"For too long the debilitating effects of material poverty have been divorced from the spiritual causes of poverty that begin with what we value, with the way we think, and with the resulting economic systems and practices. In this book, we have revealed that the greatest poverty is that of our economic thought, encapsulated today in 'Western' neo-liberal economics." from "Chapter 22 - Co-creating the Future" of Lessem and Schieffer's, Integral Economics
This article is a user friendly overview of a "White Paper on Initiating an Integral Economic Laboratory", originally written and subsequently published in support of Project Epignosis. It has been submitted as 'an idea worth spreading' in response to a challenge issued by this year's TED Prize winner -- The City 2.0.