Time Now for Creating Alternative Futures
“A new generation of Futurists will be reading this seminal book and the incredible, important work of Hazel Henderson.” Julie Friedman Steele, CEO / Board Chair, World Future Society.
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 22 /CSRwire/ – Foundational futurist Hazel Henderson, CEO of Ethical Markets Media Certified B. Corporation, releases her first book Creating Alternative Futures: The End of Economics, Foreword by E.F. Schumacher (1978), helping launch the “Small Is Beautiful” cultural revolution.
The issues and ideas explored are now more relevant today: decentralized, democratic solar economies; ending fossil fuel use; globalizing human rights, environmental protection and organic agriculture; facing up to inequality with decent wages, basic incomes, employee-ownership, cooperative enterprises, public banking, beyond economics toward transforming finance…. all the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
“Theodore Gordon, founder of The Futures Group and co-founder of the Millennium Project says, “This book burst like a creative seedpod and still germinates ideas among futurists, science writers and policy wonks worldwide.”
Creating Alternative Futures in 300 libraries worldwide in many languages is also free from the University of Florida Digital Collections. Stephanie Mills, author of Epicurean Simplicity and On Gandhi’s Path, says “Ahead of its time, right on time, and timeless, Hazel Henderson’s first book abounds in courageous critical insight, immense sanity, systems wisdom, and inspiring reportage. Henderson, whose personal energy is positively solar, illuminates possible, urgent, evolutionary moves for our kind”.
Original praise from founding futurists, including Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock(1964) and Barbara Ward, author of Spaceship Earth (1966). Elise Boulding, peace activist author of Cultures of Peace (2000) called Hazel “my favorite paradigm smasher”; oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau, said “In this book are most of the ideas we are fighting for”; Today’s pre-eminent meta-historian William Irwin Thompson includes Hazel in his Lindisfarne Fellowship and “Thinking Together At The Edge Of History”(2016). Futurist philosophers Barbara Marx Hubbard and Jean Houston co-authored the Power of Yin with Hazel (1978). Physicist Fritjof Capra co-authored their Qualitative Growth. Alice Tepper Marlin, founder of Social Accountability International and founding godmother of socially responsible investing metrics discusses with Hazel “The Future of Finance” in our 2016 TV series, distributed globally.
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