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Tackling Political Polarization: An Unconventional Gathering

Tackling Political Polarization: An Unconventional Gathering

Perched on a narrow stretch of the Big Sur Pacific coastline, Esalen Institute is about as far away as you can get from the Washington DC and still be in the same country—geographically, but also politically, culturally, and institutionally. Yet, for a few days in the...

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Breathless in Babylon: Economic Dislocation Never Looked So Good

Rifkin is not just reporting these trends. He is also their advocate, extolling the virtues of a new economic system that will free us from the downsides of capitalism, which “feeds off scarcity”. And like any serious new paradigm theorist, he has named the system that will follow the capitalist era—the “collaborative commons”, the economic paradigm of the coming “age of abundance”.

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The Rise of the High Net Worth Individual (HNWI)

Freeland is a financial journalist attempting to understand the new transnational class of high net worth individuals (HNWI), billionaires and multi-millionaires who have benefited so dramatically from the upheavals of the last decade.

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New Year’s Thoughts

Those of you who follow me may know that I come from the oil patch, a small town in OK where oil was akin to life, economically speaking, and have been fascinated for the last few years by how the worldwide energy industry is developing.

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Economics and Technology — Heavenly Match or Dangerous Duo?

Are middle classes natural? Are they an inevitable result of the rise of wealth that has accompanied modernism and the industrial revolution? Or are they more tenuous creations, made possible by the wealth that capitalism’s creates, but dependent on the moderating, shaping influence of human institutions?

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Do the Laws of Physics Evolve?

n his new work, Time Reborn, Lee Smolin makes some radical and interesting statements about the nature of time, and mentions how even the laws of physics might not be final, fixed and immutable, but actually evolve over time.

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Follow the Money!

Like a Weather Channel journalist after big storm, Lewis gives us an on-the-ground perspective of what happened, what was lost, what was learned, and what the future may hold. Through his eyes, we see the impact of the Great Recession on economies of Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Germany and finally back to the US.

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Doubling Down on Guns

Our elected representatives made a simple bet. “The people will forget. The NRA will not.” I feel insulted, and you may too. But somewhere, our senators are simply surrendering to a painful truth—that in some issues, the voice of money and power speaks a thousand decibels louder than the voice of the quiet multitudes.

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About Carter

Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, speaker, leader, and consultant. His work has focused on understanding the nature of both individual and cultural development. With his writings, dialogues, an interviews, he has been a contributor to the emerging “integral” or “evolutionary” cultural movement which combines the insights of Integral Philosophy, evolutionary science, developmental psychology, and the social sciences. He is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a non-profit social policy institute, whose mission is to bring new insights on the evolution of culture to the arena of politics and social policy.

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