Join us for a Citizens Dividend Cocktail and discussion about sharing the wealth of the planet in the form of a Citizens Dividend. Brief presentations on the Commons, Usury, Arts and Culture in the context of a Citizens Dividend will be followed by discussion, in the round, of the three presentations. People often refer to Basic Income; the House of Commons discussion referred to an amount of £70 per week per adult - this is hardly the means to life. A Citizens Dividend from the wealth of the planet could provide the means to shelter, clothe and feed everyone, debt free without increasing income, sales or employment taxes; indeed they could even be reduced.
All are welcome. To sign up to attend, go to: http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/231815692/
Critical Thinking's analysis of the origins and development of the European Union project is presented this coming Friday at Birkbeck College in London.
This coming Friday, 12th February 2016, Critical Thinking's analysis to date is to be presented and discussed
at Birkbeck College
Birkbeck - London University
Room 306 ( 3th Floor)
Clore Building MC opposite main building
25 Torrington Square, WC1 7JL
Handouts for the slide presentation are available as a .pdf download
Critical Thinking's research and analysis gets an outing in September at Conway Hall for the first of the new series of Thinking on Sunday events
Hierarchy and the Political Economy
Sunday 13th September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Slides for the presentation: HierarchyandthePoliticalEconomy.pdf
Inequality, oppression, corruption, war and the destruction of nature are products of the Political Economy shaped to benefit the Structural Elite, and rooted in the hierarchical structure of society.
Hierarchy has emerged from man’s domination of nature, ultimately enabling the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of the few.
This power has created a global economic system founded on three fundamental flaws, whereby a very small minority control:
- land, resources and knowledge which rightfully belong to no-one and should be accessible to all
- the means to life
The majority compete for a reducing share of the diminishing wealth of the planet.
In this presentation Clive Menzies will present a penetrating analysis of this interpretation of the undoubted present woes in today’s society and will argue from an apolitical standpoint that salvation lies in the dissolution of hierarchy. The challenge is how?
Clive Menzies is a political economist, editor and communicator at Critical Thinking at the Free University. Critical Thinking is an apolitical, collaborative research and education project that analyses the current political economy to identify fundamental flaws and potential levers for change. The organisation aims to understand the historical context of issues from different perspectives and their current and future impacts on social cohesion, inequality, individual liberty and civilisation as we know it. Critical Thinking has developed a unified theory of political economy and has formulated a prescription for action to create a freer, fairer world.
Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members.
Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.
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