2017 Publications



  • Roundtable on 'The Problem of Action'

    December 2017

    How do we get to a world rooted in well-being, solidarity, and ecology? An exchange featuring Kavita Byrd, John Foran, Herman Greene, Candido Grzybowski, Michael Karlberg, Debbie Kasper, Roz Savage, Roberto Savio, Bruce Schuman, Mimi Stokes, Sandra Waddock, and John Wood, with a response from Paul Raskin.

  • Interview

    The Fight for a New Economy

    Stewart Wallis

    December 2017

    It becomes clearer every day that our economy is failing to serve people and planet. Stewart Wallis, former executive director of the New Economics Foundation, describes a new economy and new efforts to galvanize it.

  • Essay

    Global Government Revisited: From Utopian Dream to Political Imperative

    Luis Cabrera

    October 2017

    Ensuring economic and civil rights for all requires much deeper regional and global political integration—and ultimately a democratic world government.

  • Roundtable on Global Government

    October 2017

    What would it look like, and how do we move forward? An exchange featuring Daniele Archibugi, Andreas Bummel, Joan Cocks, Lucie Edwards, Arturo Escobar, Richard Falk, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, George Liodakis, Joseph E. Schwartzberg, and Allen White, with a response from Luis Cabrera.

  • Interview

    Can The Third World Lead the World?

    Celso Amorim

    October 2017

    In a multipolar world, developing nations like Brazil are playing a larger role in international diplomacy. Former Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim offers insights from the front line.

  • Essay

    Money for the People

    Mary Mellor

    August 2017

    Money creation today depends on the banks—but it doesn't have to. Imagine a system in which states, instead, created money free of debt and guaranteed sustainable livelihoods for all.


  • Roundtable

    Roundtable on Money

    August 2017

    How can we use money to foster social equity? An exchange featuring John Fullerton, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Jonathan Harris, Alf Hornborg, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Mary Sue Schmaltz, and David Schweickart, with a response from Mary Mellor.

  • Interview

    Let a Thousand Currencies Bloom

    Bernard Lietaer

    August 2017

    Monoculture can be risky, whether in agriculture or in money. Complementary currencies can help undergird an economy oriented toward people rather than profit.


  • Essay

    Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

    William I. Robinson

    June 2017

    Capitalism is in the midst of an epochal shift: the emergence of a transnational economy and ruling class, and fledgling governance institutions. Taming the ruinous crises this shift carries will take a popular struggle that moves beyond reform to systemic transformation.


  • Roundtable on Global Capitalism

    June 2017

    How do we understand and transcend the global capitalist system? An exchange featuring Tom Athanasiou, Gareth Dale, Herman Daly, Bill Fletcher Jr., Al Hammond, Jennifer Hinton, Dawn Paley, and Andrew Wright, with a response from William I. Robinson.

  • Interview

    Development for Whom?

    Jayati Ghosh

    June 2017

    The conventional development model is failing the poor and the environment. An alternative model, rooted in a more holistic understanding of society, can deliver both shared prosperity and sustainability.


  • Essay

    Sustainability and Well-Being: A Happy Synergy

    Chris Barrington-Leigh

    April 2017

    Conventional wisdom sees a conflict between human progress and ecological protection. But a new body of research on subjective well-being tells us to look again.


    With commentary from Anamaria Aristizabal, Deric Gruen, Anders Hayden, Emily Huddart-Kennedy, Tim Kasser, Sylvia Lorek, Lucie Middlemiss, Tadhg O’Mahony, Sandra Waddock, and a response from the author.


  • Interview

    How to Kick the Growth Addiction

    Tim Jackson

    April 2017

    The author of Prosperity Without Growth discusses why we need to get past the obsession with economic growth—and the capitalist system that spawns it.


  • Review

    What's Luck Got to Do with It?

    Allen White

    April 2017

    In Success and Luck, Robert Frank underscores the role of "dumb luck" in determining winners and losers, debunking the cherished myth of meritocracy. But how can we get the fortunate to share the spoils?


  • Viewpoint

    The Struggle for Meaningful Work

    Kent Klitgaard

    February 2017

    Capitalism has degraded both the environment and the conditions of human labor. To achieve meaningful work for all on our finite planet, we should heed the lessons of craft and care work.

    With commentary by Adam Blakester, Guy Dauncey, Giorgos Kallis, Nava Kavelin, Marjorie Kelly, Lisi Krall, Simon Mair, and Neera Singh, and a response from the author.


  • Interview

    The Caring Economy: Well-Being and the Invisible Heart

    Nancy Folbre

    February 2017

    Although fundamental to human well-being, the provision of care has been unrecognized and unremunerated by society. Increasing acknowledgement and respect for caring work will signal progress toward a Great Transition.


  • Review

    Wiki Socialism?

    Rajesh Makwana

    February 2017

    In Postcaplitalism, Paul Mason argues that new information technology will end capitalism as we know it and pave the way to a better future. But the technology Mason celebrates won’t do this without mass mobilization on a global scale.