Sustainable Society

Making Business, Government and Money Work Again

Rudolf Isler; Translated by Matthew Barton

Out of print

Quick Look

  • Considers ideas from unorthodox thinkers in search of sustainable approaches to get society back on track
  • A down-to-earth, open-minded discussion of viable alternatives to the current economic situation
  • Includes an exploration of Rudolf Steiner’s threefold social structure

A radical approach to restructuring society, inspired by thinkers including Rudolf Steiner, which explores viable alternatives to the current situation.

216 x 138 mm
Floris Books
Alt-Business; Philosophy of Human Life
224 pages
Publication date:
16 Oct 2014


Western society has faced many challenges in the last few years. Economies have come under extreme pressure, and so have governments and business, with obvious knock-on effects for wider society. The battle between regulation and the free market has never been fiercer.

Looking for guidance and sustainable ways to get society back on track, Rudolf Isler considers ideas from unorthodox thinkers including Silvio Gesell, Henry George, and Rudolf Steiner, exploring everything from regional currencies to land reform.

Steiner proposed a threefold social structure which Isler teases out, exploring the implications of this approach for our modern societies. He finds a surprisingly practical system with potential for immediate implementation in small steps, along with longer-term rethinking.

This is a down-to-earth, open-minded book which helps us explore viable alternatives to the current situation.


'This book is a timely part of a new and growing challenge to the current political, financial and corporate system… Floris Books and translator Matthew Barton are to be congratulated on bringing this important book to the English-speaking world…'
-- Paul Carline, New View


Dr Rudolf Isler was born in Zurich in 1937. He studied history and law and was a teacher, journalist and biodynamic farmer. Since his retirement he helps in the administration of the Waldorf School in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, where he also teaches economics.

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