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Real Democracy

TRANSITIONING

This page is under construction. This section will identify structures, knowledge, processes, and resources that will help us transition towards a real democracy.

GAPS IN OUR CIVIC KNOWLEDGE
Promote public discussions about:

Food-and-farm system
Public money
Private banking system, including the Federal Reserve
Women’s group authority
Real democracy (compared to representative democracy)
Capitalism:  making a profit or making a living
Indigenous peoples’ knowledge
Shamanism (direct connection to nature, the universe, and spiritual knowledge)

TRANSITIONAL MODELS OF HUMAN ORGANIZATION
Identify, evaluate, and promote new models of human relations:

Food & farm policy councils (FPCs)
Participatory budgeting
Cooperative business models
Complete Streets (accommodating all transportation modes)
Community land trusts for housing, farming
Women’s councils, men’s councils
Reduced work week
Single payer health care
Living skills education, outdoor education, farm-to-school curriculum, action learning
Restorative justice
Basic income (funded sovereignty)
Public banking, local currency
Public sovereign money — U.S. Congress as sole creator
Legal support for all family structures (not just nuclear family)

THE MONEY QUESTION, THE DEMOCRACY ANSWER
Counting pennies, votes, and soil particles: Learning and Liberation
A rolling autobiography by a Chicago Baby Boomer
July 2019

Rolling Draft:  an autobiographical analysis of money and governance in the U.S.
(23 pages including recommended resources)
A.  PROLOGUE:  Why isn’t money more like arithmetic?
B. 1951-present: Money & Governance: Biographical context
C. 2007-present: Money & Governance: Resources for a professional activist
D.  EPILOGUE: All the information is needed, by everyone, all the time
E.  APPENDIX: Recommended Resources

Money & Governance Resources: Personal lists
(3 pages)
a. Books, articles, media
b. Organizations
c. Activist sectors
d. Twitter accounts that I follow