Movement for Social Evolution

Both the economic and political system as we have known them are on a trajectory of steep decline. This state of affairs is exemplified by the pending expansion of automation in America’s workplace, such as with the introduction of self-driving vehicles threatening an impact deeper and broader than the effects of globalization on employment in manufacturing in the 1970s and 80s. Moreover, this same technology, together with associated advances in manufacturing technology and materials science, also promise to introduce a new epoch of post-scarcity undercutting the principle of valuation in the free market. So it should be clear the world as we have known it is fast disappearing; soon to be gone altogether. How we face the challenge as a society has everything to do with whether the path we take is a positive or negative one.

Transitionalism in a New Reality

In last month’s post discussed how the election of Donald Trump is part of a larger historical cycle describing when, out of a sense of insecurity and fear, people’s focus turns toward national self-interest; likewise, when they feel confident and expansive, it is expressed in a greater willingness to reach out and cooperate. The article concluded that we are at the beginning of a cycle where national self-interest is the focus. In this post we will explore the question where Transitionalism is in all of this.

Ending Class Conflict

Ending Class Conflict This month I want to speak to a gaping schism between the different economic classes. In particular, between the wealthy class and the rest of society. Class conflict has existed throughout history. Borrowing from Hegel’s theory of the dialectic,...

Transitionalism: An Overview

Transitionalism: An Overview For this post I would like to present to you a brief overview of what Transitionalism is, how it differs from other proposals, and word of how its goals are to be achieved. If you are interested in a little more detailed survey I invite...

The New Leisure Society-Ready or Not

A life without toil has always been a dream of humanity, but one actually enjoyed by only the very few at the top of the social hierarchy. Since the beginning of the industrial era, the number of those who have been able to enjoy leisure has greatly expanded due to subsequent wealth creation due to the augmentation of human labor afforded by technology.