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 Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Einstein on capitalism
It's not rocket science or a theory of general relativity that might be hard for an ordinary citizen to understand. Nearly 70 years ago Einstein readily understood how the system of capitalism is dysfunctional for all people except capitalists. Although Einstein was a scientist working in the field of physical science, he readily saw the simplicity of this social-economic system--and you can too.