Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur and writer who has co-founded and led several successful businesses and written numerous articles and books about capitalism, the commons and other topics.  His latest book, With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough, proposes universal dividends from shared wealth as … Continued

Tanya and Wendell Berry

Tanya and Wendell Berry, for nearly sixty years, have lived on their hillside farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. The two share a deep connection to their local community, hold a deep reverence for the land, and are staunch defenders of agrarian values.   Tanya Berry—an artist and agrarian—has served on the local library board and helped … Continued

Merrian Goggio Borgeson

Merrian Goggio Borgeson is a Senior Scientist for the Climate and Clean Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Merrian champions stronger climate policies by providing analysis and strategic guidance to help us shift to efficient, renewable energy. She works closely with policymakers and stakeholders at the state, regional and national levels. Prior to joining … Continued

David Boyle

David Boyle was a long-time fellow at the New Economics Foundation, where he has worked in various capacities since 1987—writing and editing, developing new projects, launching the time-bank movement in the UK, making recommendations on the future of money, advising on volunteering policy, and most recently participating in research on localism and the future of … Continued

Eric Harris-Braun

Eric Harris-Braun designs and builds software infrastructure for the new economy. He is a co-founder of the MetaCurrency project, which is creating a platform for communities of all scales to design and deploy their own currencies, and Holochain, which will host a full array of asset-backed, value-stable currencies, setting a new class of cryptocurrencies that will … Continued

Dan Levinson

Dan Levinson was raised in New York City in the 60s and attended Manhattan Country School, a highly acclaimed “experiment” modeled on the teachings of MLK where students also spent three weeks each year on a small farm in the Catskills. After graduating Brown and Stanford B-School Dan founded Main Street Resources – a niche private … Continued

Michelle Long

Michelle Long is the founder of Jubilee Gift, an investment platform for building Beautiful Portfolios that are catalytic in healing the Earth, for equity and healing between people, and that build the spiritual ballast we need to meet these changing times. For wealth-holders with the furthest possible vision and intention, Jubilee Gift offers direct investment opportunities, … Continued

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Management Sloan School and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and introduced the concept of “presencing”—learning from the emerging future—in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with P. Senge et al). He is co-author … Continued

Judy Wicks

Judy Wicks is a leader, writer, and speaker in the localization movement. She began buying from local farmers in 1986 for her restaurant, White Dog Café, which she started on the first floor of her Philadelphia row house in 1983. Realizing that helping other restaurants connect with local farmers would strengthen the regional food system, … Continued

Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard is a New York-based artist and organizer born in Rhode Island. She speaks internationally about art, design, technology, and economic justice. Woolard is the Director of Research and Programs at Open Collective Foundation, an Assistant Professor at Pratt, and co-organizer of http://art.coop with Nati Linares and Marina Lopez. Since the financial crisis of … Continued