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How Do We Do It?

“If you don’t know something is possible, you can’t choose to do it.” – Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Talk alone is pointless. The best ideas in the world are meaningless unless acted upon. Something must be done. There’s an old proverb that says, “You must give your prayers legs.” Hoping and praying and wishing for a thing will accomplish very little unless you do something. You can pray to your god for years asking to win the lottery, but you have to buy a ticket to have any chance of winning. If we want a …

Isn’t Cooperation Better than Competition?

As has been noted, the corporate system is based upon a well-defined, top-down hierarchy. Large, powerful corporations can (and do) exert influence on communities and countries. Corporations exist to make money for their stockholders and owners. If they don’t, they won’t be in business very long. None of that makes corporations inherently evil. They’re just playing the system to their greatest advantage, just as anyone would do, and must do, in order to compete in a fierce global marketplace. Corporations are much better equipped to create money than are cities, states, and even nations. Companies are started because the people …