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Bobby Klein was a multi-modal spiritual elder who integrated clinical psychology, Jungian analysis, Tibetan Buddhism, Chinese medicine, and many indigenous traditions. He died a year ago; this episode honors his legacy.
This episodes explores a very personal and universal topic: grief. We explore the experience of grief at the individual level and then draw out the implications of society's relationship to grief and death for systems change.
What are some of the fundamental flaws of capitalism? How might we instantiate a market-based economy that is growth agnostic?
Steward ownership is form of corporate governance that truly instantiates a purpose driven economy and addresses capitalisms most fatal flaws. For anyone interested in redesigning our economic institutions, this is a must listen.
What is a co-op? How does this corporate governance model enable a more equitable, just economy? What distinguishes co-ops from other forms of multi-stakeholder corporate governance?
What mindsets took hold in Western culture during the Age of Enlightenment? What are the their blind spots that inhibit our ability to address the greatest challenges of today? How might we expand on what The Enlightenment had to offer?
How do pervasive paradigms of patriarchy, dominance, competition, and scarcity influence the way we relate to one another? How might we engage in a way that stems from paradigms of interconnection, cooperation, and abundance?
What is the distinction between universal basic income and guaranteed income? What are the theoretical and practical arguments for these policies? What experiments and evidence are underway in the United States today?
What is systems thinking? How does one design interventions to influence a system? How do the systems underlying our socio-economic structures reflect our traumas, beliefs, and values?
Can decentralized social media address the ailments of the dominant, centralized model of social media today? What are the big debates in this nascent and rapidly evolving ecosystem?
Partnerism is a socio-economic system where all relationships, institutions, policies, and organizations are based on principles of equitable partnership that supports hierarchies of actualization rather than hierarchies of domination.
How are social media platforms governed? How might we design products and processes to revitalize community and cultivate values that are essential to civic discourse? What can we learn from the fields of sociology and criminal justice?
What is governance? What are the attributes of the governance processes necessary to address the challenges humanity faces today? How might we acknowledge the limitations of human cognition while enabling collective action at scale?
Buckminster Fuller was one of the most prolific and prescient systems thinkers of the 20th century. What essential ideas of his should we be aware of as we consider changing our socio-economic systems?
What is Modern Monetary Theory? How does it challenge how we think about money, government spending, federal deficit and debt, taxes and bonds, unemployment, and monetary policy?
How does our role as parents relate to our desire to foster systemic change? Why don't we value parenting in our current cultural context? How might we propagate new narratives that see parenting as essential for creating a better future?
What role does art play in activism? What makes street art especially impactful? How can artists achieve their goals with limited budgets?
If we care about having a just society, we must acknowledge and repair from harms of the past. How can atone, especially for injustices that have perpetuated for hundreds of years?
What attributes define gift economies? How do they establish an economy that is relational vs. transactional, facilitating interconnection vs. individualism? How do gift economies mirror nature?
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