|We need to develop a future consciousness.|
|More from Pope Francis|
|Wrong - there is always a choice|
|Don't listen to the scientists!|
|Nash - asking the right questions.|
struggle between neo-liberal market forces ideology and the need to develop sustainability in all aspects. This boils down to the belief of individualism versus the interrelatedness of all living things. In short, he says, 'between I and we'; individual self-interest versus protection of the common good.
|A strong vision pulls us out of the present!|
The NZ elections - more of the same or a chance for transformation
The NZ Elections - are we missing the big picture?
The future of capitalism - Lester Thurow
Local government currently has a lower voting turnout than national politics. A future vision might well consider empowering local government with a greater share of the tax take and as part of this move to create connections at the local level between local and central services? Education, welfare, health, police, job creation, justice could be integrated, to some degree, with local government? Such moves would increase a sense of democracy at the lowest level and move away from the current ‘one size fits all’. Regional governments, as long as they complied with basic requirements set by central government, could develop the diversity that would reflect New Zealand’s cultural make up.
And a paper from the United Kingdom ( consider recent vote for independence in Scotland)