
The economic reforms we have seen in recent years—be they conservative, leftist, or green—have been unable to alter the destructive course of our economy. It’s time for systems change. It’s time to move from the power of the corporation to the power of cooperation, from the centralized power of the board rooms to the decentralized power of economic democracy.
Growing a New Economy presents integral solutions to our economic problems that will be vitally important in the future restoration of our economy and our rapidly deteriorating ecosystem.
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“A sick economy on an ailing planet–or a healthy way of life in a newly vibrant world? Those are the options laid out in this hopeful account of the possibilities contained in our current crisis.”
- Bill McKibben,
Author of Deep Economy, Founder of 350.org
Roar has been an environmental and alternative economy activist most of his adult life. As a researcher and writer with the Prout Research Institute, he has written numerous articles and essays on economic and environmental issues for books, journals and newspapers. He is the author of three other books, including Principles of a Balanced Economy.
Caroline is a graduate of the London School of Economics with an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. She also has an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, specializing in conflict analysis and peace processes. Hargreaves has a background from strategic communications for NGOs, international election observation missions, and environmental organizations. After leaving her job as a diplomat for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she began her own practice as an artist and natural therapist.
“A compelling page turner, packed with insights, Growing a New Economy goes beyond the usual litany of ‘economic change’ books. It offers both a detailed analysis of what does not work in the current system as well as suggestions on how we can change the economy—all framed within a deeply ecological, human, and spiritual context. This book not only challenges neo-liberal thinking, but also socialist and even green narratives, creating a new discourse for a post-capitalist future. This is a must read.”
- Sohail Inayatullah,
UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies