This gets down to the heart of the economic crisis and everything else. The Lost Playground by Patricia Coombs is a simple and prophetic children's story about an authentic being in an inauthentic world. Explores herd mentality, consumerism, tolerance, uniqueness, and the value of character in a personality-robbing environment.
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"World 5.0 - Healing Ourselves, Our Earth and Our Life Together" is my book and my top choice. It describes how we need a new cultural operating system based on principles like peace and love instead of the current one built on the power of money and designed to enrich the 1%. Here's a link to the website...
Please contact me for a free download of the PDF of the book, or you can order it on the site. peace and love, jim.
This topic was so important to me that I compiled resources from a multitude of sources and merged them into a mini-book:
Economic Resilience: What We Can Do in Our Local Communities
can be read free online http://economicresilience.blogspot.com/p/table-of-contents.html
I heard Jeffrey Sachs talk about his latest book, The Price Of Civilization, and I would recommend that too.
(in the talk, he said his advice to the occupy movement would be:
Stay on message
"The Water Thief" by Nicholas Lamar Soutter.
It's about corporations taking over the world, buying and selling people, and eventually over leveraging themselves (in land, or course.... Sound Familiar?) and facing a complete obliteration of the world economy to send us all back to the stone age.