THEORY OF CHANGE
The past decades have seen a massive proliferation of economic concepts and practices that can best be summarized as free-market fundamentalism, the notion that the highest outcomes for society (freedom, prosperity, wellbeing) are best achieved through extensive focus on free-markets.
However, exclusive focus on growth, consumption, and unbounded free markets does not lead to positive outcomes for large portions of our society. This pervasive ideology has been used to:
Usurp our political systems
Justify extensive environmental degradation
Break apart the bonds of our households & communities
ThIS extensive proliferation has been enabled by several forms of “key infrastructure”
Engaging in research, policy development, strategy, and setting a broader agenda.
Adopting it as their economic and social platform.
Widely adopting it as foundational to the study of economics.
Enabling significant concentration of resources and power.
Cementing market centrism.
From business and finance interests.