An open space for global conversation
Let's use this page to collect a list of all the resources on this subject that are being mentioned all over Occupy Cafe: books, articles, platforms, websites, tools, etc.
From Steven Barnes:
On the 11/7/11 call two local initiatives that look like good models for local development were shared. Mary Engel from Chandler Arizona shared http://gangplankhq.com/ . Gangplank is a group of local individuals and small businesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity.
Suzanne Daigle from Tampa Bay shared Roosevelt 2.0 http://www.creativityincommerce.com/#! . The mission of The Roosevelt 2.0 is to provide a venue for education, creative expression, and serve as a model of urban renewal and sustainable living.
From Robert Riversong:
Perhaps the best explanation of our monetary economy and proposal for re-inventing it is Charles Eisenstein's book Sacred Economics, which he is offering as a gift by serializing it (up to chapter 16 so far) at http://www.realitysandwich.com/homepage_sacred_economics.
I would suggest starting at chapter 16: Transition to a Gift Economy for an overview of where we need to go and why.http://www.realitysandwich.com/sacred_economics_ch_16_transition_gi...
“I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potential terminal dysfunctions of modern society, and the potential solutions.”
- David Korten, Author of The Great Turning
“This brilliant and beautifully written book is an indispensable must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul. Charles Eisenstein has the great gift of making complex ideas not only available, but thrilling and inspiring. I hope this book begins a worldwide serious conversation on how we can reinvent our attitude to money.”
- Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
From Ron Czecholinski:
Another great related resource is the HUB - a growing worldwide network: http://bayarea.the-hub.net/public
Check out what they have going in Israel - this is what needs to happen in coordination with the virtual Occupy Cafe: http://amsterdam.the-hub.net/public/blog/tag/israel/