This is a living catalogue hundreds of innovative practices, ideas, experiments, organizations, people, and other resources useful for building wiser democracies that work for all. "Wiser democracies" are systems of politics and governance, of citizenship and activism, which creatively engage more of our human capacities — not only to better address today's pressing social and environmental problems, but to help us build more desirable futures for ourselves and all the generations after us.
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1 2 3 ... 20 next » (58)Alternative Indicators ()
When people ask how a country or region is doing, the answer -- especially on popular news venues -- tends to focus exclusively on the economy, or more particularly the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP fails to even reflect the health of the economy, but what we really need is far richer and more whole feedback about how we are doing economically, socially and ecologically. Many new indicators have been researched and proposed in recent decades.Beyond Left and Right ()
It is time to move public problem-solving from political professionals back into our individual and community lives. Political labels like "Left" and "Right" obscure more significant differences like those in both liberal and conservative camps who advocate "Order" (centralization) or "Freedom" (decentralization).America Speaks ()
America Speaks organizes large-scale forums engaging thousands of citizens -- both face-to-face and through telecommunications links -- integrated with laptop-computer and keypad-polling technologies -- to deliberate on public issues and provide input to shape government policies.
Tom: "food for thought re DI as a potential tribe"