Philip Beard

Philip Beard, Ph.D., emeritus professor of German at Sonoma State University, co-designed and from 2000 to 2005 co-coordinated the Global Studies B.A. program there. His interest in complementary economics stems from his extensive study of the roots of violent behavior. Since the early 1990’s, Dr. Beard has collaborated on various projects aiming to design and implement robust, sustainable mutual credit programs at the regional level. The current design, “Sustaining Capital,” forms an important part of the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative’s long-term plans. Dr. Beard is a co-founder of GoLocal and serves on the cooperative’s board of directors.

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Cooperative Money: The Key to Sustainable Prosperity

GO LOCAL Board Member Philip Beard shares his thoughts about local currency.

Save the Endangered Repairman!

Yes! Magazine highlights the joy of finding people who can fix our broken gadgets. 

Legendary Women's Health Activist Dorothy Granada Visits Santa Rosa
Greece, Toxic Debt, and the Euro: Why It Matters to Us. And a Possible Solution to the Crisis.

In case you’d missed it, Greece has now become a third-world country.  Unemployment figures are huge and growing.  Businesses are failing hand over fist.

 

Michael Shuman Lifts the Veil on Ingenious Invest-Local Options

YES! Magazine author Michael Shuman describes numerous smart, profitable ways to support our communities by shifting our investments. 

Norman Solomon Gets Shout-Out from The Nation Magazine

The Nation  praises congressional hopeful Solomon as one of the standard-bearers of the progressive values at the core of the Occupy movement.

What's a Co-op Anyway? Mondragón Today, v. V

Read more about the workings of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation and how it's faring in these economic times.

What's a Co-op Anyway? Mondragón Today, v. IV

Read more about the workings of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation and how it's faring in these economic times.

What's a Co-op Anyway? Mondragón Today, v. III

Read more about the workings of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation and how it's faring in these economic times.

What's a Co-op Anyway? Mondragón Today, v. II

Read more about the workings of the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation and its 120 member businesses.

What's a Co-op Anyway? Mondragón Today.

What can GoLocal learn from the Mondragon cooperatives?  How might we put these lessons to best use?

Money, Value, and the Fed

 Our debt-based monetary system is not serving us well.