by Shane Hughes
We are caught between an old system that no longer works and a new one that is trying to emerge. In recent times more and more people have grappled with articulating, what they see as the new economic model, with increasing confidence and detail. I believe that the ‘three C’s’ (the change-maker, cooperative and collaborative movements) now offer a credible alternative to the traditional economic system. I’ll try to do that belief justice throughout this article in a way that is neither too philosophical or too niche to really have an impact.
To understand the emergent new economy you’ll have to first expel, from your mind, the polarized socialism versus capitalism debate. Those –isms have been outdated and outmoded. By the same token we don’t want to throw these old systems away as they hold some fundamental DNA that has to be recycled into our new economy.