2017 Publications

An exchange on “How Do We Get There? The Problem of Action,” with a response from the author. Featuring Kavita Byrd, John Foran, Herman Greene, Candido Grzybowski, Michael Karlberg, Debbie Kasper, Roz Savage, Roberto Savio, Bruce Schuman, Mimi Stokes, Sandra Waddock, and John Wood.

It becomes clearer every day that our economy is failing to serve people and planet. Stewart Wallis, former executive director of the New Economics Foundation, describes a new economy and new efforts to galvanize it.

An exchange on “Global Government Revisited,” with a response from the author. Featuring Daniele Archibugi, Andreas Bummel, Joan Cocks, Lucie Edwards, Arturo Escobar, Richard Falk, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, George Liodakis, Joseph E. Schwartzberg, and Allen White.

In a multipolar world, developing nations like Brazil are playing a larger role in international diplomacy. Former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim offers insights from the front line.

Money for the People

Money for the People

Money creation today depends on the banks—but it doesn't have to. Imagine a system in which states, instead, created money free of debt and guaranteed sustainable livelihoods for all.

Roundtable on Money
Roundtable on Money

An exchange on “Money for the People,” with a response from the author. Featuring John Fullerton, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Jonathan Harris, Alf Hornborg, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Mary Sue Schmaltz, and David Schweickart.

Monoculture can be risky, whether in agriculture or in money. Complementary currencies can help undergird an economy oriented toward people rather than profit.

Capitalism is in the midst of an epochal shift: the emergence of a transnational economy and ruling class, and fledgling governance institutions. Taming the ruinous crises this shift carries will take a popular struggle that moves beyond reform to systemic transformation.

An exchange on “Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World,” with a response from the author. Featuring Tom Athanasiou, Gareth Dale, Herman Daly, Bill Fletcher Jr., Al Hammond, Jennifer Hinton, Dawn Paley, and Andrew Wright.

Development for Whom?

Development for Whom?

The conventional development model is failing the poor and the environment. An alternative model, rooted in a more holistic understanding of society, can deliver both shared prosperity and sustainability.

Conventional wisdom sees a conflict between human progress and ecological protection. But a new body of research on subjective well-being tells us to look again.

With commentary from Anamaria Aristizabal, Deric Gruen, Anders Hayden, Emily Huddart-Kennedy, Tim Kasser, Sylvia Lorek, Lucie Middlemiss, Tadhg O’Mahony, Sandra Waddock, and a response from the author.

The author of Prosperity Without Growth discusses why we need to get past the obsession with economic growth—and the capitalist system that spawns it.

In Success and Luck, Robert Frank underscores the role of "dumb luck" in determining winners and losers, debunking the cherished myth of meritocracy. But how can we get the fortunate to share the spoils?

Capitalism has degraded both the environment and the conditions of human labor. To achieve meaningful work for all on our finite planet, we should heed the lessons of craft and care work and acknowledge their importance to sustenance and meaning.

With commentary by Adam Blakester, Guy Dauncey, Giorgos Kallis, Nava Kavelin, Marjorie Kelly, Lisi Krall, Simon Mair, and Neera Singh, and a response from the author.

Wiki Socialism?

Wiki Socialism?

In Postcaplitalism, Paul Mason argues that new information technology will end capitalism as we know it and pave the way to a better future. But the technology Mason celebrates won’t do this without mass mobilization on a global scale.