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Table of Activities for Rebalancing Society

Click on a dot to view some possible activities, and the links within it for explanations (revised January 2021)

Table for blog

WHAT CAN I DO TO REFRAME MY BELIEFS?

View myself as a resourceful human, not a human resource

Ditch the economic dogma (i.e., that greed is good are markets are sacrosanct)

Consider Why not?” before asking “Why?”

WHAT CAN GOVERNMENT DO TO REVERSE WHAT’S WRONG?

End the legal bribery (i.e., disproportionate political donations)

Disperse ownership of the major media

Terminate the legal fiction that corporations are persons

At the tables of public policy, seat common interest rather than special interests

Rebalance the lop-sided laws: stop SLAPPs, prosecute white-collar criminals like blue-collar ones (and not only their organizations), levy fines according to wealth

Internalize the externalities (to ensure the full cost of doing business)

WHAT CAN WE DO IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS TO REFRAME BELIEFS?

Think “we” beyond “me”

As NGOs, recognize imbalance as our common cause

WHAT CAN WE DO TO REFRAME BELIEFS USED IN OUR COMPANY?

Privilege quality over quantity

Open governance to all stakeholders

WHAT CAN WE IN GOVERNMENT DO TO REFRAME BELIEFS?

See the world beyond left, right, and center

Favor Gross National Quality

WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER TO REFRAME OUR BELIEFS?

Recognize the commons apart from private and public property, and the plural sector in general

Spotlight communityship ahead of leadership

Seek playful solutions beyond all these pat answers

WHAT CAN I DO TO REVERSE WHAT’S WRONG?

Confront what’s deplorable (as did Greta “How dare you!” and Geoff “I got the mic”)

Do my part for waste and warming (refuse, reduce, reuse, restore, recycle)

Vote with my wallet: boycott irresponsible enterprise

WHAT CAN WE DO IN COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATIONS TO REVERSE WHAT’S WRONG?

Target the low-hanging outrages, especially the legal corruption (e.g., intrusive advertising, excessive sugar in foods, pharmaceutical pricing)

Vote with our feet in clever and progressive protests

WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER TO REVERSE WHAT’S WRONG?

Eliminate the bogus trade tribunals

Put economic globalization in its place (i.e., the marketplace, out of the public space)

Create a countervailing power to the superpowers

WHAT CAN I DO TO RENEW WHAT’S RIGHT?

Sign the Declaration of our Interdependence, and then do something else in this table (right away!)

Vote to restore and maintain balance, not to exacerbate imbalance

Create or join a social initiative (Peter Block lists over one hundred pages of these)

Support the circular economy and the local economy

WHAT CAN WE DO IN COMMUNITY AND ASSOCIATIONS TO RENEW WHAT’S RIGHT?

Grow the social economy

WHAT CAN OUR COMPANY DO TO RENEW WHAT’S RIGHT?

Become a B Corp (with balanced goals), or a plural form

Welcome CSR 2.0 (i.e., address the cause of problems)

WHAT CAN GOVERNMENT DO TO RENEW WHAT’S RIGHT?

Consider pluralizing beyond nationalizing and privatizing (i.e., consider plural sector alternatives)

Restore progressive taxation

WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER TO RENEW WHAT’S RIGHT?

Support PPPPs (Public-Private-Plural-Partnerships) to consolidate activity across the three sectors

Encourage Indigenous development

Build our organization with engaging management, not lofty leadership

Establish a D23 assembly of full democracies

Create a Peace Council, of balanced democracies

WHAT CAN OUR COMPANY DO TO REVERSE WHAT’S WRONG?

Fix, quit, or avoid the stock market (find responsible capital)

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