Without vision, we perish or at least waste a lot of time and energy. Guided by vision, we flourish and help others do so.
Want Economic Turnaround? Create It! Wall Street is too untrustworthy. Government is too partisan, and media are too obsessed with who’s sleeping with whom to envision an economy that works for all. Fortunately, fellow citizens are creating a variety of breakthrough ways to create a better economy.
Some trends you might want to join:
- Liberate your perspective so you make your wisest decisions around earning, spending and investing money. Top books in this field are Barbara Stanny’s Overcoming Underearning and Geneen Roth’s new Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations About Food and Money. Both offer powerful stories plus loads of tips and food for your creative mind.
- Create community around money issues. Check out the free literature and connections to meetings (some by telephone) for Underearners Anonymous. Create book group that uses Stanny’s or Roth’s books to deal with current challenges around money. Add reflection time to generate new visions that are anchored in your best values.
- Share! Sharing reduces costs, builds community and supports the environment. For inspiration, information and a good laugh, check out the website of the Sustainable Economies Law Center.
- Spend and invest locally. BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies is your best starting place for information on cutting-edge ways that people are rebuilding local economies that are more sustainable and socially responsible. With local spending and investing, more money stays in the community, creating more jobs.
- Learn more about current reality, then dream big. A great starting place is “Vision: As the American Capitalist Economy Craters, Promising Alternatives Emerge.” It includes ways to think about “an economy that is increasingly green and socially responsible, and one that is based on rethinking the nature of ownership and the growth paradigm that guides conventional policies.”
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