The revival of local food and local markets is an interesting phenomenon. While it still marches under the banner of the left, it blurs the political distinctions enough that the right ought to feel comfortable joining in.
How does it feel to be the person who just keeps making the roll of toilet paper smaller? What is it like to work at that company? Certainly, it's no time to take on new employees. It doesn't take more people to make less.
Under surrealism, price determination will be based on the toss of a two-headed cloud during the hours of 3:00am to eleventy-never, while money will be different kinds of soup, ranging from New England barbed wire to cream of enervation.
Our current financial system, with its high dynamic and detail complexity is sensitive to manipulation and prone to herd-behavior. The outcome is often creative destruction, leading to the poorly tolerated periodic bubbles and bursts.
Benefit corporation legislation is important because it sets us free to use the power of business to pursue a higher purpose and because it provides us with the tools to reach our full potential as human beings.
We are possibly in for the same economic meltdown that ricocheted around the world, driven by the same moral meltdown that preceded and precipitated it. I describe this as a meltdown of values as capitalism's "seven debtly sins."
The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there's political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of the dominant economic paradigm -- global corporate capitalism.
The mechanism behind the redistribution of money is not the survival of the best ideas, as the proponents of the free market want to tell us. Instead, investments are loaded with risk while toxic assets are passed back and forth among the big players.