The conversation needs to be about how, not if. It needs to be about how far, not whether we make these changes at all. If we choose a more direct democracy, at least we’ll know it’s us who decided.Read More Three Degrees of Representation (Part 3)
We must acknowledge that we’re overwhelmed by the rhetoric. We’re distracted from the fact that we do agree on most things… Everyone freaks out when things get weird, or worse.Read More We’re all pretty reasonable … (Part 2)
For the last 100 years, 40–50% of voters didn’t vote at all. Yet we’re told that a vote outside of these parties is like not voting at all. That we should fall in line with a norm that just doesn’t exist…Read More Are we finally ready for direct democracy?
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts, tweets, articles and diatribes defending one way of life, one choice, against another. This isn’t anything new in our society. You may read something that says, “the problem with our society is…”, or that claims the downfall of human civilization, this country or our families, lies in choosing […]Read More The Counter-productivity of Polarization (Article)
Laws can limit corruption and exploitation, but currently our laws don’t. When Trump said, “Drain the Swamp” and Obama said “Change we can believe in”, many Americans were thinking of the same barrier to our pursuit of happiness.Read More Part I: The Basics of Inequality (Article)
Looking at politics as well as education from a community-oriented, inner growth rather than competition, and social responsibility perspective is vital to repairing the education system. We would do well to take a cue, or a few, from this vintage approach.Read More Fixing Education (Through an old-school Africana Studies lens)