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Shaping Globalization

Civil Society has become a major power in the world. The stunning defeat of the controversial and secretive Multilateral Agreement on Investments, the massive worldwide WTO protests and the yearly meetings of the World Social Forum are testimony to its coming of age. From these significant victories, civil society continued to catch world attention with the Arab Spring, the grassroots movement ...
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Free, Equal, and Mutual

With resurgent nationalism, global warming, rising inequality and blowback from war, our market dominated society is in meltdown. However Rudolf Steiner’s free, equal, and mutual vision offers a timely alternative for rebalancing society. This pushes back “the market” from politics and culture. How? Healthy boundaries are reasserted between the private business sector, the public state sector, ...
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The Threefolding Movement, 1919

Following World War I, Germany faced a period of revolutionary upheaval and general unrest. In the midst of these tumultuous events, Rudolf Steiner’s pioneering movement for social threefolding rallied around a unique conception. Its three principal goals were to promote human rights and equality in political life, freedom in cultural life and associative cooperation in economic life. Albert ...
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Inhabiting Interdependence

In this insightful book, John Bloom, author of The Genius of Money, explores approaches toward transforming the conventional habits of mind and practice that have led to today’s imbalance in our economic life and in society as a whole.  Acknowledging that money has permeated almost every aspect of daily life—including our relationships to nature and to one another—Bloom asks:  How and ...
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Money Matters - but So Does Trust!

The financial crisis of 2008 ignited a general psychology of fear. This crisis of confidence was not just a crisis of capitalism, argues the author, but a crisis of materialism – the one-sided fixation on material prosperity. Tackling real questions relating to personal finances, savings, work, individual creativity and talent, Archiati offers a multitude of stimulating thoughts and new ideas. ...
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Communicating Anthroposophy

12 lectures and a Q&A session, Stuttgart, Jan. 1–2, and Feb. 12–17, 1921 (CW 338) “Be clear with yourselves about this: if these two preconditions are not met [love for the cause and love for humanity], or if they are replaced by some other force such as ambition or vanity, you will still be able to deliver very logical speeches to people; you will be able to speak very cleverly, however you ...
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Holonomics

Businesses around the world are facing rapidly changing economic and social situations. Business leaders and managers must be ready to respond and adapt in new, innovative ways. The authors of this groundbreaking book argue that business people must adopt what they call a “holonomic” way of thinking, as well as a dynamic and authentic understanding of the relationships within a business system ...
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Rethinking Economics

14 lectures in Dornach, July 14-August 6, 1922 (CW 340)6 seminars in Dornach, July 31-August 5, 1922 (CW 341)“In this age of social, economic, and ecological disruption, many people are beginning to realize that perhaps the most important root causes for this crisis originate in an economic thinking that is increasingly out of touch with the social, ecological, and spiritual realities of our ...
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The Social Future

In 1919, shortly after World War I, the structure of society and the economy, both in Germany and globally, became a primary concern of Rudolf Steiner. In addition to writing The Threefold Social Order, in which he presented his ideas for social renewal, Steiner also gave lecture courses that year, including The Social Question as a Question of Consciousness (CW 189); Impulses of the Past and ...
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What Is Money?

The world of finance exerts a huge influence over our lives, being responsible for economic turmoil and seemingly interminable peaks and crashes. Whereas money was once a simple means of exchange, today it is a commodity in itself and, as “capital,” exerts power over individuals, degrading work to tradable labor. Can we find a new way of understanding money today, so that we can begin to ...
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Common Wealth

What social future do we want, and how do we get there? Common Wealth analyzes how the market has taken over the state and public services, while education and health have become "industries" and profit-making businesses. Toxic, neoliberal capitalism was unleashed during the 1980s and 1990s, only to crash in the worldwide financial melt-down beginnning in 2007 and followed by public bail-outs of ...
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The Genius of Money

Coming to terms with money is one of the great transformational challenges of our time. This collection of essays and interviews is an invitation and inquiry addressing that challenge on a systemic and personal level. The book presents an engaging worldview that emerges from the intersection of money and spirit. Practical, spiritual, and unwavering, it investigates the financial world as it ...
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Freedom of Thought and Societal Forces

6 lectures in Ulm, Berlin, and Stuttgart, May 26–December 30, 1919 (CW 333) Freedom of Thought and Societal Forces offers a broad overview of Steiner’s fresh thinking on what he called the “threefold social order.” He acknowledged that the demand for social change derives above all from the working class, whom industrialization had forced into a kind of indentured life dominated by economics. ...
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Money Can Heal

Exploring the wonders of every kind of monetary transaction, Siegfried Finser reveals how all transactions interact with the human psyche. Having evolved through the ages, money is no longer an object so much as it has become a “worldwind” of circulation, moving at various speeds and achieving a myriad of results. Our human intentions give money its qualities and determine its speed and its ...
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The Esoteric Aspect of the Social Question

4 lectures in various cities, Feb. 4-Mar. 9, 1919 (CW 193) Although recent years have seen major advances in science and technology, the social aspect of life still presents major problems for Western societies. The general increase in destructive and antisocial behavior during recent decades has highlighted the importance of social issues, yet society still lacks ideas that effectively address ...
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