THIS SITE CONTAINS writings by and about Peter Barnes over five decades and a range of subjects.  Two major themes run through the writings: how individuals are affected by our economic system, and what individuals can do to change that system.

Peter Barnes timeline

• Born to Regina (an English teacher) and Leo (an economist) Barnes in New York City
1955-58 • Bronx High School of Science
1958-62 • Harvard College, BA in history
1963-64 • Associate Nieman Fellow, Harvard
1964-66 • Reporter, Lowell (Mass.) Sun
1966-68 • Reporter, Newsweek, Washington D.C. bureau
1966-68 • Georgetown University, MA in government
1968 • Staff writer for Sen. Eugene McCarthy, candidate for President
1968-70 • Reporter, Newsweek, San Francisco bureau
1970 • Pawns: The Plight of the Citizen-Soldier published
1971-76 • West coast correspondent, The New Republic,
1973 • Organizer of a national conference on land reform
1976 • Western coordinator, Fred Harris for President campaign
1977-82 • Co-founder and president, The Solar Center, a worker-owned cooperative
1979-83 • California Solar Energy Industries Association, board member
1981-84 • National Cooperative Bank, board member
1982-83 • Industrial Cooperative Society, consultant
1983-95 • Co-founder and president, Working Assets (now Credo)
1987 • First son, Zachary, born
1996-98 • Senior fellow, Redefining Progress
1996-2001 • Greenpeace International, board member
1997 • Founder of the Mesa Refuge, a writer’s retreat in Point Reyes Station, CA
1998 • Second son, Eli, born
1998-2002 • Fellow, Corporation for Enterprise Development
2001 • Who Owns The Sky? published
2002 • Co-founder of the Tomales Bay Institute, now OnTheCommons.org
2006 • Capitalism 3.0 published
2008 • Climate Solutions
2008-10 • Campaign for “cap and dividend” climate legislation
2014 • With Liberty and Dividends for All published

Reviews of books by Peter Barnes

Robert Costanza
review of Capitalism 3.0, April 2007
Robert Weissman review of Capitalism 3.0, November 2006
Sasha Abramsky review of With Liberty and Dividends For All, March 2015
Dwight Murphey review of With Liberty and Dividends For All, Fall 2014