[FEATURE] Spain: Creative Alternatives to an Economy in Crisis
Despite the obstacles in creating another system capable of competing with the current market, there are more and more people who are adhering to economic philosophies that are ethical, promote social responsibility, and are self-managed, while questioning the existing capitalistic model through reflection and gestures of solidarity. This sends a clear message to society and those in power: another world is possible.
In this photo, the “indignado” movement in Madrid plants a urban garden in the Puerta del Sol Square, May 2011. Photo by Lecamaleon (cc).
Many Spaniards have opted to create viable alternatives to their economy in crisis, such as networks for sharing goods and services or new systems and currencies that promote responsible consumption.
Story by Elena Arrontes on Global Voices. Translated to Deutsch by Lena Huber: Spanien: Kreative Alternativen zur Wirschaftskrise