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Insurgent Ecologies

We are living through a world-rattling ecological inflection point, with an unprecedented consensus that capitalism is leading humanity into a social and ecological catastrophe and that everything needs ...

What Works, What Doesn't (and When)

How well do behavioral science interventions translate and scale in the real world? Consider a practitioner who is looking to create behavior change through an intervention – perhaps it involves getting ...

Social Democracy, Capitalism, and Competition

By (author) Marcel Boyer
Categories: Political economy

Our social democracies and welfare states face economic and governance challenges that threaten their very survival. Against this backdrop, Social Democracy, Capitalism, and Competition argues that a true ...

Escape from Overshoot

An excellent primer on key insights and questions in ecological economics from a celebrated pioneer of the field.
—Jason Hickel, author, Less is More

Earth is in overshoot. The juggernaut of economic ...

Earth for All

The economic operating system keeps crashing. It’s time to upgrade to a new one.

Five decades ago, The Limits to Growth shocked the world by showing that population and industrial growth were pushing ...

Civilizing the State

By (author) John Restakis
Categories: Political economy

The liberal state is dead, long live the partner state

Across the world, the liberal nation state is on its knees. Rising inequality, deep political polarization, and the pervasive power of corporations ...

China Unbound

By (author) Joanna Chiu
Categories: Geopolitics

As the world’s second-largest economy, China is extending its influence across the globe, making dramatic moves to become a dominant power. In China Unbound, award-winning foreign correspondent Joanna ...

Organizing the 1%

Canada is ruled by an organized minority of the 1%, a class of corporate owners, managers and bankers who amass wealth by controlling the large corporations at the core of the economy. But corporate power ...

Capitalism: A Crime Story

A mugger says to a stranger, “Give me your wallet or I will beat you to pulp!” It is a crime. An employer says to a worker: “Adding lung-saving ventilation will reduce my profit. Give me back some ...

From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation

By (author) Tom Webb
Categories: Political economy

The world needs a realistic alternative to capitalism that is equitable, sustainable and innovative. In a word, that alternative is co-operatives.

More than 250 million people around the world work for ...