In this 45-minute, participatory class held in Dewey Square, site of Occupy Boston, economist Julie Matthaei introduces the many ways we can begin to build an economy "for the 99%." By making choices and actions in our everyday economic lives that reflect values of equity, democracy, community, cooperation, and sustainability, people are building a "solidarity economy" in the midst of capitalism. Julie discusses the many, diverse forms of consumption, work, enterprise, and exchange that make up the solidarity economy. The class was organized by the Free School University of Occupy Boston; for more information and other videos, see their facebook page, OccupyBostonFSU@groups.facebook.com. Julie is a professor of economics at Wellesley College, and a co-founder and board member of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network; check their website, ussen.org, for more information on the solidarity economy, and to join the organization.

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