People's Economics

“We don’t need new ideologies, we need new methods.”
- Emanuel Macron

Two features define our world. People feel disconnected and sometimes angry at a world which seems stacked against them and unfair. Experts seem to be at a loss to provide a clear way forward which create prosperity and happiness for everyone.

The reason for both of these is simple. The world has forgotten that the basis of an economy, the most- basic way we connect with the world, is people.

People’s Economics defines our connection to an ever-closer world in terms which are useful. It is about skills, values, and a focus on the long term where we can seek happiness. It is a powerful synthesis of economic and political thought into an innovative approach which empowers people both as individuals and as citizens of a democratic republic to improve the world.

The project is a book and a website organizing a decade of research and discussion on the popular blog Barataria into a consistent narrative story. It is led by writer Erik Hare but assisted by a team including a reasearch intern, graphic designer, and editor.

People’s Economics has the potential to change the world. But it needs your help to support this team.

The goal is to finish the book and launch a new discussion website by the end of the summer of 2017. In order to do this, the team has to be focused on this project full time. Your contributions will make that happen. It’s up to you to help change the world.

For your support the following levels of recognition are available:

$25 – Your name on the supporting discussion website as a supporter.
$50 – The above, plus presentation of a first draft copy for your input into the final project.
$100 – The above, plus a signed first edition when it is printed.
$250 – The above, plus participation in a round-table discussion to be filmed for the youtube channel and listed as a sponsor of the blog Barataria, with over 400,000 pageviews per month.
$500 – The above, plus you will be listed in the front of the book People’s Economics as a patron.

What is People's Economics? This post on Barataria explains why the book is needed .  Below are some discussion sessions held to work out just what this means, with this summary of their content .

Thank you for your support!


Erik Hare
St. Paul, MN

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