Alternative Economic Futures

This Community aims to support dialogue among scholars who share a double conviction: (a) that the socio-economic structures that dominate the world today can and should be replaced by ones that better support human flourishing, and (b) that the contours of more appropriate structures are already emerging, if we only know where to look. As the cyber-punk novelist William Gibson, put it: "The future is already here, it is just not evenly distributed."

We have different views of the root causes of the current structures' inadequacy, and different views on what kinds of alternatives are the most promising, but we share a sense of urgency. Impelled by this sense, we aim to explore alternative economic futures in all parts of the globe and at all scales: groups, enterprises, communities, societies, international