The Rise of the New Economy Movement
Realisation of the need for and, more importantly, the WILL to (re)build a “Social Economy” is widespread in USA and, with every new episode of Institutional greed, the spread of financial and social inequality is accompanied by growth in the calls for seismic change…anything less will fail!
The price of “Irresponsible Capitalism” has been socialised…but, the malignant culture prevails: BAU – Business As Usual!
“Responsible Capitalism” begins at local, Community, level. A resilient, interdependent, “Biological Model” based upon sound economic theory.
Just beneath the surface of traditional media attention, something vital has been gathering force and is about to explode into public consciousness. The “New Economy Movement” is a far-ranging coming together of organizations, projects, activists, theorists and ordinary citizens committed to rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up.
The broad goal is democratized ownership of the economy for the “99 percent” in an ecologically sustainable and participatory community-building fashion. The name of the game is practical work in the here and now—and a hands-on process that is also informed by big picture theory and in-depth knowledge.
Thousands of real world projects — from solar-powered businesses to worker-owned cooperatives and state-owned banks — are underway across the country. Many are self-consciously understood as attempts to develop working prototypes in state and local “laboratories of democracy” that may be applied at regional and national scale when the right political moment occurs.
The Rise of the New Economy Movement.