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Paul Glover; From the Middle Class to the Mutual Class

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Broadcast 4/16/2017 at 15:01:53 (10 Listens, 4 Downloads, 832 Itunes)
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Paul Glover is the founder of the Ithaca Hours , one of the first local currency systems.[1] [2] He is also the founder of the Philadelphia Orchard Project,[3]Citizen Planners of Los Angeles,[4]the Ithaca Health Alliance,[5]and several other organizations.

He is author of six books on community economic development,[6]a former professor of urban studies at Temple University[7], currently teaching Ecological Economics[8] at Philadelphia University.

He consults as Greenplanners[9]and speaks on community economic development.[10]

And he ran, in in 2014, as the Green Party candidate for the governor of Pennsylvania

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Holistic system economics: google it, check youtube

Green Economy

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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 kit.

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 power?

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 farmers.

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 about this?

It appealed to people across the political spectrum.

Over time it was replaced by Ithacash.com

Phila. Art cash.

Role of art in mutual society

Paul's alternative STEM (usually science tech, engineering, math) Soil, turf, earth, mulch

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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. 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

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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 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. 

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