Despite suffering severe shocks from the 2008 global economic and banking crisis, nations of the European Union have provided the world with a potent new economic species. “Social Capitalism” shares prosperity more widely, institutionalizes broader national democracy, and creates long-term environmental sustainability. It includes universal healthcare that’s affordable, education for all that is often free, family-friendly work policies, and real worker participation in corporate decision-making. Europe watcher Steven Hill believes it may be the most important innovation in the world economy since the rise of the corporation – and we all have a “ringside seat to history.”
Products You’ll Enjoy:
- Corporations Versus Democracy: Thomas Linzey, co-founder and president of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will describe the heroic effort of several rural Pennsylvania communities to ban factory farm and sludge corporations in their jurisdiction.
- The Open Space of Democracy: Terry Tempest Williams has long been a passionate activist on behalf of the environment, especially – defense of southern Utah’s stunning red rock deserts, and, as a “downwinder” whose family has been ravaged by cancer – resistance to nuclear folly.