I'd like to introduce you to Participatory Economics or Parecon for short.  It is an economic model pioneered in the 1990s by Michael Albert and Robin Hahnel and hotly debated since then.  It is an economic model grounded in the values of democracy, justice, solidarity, diversity and environmental sustainability.  It differs from the two most commonly known economic models that we are familiar with, that is, a capitalist economy characterized by competition, markets and the accumulation of wealt