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Thomas Berry, priest, scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, and cultural historian died June 1, 2009 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.
We need you to stand up to the Wall Street insiders in your own administration who might understand what boosts the profits of banks, but not what helps our economy.
How should the U.S. relate to the rest of the world? Will we try to hold on to our place as the world's sole superpower -- and if so, can we?
Major responsibility for the financial collapse rests with the deregulation process that allowed for the consolidation of banking power in the hands of Wall Street. Reversing that process should be an immediate priority.
Thank-you to all of you taking action.
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all, not simply increasing profits.
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Trying to solve this crisis with the same tools that created it is the definition of insanity.
Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money.
The good news: The changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream.
We humans have arrived at a defining moment. We must bring ourselves into balance with one another and Earth or suffer the consequences of social and environmental collapse. It creates a unique opportunity for bold action to end war as an instrument of foreign policy, dismantle the military establishment, and create a world that works for all.