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The Founding Fathers were Progressives

October 29, 2018

The Founding Fathers were Progressives

If we view the Founding Fathers and the 55 framers of the constitution through the lens of the present, it is apparent that they would be considered progressive thinkers. The purpose of the formation of our democratic republic was to create a system of institutional alternatives to what was available at the time. A new […]

October 22, 2018

Introducing the P Corp – A Progressive Alternative

If the Progressive project within the United States hopes to build a lasting movement that enhances access and agency for all individuals, it must develop systemic alternatives beyond the limitations of the existing regimes of thought. These visions must be bold and creative enough to inspire the imagination of real change within our collective populace […]

October 16, 2018

Reshaping Institutionalized Ethics

At the heart of the Progressive project is a change in direction from what is to what will be. Institutional arrangements have shaped the ethics and consciousness of a people throughout history – they define the very nature of our interactions with one another and the world around us. Present reality demands a more precise […]

October 6, 2018

Beyond Universal Healthcare

What is the future of Healthcare in the US? Universal Health Care is the next incremental step. The research is demonstrating that a socialized system of healthcare is the best choice both morally and economically[1]. The challenge of defeating the entrenched corporate classes is for another discussion. Today we explore what type of healthcare we […]

September 25, 2018

Book Review: Young People & The Future of News by Lynn Schofield Clark & Regina Marchi

The OurSociety Experiment and our vision of the Progressive project to transform society draw inspiration from hundreds of other individuals who have contributed to society through their writings, research, innovation, and openness. These book reviews are our effort to spread the collective vision of transformation by deepening understanding of the past, present, and future. We […]

September 18, 2018

Agency and Access Through Increased Minimum Wage

New Jersey activists have been working tirelessly towards raising the minimum wage. Groups such as Businesses for a Fair Minimum Wage, the Poor People’s Campaign, and Fight for $15 rally and organize to secure a more significant economic floor for lower wage workers. For those of us working towards a more transformational vision of society, […]

September 11, 2018

Solving the Democratic Dictator Dilemma

Over the last two years of working on the OurSociety Experiment, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of people who were involved with governance, activism, and candidacies in the state of New Jersey. It has been an enlightening experience in many ways, and I have observed some common perceptions that make for great […]

September 4, 2018

Simplified Law of Accelerating Returns

Renowned innovator Ray Kurzweil has a list of accolades too long to write about in an article with “Simplified” in the title. I had first stumbled upon one of his YouTube interviews and after listening immediate purchased The Singularity is Near. It’s a comprehensive text filled with fascinating information, but the biggest take away by […]

August 26, 2018

The Core Objectives of Progressive Transformation

Sometimes life forces us to cast aside our previous conceptions to learn and progress in the face of new challenges and crises. Old ideas, beliefs, and facts have historically been thrown aside when evidence, reason, and logic have shed light on new potentials for what is and what could be. Turning our eyes to American […]

August 21, 2018

Strict Marxism is not the Progressive Future

Recently, we’ve been having numerous conversations with other active members in our local Progressive communities and on more than one occasion I’ve listened to the perspective that the most progressive thing to do would be to implement a strict Marxist Socialism immediately and redistribute the collective wealth. I disagree. There’s no doubt that Karl Marx […]