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Economics/Politics

'Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations and eras it is the rule' - Friedrich Nietzche

When most of our political systems began, and laws and constitutions were written, things were different. Many of the pressing issues that face us today weren’t so pressing then, or weren’t issues at all. Politics is decision-making on a national and international scale, and the challenge now is to identify what decisions need to be made for a future planet.
Perhaps the most important realisation is that we start with a single planet, and not multiple different and warring nations. Everything is truly planetary; the arbitrary divisions between countries do not exist, because they have no meaning when we are trying to work to a global cause.
With a clean slate, what can we create?


Resources:

Forum for the Future reports:
e Sombra Sol - Brazil’s search for a sustainable future
Ubuntu! South Africa’s search for a sustainable future
Viva lavida verde - Mexico’s search for a sustainable future
Monsoons & miracles - India’s search for a sustainable future

Other reports:

WHO’S WINNING THE CLEAN ENERGY RACE? Growth, Competition and Opportunity in the World’s Largest Economies
Caught in the time crunch time use leisure and culture in Canada