On Thursday, April 21st , the Book Conversation Group will be discussing “Mine!” by Michael Helter and James Salzman. It explores the topic of ownership and how the hidden rules of ownership control our lives. For example, why is plagiarism wrong, but it’s OK to knock off a recipe or a dress design? Remarkably the authors found only six rules that everyone uses to claim everything. But we can choose differently. Call Mary Ann Kulla if you want to join the discussion.
May 19th, we’ll discuss “Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think like a 21st Century Economist” by Kate Raworth. Renegade economist Kate Raworth says most of the fundamental ideas in economics are centuries out of date. Yet they are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. The author says it’s time to revise our economic thinking for this century. She points out ways to break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance and business to be in service to people. Ultimately, we can create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.