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Are we truly free or has our search for freedom led to entrapment by dysfunctional organizations? As the global monetary paradigm fails, it takes the internationl business structure along with it. This dynamic allows for the application of design principles to the foundations of the new organizations replacing corporations in meeting our human needs. How much power truly rests at the top of the megalithic corporations around us and how much is dictated by the demands of fiat currency and compounding interest? In this new age of austerity, can even the lowest on the societal hierarchy spark the change needed for a new society?
In Extraenvironmentalist #24 we speak with reformed lawyer, business thinker and blogger Patrick Andrews about how the failure of business to understand our ecological reality presents an opportunity to introduce new business structures that can prevent groupthink and allow responsible stewardship. We discuss how businesses that seek only profit are failing to actualize the power that business transactions have to transform our world. Can the failure of our economy allow us to reimagine business?
// Music (in order of appearance)
Active Child – Hanging On via Gorilla vs. Bear
Phaeleh – Afterglow feat. Soundmouse viaIndieShuffle
Young the Giant – Islands (Polaris at Noon Remix) via SoundCloud
Figure – Wonderwall (Finger Drumstep Edit) via Club Tunes
// Extended Clips
David McNally – Global Slump and the Age of Austerity on WORT
The Coming Collapse: We Can Buy Time, We Can’t Change the Outcome via Yahoo Finance
Godfrey Bloom: Euro Christmas Fail via RT
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