Author of Ancient Futures,
producer of Economics of
Happiness, my favorite documentary. And she's organizing workshops around the US and the world on the Economics of
Happiness, exploring the implications of globalization and advocating for
We need to maintain human scale and create support
We need a system analysis to understand the effects of
Global trade is a new form of colonization
We need to re-establish a chain of connection
Dangers of monoculture
Monsanto and GMO's play a big role in monoculture
There is a developing global effort to support localization
and local structures.
Via Campesina (way of the farmer) is a localization movement with over three
million people, in many nations.
The New Economy
Instead of talking about a world market, we need to talk
about millions of markets.
We need a WEO World Environment Organization instead of a
I asked if there are specific laws, regulations, etc. coming
out to support local.
She responds giving the example of Italy's Five Star
movement and its founder Beppe Grillo (there's a special about him on Netflicks
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 (more...)