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NEW! NET Discussions

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NEWGroup

The NEWGroup is proud to present our latest project: The New Economy Transition (NET) Discussions.

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July, 2014

America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming our Life, our Liberty, and our Democracy

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Gar Alperovitz

* The top 5% of Americans own just under 70% of all financial wealth.
* The top 1% of Americans now claim more income per year than the bottom 100 million Americans taken together.
* The top 2/10th of 1% makes more on the sale of stocks and bonds in one year than everyone else combined.

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October, 2004

YES! Magazine's "Food for Everyone" issue

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YES! Magazine

How to grow a local food revolution!

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Spring 2009

The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change

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Edited By Kevin Danaher and Alisa Gravitz

Each year, Green Festivals across the nation draw over 100,000 people to their “party with a purpose.” The Green Festival Reader: Fresh Ideas from Agents of Change presents the addresses of the foremost thinkers and activists at these popular events. From a green New Deal to healthy homes and community empowerment, The Green Festival Reader covers the most urgent and inspiring topics in today’s environmental movement.

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Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

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Stacy Mitchell

In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement—and she shows how a growing number of communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back.

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Sustainable Planet: Roadmaps for the Twenty-first Century

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Juliet Schor

Americans work longer, with less vacation time, than the citizens of any other industrialized nation. And they consume more: recent scientific estimates indicate that at least four additional planets would be needed to support the earth's population if each of the planet's 6 billion inhabitants consumed at the level of the average American. It's a lifestyle that's hard on both people and the environment.

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Getting To Scale: Growing Your Business Without Selling Out

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Jill Bamburg

Ben & Jerry's. Stonyfield Farm. The Body Shop. Tom's of Maine. All leaders in the socially responsible business movement--and all eventually sold to mega-corporations. Do values-driven businesses have to choose between staying small, selling off, or selling out?

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August, 2006

The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy

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Marjorie Kelly

Wealth inequality, corporate welfare, and industrial pollution are symptoms-the fevers and chills of the economy. The underlying illness, says Business Ethics magazine founder Marjorie Kelly, is shareholder primacy: the corporate drive to make profits for shareholders, no matter who pays the cost.

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2003

Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems

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The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland: Steve Dubb under the direction of Gar Alperovitz, with supporting contributions from Ted Howard, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Aziza Agia, and Katharine Nelson

This study examines the development of a wide range of innovative, asset-based social and economic strategies that are being employed with great public benefit across the United States. This is the first across-the-board attempt to survey the development of these approaches—and their strategic interaction—in a comprehensive fashion.

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Resources: Living Enterprises

Promote a public culture and policies that favor locally-owned, human-scale enterprises that are rooted in communities of place.

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