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  • INHABITING INTERDEPENDENCE

    Being in the Next Economy

    John Bloom

    INHABITING INTERDEPENDENCE

    In this insightful book, John Bloom, author of The Genius of Money, explores approaches toward transforming the conventional habits of mind and practice that have led to today’s imbalance in our economic life and in society as a whole. Acknowledging that money has permeated almost every aspect of daily life—including our relationships to nature and to one another—Bloom asks:
    How and why did we arrive at our current forms of social practice, including organizational life and governance?

    This inquiry leads us to a major reconsideration of personal and cultural conditioning and our economic selves, as well as our systems of exchange, so that we can understand how we can be in the next economy in a way that supports and celebrates our human capacities.

    John Bloom offers an argument for returning natural resources, work, and forms of capital to their origins as gifts rather than as commodities. By adopting such a framework, we can find a deeper meaning and purpose for stewarding these economic gifts on behalf of a more livable and interdependent future.

    CONTENTS:

    Introduction
    1. Heart’s Guidance
    2. From Co-creation to Association
    3. Reflections on Inequality
    4. Moving to Equilibrium
    5. Faith, Hope, and Love
    6. From Expectation to Affirmation
    7. Intimations of a Next Economic Story
    8. The Center is Uncertain

    WORK
    9. An Evocative Ethos
    10. On Compensation, or What Am I Working For?

    ORGANIZATIONS
    11. Closing the Credibility Gap
    12. New Benchmarks of Fiduciary Practice
    13. Destinies and Destinations

    MONEY AND SPIRIT
    14. An Argument for Rediscovery
    15. More on the Intersection of Money and Spirit
    16. What Do We Do at the End of Free Range Capital?
    17. What Does Money Have To Do With Freedom?

    ASSOCIATIVE ECONOMIC TRANSACTIONS
    18. Toward an Economics of Place
    19. Place, Price, and Associative Economic Practice
    20. Getting the Price Right
    21. From Self-reliance to Collaboration
    22. Banking in Place
    23. From Transaction to Transformation
    24. From Prime Mover to Freedom
    25. The Day of Giving and the Commonwealth

    LAND AND MONEY
    26. Between Land and Money
    27. An End to the Age of Entitlement
    28. A Poetic of Economics in Agriculture

    EPILOGUE: A Call for Transformation

    November 2016; SB; 196pp; Illustrations: 11 colour and b/w; 23 x 15mm; pb;

    £16.95  ISBN 9781621481751