This group works to identify and study books and videos and other media which address new economics thinking and alternative structures, and share with the entire ECI community. Those interested in joining this work circle should contact Beverly Jones.

Here are some of the books and publications which ECI believes are helpful in learning more about new economic thinking and bringing about an economics of compassion.

Books:

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, E. F. Schumacher

What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth, Wendell Berry

Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, John Restakis

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs, Muhammad Yunus

Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, Rob Dietz

The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World, Rob Hopkins

Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work, Johnathan Rowe

The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, Mark Anielski

All that We Share: How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, our Communities and Everything Else that Belongs to Us, Jay Walljasper

Owning our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution, Marjorie Kelly and David Korten

What Then Must We Do? – Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution, Gar Alperovitz

Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition, Charles EisensteinBooklet:

Salmon Economics (and other lessons), Andrew Kimbrell

Periodicals:

Yes! – Powerful ideas, practical actions Check out the Spring 2013 issue especially! It talks about cooperatives and the new economy.

Learn more about our work circles

Neighborhood Connections: This work circle is working to discover and build on the strengths of neighborhoods across the city to turn residents into producers and not just consumers.

Local Cooperatives: This work circle wants to identify all the cooperative businesses in the Cincinnati region, and find ways to strengthen their market visibility, and connect them with capital and strategy resources. 

Generous Structures: This work circle is dedicated to exploring alternative forms of raising capital and best practices for supporting existing alternatives for housing.

2019 Jubilee Project: This work circle is working to begin a movement to forgive the debts of the poor by 2019, using the theme of a Jubilee Year..

Resources (formerly Books/Videos): Identify and study books and videos and other media which address new economics thinking and alternative structures, and share with the entire ECI community.