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Winona LaDuke and Leah Penniman in conversation

Leah Penniman saw in the history of Black farming cooperatives a way for Americans of color to re-establish a connection with the land and rebuild a culture disrupted by the systematic exclusion from land ownership. She turned to the story of the emergence of the community land trust movement out of the civil rights movement … Continued

Hazel Henderson and Juliet Schor in Conversation

Since the early 1980’s Hazel Henderson’s name has been synonymous with impact investing. Probably more than any other person, Henderson has been responsible for creating and promoting a set of social and environmental indicators by which to judge the real health of an economic system including the well-being of its citizens and its ecosystem. These … Continued

Neva Goodwin and Stewart Wallis in Conversation

In her 2010 E. F. Schumacher Lecture Neva Goodwin imagined the economy of 2075 and what we might hope to see. She identified current corporate structure, designed to increase profits for shareholders, as an obstacle to achieving a more diverse and resilient economy. She highlighted the importance of transitioning to distributed production of energy from … Continued

"Since there is now increasing evidence of environmental deterioration, particularly in living nature, the entire outlook and methodology of economics is being called into question. The study of economics is too narrow and too fragmentary to lead to valid insights, unless complemented and completed by a study of meta-economics."

- E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful