Tag Archives: Economic democracy

New Report On How Communities Are Building Wealth

New Report On How Communities Are Building Wealth
Policies for Community Wealth Building: Leveraging State and Local Resources By The Democracy Collaborative The Democracy Collaborative For more than a decade, The Democracy Collaborative has been tracking state and local policies that provide a supporting environment for the expansion of community wealth building models and innovations. As interest grows across the country, they have assembled some of the most important existing and ... Read more

CommonBound: A Revolution Needing a Spirit

CommonBound: A Revolution Needing a Spirit
I landed at "CommonBound: Moving Together Toward a New Economy" in Boston, Massachusetts with the dilemma of having to critically report on a movement in which I've wanted involve myself for years. The conference was organized by the New Economy Coalition, a nonprofit with its own small full-time staff that works to connect people across the country operating in the "new economy" - worker-owned businesses and cooperatives, credit unions, ... Read more

Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore

Enthusiasm High for a New Economy for Baltimore
With growing recognition that the economy fails to serve the interests of most people, alternative institutions and processes based on economic democracy are beginning to pop up everywhere. This movement points to what is called by some as “the New Economy.” Throughout the country people are joining a global movement to create structures grounded in democratic control of community wealth – an economy of, by, and for the people. On May 16 ... Read more

Economy conference hits Baltimore

Economy conference hits Baltimore
Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network introduced the conference graciously hosting and televising the event in his town hall space A large crowd was very engaged listening intently to the opening plenary comprised of Margaret Flowers (co-director, It’s Our Economy), Diane Bell Mc-Koy (President& CEO. Associated Black Charities), Michael Coleman (United Workers Leader) and Jacqui Dunne (CEO Danu Resource). Gar Alperovitz was scheduled to be ... Read more

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference
On May 16 -17, local community members, policymakers, activists, and experts from around the country will gather for the Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference, “Building Our New Economy Together.” The two-day event will focus on finding policy alternatives meant to build local wealth and community ownership across a range of issues including: affordable housing; renewable energy; food security; worker-owned cooperatives; as well as money ... Read more

Which State Best Supports Its Locally Grown Foods?

Which State Best Supports Its Locally Grown Foods?
The push for more people to buy and eat locally produced foods keeps growing, but which states are actually practicing what they preach? For the third consecutive year, Strolling of the Heifers answers that question with its 2014 Locavore Index. The rankings take the per-capita number of farmers markets, consumer-supported agriculture operations (CSAs) and food hubs into account, along with the percentage of school districts with active ... Read more

Gar Alperovitz and Michael Albert: A Conversation on Economic Visions

Gar Alperovitz and Michael Albert: A Conversation on Economic Visions
Gar Alperovitz and Michael Albert have been at the forefront of efforts to design and build an economy beyond capitalism for decades - efforts that have become even more relevant in our age of economic and ecological crises. Albert’s Participatory Economics (Parecon), developed in collaboration with Robin Hahnel, outlines a comprehensive vision of an ethical economic system, in which bottom-up democratic decision making takes the place of ... Read more