What is the “New Economy?”

Finding Our Place in the World

IMG_1261What is the “new economy?” Who is living and teaching such a concept? In Fort Collins, Colorado, near me, I see new coworking communities develop in which people share office space and ideas, I see entrepreneurial activity explode. I see the proliferation of energy sustainability and community-shared-agriculture organizations. One friend started a Food School linking school kids and local farmers, and another created Biodiesel for Bands to provide cleaner burning vanpools to concerts. Bumping into these endeavors sets me abuzz and makes me want to join in and use my own skills in new ways.

I find a description of New Economy on the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup) website. The NEWGroup describes its mission this way: “to contribute to reframing the economic policy debate to address the social and environmental imperatives and opportunities of the 21st Century.”  They want to “put forward a bold vision and implementing strategy for…

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