Tag Archives: politics

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 …

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 …