"Growing a New Economy is a great primer if you want to get up to speed on the dangers lurking in the global economy. The book offers an incisive survey of how financial debt, inequality, resource scarcity and ecological damage have brought the world to the brink of disaster. The authors provide a long-term agenda for green, systemic change. A most elucidating and educating read."
--James B. Quilligan, political economist; advisor to Pierre Trudeau, Jimmy Carter, Willy Brandt, and other world leaders.
An increasing number of experts agree: today's financial and environmental crisis is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong with our economic system. The same experts, however, have yet to present viable solutions. Growing a New Economy does just that. In this pioneering book, we are finally presented with a comprehensive alternative to free market capitalism.
The global economic reforms we have seen in recent years--be they conservative, leftist, or green--have been unable to change 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.
The authors of this book present a detailed, yet easy-to-understand, analysis of the main causes of our economic and environmental problems. Since these problems are all interconnected, they require holistic solutions. The resilient and sustainable new system this book outlines is truly revolutionary and may not only establish a balanced economy; it may also save our rapidly deteriorating ecosystem.