John Restakis speaks about the Civil Economy as a contrast to the the crisis that has gripped Europe, and the western democracies, over the last 30 years.
"The race to the bottom that globalization has triggered is no longer an available strategy for a knowledge economy system like Mantova." Michel Bauwens interviews professor Christian Iaione, a facilitator of Bologna's Regulation for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Commons.
That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.