GDP is not as closely correlated to well-being as we think. The steady-state economy is a theoretical alternative to today’s economy that refocuses from maximizing GDP at all costs to fostering long-term well-being and sustainability.
Seemingly conflicting, but equally necessary truths are known as polarities. Polarities represent some of the fundamental tensions that come up in our organizations and in our lives as individuals.
With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.
Building a sustainable and equitable economy doesn’t require that we completely remake ourselves from the ground up. It mostly requires that businesses and institutions just live by the values they already claim to live by.
How we consciously and intentionally use competition as a tool for a better world?
In the new economy, we redefine what it means for our society to grow, to be successful. Money becomes a means to other ends: well-being, sustainability, and equity. Our measure of success is when people are thriving, when they are set up to thrive over the long-term, and where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.
Beyond the job titles, beyond the outfit – what has your life been preparing you perfectly for? That’s the core question of the Right Livelihood Quest.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
Our society’s current systems are failing us. They no longer serve the common good to the extent they can and should.
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.