Paul Glover is the founder of the Ithaca Hours ,
one of the first local currency systems.  He is also the founder of the
Philadelphia Orchard Project,Citizen Planners of Los Angeles,the Ithaca Health Alliance,and several other organizations.
He is author of six books
on community economic development,a former professor of urban studies at
currently teaching Ecological Economics at Philadelphia University.
He consults as Greenplannersand speaks on community economic
And he ran, in in 2014, as the Green Party candidate for the
governor of Pennsylvania
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The real news is there are
millions of people and hundreds of thousands of organization bringing social
and ecological justice.
Equitable development tool
I see holes in the social
fabric where we need more control.
My idea of leadership is
knowing when to follow.
We need decentralization of
domination by industrial entities
How do we take back the
Change attitudes to join the
mutual class (from consumer, thing ownership culture to community oriented.)
A lot of people are bailing
out from the middle class, quitting high paying Wall Street jobs to become
To downsize or "rightsize" by
reconnecting so we get off the treadmills and create safety nets.
We need to create safety
nets and move away from centralization.
Rob: What does that look
like? How can people get involved with this?
Rob: What do you mean,
"Americans take control of money."
In depth discussion of Ithaca
Hours, a form of local currency based on work hours. Wrote book about it--Hometown Money
Ithaca Hours had 500 members
and thousands of individuals involved, including doctors, masseuses, plumbers"
Rob: How do libertarians feel
It appealed to people across
the political spectrum.
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. 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, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
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 Opednews.com-- 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 and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.