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Take Back the EconomyAn Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities$
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J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676064

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.001.0001

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Take Back Business

Take Back Business

Distributing Surplus

(p.49) 3. Take Back Business
Take Back the Economy

J. K. Gibson-Graham

Jenny Cameron

Stephen Healy

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter explores different types of businesses. It shows how the surplus generated by businesses (whether capitalist, cooperative or community-oriented) can be directed towards people and planetary wellbeing. And it shows how a variety of people can play in role in making decisions about the uses of surplus.

Keywords:   Community economies, Human Wellbeing, Planetary Wellbeing, Ethical Enterprises, Surplus, Ethical Markets, Commons, Investment, Reframing economy

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