From http://communityforge.net/our-story, this is a great basic statement of what needs to change in order to achieve a sustainable economy, or a 'peace-full economy'
in Sonoma, CA, Oct. 20, 2009
You can see the complete set of videos from the conference here (on Vimeo).
Stephanie Rearick presented a 20 minute speech at the Economics of Peace Conference
The Philosopher vs the Trader
a paper that started the WEA idea (below) - also attached to this page:
The WEA was formed by economists in response to the realizations that are described in the lecture in the videos, by economists embarrassed for their profession ...
From their Manifesto:
The World Economics Association (WEA) seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought. Its key qualities are worldwide membership and governance, and inclusiveness with respect to: (a) the variety of theoretical perspectives; (b) the range of human activities and issues which fall within the broad domain of economics; and (c) the study of the world’s diverse economies.
The Association’s activities will centre on the development, promotion and diffusion of economic research and knowledge and on illuminating their social character. To achieve these aims the Association constitutes itself as a new form of worldwide, democratic, and pluralist organization with the following commitments: