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Sustainability Is Possible

“If you don’t know something is possible, you can’t choose to do it.” – Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L.Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism The TED Talk below is over 2 years old, but I recently watched it again and it is just as relevant now as the first time I saw it. If a small, isolated country like Bhutan can practice sustainability on a national scale, what might a wealthy, industrialized nation accomplish? Knowing that something is possible, we can choose to do it. Or, we can choose not to do anything. One choice moves us forward as a species. The …

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 …