GANE is a way of thinking about the economy which centers on the local and builds outward to regional and national levels. It focuses on full employment, equity, and environmental sustainability. This systemic approach is described in GANE as “community federalism.” First published after the 2008 crisis and Wall Street bailout, GANE envisions policy that meets the needs of people in relation to their community, rather than corporate profits. While not a new document, the conditions in which it was written--a casino economy, environmental crisis, and a growing divide between the rich and everyone else--are still with us.
You can read the full GANE document, as well as articles and reading lists on communities, local capital, meaningful work, corporations and the federal role in transitioning to a new economy at the GANE website.