Create a Ning Network!
compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Outtakes from "Future by Design". All designs by Jacque Fresco.
We are of course, during this particular period of the evolutionary spiral,
faced as ever, with the HORNS of DILEMMA
Economists will present these choices as if they are all about the money.
Don’t be fooled by this.
Money does not measure quality of life.
As Bobby Kennedy said in 1968, “Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”
That may sound like a romantic presentation, and perhaps there is a tinge of sentiment there.
But GNP also does not account for our care of the elderly, prevention of abuse and support
of the weakest. Some of that now looks to us like basic civilized behaviour.
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