The Big Shift – Bibliography


Note: Some of these books are available from the online shop of Living Economies


Adams, Martin. Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2015

Ahmed, Nafeez M Failing States, Collapsing Systems: BioPhysical Triggers of Political Violence, 2017

Andelson , Robert V Land Value Taxation Around the World pbl Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

Alperovitz, Gar: What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk about the Next American Revolution, 2013

Barnes, Peter Who Owns the SkWho Owns the Sky? Our Common Assets and the Future of Captalism 2003 Island Press

Benyus, Janine. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, 1997

Neil Barofsky: Bailout: an Inside Account of how Washington Abandoned Mainstreet while Rescuing Wall Street. Simon and Schuster, 2012

Brown, Ellen The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity 2013

Brown, Ellen The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free 2010

Capra, Fritjof. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York: Anchor Book, 1996

Daly, Herman and Cobb, John. For the Common Good Redirecting the economy towards community, the environment and a sustainable future. London: Green Print.

Das, Satyajit A Banquet of Consequences: Have we consumed our own Future? Penguin Books, Australia 2015

Douglas, Major C H. Social Credit 1924 Revised edition 1933 is free online at

Douthwaite, Richard. The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many, and Endangered the Planet. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1992

Douthwaite, Richard, Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies for Security in an Unstable World, Dublin, Ireland: Lilliput Press, 1996

Douthwaite, Richard. Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World
Expanded online edition published June 2003 with updates by Richard Douthwaite, Joanne Elliott and Caroline Whyte. Free online

Douthwaite, Richard. The Ecology of Money A Schumacher Briefing, 1999. Online at

Eisenstein, Charles: Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition. 2011

(Ed) FEASTA (New Zealand version) Fleeing Vesuvius

Ferguson, Adam. When Money Dies: the Nightmare of the Weimar Hyperinflation.

Fischer, David Hackett The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History

Fergusson Adam When Money Dies – the Nightmare of the Weimar Hyperinflation. It is available free online.

Fisher, Irving: Stamp Scrip, 1933

Fitzgerald, Karl: The Resource Rents of Australia – Harnessing the Power of Monopoly. Prosper Australia, 2014

Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth Altlanic Monthly, 2001

Gaffney, Mason and Harrison, Fred. The Corruption of Economics. London: Shepheard-Walwyn in association with Centre for Incentive Taxation, 1994

Gaffney, Mason. The Mason Gaffney Reader: Essays on Solving the ‘Unsolvable’ Henry George Institute, 2013

Galbraith, John Kenneth. Money Whence it came, Where it went Houghton Mifflin, 1975, paperback Penguin Economics, 1975

George, Henry. Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase in Want with Increase in Wealth. London: Hogarth Press Ltd, 1879

Gesell, Silvio. The Natural Economic Order. Reprinted and translated from the 6th German edition San Antonio, Texas: Free Economy Publishing Company, 1934. Originally published 1906. Free online.

Gilding, Paul The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World. Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, Australia, 2011

Graeber, David, Debt: the first 5000 Years. New York: Melville House, 2011

Greco, Thomas H. New Money for Healthy Communities 1994

Greco, Thomas H. Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender. 2001

Hamilton, Clive. Requiem for a Species

Hansen, James. Storms of My Grandchildren

Harrison, Fred: Boom Bust House prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010

Harrison, Fred: The Traumatised Society: How to Outlaw Cheating and Save our Civilisation 2012

Harrison, Fred: Rent Unmasked: How to Save the Global Economy and Build a Sustainable Future, 2016

Hartzok, Alanna The Earth Belongs to Everyone. 2009 Earth Rights Institute

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No-one Saw it Coming 2007

Heinberg, Richard. Peak Everything: Waking up to the Century of Declines, 2010

Heinberg, Richard. The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality, 2009

Heinberg, Richard. Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promises of Plenty Imperils our Future, 2013

Henderson, Hazel. The Politics of the Solar Age: Alternatives to Economics 1988

Henderson, Hazel. Paradigms in Progress; Life Beyond Economics 1992

Henderson, Hazel. Beyond Globalization: Shaping a Sustainable Global Economy Kumarian Press, 1999

