Browsing the "economics" Tag

Rise of Cooperatives and Credit Unions is Revolutionizing the US Economy

May 6th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Recently I was listening to an engrossing radio interview with the visionary economist and author, Gar Alperovitz, as he was discussing his new book, What Then Must We Do?, which highlights the rise of cooperatives, worker ownership and the restructuring of our failing economy from the bottom up


Romney & Ryan: Going Back to the Future that Destroyed Our Nation’s Economy?

August 11th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Just as newly christened potential vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told his supporters that he was "thrilled to be a part of America's comeback team", the Obama campaign released another endearing nickname for the political duo: "The Go Back Team". It is inexplicable why these Republicans keep desperately clinging to the belief that the miserably failed trickle down economics fraud that already drove our country off a cliff is still somehow a viable solution


United States is Now the Most Unequal of All Industrialized Nations

July 28th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Jon Stewart spoke with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about how the extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of a few plutocrats is destroying the very principles upon which our country was founded: "It seems like people are not angry at wealth or success, they get frustrated by what appears to be an entirely different set of rules put in place by the wealthy, who then say: 'Hey man, I'm just playing by the rules', as though those rules were an arbitrary design of the free market."


Streetbank Makes Sharing with Your Neighbors Easy

June 19th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Streetbank is a free website that helps you to more easily share and borrow things or skills from your neighbors. It connects you to a local network of other people who are also interested in lending, sharing their abilities and building regional community — it is meant for anyone to use for free, and is specifically not about making money or a profit, or for any professionals to sell their services. It exists simply to help promote the common good


Money is Fiction: Working to End the Monetary System

June 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Imagine a world where money does not exist; it's not difficult, if you try. Money itself is useless — you can not eat a twenty-dollar bill sandwich, or live in a house constructed entirely of silver dollars — all that we need are the things that money can buy for us. Now is the time to re-imagine how our lives would look without wages, debt, interest or any form of money


Sacred Economics: Money is a Societal Construct with No Inherent Meaning

March 1st, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

My sustainable economics reading group recently finished Charles Eisenstein's seminal book, "Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition". Everyone should read this amazing book. The text is very accessible, engrossing and compelling; the concepts that it raises may radically change how you perceive the concept of money, community, scarcity, the world that we live in, and your own personal identity


Biketopia: Learning about Bike Repair & Transitional Economies

January 30th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Do you believe that utilizing more bicycles for everyday transportation will help create a more sustainable world? Would you like to learn how to build and easily maintain your own bike? If the answer to these questions is yes, please come visit Biketopia and find out how you can construct your very own own bicycle utopia


Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics on the Fourth Day of Kwanzaa

December 29th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

Today is the fourth day of the Kwanzaa season, when we all join to celebrate the principle of Ujamaa, focusing on the important economic benefits garnered from working together. The principle highlighted on today's holiday encourages people to seize the means of production and create our own new innovative community based business models


Trickle Down Economics is a Vicious Fraud

December 16th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

The highly esteemed economist, Robert Reich, clearly explains what some of our country's largest financial system problems are, offers a clear plan with well defined policy solutions, and presents this concise message to President Obama: "We'll give you a mandate in your second term to raise taxes on the rich, including capital gains taxes, and put a tax on financial transactions, also, resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act, limit the size of big banks, and force them to modify the loans of millions of Americans who are now underwater; and invest in public schools and other infrastructure so that all Americans can prosper in this new economy."


“Cut Up Your Credit Cards and Free Yourselves”

July 22nd, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

"You want this government to get out of debt? Then you get out of debt personally. Stop the spending! Stop the borrowing! Stop over-consumption — buying things you don't need with money you don't have, that's robbing you and your family of a future. It's robbing this country out of jobs. So I'm going to ask every American right now, get out your credit cards, cut them up, free yourselves — free yourselves! Don't count on this Congress to help you. This Congress already voted to end Medicare. They're flirting with disaster on this debt right now."



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