Vocabulary for a New World: Parecon

Participatory economics, often abbreviated parecon, is a proposed economic system that uses participatory decision making as an economic mechanism to guide the production, consumption and allocation of resources in a given society. Proposed as an alternative to contemporary capitalistmarket economies and also an alternative to centrally planned socialism or coordinatorism, it is described as “an anarchistic economic vision”,[1] and it could be considered a form of socialism as under parecon, the means of production […]

Being Consumed – Short Book Review

    Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire By William T. Cavanaugh Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008   Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire is the latest book of Catholic theologian William Cavanaugh; a professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the author of Torture and […]

Recession, how can communities and churches prepare?

Mustard Seed Associates » Recession is Looming: How Can We Prepare? » Creating the future one mustard seed at a time We at Mustard Seed Associates want to invite you to join this important conversation. Read the summary of the ideas generated by our brainstorming groups and the other articles. Then please feel free to […]