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Paul Glover teaches Metropolitan Ecology at Temple University. He is founder of Ithaca HOURS local currency, Philadelphia Orchard Project, Ithaca Health Alliance, Green Jobs Philly, Citizen Planners of Los Angeles, and many other groups. He is author of Hometown Money, Health Democracy, Green Jobs Philly, Los Angeles: A History of the Future, and other books. He was invited to contend in the 2004 Green Party Presidential primaries, earning delegates at the national convention. In 1978 he walked, entirely on foot, from Boston to San Diego, to study the impact of cities upon this continent.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014(9 comments)
From the Middle Class to the Mutual Class
Millennials can become a prosperous Mutual Class by starting genuinely nonprofit mutual aid systems that enable them to live well by sharing resources. Such programs were widespread and successful one hundred years ago.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013(4 comments)
Deep Green Jobs
All green work expands the economy by reducing waste of resources, workers and wealth. Green jobs make life easier for everyone by reducing the costs of fuel, food, and housing. Green work repairs soil, water and air, making these cleaner and healthier.
But deep green jobs build profound solutions that replenish resources. They change our lives.
Thursday, January 5, 2012(4 comments)
Labor: the New Gold Standard
Twenty years ago I started printing money. Ithaca HOURS weren't intended to replace dollars, but to replace lack of dollars. Today, while much of America tilts beyond chronic recession into early depression, it is time to begin an orderly national transition from dollars to HOURS. This profound heresy becomes perhaps inevitable, since dollars have become tokens of unrepayable debt. Moreover, they restrict economic development