In the never ending quest to make the principles and ideas behind LIFE accessible to a wider audience we have produced an new iBook called "Discover LIFE". Understanding who we are requires that we can reach beyond our personal perception of the world to see ourselves as a species. Who are humans? How did we... Continue Reading →
The analysis that we need to increase social safety is correct. The conclusion that the way to do that is by distributing cash is erroneous.
Any solution set that is not almost single-mindedly focussed on the provision of social safety and the encouragement of variety and specialisation is not worthy of the challenges before us.
Hominoids only emerged from the Savannah to cover the world after they adopted promises as the basis of their societies. In a material world, where money is used as a replacement, is rediscovering the importance of promises a leap too far for most of us? There is something that humans before the "economic era" knew... Continue Reading →
Nearly every facet of modern western civilisation is based on a simple premise: that the individual makes better decisions than a group. What if that is untrue? The entire neoliberal construct (limited government, free enterprise, and personal freedom) is predicated on the notion of the individual as ascendant to the group. The dominant feature of... Continue Reading →
The survival of BOTH - both our social group and our individual uniqueness are part of the same evolutionary forces that led homo sapiens to this point. We must understand that inescapable inheritance in order to fashion systems and structures for our societies that will give us the best opportunity for sustainable success. We have... Continue Reading →
The recognition that social safety is a parallel requirement for economic success, and the revelation that unconditional safety is both the natural expression of solidarity and the key to liberating economic performance, has unveiled a new economic model for human society that will transform the 21st Century into a new age of enlightened prosperity.
Why cash has (almost) no place in a social security system. Unconditional love is the ultimate expression of our humanity for a reason, because it is the basis of our successful evolution. The purpose of social security is to provide unconditional support as the expression of solidarity, thereby maximising the output and the quality of our... Continue Reading →
The welfare debate has become confused and poisonous. We are firmly in the territory of "deserving" versus "undeserving" poor, when the real issue is affordability. As all advanced societies start to grapple with the challenge of how to run a peaceful, modern society within the confines of a low growth economy and within a sustainable... Continue Reading →