9781523099924-1523099925-The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few

The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few

ISBN-13: 9781523099924
ISBN-10: 1523099925
Author: Kelly, Marjorie, Howard, Ted
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781523099924
ISBN-10: 1523099925
Author: Kelly, Marjorie, Howard, Ted
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kelly, Marjorie, Howard, Ted wrote The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few comprising 192 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1523099925 and 9781523099924. Since then The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.42 or rent at the marketplace.

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Our economy is designed by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent. This book offers a compelling vision of an equitable, ecologically sustainable alternative that meets the essential needs of all people.

We live in a world where twenty-six billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet's population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries.

At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, this book urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. Kelly and Howard outline seven principles of what they call a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local), good work (putting labor before capital), democratized ownership, ethical finance, and sustainability. Each principle is paired with a place putting it into practice: Pine Ridge, Preston, Portland, Cleveland, and more.

This book tells stories not just of activists and grassroots leaders but of the unexpected accomplices of the Democratic Economy. Seeds of a future beyond corporate capitalism and state socialism are being planted in hospital procurement departments, pension fund offices, and even company boardrooms.

The road to a system grounded in community, democracy, and justice remains uncertain. Kelly and Howard help us understand we make this road as we walk it by taking a first step together beyond isolation and despair.
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