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In my first post Coronavirus: The Time Has Come I said, "it seems…Continue

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Started Apr 11

Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
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I just joined the group after discovering it's existence via Wikipedia, But I have been a fan of Mary's ideas for many years.It seems to me that now would be the opportune time to push hard for a…Continue

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Three Inquiries

In my first post Coronavirus: The Time Has Come I said, "it seems to me that now would be the opportune time to push hard for a revival of Mary's ideas". And, in the discussion that followed I explained that I was also looking to re-visit the thinking of Adam Smith and others in a series of planned inquiries. I have now launched them…See More
Apr 11
Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Matthew, No, I don't know David Christian's work. I will take a look and add it to my reading list. Thanks for the tip.  "
Mar 30
Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Important point, Robert. Will we learn from this and apply that learning?"
Mar 30
Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul - Have you read David Christian's book Origin Story? It's a "Big History" book, a sort of compact history of the universe through present day society, tied together by the theme of energy and entropy. I bring it up because…"
Mar 30
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Mar 30
Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Robert, Yes, I agree with what you say. I like to try and develop a deep understanding of the original authors ideas. It is also interesting to try and understand how their views were arrived at and in what context. I also like to compare their…"
Mar 30
Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Thanks David, I will email you.  "
Mar 30
Robert W replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, Thank you for sharing this post. I tend to agree with you that coronavirus is leading to transformation.  Of course, it's up to some to welcome the transformation and perhaps give it some direction.  Transformation can be simple…"
Mar 30
David E. McClcean replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, Thanks for this. I quite agree. Let's be in touch. dmcclean@rutgers.edu  David E. McClean, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Rutgers University Trustee, The New School Governor, The New School for Social Research"
Mar 30
Paul Barnett replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Matthew, I's love to write an a chapter on The New Capitalism, which I am sure would be in the spirit of Mary's thinking. And I am glad to see the other responses from Stephen and Rosa. I agree with what Rosa is suggesting to.  Just…"
Mar 30
Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Hi Rosa - Inspiring work, both in the documentation/story side and the direct practice side. I would love to see what you suggest - abundant and frequent opportunities to practice dialogue, visioning, etc. I would particularly like to see that in…"
Mar 29
Rosa Zubizarreta replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Glad to see this topic here... this group has been a bit dormant for a while! My own perspective on what is being called for, in these times of viral / ecological / climate crises; as much as anything else, we need a new collaborative…"
Mar 29
Stephen Kaiser replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"     Mary wrote The New State at a time of crisis, when the bleak memory of World War I was still fresh.  That war has been described as the final end f the Enlightenment, and a monument to stupid, senseless wars.   …"
Mar 29
Matthew Shapiro replied to Paul Barnett's discussion Coronavirus: The Time Has Come
"Paul, I think your insight is right on. Even if this isn't what we evolutionary thinkers call a point of bifurcation, it is certainly a moment of opportunity to foster transformational reflection, learning, and visioning about our systems,…"
Mar 29
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Coronavirus: The Time Has Come

I just joined the group after discovering it's existence via Wikipedia, But I have been a fan of Mary's ideas for many years.It seems to me that now would be the opportune time to push hard for a revival of Mary's ideas and I wonder if members of the group would agree. My view is that the impact of the coronavirus will have a transformational impact on people's world views, and they will be searching for alternatives to the perceived 'wisdom' that has been dominant in recent decades.Sure we…See More
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