Author(s): Martin Adams
What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was right underneath our feet? Land has been sought after throughout human history. Even today, people struggle to get onto the property ladder and view real estate as an important way to build wealth. Yet, as the reader will discover through this book, the act of owning land--and our urge to profit from it--causes economic booms and busts, social and cultural decline, and environmental devastation. "Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World "introduces a radically new economic model that ensures a more fair and abundant reality for everyone. It is a book for those who dream of a better world, for themselves and future generations. Table of ContentsIntroduction Part I: The Cost of Ignorance1. The Production of Wealth 2. The Value of Location3. The Free Market4. Social Decline5. Business Recessions6. Ecocide7. Earth, Our Home Part II: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World8. Restoring Communities9. Keep What You Earn, Pay for What You Use10. Local Autonomy11. Affordable Housing12. Thriving Cities13. Sustainable Farming14. The Price of Peace15. A New Paradigm Epilogue: A Personal NoteAppendix: The Math Behind the ScienceReferences & Suggestions for Further ReadingEndnotesIndex
"With great clarity and care, this book takes economics to its proper foundation: the earth itself, the land and all that comes from it." --Charles Eisenstein, "Sacred Economics" "A brilliant contribution from one of the most important voices of our time." --Thom Hartmann "If you want to truly understand the way out of our present economic challenges, read this book." --Peter Barnes, "Capitalism 3.0" ""Land "is a modern breakthrough that deserves to be on the reading list of anyone who cares about the ways that together we can create a sustainable future on our planet." --Judah Freed, "The Dawn of Global Sense"
MARTIN ADAMS is a social entrepreneur and community organizer. Over the course of his business career he co-founded two healing centers and a publishing company. He is the CEO of Conscious Apps Inc. The realization that the economy influenced human well being on a greater scale led him on a quest to discover a new paradigm that would allow for a greater unfolding of human potential.