10 Provocations for the Next 10 years of Social Innovation

By Indy Johar Co-founder Project 00, Senior Innovation Associate Young Foundation, Demos Associate, Fellow Respublica, 13 July 2017 The last ten years have been an important, formative period for the revival of social innovation, we have seen a new generation of actors contribute to the renewal of our societal goods. The work of the Young Foundation, Nesta, McConnell foundation, MaRS, Big Society …

A New Zealand River Has Human Rights. Now Will Modern Law Come to Its Senses?  Humanity is slowly reawakening to the simple logic that Mother Earth’s rights must come before human rights

David Korten posted Jul 07, 2017 It was a stunning breakthrough in a rights issue that could be a crucial step toward ensuring a human future. In March, New Zealand passed theTe Awa Tupua Bill making New Zealand’s Whanganui River the first river in the world to hold the same legal rights, responsibilities, and liabilities as a human person. For the Maori people, it …

 ‘All Resistance Is Local’: A Plan of Progressive Action for the Trump Years

Here’s how states and cities can lead the fight against the Trump administration—and build a new political order. By Heather Gerken, David Bollier, Gary Gerstle and Gar Alperovitz The Nation, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 Demonstrators gather at the Utah State Capitol building to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in Salt Lake City, November 12, 2016. (Reuters / …

Practitioners of tax evasion and inequality: New research suggests that households in the top 0.01 percent, those with wealth over $40 million, evade 25 to 30 percent of person income and wealth taxes—about 10 times more than the general population

By Chuck Collins, The Nation, 21 June 2017 Agents of Inequality: How Wealth Managers to the Super-Rich Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It :An expert on their secretive world explains how these shadowy practitioners of financial trickery help facilitate widespread tax evasion—and undermine democratic government. Recent years have seen a tremendous amount of scholarship and commentary on the …

What if we developed a tax system based on local rootedness and benefit?

Potential partners: Michael Shuman, Marjorie Kelly, B-corp staff Benefit corporation legislation is effective in over half the country and numerous states are working on it. For state by state information, click here.  Currently in the US,  directors of for-profit companies are focused and often act solely for the ultimate purpose of maximizing the financial returns to shareholders. While corporations generally …

What is a good Anthropocene? How do people describe and what solutions are some solutions they’ve shared?

These definitions of ‘Good Anthropocenes were submitted to goodanthropocene.net in South Africa as part of their worldwide seeds effort.  Reviewing, discussing and adding your perspective is a great activity for groups of any size, down to families, households, congregations, communities and neighborhoods. Use and management of natural resources occurs at the level, and traditional knowledge on which can build on …