Topic: "Economics"

An in-depth breakdown of the structure, purpose, and flaws of traditional economies, the pursuit of true ‘wealth; and how sustainable economies, in tune with people and the environment, should look. Also examined are consumerism, markets, financial institutions, and businesses, and government interaction.

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins
In this groundbreaking blueprint for a new economy, three leading business visionaries explain how the world is on the verge of a new industrial revolution. Natural Capitalism describes a future in which business and environmental interests […]

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Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World

Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World

As we emerge from the recession, a generation is searching for practical answers about how to succeed and make positive change in the world. With real-life success stories and practical advice and exercises, Making Good outlines how to find opportunities to effect change and make money.

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Help us Win the Good-Maker “Social Change Idea’ Challenge!

Help us Win the Good-Maker “Social Change Idea’ Challenge!

We’re in the process of raising money to redesign the site from the ground up, into the social network the New Earth Archive deserves to be. Since this is a student-initiated and maintained project, we need help to raise the funds necessary for buying equipment and hiring a team of developers and programmers! To raise [...]

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Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

In Plenitude, economist and bestselling author Juliet B. Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

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The Corporation

The Corporation

Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that the modern business corporation is created by law to function like a psychopathic personality.

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But Will The Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World

But Will The Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World

by Gernot Wagner
You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally—eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius—the planet doesn’t notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going [...]

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Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It

Jeffrey D. Clements and Bill Moyers
This is the first practical guide for every citizen on the problem of corporate personhood and the tools we have to overturn it. Jeff Clements explains why the Citizen’s United case is the final win in a campaign for corporate domination of the state that began in the 1970s under Richard Nixon.

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The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences

John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many—including […]

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Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz
An incisive look at the global economic crisis, our flawed response, and the implications for the world’s future prosperity. The Great Recession, as it has come to be called, has impacted more people worldwide than any crisis since the Great [...]

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Michael Lewis
The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters [...]

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The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

James Gustave Speth
How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world […]

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Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up

Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Mismeasuring Our Lives has pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies [...]

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Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet

Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet

Tim Jackson
Is more economic growth the solution? Will it deliver prosperity and well-being for a global population projected to reach nine billion? In this explosive book, Tim Jackson, a top sustainability adviser to the UK government, makes a compelling case against continued economic growth in developed nations.

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The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

Richard Heinberg
Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record deficits.The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history.

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What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS is about Collaborative Consumption, a new, emerging economy made possible by online social networks and fueled by increasing cost consciousness and environmental necessity. Collaborative Consumption occurs when people participate in organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping, and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden, and lower environmental impact.

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