‘Books and Reviews’
This magisterial book is a tour throughout the world and our human history, examining the persistent puzzle of why some countries successfully industrialized and others failed. MIT economist Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, a political scientist and economist at Harvard, go beyond economics and its centuries of hypothesizing about economic [...]
As a longtime member of the Club of Rome, I can recommend this book highly to all concerned global citizens, - Hazel Henderson, Editor On May 9, 2012, the Club of Rome launched a new Report to the Club of Rome, entitled “2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years” (published by Chelsea Green). In it, author Jorgen [...]
A SPECIAL RETREAT WORKSHOP WITH KATHLEEN BARRY EMPATHY & CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING FOR: UNMAKING WAR, REMAKING MEN Dates: July 20-22, 2012 Location: La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA Conducted by: National Peace Academy in partnership with La Casa de Maria Course fee: Residential: $350; Commuter: $250 NPA [...]
New Society Publishers, the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance, and the new economics foundation announce the release of The Resilience Imperative Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy By Michael Lewis, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal and Pat [...]
John G. Taft's "Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street" (Wiley, 2012) is authored by a deeply principled adviser whose clients are investors in corporations rather than their managers. Read the review on Seeking Alpha.
Bruce Piasecki's "Doing More with Less" (Wiley, 2012) gives solid, homespun advice to corporate and financial executives about how to reform their short-term profit-maximizing in the coming age of diminishing planetary resources and a human population of already more than 7 billion. Read the review on Seeking Alpha.
This profound guidebook reframes and expands the mission of building a global culture of peace. Going far beyond conventional techniques of conflict resolution, James O'Dea provides a holistic approach to peace work, covering its oft-ignored cultural, spiritual, and scientific dimensions while providing guidance suitable even for those who have [...]
A Fuller View by L. Steven Sieden (Divine Arts Media, 2012) is a rich exploration of the many ways by which friends, fans and colleagues of Buckminster Fuller interpret his work and carry his vision forward. Readers will recognize many names familiar to Ethical Markets: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Hunter Lovins, John Robbins, Lynn Twist and our own [...]
“At last, a comprehensive, hands-on guide to all the viable cooperative community-building options inherent in the great transition to cleaner, greener, more equitable economies. In this 21st century, emerging Solar Age, we are seeing all the many examples of the ways humans can help in reshaping societies and regenerating the Earth for our [...]
WAR TIME by Mary L. Dudziak, Oxford University Press, 2012 Review by Alan F. Kay The book introduction initiates various ways that ideas about time affect our understanding of war -- followed by chapters that specifically examine how war and time are imaged. We imagine the start and end of wars are pretty clearly bound in time, but American [...]