1: remove the ability of special interests to influence politics, through enacting into law publicly funded elections. Governments should be beholden to all people equally, all nature and future people and nature.2: shift from a system of representative democracy to suitable forms of participatory democracy.3: within national and global policies, place economy firmly as a subset … Continue reading My personal demands for the Occupy movement
What is the tide that lifts all boats, Reagan?
There is supposedly a welfare system supporting you if you are in dire need, but it only seems to supports you at a certain level of existence. That level still leaves many struggling: in poor health, exposed to social ills and worked to the bone for the enrichment of others, or most likely not working … Continue reading What is the tide that lifts all boats, Reagan?
some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 2
This covers the idea of assets such as land, energy and water, and how they may be treated when viewed through the lens of sustainability and equality..I believe with a carbon tax in place, locally manufactured goods would become relatively more affordable. This may result in a boost to local industries and the strengthening of … Continue reading some ideas on how we create sustainable society, part 2
I know, I know, it is too reminiscent of the days of Communism to talk about 'common ownership', and we all know and it is proven that ownership under the capitalist system generally inspires good and efficient care of a resource (using certain criteria), but still....some part of me has always struggled with a system … Continue reading ownership
Why is there this system, where one can afford vastly more than the next - this is the free market mechanism, supposedly, that 'creates wealth'. For how many does it create wealth, and what are the social and environmental costs of wealth creation associated and unaccounted for? Must there be poverty and joblessness in order … Continue reading Questions