Upstream is a show about economics that tells stories. Stories about how we live and relate to each other – socially, culturally, politically. Stories about people on the cutting-edge of new paradigms. Stories about system change. They don’t take our current capitalist system as a given. They don’t assume that we are all self-interested, rational consumers. What they are interested in is telling the stories of the people, places, and ideas that bring us closer to a new, better way of living in the world.
This is an excerpt from a recent conversation I had with them about how the Mondragon Cooperatives and the Basque transformation challenge the dominant innovation paradigm.