Paris Climate Change Conference and Sustainable Farming

Paris Climate Change Conference and Sustainable Farming

This week’s climate change talks in Paris are critical. As climate negotiators and activists gather to hammer out an agreement that will guide humanity’s response to climate change, take a moment to check out my “Take 5 with Tony” web series video below that I did on October 6th. In…

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What’s Different About the “New Economy”?

What’s Different About the “New Economy”?

While there is no one definition for the “new economy”, most folks working in this field would probably agree on a few basic elements that distinguish this economic approach from the current dominant economic model.  I’ve attempted to summarize those below. Six Elements of Emerging New Economies, Contrasted with the…

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Is There an Alternative to Trickle Down Economics?

Is There an Alternative to Trickle Down Economics?

There are at least four key components of what I’m calling a “bottom up economy”:   Focusing on the assets and strengths of your community; developing infrastructure to support and build upon these assets; fostering local ownership of businesses and capital; and building entrepreneurial networks that increase the competitiveness and impact…

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