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, Sacred Economics
A brilliant contribution
from one of the most important voices of our time.
— Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World


What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough? Where financial struggle didn’t exist, and where involuntary unemployment and poverty were things of the past? A world that reveres nature and exists in harmony with her? A world where everyone has a place?

Land has been coveted throughout human history; even today, as people struggle to get onto the property ladder, people view real estate as an important mechanism to build wealth. Yet the very mechanism that makes land so attractive to own also holds the key to unraveling the mystery of what causes economic booms and busts, social and cultural decline, as well as ecological destruction.

In this book, I reveal the hidden dynamics that create and diminish well-being on a social scale. While Land explains why modern-day capitalism causes inequality, it also shows us what steps we can take to ensure a more prosperous and equitable future for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children.

Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World builds a case for a completely new paradigm, and it does so with both sound logic and a passion that will draw in anyone who has ever dreamed of a brighter future and a better world, for themselves and future generations. The book will be published by North Atlantic Books in March of 2015.

To a beautiful world,


Pre-order Land on Amazon today.

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.