with Christian Felber & Helena Norberg-Hodge
For decades, democracy has been under attack by big banks and corporations, which have used their clout to subvert the democratic process at every level – from campaign finance to lobbying, from ‘free trade’ to the revolving door between government and big business.
Can democracy survive corporate rule? How important is economic scale? How can we move towards genuine participatory democracy?
Join Local Futures’ Director Helena Norberg-Hodge and Christian Felber, author of Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good, for a webinar on bringing ‘people power’ back into the world’s economies.
Read the chat transcript here.
Recorded January 25th, 2017.
Christian Felber (Austria) is an internationally renowned speaker, a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and a contemporary dancer. He has authored several bestsellers: 50 Suggestions for a Fairer World; New Values for the Economy; Let’s Save the Euro!; Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good; and Money: The New Rules of the Game, which was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award 2014. Christian is the initiator of Economy for the Common Good and the Bank for the Common Good project, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He studied Spanish, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences in Madrid and Vienna, where he lives and works as an independent writer. Read more here.
Helena Norberg-Hodge (Australia) is the founder and director of Local Futures/ISEC. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is the producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, described as “an inspirational classic” and Local is Our Future. She has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared in broadcast, print, and online media worldwide. She was honored with the Right Livelihood Award (or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) for her groundbreaking work in Ladakh, and recently received the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.”