The Town Square
The key to fixing our cities, to creating Strong Towns, is to treat them like complex, emergent systems capable of iterative change.
To address rising atomization and alienation, we must account for radical inadequacy and experiment with more totalizing communities.
Tribes and Tribulations
For low-income families, the move toward direct, broad cash benefits might prove to have a long-lasting impact once the COVID pandemic ends.
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With the understanding that fear is the fundamental problem in being human, we have our starting point. To pursue this quest, we must fully deconstruct anxiety, reveal its origins and mechanism, and find its resolution.
‘The School of Life’ is on a crusade to avail us of our emotional ignorance. Philosopher Alain De Botton seeks to remedy the shortcomings of contemporary education systems and the institutions that have failed to instruct us in how to approach the big questions in life.
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Sages and Stoics
Freedom entails the capacity to think and to judge in private, where solitude empowers the individual to contemplate their actions and develop their conscience, to escape the cacophony of the crowd. Solitude precedes moral thinking.
Tradition and Progress
The answer to whether complex civilizations or moralizing gods came first has significant ramifications for how we address social ills today.
Once resembling the relationship between a devoted father and an admiring son, Freud and Jung split over the question of culture’s origins.
In his newest book, God: A Human History, Reza Aslan seeks to provide an explanation for this rise of what he refers to as “the humanized God.” He proposes a more pragmatic idea of god, instead.
Just as simple technologies have been abandoned for more beneficial advancements, so should we jettison institutions, laws, philosophies, and cultures which no longer incubate human flourishing.