Animated by the proposition that an economics constrained by respect for the natural world and human dignity is possible, this volume offers a rich menu of alternative ideas and experiences that are moving us toward a more just and sustainable future. It also helped to set the stage for the June 1997 TOES (The Other Economic Summit) in Denver. Many of the ideas and experiences discussed in the book were debated there as alternatives to the official agenda being addressed by the government leaders at the Group of 7 Economic Summit occurring simultaneously.
The ideas and experiences presented in this book are grouped around several themes, such as what works to create real wealth, to democratize science and technology, to link sustainability with justice in the real world, and to build sustainable livelihoods and sustainable communities. Must reading for all who believe in and are willing to work for a better