Solar panels cast shade on agriculture in a good way

Imagine you are a farmer struggling to keep up with production demands because of the increasingly stressful climate. Or perhaps you are a producer of renewable energy struggling with dramatic heat and weather. With increasing temperatures, solar panels get too hot to function properly, and crops demand more water, problems that are exacerbated by drought… Read More

Beyond Supply and Demand: The Dynamic Equilibrium Between Global Thresholds and Allocations

James Quilligan has been speaking about resource equality to global audiences. In February, he gave a keynote talk to the Global Thresholds and Allocations Council in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Here is his presentation for that event. Read More

Part 1 – Growing a New Economy with author Roar Bjonnes

Host: George Catlin, EDA October 31, 2017 In this initial conversation with Roar Bjonnes, co-author of Growing a New Economy, he addresses the question of what is wrong with our current economic system. What are the inherent design flaws in capitalism, and what kind of problems is it currently creating for the planet and most… Read More

Part 2 – Growing a New Economy with author Roar Bjonnes

Host: George Catlin, EDA January 11, 2018 In this conversation, Roar Bjonnes presents an economy that embraces cooperation and concern for the whole along with the more individualistic motivations associated with capitalism. Bjonnes addresses basic questions about full employment, limits on wealth, worker-owned cooperatives, freedom and the process of getting from here to there.

Toward a Socio-Economic System of Common Wealth with EDA’s James Quilligan

Comments from EDA Learning Call – Transcript Available April 4, 2017 “It’s widely recognized that a new kind of common wealth is needed to revalue and protect the assets of Earth. Something that would resolve our private and public debts, create a global society of justice and sharing for everyone, and totally rebalance our ecology… Read More

EDA’s Mission and Vision with EDA co-founder Wayne Wilson

Host: Lisa VanderBoom, KOWS Evolutionary Voices January 1, 2017 Wayne Wilson, co-founder of Economic Democracy Advocates (EDA) discusses the mission and vision of EDA – “economic empowerment and justice by, for and of the people.” Wayne explores how basic human needs – water, food, and energy, in particular – are in jeopardy and need our… Read More

Stop the Leakage: How Food-centered Urban Design Solves Economic Challenges

We’ve included articles about the importance of growing food locally, and the various reasons why this is important.  The article below focuses on what the author calls “leakage”, the reality in the majority of communities in North America where money spent in the community for basic requirements for existence like food, shelter, and water actually… Read More