Monthly Archives: November 2017

Is Sociocracy the Next Evolution of Democracy?

Don’t let the name throw you. Sociocracy is not socialism or even a form of or shade of socialism. Socialism is essentially the control of land, resources, capital, means of production, etc. by a centralized authority such as the State or government. Sociocracy, on the other hand, is a tool, “simply a method for organizing ourselves to live and work together more efficiently and more harmoniously,” as John Buck and Sharon Villines state in their book, We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy – a Guide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods, which is one of the best books in …

Who’s Steering the Ship of State?

Who is really in control of our system? Who’s behind the wheel and where is this road taking us? After reading the last post, one might wonder if we’re all at the mercy of corporate extortion, unchecked development, greed, and politicians who see growth as the only answer. However, as I’ve been saying, it’s the system that is the cause of our problems. A major flaw of that system is the fact that “We the People” do not control the economic rudder. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure …

What Happens When There’s No More Country?

Balancing Ecology and Economy in the Age of Megacities As mentioned in the previous blog, systemic problems require systemic solutions. Nowhere is this need more noticeable than within the communities where we live. Our cities are becoming larger with each passing decade. Urban sprawl and suburban expansion are coalescing to form massive metropolitan areas across the globe necessitating a new term, megacities. A 2014 United Nations report found that 54% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. This is the first time in recorded human history that more of us live in cities than in rural areas. Recent …