Young Lawyers Lower the Bar to a Sharing Economy (210)

"Sharing really is going to save the world!" declares Janelle Orsi, author of The Sharing Solution, noting that it's fun, doesn't require special skills — and we can start now. She and Jennifer Kassan co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center to help people formalize … [Read more...]

Best of 2011 – Innovations and Insights (vol 2)

Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment conversations (volume 2 of 2). Peak Oil Blues - We're All Bozos on This Bus, Kathy McMahon Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy, Chris Martenson Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Daly How to Boil A … [Read more...]

Best of Peak Moment TV 2010

A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living, Tammy Strobel and Logan Smith The Crash Course - Exponential Growth Meets Reality, Chris Martenson The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization, Carolyn Baker Your Money, Your Life, Your Happiness, Vicki Robin Four … [Read more...]

Awakening the Village Heart and Mind (206)

From their "Zero Mile Meal Eatery" to zoning and financing innovations, O.U.R. Ecovillage in BC, Canada has paved the way for many communities worldwide. For Brandy Gallagher, the story on the planet right now could be a shared ethos of caring: "Everyone is fed. Everyone is … [Read more...]

Collapse of the Titans (202)

Learn from the Soviets — personal relationships are the best currency, says Russian-born Dmitry Orlov, the author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects. The American empire is following the USSR into collapse, he asserts, with financial collapse … [Read more...]

Local Investing Made Easy (201)

We're "keeping money flowing locally so we're more prosperous as a community," says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential … [Read more...]

Transforming Communities Through Local Business

Helping Local Food Businesses Thrive,Wendy Siporen The Small-Mart Revolution, Michael Shuman Sustainable Connections — Transforming a Community Through Local Business, Michelle Long Local Living Economies — Protecting What We Love, Judy Wicks Four conversations, about … [Read more...]

Your Money, Your Life, Your Happiness (186)

Published 20 years ago, Your Money or Your Life was written for these times, asserts co-author Vicki Robin. Following its nine steps has transformed our own lives and those of some of our Peak Moment guests, just like the subtitle says: Transforming Your Relationship with … [Read more...]

Money and Economy

Protecting Your Money in a Declining Economy, Marc Cuniberti Local Currencies - Replacing Scarcity with Trust, Francis Ayley Taking Back Our Lives from the Wall Street Mafia, David C. Korten Transitioning to the Elm Street Economy, Paul and Sarah Edwards Four … [Read more...]

Taking Back Our Lives from the Wall Street Mafia (180)

"Get rid of Wall Street!" says David C. Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and The Great Turning. Wall Street is about phantom wealth — real wealth is about happy, healthy families, local living economies in balance with Earth’s resources, and caring, resilient … [Read more...]