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Tools For A New Political Economy


Welcome to a Level 7 Political Economy


Working together, we can repair a broken world. This website, created as an educational resource for activism and policy development, defines some of the existential threats to a thriving, sustainable and egalitarian political economy in the U.S. and globally, and offers proposed solutions, philosophies and resources to remedy our downward spiral. These proposals are all in ongoing development and open to input, discussion, testing, refinement and expansion.
This is meant to inspire first steps in participatory design and implementation of long-term solutions.

To appreciate the goals and origins of a Level 7 political economy, please visit the
L7 Philosophy page.

Special thanks to David MacLeod, Ernie Bornheimer, Mark Edward Niblack, Trevor Malkison, Jennifer Grove, Scott GrantSmith, Jeff Wright, Steven Douglas Daly, Eric Pierce, Bill James, Scott Debenham, my wife Mollie and my siblings Sam, Karin and Kirsten, and the many exchanges on Quora.com that likewise sharpened my thinking around these topics.

To begin, here are the draft

Articles of Transformation for a Level 7 Political Economy

Article I:

Regarding Concentrations of Wealth, Their Disruption to Democracy and Proposed Remedies

Article II:

Regarding the Failures of Representative Democracy to Serve Its Electorate, and the Need for Expanded Direct Democracy and Civic Engagement at the Community Level

Article III:

Regarding the Unsustainable Depletion, Destruction and Pollution of Natural Environments, Resources and Ecosystems, and the Practices and Policies Necessary for Sustainable Systems

Article IV:

Regarding Exploitation and Deception Of, and Injury To, the Worker-Consumer Class by the Owner-Shareholder Class, and the Consequent Necessity of Worker or Common Ownership of Production

Article V:

Regarding the Toxic Dangers of Ignorance, Moral Immaturity and Misinformation in a Functional Democracy, and the Need to Create Countervailing Informational and Educational Institutions

Article VI:

Regarding the Establishment of Social Credits and an Infrastructure and Essential Services Framework

Article VII:

Regarding the Relationship Between Property Position, Individual Liberty & Civic Responsibility

Article VIII:

Regarding Replacing Individualistic Materialism with Collective Egalitarianism in Competitive Markets

Article IX:

Regarding the Restructuring of Banking and Monetary Systems, and Reforming International Trade Relations

Article X:

Regarding an End to Militarism and WMD

Article XI:

Regarding the Equalization of Feminine and Masculine Power, Institutional Bias, and Other Social Justice Considerations

Article XII:

Regarding the Normalization of Public Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health as Integral to Holistic Health

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