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Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications (Textbook)

Author(s): 
Herman Daly and Joshua Farley

Conventional economics is often criticized for failing to reflect adequately the value of clean air and water, species diversity, and social and generational equity. By excluding biophysical and social systems from their analyses, many conventional economists overlook problems of the increasing scale of human impacts and the inequitable distribution of resources.

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November, 2003

Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis, and a Revolution of Hope

Author(s): 
Brian MacLaren

How do the life and teachings of Jesus address the most critical global problems in our world today?

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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

Author(s): 
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

Author(s): 
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

Author(s): 
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

On the Rampage: Corporate Predators and the Destruction of Democracy

Author(s): 
Robert Weissman and Russell Mokhiber

Rampant corporate crime. Pollution. Cancer. Sweatshops. Dangerous working conditions. Wealth disparities. Corrupted politics. In a compilation of compelling snapshots from two of the leading reporters on business power, On the Rampage documents the price we pay for living in a corporate-dominated society -- and provides energizing accounts of individuals and movements resisting, and triumphing over, concentrated corporate power.

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December, 2004

The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy

Author(s): 
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

The Moral Measure of the Economy

Author(s): 
Chuck Collins and Mary Wright

It is twenty years since the U.S. Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter on the U.S. economy. Since then striking changes have occurred as the U.S. has become dramatically more unequal in terms of wealth, income, and opportunity. The signs are everywhere, from the fantastic salaries of corporate CEOs, the skyrocketing rates of personal and public debt, tax cuts for the wealthiest, increased job insecurity, and shrinking public services.

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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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