My speaking tour of the west coast began with the Economics of Peace conference in Sonoma, California, and continued with stops in Portland, Seattle, Salt Spring Island, BC, Whidbey Island, and Vashon Island, Washington. Most of these have been recorded and will eventually be posted.
My Seattle presentation at Elliott Bay Bookstore is available for viewing now. It was video-recorded by Todd Boyle who has inserted the slide graphics and posted it on vimeo. I’ve added a link to it on the sidebar to the right under My Audio-visual Presentations.
Do you know about the Common Good Bank (http://commongoodbank.com/)? It would be great if you could make a blog entry about your evaluation of it.
I watched the video. Very nicely done!
Great job Tom and thanks to Todd Boyle for recording and posting it. This presentation gets to the key points and is a good overall intro to the subject.
Tom’s 5 stages/steps succinctly identifies the objectives that need to be realized in a progressive “sustainable” community. Generating grassroots creation and control over your own individual and your communities exchange processes is indeed the proper direction and approach to take. Achieving local control over local purchasing power is indeed the first step and the best way to achieve “economic freedom”. Read Tom’s books and the writings of E.C. Riegel if you want to be part of the solution. People need to create thier own “economic homeland security”.