Skip to main content
Default Image: Sky

For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

Environment & Energy Money & Banking Democracy & Governance

This article, published on CommonDreams, charts a ten point path for a new economy. Distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth elaborates on these 10 points, which include economic democracy, money and finance, and the environment. Each part of this chart is aimed at how a new system should operate and the overall need for systemic change in this time of crisis.

The situation we face today is so dire that we should consider new initiatives in the context of a fundamentally different approach to economic life. In short, what the world needs is a new economic paradigm.

Read the full article at CommonDreams.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

More related work

Thomas Hanna on the Real News Network

Real News Network Explores How to Face The Next Financial Crisis

The United States is due for another financial crisis, and when it happens many of the underlying conditions will be worse than they were at the time of the 2008 financial crash, says Thomas Hanna, research director of the Democracy Collaborative and the author of the report, read more
British Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn

How UK Labour Party’s ‘Radical’ Plan for Economic Democracy Could Shake Global Politics

The Labour Party in the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is advancing “a radical program for dismantling and displacing corporate and financial power in Britain” that could open up a revitalization of left politics globally, says a new read more
A pile of money

Money Matters! Why Monetary Theory and Policy Is a Critical Terrain For the Left

A discussion on a way out of the austerity trap that reveals how the obstacles to bold action at a national scale on jobs, healthcare, and climate are political, not economic. read more