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Books & Journals

Ancient Futures, by Helena Norberg Hodge
Using the small northern Indian state of Ladakh as her model, Norberg-Hodge demonstrates the devastating effects of the global economy on local indigenous cultures.
Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development, by Herman E. Daly
This iconoclast economist argues that if we are to achieve the goals of sustainable development we must rethink conventional economic theories and give up our ideal of economic growth.
Development As Freedom, by Amartya Sen
"By showing that the quality of our lives should be measured not by our wealth, but by our freedom, Sen's writings have revolutionized the theory and practice of development." (Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN)
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace, by Vandana Shiva
World renowned environmental activist and physicist illuminates Earth Democracy, which "connects the particular to the universal, the diverse to the common, and the local to the global. Earth Democracy is the awareness of these connections and of the rights and responsibilities that flow from them."
Eco-Economy, by Lester R. Brown
Discusses the depletion of our planet's natural wealth caused by our current economic models, and presents a design for a profitable economy that accurately reflects the social cost of abuse of resources.
Globalization and its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz
"I have written this book because while I was at the World Bank, I saw firsthand the devastating effect that globalization can have on developing countries, and especially the poor within those countries."
Hope's Edge, by Anna and Francis Moore Lappe
A continuation, now with her daughter Anna, of Francis Moore Lappe's mission to awaken us to the perceptions and habits which are destroying our planet's life. She shows us how people all over the world are making life-sustaining choices for themselves, their families, their communities and the planet. The book is a hopeful and sobering look at the challenge before each of us to create a sustainable future.
No Logo, by Naomi Klein
A user-friendly handbook that looks at the insidious practices and effects of corporate marketing--and the powerful potential of a growing consumer activist movement.
Small is Beautiful, by E.F. Schumacher
First published in 1973, this classic of the imperative for a small-scale economic: -- "Economics as if People Mattered"-- is still at the top of the growing list of books on sustainable economics. A new edition has recently been published.
The Case Against the Global Economy, edited by Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith
An indepth look at the risks and failures of the rush to a global economy by 43 leading thinkers from many disciplines, many of whom present alternatives toward bioregional, local communities and economies.
The Ecology of Commerce, by Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken knows how to run a business, and this book demonstrates clearly how desperately we need to get our priorities straight, and how, with hope and courage, we can go about doing it.
The End of Poverty, by Jeffrey D. Sachs
It may seem too easy to cite a popular book by a world-famous economist, introduced by an even more famous self-proclaimed rock star. But it would also be too easy not to read the book, which in fact takes us to the very heart of the idea of Interbeing.
The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, by William Greider
The author examines how the greatest wealth-creation engine in the history of the world is failing most of us, why it must be changed, and how specifically it can be transformed.
Toward a Nonviolent Economics, by Charles Gray
An in-depth & sobering look at the economic status of countries & people around the world. One man's radical response to building world equity, and aligning his lifestyle with his beliefs. Available for $10 including postage from Sylvia Hart, 256 North Grand, Eugene, OR 97402.
The online version of this crisp and provocative and usually humorous newsletter: it's worth subscribing to the paper edition. Every issue extends the clarion call: Do Something!
Helps people use their wealth and talents to create a more joyful, just and sustainable world.
Covers a broad spectrum of under-reported political and environmental issues.
This venerable progressive weekly is most valuable for its columnists and regular contributors.
A Critique of Politics, Culture & Society. The wordy, but very perceptive and thoughtful journal is based on the mission of "tikkun: to mend, repair, and transform the world."
You will see links and references to Yes! Magazine in quite a few sections of our web site, because we follow many of the same areas of concern and activism. We feel it is definitely worthwhile subscribing.