Rather than focusing on the more technical and Neoliberal aspects of markets, I liked this book for my MBA audience because I thought it gave a richer discussion of why countries have the economic system they have now as well as how it came to be by looking at their economic history. Perhaps I am feeling the shift to a new paradigm? I think I will go with that because it makes me feel like a trendsetter, or at least an early adopter.
Ellen Clardy, PhD
Thanks Ellen Clardy, Ph. D. for your clear background piece. I enjoyed reading it as the economy and its ways of transitioning rapidly now fascinate me.
My mission is to align the economy, ecology, and the human spirit with my motto:
“Let’s restore ecosystems and learn as humans how to live within planetary boundaries.”
Luckily, many people are now realizing it’s possible. Finding systemic solutions. Combining the abundance of nature with technologies that are supporting life instead of just slurping energy and destroying.
With regenerative business models that use local synergy instead of just scale. Businesses collaborating openly in diverse groups with the same markets, sharing proceeds. Unleashing the multiplier effects of using all their rest streams and creating value upon value upon value with it.
Designing their production processes in a smart, non-extractive way. Identifying stranded assets and who has the pain of those. Where there’s pain, there will be money to invest in systemic solutions…
And I see so many great examples spring up! It’s sometimes scary how fast things move all over the world…
I know there are other trends as well. And some of them conflict. In my view, we shouldn’t stay stuck in our own dogmas but question everything. Be immensely curious. And have great respect for the wisdom of nature.
Time will tell which trends will shape the economies of our future…