BALTA’s John Restakis Speaks on Transition to a New Political Economy

Transform Montréal Conference – March 19-20, 2016

John Restakis on “Toward an economics of the common good”


The Transform Montréal Conference was framed as a social and solidarity entrepreneurship celebration and conference to bring together dynamic forces of social and economic transformation in Montréal. Its aim was to encourage the acceleration and development of a regenerative socioeconomic model and build momentum together towards a world beyond our current economic system. John Restakis gave the closing keynote address, ranging widely over models of transformative and people centred political economy, particularly co-operative economics. The case of Emilia Romagna in Italy was used to illustrate the power of an economic system focused on co-operatives.

Watch John Restakis’ Transform Montréal presentation (45 minutes).


Emilia Romagna

Visit the Transform Montréal Conference website.


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