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What Do You Propose?
Three Questions from the Zeitgeist Movement's founder
The Three Questions: (please watch video before answering the below as the premise is explained as in great detail. )
1) Given the market economy requires consumption in order to maintain demand for human employment and further economic growth as needed, is there a structural incentive to reduce resource use, biodiversity loss, the global pollution footprint and hence assist the ever-increasing need for improved ecological sustainability in the world today?
2) In an economic system where companies seek to limit their production costs (“cost efficiency”) in order to maximize profits and remain competitive against other producers, what structural incentive exists to keep human beings employed, in the wake of an emerging technological condition where the majority of jobs can now be done more cheaply and effectively by machine automation?
3) In an economic system which inherently generates class stratification and overall inequity, how can the effects of “Structural Violence” - a phenomenon noted by public health researchers to kill well over 18 million a year, generating a vast range of systemic detriments such as behavioral, emotional and physical disorders – be minimized or even removed as an effect?
Can you resolve these three questions/problems logically without realizing the need to remove the Market Economy?
If so: Make a video and email it to us:
media @ thezeitgeistmovement.com
From Social Symptom to Root Cause
An 8-part presentation about the Zeitgeist Movement
By James Phillips
This series was inspired by the 2013 ZDAY event in London, in which all but the introductory talk featured organizations exterior to TZM, and all of which wish to improve a particular social/environmental issue that is partially aligned with the Movement’s materials. The reason for this approach was twofold.
Firstly, was to work with and showcase the great work being done by these organizations in their efforts to shift the cultural zeitgeist in a more positive direction.
And secondly, was to underscore the importance for the need of a long-term aim to address the underlying causality binding these symptomatic issues together, by moving to an entirely new socioeconomic model that is designed to solve these interconnected issues at their root.
Our hope is that if these groups (who clearly care enough to act) could appreciate this point and then perhaps see the need to advocate an NL/RBE (natural law resource based economy) as a long term goal, while still promoting their particular cause as an important stepping stone in the journey of transition.
This would undoubtedly be a big step in the right direction and is the principal purpose of this series. To put forward the need to move from addressing social symptoms to the root cause of these detrimental and interconnected effects.
The titles of each of the 8 parts in this series, along with a brief synopsis, and the sources for each of these presentations will follow in dedicated blog installments.
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- Published on Sept 17, 2014 (ZM Global - from...