Bellowing out in the songs of eco-village choirs and reverberating down city streets through the chants of the 99 percent, the call for a new economy echoes out over the dying gasps of late capitalism.
From energy co-operatives in Spain that are literally bringing power to the local level, to a small school hidden deep in the English moors that is redesigning the study of economics, to a vast coalition in North America that is challenging domination by the one percent, this episode of Upstream explores the movement for a new economy.
Our story begins in 1984, just outside of the G7 World Economic Summit in London, where a small group convened a counter summit to challenge the ideas and theories that dominated mainstream economics. We follow the ripples of this seminal event as they radiate out through the world and on into our current era of Trump & Brexit.
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