Prosperity Today, Prosperity Tomorrow

Next System Teach-in Participants Call for Real Democracy, Equitable and Green Economy

On April 25, students, community members, faculty, and staff came together for the Next System Teach-In at the University of Washington. The event was attended by hundreds of voices united in their common cause of creating a more equitable, democratic,...
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The News from Dragon Mountain

By John M. Repp, activist in Seattle.  In May 2013, four Seattle peace and justice activists got a chance to visit Mondragon, the place where the largest and most successful group of producer cooperatives in the world began. Mondragon (“dragon mountain”)...
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Well-Being & Happiness – An Attempt at Definitions

This post originally appeared at prforpeople.com courtesy of John de Graaf–author, filmmaker, Executive Director of Take Back Your Time and Center for Communication & Civic Engagement Fellow. These days, there seems to be a growing consensus...
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A People’s Climate Movement for the New Economy

This is cross-posted in The Leap, the blog of Naiomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and FrontandCentered, and is part of New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity (November 9-15)—a public conversation about the ideas that can transform...
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‘Our Power’ Calls for Just Transition to Next Economy

Communities of color have typically been left out of the conversation about economics, dominated by a homogeneous group of white, male theorists. You may be hard pressed to name a famous economist of color, even in the most progressive circles. But people...
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“Oui” to Green Policy

Lena Blake Recently, the French Parliament passed laws mandating all new buildings built in commercial zones in France to be partially covered in plants or solar panels. These green roofs will improve air quality, regulate building temperatures, mediate...
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“Ingredients” – And Their Implications for our Health, Economy & Environment

“Ingredients” (2009) is an inspiring and mouthwatering documentary about the local food movement in the United States. It has a dual regional focus as it explores the state of the local food supply in Oregon and New York State. The filmmakers also...
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The Dutch Secret to Happiness: Working Less?

By Ben Lennon   | Americans work. A lot. And we have for a long time. The 40-hour workweek was implemented during the Great Depression, and at the time it represented a cut in average hours worked, intending to be used as a job creation tool. Back...
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