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History Hinders the Future of Public Services

February 12, 2019

History Hinders the Future of Public Services

I’m a fan of public services, and it irks me when I hear people complain about their quality.  Not because they’re wrong, but because I imagine that their experiences have been frustrating and lackluster.  It’s a shame as the power of the state to organize and direct collective resources towards our shared vision of the […]

February 3, 2019

A Progressive Rejection of Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is gaining popularity in America as the next logical economic step in a post-automation world. Touted as a way to save America’s Capitalism, it ensures that people have enough money to keep consuming while raising the quality of life for our most impoverished. UBI boasts some attractive benefits for the majority […]

January 15, 2019

What is a Free Society?

This essay is deeply influenced by my research over the past three years focusing on the articles, lectures, and books authored by Roberto Mangabeira Unger.  It is necessary to pay an intellectual debt to his theories and vision of the future as over the years they have been one of the primary drivers of my […]

December 25, 2018

Lessons Learned From The Bird Feeder

My favorite mornings are slow mornings, and last Friday was a rare treat. It began by sitting on my couch with our dog, coffee in one hand while providing slow pets with the other — both of our gazes focusing outside, observing our local sparrows and blue jay enjoying the spoils of a freshly filled […]

November 29, 2018

Progressive Lessons from our Productive Past

Production is a transformative process, consistently and perpetually changing to solve new problems. All regimes of government are tied to their most advanced form of production. This bond fuels the growth and expansion of the government organization while at the same time defining the social, economic, and political arrangements of the society. By deepening our […]

November 5, 2018

Designing the Culture of Tomorrow

Technology and culture exist within a constant state of intertwined expansion. It’s easy to forget that the first iPhone was released in 2007, a mere eleven years ago. Today approximately three billion people [1] use smartphones, about 39% of our total population. Each one of these devices providing access to much of the world’s full […]

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 […]