We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, February 19, 2016

Most Russians Would Return to the Soviet Economic System - Poll

Click here to access article by Simon North from Russia Insider, but "originally appeared at Levada Center - public opinion company".

So, why was this posed as only a choice between two systems? Aren't there other possibilities besides a private ownership-market economy and a corresponding ruling capitalist class and an economy and state that is bureaucratically planned and governed?

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