I like poetry. I delight in hidden messages and creating layers of meaning for people to discover.
When I was figuring out a name for my business guidance, I began thinking of what is currently available to (conventional) businesses: hard-hitting, competitive edge, cut-throat, push-push-push to get ahead. The emerging new economy isn’t like that.
The Great Turning says society is making a major shift. And changes to business and economy are part of that. We’re changing to simpler ways — that are wiser with respect to earth’s resources, and more sustainable with respect to the human spirit. Continue Reading
In a previous post I argued that economic contraction is necessary and in fact underway. Is this “Collapse” — that scary term that so many authors love to throw around?
I find the C word to be counterproductive. Depending on where you are standing as the grand cascade of change ripples through, the ruthless C word might be how it all feels to you in the moment. But the big scary C word disclaims all the brilliant aspects of the new, emerging economy. It denies that there is anything positive going on.
In case I don’t use sufficiently ‘skillful means,’ please let me begin with stating: I am not advocating for intentionally creating an economic crash.
Rob says about economics “once it starts getting even vaguely complicated, leaves me rather puzzled.” I don’t shy away from complicated, although I do strive to simplify things as I explain them, so that more people can understand. I have waded through tons of what many people lay out as possibilities for new economic alternatives, hunting for how to successfully unwind the terminally-flawed system we’ve got (success=relatively peacefully), and ideas for how to build a wiser parallel system. Continue Reading
“Serious scientific gatherings don’t usually feature calls for mass political resistance, much less direct action and sabotage,” Klein writes. She describes UC San Diego geophysicist Brad Werner at a major scientific conference as “observing that mass uprisings of people — along the lines of the abolition movement, the civil rights movement or Occupy Wall Street — represent the likeliest source of ‘friction’ to slow down an economic machine that is careening out of control.”
The part that keeps itching at me, days after I read Klein’s article, is the presumption that “mass uprisings” are the only way out of this mess. Continue Reading