Civil Society

Why Progressives Can’t Progress & Conservatives Can’t Conserve

“When 21st century Ceasars have the technological, scientific and financial  power to undermine and to undo Creation, then the question arises what is and is not Ceasar’s? And to whom should we render it? ” from ‘Beyond Freedom’ by J. P. Malkin The foundational principles of our long accepted political philosophies are no longer able […]


Imagine Politics Without Political Parties

A Non Party Political Broadcast The purpose of the economy is human wellbeing. The purpose of politics is to protect the sacred {1]  and to restrain self-serving power of the market, the state and the individual


Freedom Is Always Freedom – Until It Is Not

Politicians of all persuasions still haven’t got it yet The two main lenses through which we view the world politically – namely left and right, liberalism and conservatism – are broken and are unable to protect what we hold most dear.


Three Ways To Change The System

Beyond ideas of left wing and right wing Beyond ideas of freedom from and freedom to there is a space that is generative and life-enhancing for everyone. It is a space where we choose to treat each other with respect, as  having value – simply because we are human. – irrespective of our differences of […]


Prosperity & Wellbeing Are Beyond The Market & The State

Civil Society Is The Ground Of  Wellbeing “The major problems of our time — energy, environment, economy, climate change, social justice — cannot be understood in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are all interconnected and interdependent, and they require corresponding systemic solutions’ Fritjof Capra


The New Compass

   The New Compass Earth Economics and the vertical political spectrum Diagram –  ‘Wellbeing As A Compass’ © by J.P. Malkin from ‘A Political Economy of Life” Taking Sustainability To The Next Level Earth is the only planet that has self replenishing systems that generate, maintain and support life. Developing an economic system that does […]


The New Dimension of Political Economy in the 21st Century

The Emergence of a New Dimension of Political Economy J.P. Malkin argues that we have been thinking in the wrong dimension. The political spectrum of left, right and centre as well as  the concept of the “free”  market have locked us into illusions of freedom and choice. The emerging new political economy is collaborative self […]


Civil Society As A Compass

Civil Society is a collaborative perspective that not only values what we have in common as much as our differences but is a values based perspective that supports awareness of what constitutes real value – economically, culturally and environmentally. Inherently it is therefore an ethical and relational approach to society and the world. This precludes […]


Chivalrous Capitalism

The Transition movement does not reject enterprise or exchange economics, but offers different values and criteria to contain the powerful shadows of the relationship of exchange as expressed within the warrior model of capitalism


Lost Value Tax and the Priniciple of Harmonic Taxation

Lost Value Tax and the Principle of Harmonic Taxation When grassland is over grazed or forests are destroyed it is a cost to the whole of humanity. The value of the Commons is immeasurable but that is not to say that such shared value is impossible to recognize. Planetary citizenship dictates we should protect the […]