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Podcast    H2'ed 9/24/19

A True Democratic Economy Has Already Started: Marjorie Kelly

Broadcast 9/24/2019 at 9:11 AM EDT (5 Listens, 7 Downloads, 2037 Itunes)
The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast

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Marjorie Kelly, Co-author of The Making of a Democratic Economy;Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few

Many of us can more easily envision the end of the world than we can envision the end of capitalism.

Our economic system is broken. 71% of Americans believe the economic system is rigged against them.
Real problem is We feel terrified by the scale of the problem, and that we despair that anything can be done. The enemy to be overcome is our sense of futility, discouragement and paralysis.

The Making of a Democratic Economy: Marjorie Kelly 2019 There's a better kind of economic model that is democratic, non-extractive and focused on being good for people and the environment.
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Notes before and from the interview
Democratic vs extractive economy

B companies = Benefit companies
Ownership vs Stewardship
Companies as objects vs companies as human communities within systems
Mondragon Cooperative

4- American revolution democratized only govt, not economics or.

5- Capital bias vs common good

6- Minimum wage solution from last century

6-corporate fiduciary duty to suppress wages and ecological regulations
Warren; Accountable capitalism act
UK: Inclusive ownership funds
Too many names for it

8 Binary choice between capitalism and socialism. They are 19th century constructs

Democracy needs to move inside the economy so it is in the economys DNA

9 Systems thinking

People can more easily imagine the end of nature than the end of capitalism as it exists.

7 priniples of a democratic conomy: Community, industry, place, good work, Democratic ownership, sustainability and ethical finance"a new common sense.

Democratic economy rising"around the world

Regenerative community on Pine Ridge Indian reservation, SD"Lakota Sioux
Principle of community, where common good comes first is at the core of rhe indigenour worldview.

Ch 3 Tyrone Poole
Ch 4 Kim Shelnik, VP human resources at University Hospitals, Cleveland"anchor institution Principle of place vs globalized economys indifference to place.

Ch 5 Home Care associates built on the principle of good work, with labor coming before capital.

Ch 6 Loren Jensen EA engineering"employee owned"principle of democratic ownership

Ch 7 Carla Santos Skandier"advocating buying out the 25 largest fossil fuel companies. Cost $700 billion"same amount to bail out banks"could be $100 billion a year over seven years.

Ch 8 matthew Brown, half time city council leader in Preston England,

Laboratories of democracy

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)

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