Category Archives: Economic Systems

Articles pertaining to economic systems in general.

Wonderful Book(s) on Alternative Currencies!


I have just started reading an excellent book on Alternative Currencies which is understandable, comprehensive and compelling.  Its message is that we must develop local and/or regional currencies to supplement our U.S. national currency if we are to truly meet … Continue reading

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Article from the current Newsweek


Regarding the seriousness of the current situation in the USA and Europe, I suggest you read this article (below) from the current Newsweek. It made quite an impression on me, although I was not surprised at what George Soros said.  … Continue reading

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State-Sponsored Capitalism?


A knowledgeable person in our Economics Reform Advocacy Group (ERAG) mentioned a 2010 book, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War between States and Corporations?, by Ian Bremmer, which suggests a newly emerging model, State-Sponsored Capitalism, such … Continue reading

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Madison and the Need for System Change


The current situation in Madison, Wisconsin, and several other states starkly points out the need for system change.  This represents more than a partisan challenge.  Some (not all) of these Republican governors seem to think that attacking the right of … Continue reading

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William Greider’s “Come Home, America”


I am about 60% through William Greider’s excellent 2009 book, “Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country.”  The book covers much more than economics, although the need for economic and political reform is laid … Continue reading

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David Korten’s “Seven Points of Intervention”


David Korten has been writing excellent optimistic – and yet challenging and realistic – books on economic system reform for years.  His most recent book, published in August, 2010, is the 2nd Edition of Agenda for a New Economy: From … Continue reading

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“Right Relationships” and Economic Systems


Here is an excellent book on the relationship between faith, values and economic systems:  Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, by Peter G. Brown et al, 2009.  Developed by a team of Quaker scholars, it offers a holistic perspective … Continue reading

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