This is an interesting article from a website that I have just discovered. The website is dedicated, as indicated by the title, to solutions to the general crises that we are facing today. For someone like myself who have seen these problems develop over the past fifty years, the articles seem to come from a rather naive perspective. Yet, I think that it is a sincere perspective and one that should be supported in hopes that greater understanding of the problems can be achieved, and thus more effective solutions formulated.
The theme of this particular article is summarized here:
The U.S. political economy is failing across a broad front—environmentally, socially, economically, and politically. Deep, systemic change is needed to transition to a new economy, one where the acknowledged priority is to sustain human and natural communities. Policies are available to effect this transformation and to temper economic growth and consumerism while simultaneously improving social well-being and quality of life, but a new politics involving a coalescing of progressive communities is needed to realize these policies.