Keen, Steve. Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? London: Zed Books, 2011

Kelsey, Jane. The FIRE Economy. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 2015

Kennedy, Margrit. Interest and Inflation Free Money. Mumbai and Okemos, Michigan: Seva International, 1995

Kennedy, Margrit. Occupy Money: Creating an Economy where Everybody Wins, 2012

Kent, Deirdre Healthy Money Healthy Planet – Developing Sustainability through New Money Systems, 2005

Keynes, John Maynard. General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London: Macmillan, 1936

Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything:Capitalism vs The Climate. Australia: Penguin Group, 2104

Korten, David. Agenda for a New EconomyÑ From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth 2009

Korten, David. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community 2006

Korten, David. When Corporations Rule the World, 1995 and updated version 2015

Korten, David. The Post Corporate World: Life After Capitalism 1999

Laloux, Frederic. Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness. Brussels, Belgium: Nelson Parker, 2014

Lewis, Michael. Liar’s Poker, Norton Paperback, 2010

Lewis, Michael. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. 2015

Lewis, Michael. Boomerang, Travels in the New Third World, 2102

Lewis, Michael. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, 2011

Lietaer, Bernard A. The Future of Money: Beyond Greed and Scarcity. London: Century, 2000

Lietear Bernard A and Kennedy, Margrit People Money

Lietaer, Bernard and Belgin, Stephen:New Money for a New World, 2011

Lietaer, Bernard and Arnsperger, Christian and Georner, Sally and Brunnhuber, Stefan: Money and Sustainability, The Missing Link: A Report from the Club of Rome Report, 2012

Lietaer, Bernard and Hallsmith, Gwendolyn: Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies, 2010

Linklater, Andro, Owning the Earth: the Transforming History of Land Ownership. Bloomsbury, 2013

Lipton, Bruce and Bhaerman, Steve. Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here. Hay House, UK, 2009

Lipton,Bruce   The Biology of Belief; Unleashing the Power of Consciousness Matter and Miracles  2006

Meadows, Donella Thinking in Systems, a Primer Chelsea Green 2008

Morgan, Gareth and Guthrie, Susan. The Big Kahuna, Turning Tax and Welfare on its Head 2011

Morris, Charles R. The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown Easy Money, High Rollers and the Great Credit Crash New York: Public Affairs, 2008

O’Regan, Rolland Te Ara Tika: Ten undelivered lectures. The Crown Leasehold Association, Wellington, 1973

O’Regan, Rolland Rating in New Zealand 1904-1994. Pbl 1985

Pickett, Kate, and Richard Wilkinson. 2010 [2009]. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Searles, Harrison. 2015.

Piketty, Thomas. Capital in the 21st Century. (Published in French 2013.) Harvard University Press, 2014

Prins, Nomi. All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power. New York: Nation Books, 2014

Rashbrook, Max. Wealth and New Zealand. Bridget William Books, 2015

Rickards, James Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis 2011, Penguin Group

Rowbotham, Michael. The Grip of Debt: A Study of Modern Money, Debt Slavery and Destructive Economics. Charlbury: Jon Carpenter Publishing, 1998

Rogers, John Local Money: What Difference does it make? Triarchy Press 2013Rubin, Jeff Why your World is About to get a Whole lot Smaller: Oil and the end of Globalisation 2009

Sahtouris, Elisabet. Earth dance – Living Systems in Evolution, 2000.

Sahtouris, Elisabet. Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman, North Atlantic Publishers 1998.

Sahtouris, Elisabet. A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us New York: Wiley, 1998

Sahtouris, Elisabet. Gaia’s Dance, E-book, 2015

Schumacher, E.F Small is Beautiful: A study of Economics as if People Mattered. 1973

Shiva, Vandava Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace. South End Press, 2005

Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Reprinted New York: Modern Library, 1937

Standing, Guy The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, 2011

Waring, Marilyn. Counting for Nothing: What men value and what women are worth. Wellington, New Zealand: Allen and Unwin, 1988.

Wilkinson, Richard and Pickett, Kate:The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, 2011

Wray, L Randall. Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist. Princeton University Press, 2015



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