Author Archives: bbriley42

About bbriley42

Retired former engineer and (later) clinical social worker. Married, with two adult children. Long time student of spirituality and "A Course in Miracles." Presently alarmed at how the U.S. economic system, with all of its strengths, is poisoning our society, world economic fairness and the biosphere upon which we rely for physical life itself. I have thus with others in our community formed an economic reform study-advocacy group.

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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We Must Reform Our Economic System!


  When one looks at the current recession, brought about by deregulation approved by both political parties and the subsequent financial speculation and unwise loans and mortgages, it soon becomes apparent that the very nature of our global economic system … Continue reading

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