Association for Evolutionary Economics:
The Association for Evolutionary Economics ( AFEE ) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems.
Citizens for Tax Justice:
Citizens for Tax Justice, founded in 1979, is a 501 (c)(4) public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws. CTJ's work is frequently featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications - big and small - across the country. Through press, television and radio coverage, CTJ's message gets out - to the public and policymakers alike.
Working with a growing network of labor, community, and church groups from every part of the country, CTJ's goal is to make taxes a better deal for middle- and low-income American families.
Dark Ages America:
This is the Blog for MORRIS BERMAN, the author of "Dark Ages America". It includes current publications and random thoughts about U.S. Foreign Policy, including letters and reactions to publications from others. A cultural historian and social critic, MORRIS BERMAN is the author of "Wandering God" and "The Twilight of American Culture". Since 2003 he has been a visiting professor in sociology at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
East West Sanctuary, Centre for Contemplative Inquiry and Healing:
The East West Sanctuary has been created to facilitate the emergence of new thinking and practices, capturing the essence and articulating new forms and practices as they emerge.
It brings together intellectuals, academics, business leaders, policy-makers, social thinkers and activists, ecologists, therapists. Its reach is both global and local. Evolutionary inquiry is a deep fusion of East and West, science and spirit, male and female. Healing practices are reunited with those of natural living and educational processes, promoting sustainable and ethical community.
Information on Co-operatives:
A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Ranging from small-scale to multi-million dollar businesses across the globe, co-operatives employ more than 100 million women and men and have more than 800 million individual members.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance:
Since 1974, ILSR has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership. We at ILSR believe in the ARC of community: Authority, Responsibility, Capacity. Without authority, democracy is meaningless. Without responsibility, chaos ensues. Without a productive capacity we are helpless to manage our affairs and determine our economic future. International, national, state and local policies should be evaluated on the basis of how it strengthens all three cornerstones of strong communities.
Left Business Observer:
LBO is a newsletter on economics and politics. Sample articles, historical stats, and innumerable other delights.
New Economics Institute:
A Briefing on the New Economics Institute
The New Economics Institute is a US organization that uniquely combines vision, theory, action, and communication to effect a transition to a new economy—an economy that gives priority to supporting human well-being and Earth’s natural systems. Our multidisciplinary approach employs research, applied theory, public campaigns, and educational events to describe an alternative socio-economic system that is capable of addressing the enormous challenges of our times. Our premise is that a fair and sustainable economy is possible and that ways must be found to realize it.
Post-Autistic Economics Network:
". . . economics has become increasingly an arcane branch of mathematics rather than dealing with real economic problems" - Milton Friedman
This site presents sectors of opportunity and their linkages for reliable prosperity — a type of prosperity that creates resilience and balances environment, social justice and economic well-being (people, profit and planet). This site is formerly known as Conservation Economy. (Formerly ConservationEconomy.net)
Get down to the nitty-gritty of transitioning the Portland metro area to a sustainable and resilient future.
The E.F. Schumacher Society:
The Schumacher Society promotes the wisdom and insight of E.F. Schumacher to inspire a new generation who are seeking relevant and practical solutions to heal a world in crisis and build a sane, humane and ecological society. The Society is based at the Create Centre in Bristol. It is non-profit-making: any surplus revenues are used to further the aims of Schumacher UK. For much of our work we have been relying on voluntary help. The Schumacher Society and seven other Schumacher-inspired organisations form the Schumacher Circle: Practical Action, the Soil Association, the New Economics Foundation, Schumacher College, the Schumacher Institute, Green Books, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Resurgence Magazine.
The Oil Drum:
Conventional political, economic, and media institutions have yet to recognize energy’s role as a key contributor to society, and its importance as a driver for all of our physical processes and economic transactions. The Oil Drum seeks to facilitate civil, evidence-based discussions about energy and its impacts on the future of humanity, as well as serve as a leading online knowledge-base for energy-related topics.
It's a place where there's a community-led process that helps that town/village/city/neighbourhood become stronger and happier.
It's happening in well over a thousand highly diverse communities across the world - from towns in Australia to neighbourhoods in Portugal, from cities in Brazil to rural communities in Slovenia, from urban locations in Britain to islands off the coast of Canada. These communities have started up projects in areas of food, transport, energy, education, housing, waste, arts etc. as small-scale local responses to the global challenges of climate change, economic hardship and shrinking supplies of cheap energy. Together, these small-scale responses make up something much bigger, and help show the way forward for governments, business and the rest of us.