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

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mike Leung on the case for abolishing human rentals

from the P2P Foundation. (Supposedly sourced from "Abolish Human Rentals" website but I couldn't find it there.) The article, and the original website, contain some very interesting ideas about wage slavery and alternative arrangements.