Compares Money and Debt to Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the Capitalism Cat in the Hat - these things are not good things. Reviews the books Bad Money by Kevin Phillips, Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller, and Slow Money by Woody Tausch.
Examines the stock market and housing market collapse as symptoms of a socially-transmitted disease gone global. Discusses the animated video called "Money as Debt" by Paul Grignon. Also delves into the positive side of the economic crisis, with Backyards Without Borders, Farm Party Crews, and carnivore co-ops. Presents ideas on growing new farmers and celebrates sustainable nuts.
Local spin: Presents ideas from Woody Tausch’s author event at NextSpace, and from The Future of Local Food, organized by Transition SC. Discusses ideas for involving local HS students in food production - including a Sustainability Summer Camp, an "embedded" charter school, and alternative credentials to academia. The conversation will continue at Strengthening the Roots at UCSC President’s Day weekend. Also mentions Jordan McKay, UCSC graduate killed in September, and his microfinance legacy.
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