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Peter Block Review: Agenda for a New Economy

In the beginning of Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten says he has written this book “to break the silence and open the unmentioned possibility that it is time to let go of Wall Street and build a...

Social Innovation – Doing More With More

The phrase social innovation is surfacing everywhere.  The European Union has just launched Social Innovation Europe.  The UK has multiple initiatives around social innovation. President Obama has an Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. The Canadian Government has established awards for social innovation. ...

The Economics of Neighborliness

We cannot build strong neighborhoods and communities while laboring under the principles of traditional economics. The dominant economic thinking begins with a religious belief in scarcity and self-interest. This rules most modern economies and continues to dominate what we...

Together We Grow Healthy Food, Family and Friends

Reading about the Reevesland Learning Garden in Arlington, VA, inspired Dave Cooper to tell us about a farming project he help to start up in the central part of the state.  Just last week they planted 1,000 sweet potato slips...

Growing Food, Knowledge and Community

Joan Horwitt is at it again. The founder of LAWNS 2 LETTUCE 4 LUNCH®, an innovative Arlington, VA project designed to help Ashlawn Elementary School students learn about growing and eating healthy foods and to develop new relationships between...

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occasion to warn of more fear to come. I, however, would like to take hold of...

Our Abundant Communities

John, Peter and Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann explore themes of power and patriarchy; human fallibility and gifts; and accumulation and abundance in building and sustaining community in these uncut videos from their two days at Trinity University, San...

ABCD in Action

ABCD in Action is a lively new site focused on ways to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development and related strength-based and commonsense approaches. The site’s members now include more than 2,000 practitioners from more than 50 countries...

A Future for Journalism: The Story of What’s Working

Most of what you read about the field of journalism is grim. Journalists now rank below lawyers as being trusted in the eyes of the public. Print news and TV channels are in a steep revenue decline. We are...

The Latest Executive Tool: The Weed Whacking Golf Driver

We often criticize our consumer society in this space, but some purchases are just too good to pass up, especially when it comes to something that will give us an edge in the ultimate Corporate Sport: Golf. Before getting...

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Radical Economics: Centering Indigenous Knowledge, Restoring the Circle

The article below concludes Nonprofit Quarterly's series—Narratives to Build Collective Economic Power—which NPQ is publishing in partnership with the national racial...