With great clarity and care, this book takes economics to its proper foundation: the earth itself, the land and all that comes from it.
— Charles Eisenstein, Author, Sacred Economics
A brilliant contribution from one of the most important voices of our time.
— Thom Hartmann, New York Times Bestselling Author
Martin has the knowledge to change the world we live in. His book is a must read.
— Ted Gwartney, Real Estate Assessor

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World


What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? A world where everyone mattered and where people lived in harmony with nature? What if the solution to our economic, social, and ecological problems was right underneath our feet? Land has been sought after throughout history. Even today, people struggle to get onto the property ladder; most view real estate as an important way to build wealth. Yet, as readers of this book will discover, the act of owning land—and our urge to profit from it—causes economic booms and busts, social and cultural decline, and environmental devastation. Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World introduces a radically new economic model that promises a sustainable and abundant world for all. This book is for those who dream of a better world for themselves and for future generations.

Published by the wonderful people at North Atlantic Books.

Here’s to a beautiful world,

If you want to truly understand the way out of our present economic challenges,
read this book.
— Peter Barnes, Capitalism 3.0
Land deserves to be on the reading list of anyone who cares about the ways we can create a sustainable future.
— Judah Freed, Making Global Sense

About the Author


MARTIN ADAMS is a social innovator, systems thinker, and community organizer. As a child, it pained him to see most people struggling while a few were living in opulence. This inspired in him a lifelong quest to create a fair and sustainable world in collaboration with others. As a young adult, groomed for a career in finance, he walked right past Wall Street and chose instead to dedicate his life to community development. Through his non-profit work, he saw firsthand the extent to which our economic system causes human and ecological strife. Consequently, Adams has devoted himself to the implementation of a new economic paradigm that allows humanity to thrive in harmony with nature. Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World is the fruit of his years of research into this economic model and stands as an appeal to changemakers worldwide. Martin is currently executive director of

“I’ve worked with Martin Adams for several years and have come to appreciate his service orientation and dedication to quality. I’ve met few people with higher standards or as high integrity as Martin. His new book, and his life, emerge from his spirit and insight
—he’s a gift to our world.”
— Dan Millman, bestselling author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
“Martin is a deeply introspective thinker. His work ethic, as well as his passion for learning and excelling in new areas, is at a level most of us only dream about. Beyond his very compassionate nature for all things on this planet, he also works tirelessly to inform others on ways humanity might create a brighter and healthier place for us all to live. Martin is a rare man that not only talks the talk, but truly is walking a higher path on all levels, especially in the areas of work, trust, integrity, and heartfelt honesty.”
— Garry Alesio, life coach