The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

I quote from this excellent article:

Raymond Williams said that “to be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing”.

Then

This column is the first in an occasional series whose purpose is to champion new approaches to politics, economics and social change. There is no going back, no comfort in old certainties. We must rethink the world from first principles.

And finally

One element has been conspicuously absent from the dominant ideologies, something that is neither market nor state: the commons

Enough for me to incite you to read this article, explore the links.

With ZERI (www.zeri.org) and the Blue Economy (www.theblueeconomy.org) we are trying to be truly radical in perceiving the World and  thinking about the future. We base ourselves on the new science that hes emerged in the late 18th century and is still not mainstream!!!

For a first exposure look at the Earth Talk  lecture of Fritjof Capra, unveiling his new book, co-written with Pier Luiggi Luisi: “The Systems Vieuw of Life: A Unifying Vision“.

 

Source: The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

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About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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