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Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

Economic (And Other) Impossibilities For Our Grandchildren

Jules Peck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

Many of us have probably had the most comfortable lives ever lived. But as a society we are asleep at the wheel. And our apathy is to blame for the reckless way society is currently set up.

Realizing Mayor Lumumba's Promise

Aaron Bartley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Aaron Bartley

When Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away in February, he left behind a blueprint for combating poverty and promoting sustainability in America's post-industrial cities.

A Global Action Leadership School in the Making

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I had an interesting week. On Monday I attended a book launch event in Denmark. The idea of the organizers was to create a "Nordic Forum" to bring together leaders and change-makers from many systems and sectors who are using awareness-based technologies of change.

Shifting the Social Field: Contemplation, Compassion, Collective Action

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

In a previous post, I blogged about my impressions of the World Economic Forum in Davos: about the increasing interest in mindfulness in mainstream ci...

Global Forum on Transforming Ego to Eco Economies

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

Find below the link to the free live-streaming page for the Global Presencing Forum On Transforming Ego-system to Eco-system Economies that takes plac...

Building a New Economy in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Especially after the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurozone crisis of the following year, many people in East-Central Europe are again looking for alternative economic strategies.

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

Many Nations Sending The Wrong Message About the Creative Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John M. Eger

The European Commission (EC), like many nations around the world, often embrace the notion that the creative economy includes: • Core arts areas: p...

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

Five Years After the Big Bailout: Time to Begin Building a 'New Economy'

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
Gar Alperovitz

After a half-decade of emergency measures -- including not only the bailout, but the temporary nationalization of major auto manufacturers and round after round of "quantitative easing" -- have we managed to put the economy back on a secure footing?

The Nightmare at the Branding Party

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

You don't want to be the brand having that kind of conversation that sends people looking for the nearest exit or delete button or channel changer, do you?

How We Can Move Entrepreneurship Forward

Monika Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

What are policymakers afraid of by forging ahead with the JOBS Act? Perhaps, it's simply fear of the unknown. The new economy, despite the SEC's recalcitrance, is emerging rapidly in the shadow of Wall Street. For traditionalists, this brings up uncomfortable questions:

Millennials Meet to "reRoute" Our Economy

Keith Harrington | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Keith Harrington

In case you missed it, this past spring students at over a dozen universities and colleges across North America gathered on their campuses to lay the ...

What's Progressive About 'Peer Progressives'?

Catherine Bracy | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Catherine Bracy

Peer progressives like ourselves believe that more efficient, networked solutions hold more promise to address complex social problems than slower, hierarchical institutions of the 20th century.

Goodbye Western Lifestyles, Long Live Circularity!

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

There is no chance we can continue to play, live and work the way we do today. Extreme consumption as we know it will soon be a past and obsolete tren...

Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: Public Transit in the New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif013 is the do-or-die year for Massachusetts's public transit systems. The Governor and Legislature have promised to fix their chronic funding crisis so they can repair, rebuild and replace their trains, buses and subway cars.

Wall Street Journal More Interested in Caviar and Foie Gras Than Worker Ownership

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Gar Alperovitz

A vast democratized "new economy" is slowly emerging throughout the United States. The general public, however, knows almost nothing about it because the American press simply does not cover the developing institutions and strategies.

Civic Marketing Trend: Mayors ARE the Brand

Patricia Martin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business
Patricia Martin

Civic marketing is helping cities tap the economic benefits of expressing a brand identity. Art and technology are key assets in that equation, as I discovered while undertaking an ethnographic study of Houston's creative economy.

For All We'll Ever Need: The Law of Energetic Exchange

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In order to move forward, to embrace new paradigms of change, we need to begin listening to new narratives.

Micro-Ventures and the New Economy: D:hive BUILD Shoots for the Stars

Jeff Aronoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Aronoff

This phenomenon of collective symmetry comprised of chaotic and varied parts offers a nice cosmic metaphor for Detroit's venture into the new economy.

Building on Out of the Crisis

Thomas Sullivan | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Thomas Sullivan

There is one book that is especially meaningful to me; one that I often peruse just to re-charge my batteries and refine my understanding of how to manage this business we call Cleary University. The book is Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming.

The Neighbor Break-Up

Pamela Haag | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Pamela Haag

I just learned that our neighbors are moving, to another state. In the most tangible, quotidian ways, we've woven a social fabric together, for our children, especially, and now it's partially torn.

David Korten: Capitalism, Democracy, and Food (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

David Korten argues that both "peak oil" and climate change makes it imperative that we transition to a more localized food economy to insure continued access to adequate food supplies.

David Korten: Capitalism's Threat to Democracy (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Rebecca Gerendasy

In this frank interview with noted author and visionary David Korten, he minces no words about the dangers our current capitalist system poses to demo...