Ellen Brown is a tireless evangelist for public banking. Her book, Web of Debt, is probably the most complete discussion of private-bank credit operations and fiat currencies (like the dollar, the euro, and the yen).
Popular finance blog Naked Capitalism takes a look at Prof. Alperovitz's suggestions for building a new economy.
In this video, Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital goes further in depth about determining whether your co-op's fundraising technique qualifies as a "security."
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The co-op movement has been getting a lot of mainstream press lately...mostly bad. The bankruptcy of Fagor Electrodomestics in Spain and the near-failure of the Cooperative Bank in the UK have made front-page news, but the focus on these two outliers is obscuring the fact that cooperative businesses have proven exceptionally stable and resilient throughout the on-going economic crisis. This post by Rochdale of the Breathing Lessons blog provides some much-needed perspective:
In this video, Rick Juliusson--farmer and owner of Free-Range Consulting--discusses issues concerning financing, ownership and governance of ecovillages.
People of Shambhala interviews Michael Johnson, a co-founder of SolidarityNYC and GEO editor, about what he describes as “a very positive,” “non-ideological” movement of businesses and cooperatives that aim to make the world a better place while supporting themselves and improving their own lives.