Join us for Oct 8 Movie showing “Redefining Prosperity” with filmmaker, John De Graaf

Please join NELC Fellow, Marta Ceroni, and John de Graaf, on October 8 at 6pm at the Ava Gallery, Lebanon, NH (come at 5:30PM if you want to enjoy some light refreshments) for a night of conversation in which John presents his latest movie “Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City” a story of a community that built a different future for themselves amidst polarization and pressures from an extractive economy. The film is part of a larger campaign that John is working on to reclaim the beauty of the American wilderness as a something that belongs to all and creates connection instead of polarization.

John de Graaf is a filmmaker and new economy activist. If you’ve followed John’s work through the years, you might have seen that he has worked on a campaign to take back your time i.e. work less, share work with others, and live happier. He is the author of Affluenza about the American addiction to consumption.

The Making Of A Democratic Economy- November 14th in Chase!

KellyLecture-email-600x600-10.1.18The New Economy Law Center presents “The Making of a Democratic Economy” with speaker Marjorie Kelly, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President of The Democracy Collaborative. At a time when the nation is hungry for a positive vision for our economy – when 71 percent of Americans say they believe the economic system is rigged against them – Marjorie Kelly offers a compelling vision of the emerging alternative: a Democratic Economy, one tilted toward the common good. Kelly will explain how to build a Democratic Economy to meet the essential needs of all persons, to balance human consumption with the regenerative capacity of the earth, and to be responsive to the voices and concerns of ordinary people. Come learn about building shared prosperity aligned with environmental sustainability. Join us for a light reception before the lecture!

November 14, 2018 from 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM in the Jonathon B. Chase Center

Watch the video at:

Corporations Are People Too (And They Should Act Like It)


With an analysis sure to challenge the assumptions of both progressives and conservatives, Greenfield explores corporations’ claims to constitutional rights and the foundational conflicts about their obligations in society. He argues that a blanket opposition to corporate personhood is misguided, since it is consistent with both the purpose of corporations and the Constitution itself that corporations can claim rights at least some of the time. The problem with Citizens United is not that corporations have a right to speak, but for whom they speak. The solution is not to end corporate personhood but to require corporations to act more like citizens. Anyone interested in the role of corporations in our political system should come to this talk on the day Yale University Press releases his new book on this topic.

Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Society

Watch the archived live-stream footage here:


Zephyr Teachout speaks about Transforming Politics

With the upcoming midterms and so much energy put into politics, I thought it a good time to revisit the 4th talk in the Fall 2017 New Economy Law and Policy Forum. In it, Zephyr Teachout focuses on campaign finance and other reforms needed to transform politics in the US.  For more resources about campaign finance reform, please visit our associated web pages.

Running for Elected Office

This is the introductory panel of elected officials in our 3rd session in the Fall 2017 New Economy Law and Policy Forum on energizing democracy.  This all day workshop was a non-partisan free program to teach people how to run for elected office.  For more videos from the day and additional resources on running for office, please visit our associated web pages.

Frances Moore Lappe speaks about “From Ego-mind to Eco-Mind”

Gar Alperovitz talks about The New Economy and the Quietly Emerging Next System

New Economy Law and Policy Forum

People are demanding change: a change to our politics, a change to our environment, a change to our economy. This fall you and your students have the opportunity to interact with leaders in the field – such as Gus Speth, former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Frances Moore Lappe, Zephyr Teachout, Gar Alperovitz, and others – to discuss successful solutions to crafting the next steps in this country, and the greater world. I invite you to explore the four upcoming events this fall in our New Economy Law and Policy Forum at:

You may attend in person, or via livestream, for free.  So please join us however you can, encourage your students to attend, and share with your networks.