Broadcast 8/4/2017 at 18:48:00
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bottomupeconomy.org and RuralScale.com,
His Youtube channel is Take 5 With Tony
You say, "We really can't choose between better local realities and dramatic changes in the larger economic and political system."
For as long as I live, I will not let this suffering be normal. It's important to realize what we have, why we have it and how privileged we are. And from that place, start caring and get a lot done. Kayla Jean Mueller--died volunteering in Syria.
Tell us a story that characterizes your book's message.
Brendan Smith; Vertical ocean farming
Triple Bottom Line economics
-bottom up and top down
-bottom up living economy
And you say that a there's a new story emerging, which replaces the consumerist story. Tell us about that.
what's wrong with trickle down economics
You have a vision of "what should emerge in the place of our falling systems, as well as serious political strategies for how to achieve those goals."
Practical steps that can be taken individually and expanding out to the broader national arena
Six essential transitions
1-Renewing Households and communities
livelihoods--vs jobs, self reliance, productive self resilience
2-Unleashing local, living economies
characteristics of Bottom up economies:
Grow out of community needs more than individual wants
Culture of innovation rooted in place with strong local support
Full cost accounting that includes externalities
Leveling the playing field policy changes;
Eliminate subsidies for large, not local companies (require equal funding subsidizing small, local companies?)
3 Developing broadly-based prosperity and wealth
We need to go beyond teaching people to fish. What if they don't have a boat or fishing gear. We need to provide access to capital
4-Take Sustainability to Scale, using networks of learning, doing and changer
Networks to help each other.
5-Rebuilding a meaningful public debate; energizing civic conversations
6-Transforming politics from the bottom up
224local action not enough
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