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The Economics of Happiness: Discovering Genuine Wealth

Author(s): 
Mark Anielski

We all know that money can’t buy you love…or happiness. But we have been living our lives as though the accumulation of wealth is the key to our dreams. North Americans have never been wealthier, but over the past 50 years our increasing prosperity has hardly made a dent on our happiness while many conditions of well-being are in decline.

So why do our measures of economic progress not reflect the values that make us happy: supportive relationships, meaningful work, a healthy environment and spiritual well-being?

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June, 207

The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free

Author(s): 
Ellen Hodgson Brown

This book exposes important, often obscured truths about our money system and our economic past and future. Our money is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized," or taken over by a private money cartel. It is all done by sleight of hand, concealed by economic double-speak. "Web of Debt" unravels the deception and presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss towards which we are heading, pointing out all the signposts.

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July, 2007

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

Author(s): 
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

Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis

Author(s): 
Edited by M. Paloma Pavel, PhD, Foreword by Carl Anthony

The emerging metropolitan regional equity movement promotes innovative policies to ensure that all communities in a metropolitan region share resources and opportunities equally. Too often, low-income communities and communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of pollution and lack access to basic infrastructure and job opportunities. The metropolitan regional equity movement -- sometimes referred to as a new civil rights movement -- works for solutions to these problems that take into account entire metropolitan regions: the inner city core, the suburbs, and exurban areas.

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August, 2009

America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy

Author(s): 
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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Published Date: 
November, 2004

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Author(s): 
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Richard Wilkinson, is the Professor of Medical Epidemiology at Nottingham University. Kate Pickett is a Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of York. Within the 400+ pages of this book, they emphasise that it is not the poor and the deprived in isolation who suffer from the effects of inequality, but also the bulk of that nation's population. According to their findings. incidences of mental illness, for example, are 500% higher across the whole population spectrum in the most unequal societies than they in the most 'eqaul' ones.

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March 2009

The Conscience of a Liberal

Author(s): 
Paul Krugman

This wholly original new work by the best-selling author of The Great Unraveling challenges America to reclaim the values that made it great. With this major new volume, Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, studies the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s.

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January, 2009

Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism

Author(s): 
Kevin Phillips

The bestselling author reveals how the U.S. financial sector has hijacked our economy and put America’s global future at risk

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March 2009

Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible

Author(s): 
John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander (eds)

In the last few years, the IFG became the first major organization to initiate work on alternative policies and visions to the current global economic model enforced through institutions such as the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as international investment agencies and other such bureaucracies. Our work is closely linked to social and environmental movements, providing them with critical thinking and frameworks that inform campaigns and activities "on the ground."

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2002

The Ascent of Humanity

Author(s): 
Charles Eisenstein

The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self. This book describes how all the expressions of our civilization—its miraculous technology as well as the pillage of earth, culture, goodness, and beauty—arise from our identity, our way of being, "the discrete and separate self". The gathering crises of our age demonstrate that this way of being is on the verge of collapse. And this collapse is setting the stage for a revolution in human beingness whose stirrings we already begin to feel.

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