Originally published at "the integral economist", this article examines how an 'inverted totalitarianism' has already begun to inroad local communities. Citing recent findings from ecologically based studies in economics, it proposes adapting alternative currencies and forms of ownership as a holistic approach to fostering healthy, sustainable communities.
"Most of the homeless at the Mission are law abiding and hard working people who have encountered difficult circumstances and need a place to start over. They are 'invisible' because they look and act in ways that do not draw attention to themselves. I am hopeful this dialogue will produce creative solutions that will help all involved." Rescue Mission Director, Joy Sylvester-Johnson in "Neighbors Oppose Mission Expansion"