Updates fromthe TZM team
Happy New Year and welcome to thethird issue of Spirit of the Times! Wehope to start 2012 as we mean to go onwith thought-provoking presentation ofpractical solutions-focused discussion.Throughout our ongoing support of theOccupy Movement as well as our own workand a little time spent with our loved onesthroughout the holiday period the stoiccommitment of a wonderful inter-state teamhas managed to produce this latest issue ofThe Zeitgeist Movement’s Australia-basedmagazine addressing the controversialissue of the transition to a new economicparadigm.Each of our bimonthly issues aims to presentTZM primarily within an Australian context,delivering chapter-specific news such as theestablishment of experimental Resource-Based Economy oriented communities inMelbourne and Adelaide, global updateson the Movement’s progress, informativearticles regarding contemporary issues,discursive analyses, social commentary,critical thinking, and book and film reviewswith content relevant to TZM aims andethos. Each issue presents its own “geisty”theme; and this one is “Economic Issues:Transition to a Resource-Based Economy”.It is in this, our third issue, that the conceptand process of transition to a resource-based economy are explored with regardto comparing the RBE with various othereconomic models, explaining how atransition may take place, and presentingsome steps that individuals can take toplay a role in facilitating a new and moresustainable economic paradigm.We hope that you will find this an inspiringand empowering read, and that you will findinformation worth sharing!Happy geisting,Kari McGregor & TZM team
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News, updates &upcoming events
News rom TZMaround the globeTZM AUChapter newsPlaying the Long Game
Kari McGregor reportson the Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Forum.
Building a CreativeEconomy - The Need or aNew Paradigm
David Zwolski explainshow the failures of former political and economic paradigms pave the way for a new approach.
Building a CreativeEconomy - Transition to aSustainable Economy
Kari McGregor describeshow the concept of aResource-BasedEconomy is not only viable,but is already in transition.
Accepting New Ideas– Communicating theConcept o Transition
Michael Kubler outlinesvarious psychological approaches tocommunicating thecontroversial concept of transition to a new economic paradigm.
Ben Matei commentson experiences of conveying the concept of economic transition.
Documentary flm review:The Economics oHappinessThe Price o ZeroTransition Model
Michael Kubler analysesthe likely steps involved in the transition towardan alternative economicfuture.
The Economics oSustainability – AComparison o EconomicModels
Kari McGregor outlinesand compares a rangeof economic models for analysis of their relative merits and shortcomings.
Freeconomics – AResource-Base or a NewEconomy
Kari McGregor offers insight into how the world of resource-sharing, time- banking and skill-share functions in an attempt to present a basis for personal contributions to a Resource-Based Economy.