There is no doubt that the current crisis represents major challenges for the world’s policy makers. Yet, while the problems we face are dire, the crisis may provide us with an opportunity to institute changes that will lead towards a more sustainable and equitable global economic structure. Existing structures have contributed not only to our current economic woes; they are also responsible for other serious global problems, including climate change. It is clear that these structures are not working. Crises can be the engines of visionary change, and that is what is needed now. Yet, how can this change be brought about, especially at a time of recession?