1. Small grassroots movements – do no harm, but don’t impede harm on the scale required either. This sort of showcases the difference between being passive and nonviolent action. Athough of course small grassroots enterprises and generative activities such as tool libraries or regenerative farms aren’t passive by definition, and indeed are part of the seed structure required to move beyond our current operating system, when we take a global perspective it becomes clear that there is only so far these things can go within the current social framework. This is because…

2. Without fundamental change, fundamental problems still exist. These impede progress, nip it in the bud as they say. This sets a very unstable foundation for any social movement or even technical progress – the smaller in scale, the more vulnerable these well intentioned endeavours will be in the face of systemic dysfunction. This is why we must…

3. Identify the root cause of most of the impediments to human progress today as systemic. Specifically, the debt-based monetary economic module, its primary purpose being to transfer wealth from the lower class to the upper class*, is at best out of place at the foundation of a global economic module of resource management.

This is the structure of debt-based economics. Of course interest is charged with every loan, and while amidst economic activity the money generally flows towards industries and corporations – the lower class is saddled with the debt and, because more money is owed than actually exists, somebody somewhere will have to default on their loans. Bam, just like that, homelessness and poverty.

4. When we take into account that the Greek origin of the word “economy” literally means “management of the household,” it becomes glaringly obvious that what our global household requires in order to function, not just optimally but adequately, is a system of management founded in the sustainable and regenerative production and distribution of resources. At this point it is timely to note that…

5. Money-based economics is redundant. The numbers game which has permeated nearly every aspect of human interaction is, especially with the advent of technological unemployment, impeding the progress of the human race as it does the quality of life of most on this planet. So…

6. Where do we go from here? We respectfully invite the citizens of Earth to participate in sculpting the blueprint for the redesign of the manufacturing and distribution systems via…

The Global Redesign Institute:
A globally accessible online simulation “game” in which participants around the world collaborate** on designing waste and access inequality out of Earth’s manufacturing and distribution systems.

The most functional saved designs are then custom coded into a continuously updated map of the world,

providing us with a democratically created blueprint for the redesign of Earth’s economy.

We’ve covered Why, and How, but of course, there is also a big fat When. Time is of the essence – not just because of the ecological disasters plaguing our planet but because of the intense suffering so many people, so many children, are subjugated to as a direct result of the access inequality which in turn results from our current distorted economic system.

We can do better than this.

* As has been analysed and proven notably by Peter Joseph in his most recent book, The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression.

** The game features prompts from a multidisciplinary team including designers, teachers, technicians & engineers – following these prompts is advisable although not obligatory.


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