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Policy news & blueprints for the transition to a new Sustainable and Social Economy
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In Spain, financial crisis feeds expansion of a parallel, euro-free economy

In Spain, financial crisis feeds expansion of a parallel, euro-free economy | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
At a time when the future of the currency is in doubt and millions are unemployed or underemployed, an alternative, euro-free economy is springing up in Spain and elsewhere.

 

The Washington Post has this interesting article on how people in the Eurocrisis countries are finding ways to defeat the austerity attacks of their governments.

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Commons: Alternatives to Markets and States

"...what is emerging fast is the alternative of a commons based economy. Peer to peer, social sharing, collaborative consumption, commons, economic democracy are all terms that cover economic activity that moves beyond the market and the state, based on cooperation and harnessing human creativity."

 

Excellent analysis by Derek Wall on the need to move to an economy of sharing, an economy of the commons as an alternative to failed socialism (state) and failed capitalism (market).

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New book: Creating Sustainable Societies by John Boik

New book: Creating Sustainable Societies by John Boik | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Creating Sustainable Societies: The Rebirth of Democracy and Local Economies first pinpoints the central problems within our financial, economic, and governance systems that have lead to high unemployment, massive debt, environmental degradation, mistrust of Congress and big business, and hyper-inequities of wealth and political power. The book then proposes a practical, bold blueprint for addressing these concerns and creating meaningful change."

 

Change from the bottom up, new local currency systems and direct democracy are the keywords in this new blueprint for a sustainable transition.

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