I finally did delete your discussion in Justice For All, and reposted with a more brief synopsis, due to my concerns for Terms of Service / Fair Use issues. My apologies - I'm trying to do my part to keep things on the up and up, copyright-wise. Not meaning to censor. You did post an important discussion, thanks for doing that.
Jonathan, welcome to Paradigm Lost, it is based on a conference sponsored by a group of people who believe our economic and political systems are broken. They have very good tapes and transcripts of speeches, but the really fun part is finding someone I have not heard or read before and finding what other things they have to say. Members offer interesting points of view and many can make sense of the chaos we are in at the present time. The point is not to maintain and perpetuate the status quo, but to imagine a better way to live in community, and what can be done to make desired changes.
Welcome, Jonathan! Glad you could join us. :D It's great to see the way you jumped right in.
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