Associative Economics

Gary Lamb


This comprehensive book guides one to substantially rethink aspects of the 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



Waldorf Publications
ISBN: 978-1-936367-10-8
164 pages
5.5 x 8.5 inches