Associative Economics:                                    Spiritual Activity for the Common Good

by Gary Lamb


AWSNA Publications, 2010
164 pages; paperback; $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-936367-10-8


This comprehensive book guides one to substantially rethink aspects of economic life. It opens doors for new perspectives, describes pitfalls and successes and gives practical small steps one can take in order to effect change and improve the human condition.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Context and Background

Chapter 1
The Nature of This Work
Chapter 2
Rudolf Steiner as Social Reformer and Activist
Chapter 3
Economic Renewal, Cosmology, and the Meaning of Life

PART TWO: The Threefold Nature of Social Life and Associative Economics

Chapter 4
The Threefold Nature of Social Life
Chapter 5
The Fundamental Social Law: A New Foundation for Economic Life
Chapter 6
The Transformation of the Competitive Market and Capitalism: Building as Associative Economy

PART THREE: Aspects of the Threefold Nature of Social Life and Associative Economics
Chapter 7
Trans-Sector Economic Associations: Earthly and Spiritual Potentials
Chapter 8
Freedom, Funding, and Accountability in Education
Chapter 9
The Economic Necessity for Educational and Cultural Freedom
Chapter 10
Individual and Cultural Freedom
Chapter 11
Rights and Single-Payer Systems for Education and Health Care
Chapter 12
Economic Indices and Basic Human Needs
Chapter 13
Money and Morality: From Citizens to Supra-Rulers
Chapter 14
True Price
Chapter 15
Egoism and Social Life

PART FOUR: From Thoughts to Moral Actions
Chapter 16
As Associative Relations Audit as a Means of Transformation
Chapter 17
National Leverage Points
Chapter 18
Local Leverage Points
Chapter 19
Aligning Pedagogy and Finance in a Waldorf School
Chapter 20
From Big Thinking and Small Steps to Systematic Change