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

Bourdain’s New Documentary, ”Wasted!,” Details Why Food Waste Demands Our Attention

While the documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste has debuted in the Tribeca Film Festival, and has been released in theaters around the country, many haven’t heard of it, and most aren’t aware of the real impact that food waste has in the world.  For example, when you throw a head of lettuce in… Read More

He Hacked a Way to Talk to Plants — and They Talk Back

Food insecurity is an issue all around the world.  Many scientists are focusing on ways to make home gardening more foolproof.  When we can grow our own food, we can begin to feel that we have control over our future. This article reveals the work of one scientist who has developed a tool to “talk”… Read More

Emergence of a New Story: Redeveloping a Vernacular for Workers as Commoners

EDA is blessed to have one of the leading economic thinkers in the world as a Senior Advisor.  James Quilligan is a man with fresh ideas, and a new way of looking at the issues we face in the world we live.  This brief article is an introduction to the “real” meaning of The Commons. … Read More

5 Reasons to Join the Locavore Movement

Over the past several years, there has been a growing movement of people who have found a passion for the growing locavore movement.  This stems from an expectation of local food as the healthy alternative.  This brief article gives you five reasons to embrace the locavore movement if you haven’t done so already.  Whether your… Read More

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change

We’ve had a remarkable year as far as climate goes.  So far this season, we’ve experienced five Category 3 (or above) hurricanes, with substantial damage to the Houston area with Hurricane Harvey and the devastation of Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.  With another 45 days left in hurricane season, we can expect more to come. … Read More