Michael Lewis

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Resilience Imperative

Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

We find ourselves between a rock and a hot place compelled by the intertwining forces of peak oil and climate change to reinvent our economic life at a much more local and regional scale. The … ; 400 View
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Wealth versus Commonwealth

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For the last 200 years, the ideology of unregulated markets, free-flow-ing capital, and minimalist government has waxed and waned. The unbridled markets of the 1920s gave way to state investment … ; 36 $3.60 Add
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A Path beyond Debt: Interest-Free Lending at Work

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Unlocking the debt trap is hugely difficult. Ironically, the primary solution advanced by banks and the International Monetary Fund is to issue more debt and charge compound interest for the … ; 16 $1.60 Add
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Uniting the "I" and the "We" Affordable Housing in Perpetuity

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The unprecedented financial, economic, and social fallout from the credit crunch presents governments with a structural set of problems when it comes to housing. A steep decline in prices in many … ; 28 $2.80 Add
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Seeking Strategic Pathways to Energy Sufficiency

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Our energy diet has put us between a rock and a hot place. On one hand, we are hooked on oil and demand is increasing. On the other hand, if we do not radically reduce our fossil-fuel use, we … ; 19 $1.90 Add
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Seeking Pathways to Sustainable Food

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Food production has been transformed from a local affair into a complex web of supply chains crisscrossing the planet that miraculously deliver a multitude of foodstuffs right to our doorstep. … ; 33 $3.30 Add
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Reweaving Our Economies Close to Home

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Despite 60 years of global economic expansion, incomes over the last 30 years have stagnated. People who were once beneficiaries of spiralling growth are no longer participants. The migration of … ; 30 $3.00 Add
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Convivial Banking Innovations: Seeds for Transition

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Before the rapid globalization spurred by deregulation, community residents and local businesses in the commercial strips of towns and cities had a long-term relationship with the local … ; 30 $3.00 Add
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Federating the Change Agents: Securing the Gains

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We must secure the innovations that are getting results by scaling up and broadening their applications. Many of the cases we have set out show how particular innovations have been scaled up and … ; 33 $3.30 Add
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Economic Democracy and Cooperative Capital

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There are two kinds of freedom: “positive freedom,” which is “freedom to” — freedom to build toward the realization of a “cooperative commonwealth,” and … ; 21 $2.10 Add
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Ownership Transfer: Accelerating Transition

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The importance of closing the equity gap and the crucial role of low-cost finance have been central to the cooperative innovations we have featured in this book. In micro-ways they roll back the … ; 40 $4.00 Add
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From Cultural Captivity to Focused Intention

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We are so interconnected that if Western shoppers stopped going to Walmart to get more on the cheap, the Chinese economy might falter, putting at risk the financing of American debt and throwing … ; 33 $3.30 Add
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Epilogue

The Great Transition

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“There is no such thing as econom-ics, only social science applied to economic problems.” And once he did apply his scientific and social science lenses, which just happen to include … ; 12 $1.20 Add