Creating social change,  Economic Resilience

Exposing the False Prophets of Transformation

Nicole Ashcoff has posted an excellent article on what comes after capitalism — or more precisely, what DOESN’T come after capitalism.

She writes:  “While elite storytellers [like Ophrah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, John Mackey of Whole Foods, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] present ideas like creative or inclusive capitalism as radical solutions to global problems, their ideas actually inhibit real change and strengthen the status quo.”

Ashcoff continues “In covering up the structural nature of problems and putting a radical sheen on ideas that reinforce existing hierarchies of power, these solutions ‘kick the can down the road,’ displacing critique and enabling capitalism to survive as a system. …”

She concludes “It’s imperative that we train a critical eye on easy solutions and start building collective, democratic projects of our own that develop real alternatives for change.”

What are these collective democratic projects that develop real alternatives for change?  See 10 Practical Tools for a Resilient Economy.