[Coral-List] "sarcasm, endless disagreements, personal attacks..."
ceo at lindorm.com
Mon Dec 13 14:00:09 EST 2010
A bottom-up form of government is not called "socialism", it is
called "democracy". The reason the US has the problems you describe
is not because it is a democracy, but because it is a seriously
corrupted democracy, the corruption being the lobbying you described.
The way to return to bottom-up democracy is to amend the constitution
to remove the institutionalized corruption.
As for environmental management, yes, it works on a local scale,
provided that the villagers understand the system, and that may take
a good while if their form of life and interaction with nature is
Considering the national level, it has struck me that maybe there is
a correlation between the presence - and quality - of academies of
science, and the progress of countries on a number of levels. In
fact, I've started to look for studies on this topic. Is anyone on
this list aware of studies of this kind? It would be most useful to
use when argumenting for establishing or strengthening such
institution in the third world.
On 2010-12-13, at 11:30, Gino Sabatini wrote:
> There is much to be said about the ‘think globally, act locally”
> dictum… i.e.
> Bottom-up government. But this unfortunately is seen by many as
> that great
> taboo… socialism.
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