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

Friday, October 29, 2010

Time for a New Theory of Money

by Ellen Brown from her website

I have found her writing on the subject of money to be most understandable and informative. In this piece she provides a brief history of money, current problems with money supply, and a recommended solution. For more information on this topic, I recommend reading her book entitled, Web of Debt.