The transition to a New Economy is gaining momentum! It's an exiciting time to be part of this movement, with more and more people engaged in conversations about the Sacred Earth Community story, new coalitions and grassroots initiatives gaining traction, and signs of growing public awareness.
And, we're inspired to learn about more young people on the move, demanding more from their education and creating their own new stories about the economy.Rethinking Economics, "an international network of young economics students, thinkers and writers who are organising to create fresh economic narratives," was launched in London, in June.
Our colleague in Norway, Jacob Bomann-Larsen, reports on his many contributions to the growing interest in the New Economy framework in the Nordic countries, including insights regarding the recent elections in Norway and national politics. Read Jacob's report here...
See below for more links to stories we think you'll like.
Until next time, thank you, for your work in the world.
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Links of Note
It's a Story Problem: One of David's recent blog posts for YES! Magazine - "We humans live by stories and have a particularly passionate need for stories that give our lives meaning and direction—sacred stories that serve as our guide to what is important and worthy of our respect and care." Read more...
From YES! Magazine: The outcome of current policy debates, most of which, if not all, are related to economic issues, hinge upon the interests and worldviews of "negotiators" who come to the table. James Trimarco, web editor at YES!, takes the Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiations - and the New York Times - to task. Read more...
Lokalekonomernas nätverk: Writer/photographer and our friend in Sweden, Hans Månsson, wrote the follow-on summary documentationfrom the Living Local Economies conference for Nordic countries inÅre, Sweden in June, organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Videos and PowerPoint presentations are available HERE.
Story of Solutions: David calls this latest video in the Story of Stuff series "brilliant!" What if we focused on "better" instead of "more"?
“The fact that the business-as-usual pursuit of profits and growth is destabilising life on earth is no longer something we need to read about in scientific journals. The early signs are unfolding before our eyes.”