Ed Whitfield gave the opening keynote address to the New Economy Coalition’s 2014 CommonBound conference.
Building a cathedral of a new economy
Ed Whitfield speaks at the Jackson Rising Conference about low-income earners working together, job creation, shared funding, and the resources necessary to sustain the co-operative labor movement. His opening remarks touch on the idea that economic strategies must stay rooted within the community. Therefore, surplus can be shared amongst the people who need it most. Whitfield uses the cathedral metaphor for this idea, believing that building a democratic local economy is much like building a great cathedral – stone by stone.
Who owns the Water holes and fishing poles?
Ed Whitfield spoke to the New Economy Coalition’s CommonBound conference on why the old parable about “teaching a man to fish” is a lie.