Suggested Reading and Resource List

Visit your library or call your local independent book store to order these titles:


The People’s Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Berrett-Kohler Publishers, 2004) by Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray.

Al Gore, The Assault on Reason (Penguin Press, 2007).

Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (Harper Perennial, 2005) by Thom Hartmann. Read a brief description on Thom’s web site.

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community by David Korten (Berrett-Kohler, 2006). You can also read David’s articles on the Yes! Magazine web site.

Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff (Chelsea Green, 2004).

“Dignified Indignance” on “The Paula Gordon Show: Conversations with People at the Leading Edge” Rev. Robin Meyers interviewed by Paula Gordon Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2006.

Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy, POCLAD, edited by Dean Ritz (Apex Press, 2001).

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Communities by Robert Putnam (Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2000).

Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert Reich (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007).

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall Rosenberg (Puddle Dancer Press, 2003).

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability by James Gustave Speth (Yale, 2008).

The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Independence by Paul Hawken (Harper Business, 1993).

The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems by Van Jones (HarperOne, 2008).

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben (Times Books, 2007).

Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power by Mark Shapiro (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007). Contrasts European model of regulating products and growing economy based on priority of human and ecosystem health.


The Corporation


How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

“Turning Defense into Offense: Challenging Corporations and Creating Self-Governance” by Thomas Linzey. Bioneers conference, 2006, DVD