We live in a world where twenty-six billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet's population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet.
At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, "The Making of a Democratic Economy: How to Build Prosperity for the Many, Not the Few" urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy.
Marjorie Kelly is the executive vice president and senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative. She is the author of "The Divine Right of Capital" and "Owning Our Future." Her co-author on the book is Ted Howard, the cofounder and the president of the Democracy Collaborative. The Collaborative works to carry out a vision of a new economic system where shared ownership and control creates more equitable and inclusive outcomes, fosters ecological sustainability, and promotes flourishing democratic and community life.