Towards Anti-Racist Enrollment

Enrollment isn’t easy. But I love the work of enrollment. I see it as patient work that grows over time. It’s the art of the relational connection and the invitation to dream and fall in love with a different vision of the future… together. I love enrolling people in co-ops, in heterodox economics, in theContinue reading “Towards Anti-Racist Enrollment”

Economy as Community of Communities

Read for an invitation, then a day in the neighborhood Dear partner in community economy,  We are a Portland Catholic Worker community inviting you to share a guiding vision with us – economic society as a community of communities, gathered by shared commitments, equipped with the cooperative economic apparatus to realize them. For us inContinue reading “Economy as Community of Communities”

a vision for a shared economy

things fell apart and the center did not hold at least that’s how grandpa talks about the olden days days where capital was holier than spirit man dominated (and subsequently) destroyed nature and growth was the ultimate god those days long gone — almost all but forgotten ……now we just are. living breathing and being,Continue reading “a vision for a shared economy”

The BS of the Fed – Where the Magic Happens

(updated 8/19/2020 3:30am PT) How can we Structure the Financial System to be Compatible with a Shared Ownership Economy? (Part 4) The balance sheet of the Fed will give you clues as to the health of the economy and of society as a whole. In the prior post I mentioned the Great Decoupling – theContinue reading “The BS of the Fed – Where the Magic Happens”

Week 3: “An Open Letter to our Rosedale Denver, CO and Planetary Neighbors: Sixty-One Years Blessing for All that Is”

Glory be to God for dappled things –    For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;       For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;    Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;       And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.   “Pied Beauty” by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS DearContinue reading “Week 3: “An Open Letter to our Rosedale Denver, CO and Planetary Neighbors: Sixty-One Years Blessing for All that Is””

To JMK: Regarding The Economic Possibilities of Our Grandchildren

“Grandpa!!! Look at me, I can fly!!!” My granddaughter, Zara, jumped from the roof and gave her new wings a try, a little bit unsteady for the first few feet, then she stabilized for a smooth, 20-second glide across the park, landing in a pile of leaves. A new human flight record for her. MyContinue reading “To JMK: Regarding The Economic Possibilities of Our Grandchildren”

Wine with Friends

He couldn’t sleep last night – too much excitement about the direction of the world right now. All the networking and hard work finally took off – like the Fly Wheel in Good to Great.   Everywhere he looks he now sees the influence of the Shared Ownership Green New Deal (SOGND) passed by President Harris and Speaker Ocasio-Cortez. He woke up to the earthyContinue reading “Wine with Friends”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sworn In As 48th President of the United States

January 20 2033Washington, DC Twelve years ago today, on January 20th, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden shocked the world by making two announcements. First, he announced that his first term would be his only term. And second, he proclaimed that he would be the last white male president for the next 100 years. True toContinue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sworn In As 48th President of the United States”

A World Where My Investing Turmoil Disappears

Easy for Your Money to do Good. I imagine walking my 6-year-old Teddy to our local bank to open his first account and being surprised at how easy it is to have his money held in a way that aligns with our family values. I imagine when my daughter starts her first job and asksContinue reading “A World Where My Investing Turmoil Disappears”

Can the past be fruitful soil for the future?

I started imagining a day in the life of the new economy and found myself reflecting upon my current experience of living in a religious community. I have often thought that the way women religious have organized themselves offers many lessons for restructuring both our economy and our governance system. So I turned to howContinue reading “Can the past be fruitful soil for the future?”

Can shared ownership #KeepPeopleInTheirHomes?

Hi, everyone. I was inspired after yesterday’s group conversation to record my post this week, rather than write it. Thank you for watching. Credit unions have the power to act, to make emergency loans (with our money!) to keep people in their homes and forestall an eviction and foreclosure crisis. We have the power toContinue reading “Can shared ownership #KeepPeopleInTheirHomes?”