This series of videos explains what is wrong with the United States’ winner-take-all voting system. They examine ‘the Spoiler effect” endemic in a two-party system, gerrymandering, and other problems stemming from limited voting systems. They also outline several voting alternatives that lead to fairer, more representative results. Watch the videos
Participatory Budgeting is a process that directs a portion of a city’s (or other organization’s) budget to be spent on a project (or projects) developed and selected by the community. In New York City, in 2018, more than $40 million is being allocated in this way; a mere 0.05% of the city’s overall budget, but, …
Kate proposes a radial approach to implementing a regenerative, distributive economic alternative to the endless growth paradigm of Capitalism. How do we create a “steady state”, resilient economy that provides for the needs of all people while honoring the living environment? Here’s Kate Raworth’s ideas….
There is much creative thinking and doing in the development of alternatives to the current economic model of predatory Capitalism. The notions of growth and development without limits has come face-to-face with reality….THERE ARE LIMITS. Many new and exciting experiments are in progress around the world, using bleeding-edge technology, to IMPLEMENT THE ALTERNATIVE to economics …
This past summer, we attended the Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a busy and interesting 4 days of workshops, lectures, and presentations on a wide range of issues and topics; from peace studies to monetary policy, human rights to a discussion of the viability of blockchain technology. The event is organized by the …