Economics for the 99%
CPE produced this resource which we hope will be useful for activists fighting for an economy for the 99% – one that is just and sustainable. We revised the original version, which was written in 2012, inspired by the Occupy movement.
Economics for the 99% (downloadable PDF)
Economic Timeline and Narrative (downloadable pdf)
This booklet is designed to serve as a resource for anyone working in any of hundreds of ways in the movement: organizing, writing, teaching, discussing with neighbors, protesting to build a more just and sustainable economic system.
This 15-part booklet presents a coherent analysis that is developed step by step for the reader. It starts by addressing major economic problems — by no means the complete list! — and looking at their dimensions and their roots in the economic system. It then introduces some economic alternatives — visions of a different kind of economy. The booklet includes a timeline of the period since 1900 and an accompanying narrative.
The booklet can be used as a complete resource in itself or as a source of short leaflets on individual topics. Each numbered section was designed to be usable on its own, to be copied or emailed to those interested in the particular topic; they may be copied and distributed freely.
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