Paper $18.95 ISBN: 9781783604722 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783604739 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Change Everything

Creating an Economy for the Common Good

Christian Felber

Change Everything

Christian Felber

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $18.95 ISBN: 9781783604722 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783604739 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Few people would contest that modern capitalism comes with major costs: it damages the environment, harms workers, and increases inequality, to name just a few. Yet we’re told time and again that those are simply inevitable side effects of the constant need for profit and growth—and that while they may be regrettable, there’s no other way.

Christian Felber disagrees. In Change Everything, he lays out a wholly new vision for a humane economic model—the Economy for the Common Good, or ECG. Not just an idea, but a rapidly growing international movement, ECG is a practical, detailed blueprint for a new way of doing business, a people-centered approach that could sweep away austerity, support human (and humane) development, repair our damaged environment, and utterly reorient our relationship to work, money, and the purpose of both. Its vision is just short of breathtaking, but it remains grounded in reality, as evidenced by the fact that more than 1,700 companies around the world have already endorsed its principles.

Nothing less than a call to re-examine all that we’ve ever been told about how economies work, Change Everything is a ringing manifesto for a new, better age.
Contents
Foreword by Eric Maskin
Preface

1 A broken system
2 Defining the economy for the common good
3 The democratic bank
4 Property
5 Motivation and meaning
6 Advancing democracy
7 Real world examples
8 Putting it into practice

Appendix 1 Frequently asked questions
Appendix 2 Facts, figures and a twenty-point summary.

Review Quotes
Susan George, author of Whose Crisis? Whose Future?
“Christian Felber has written that rare article: the genuine game-changer. Easy to read, irrefutable in its principles and comprehensive in its proposals, it's a how-to guide to a better world. At last, it's in English. Don't miss it.”
Duncan McCann, New Economics Foundation
“A timely and important new vision for the purpose of economic activity, moving away from the private accumulation of wealth and towards the common good. A must read for business leaders, economists, activists, civil servants and politicians if we are to have any chance of creating an economy that meets the needs of people and the planet.”
Choice
“This book is required reading for anyone interested in a stronger and more equitable economy. . . . Essential.”
Peace News
“Felber and his associates have created ‘The Economy for the Common Good,’ a utopian vision of society based on community values where altruism is rewarded and political and economic power returned to the people. In Change Everything Felber lays out a plan for this new society, based on the idea that ‘all economic activity should serve the common good.’ . . . Finishing it, I found myself wanting to live somewhere where the Economy for the Common Good applies, and eager to follow up this book with some action.”
 
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