There’s a tea party going on all right.
This one is for big business, under the slogan: “No taxation with representation.”
The year was 1989 and capitalism had triumphed. Or so, at least, concluded pundits in the West as the communist regimes of Eastern Europe began to collapse.These pundits were wrong—dead wrong—and the consequences of their mistake are now proving fateful. This course based on the “electronic pamphlet” of prof Mintzberg describes these consequences and suggests what we can do about them.
I offer this as a member of my communities and of this world as a free service, concerned about the trends that I see around me as seen by prof Mintzberg: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling.
We need to replace this distorting dogma with a liberating worldview that can engage us in grassroots actions for constructive change.
Many people are concerned about all this, far more than have taken to the streets.
The will is there; the appreciation of what is happening, and how to deal with it, is not.
We are mired in disparate explanations and disjointed solutions.
We pull a number of these into a single framework, to suggest a comprehensive way forward.
This is called an e-pamphlet based free course because it is available to anyone at no fee.
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
(Tom Paine, in his 1776 pamphlet Common Sense)
(Source: adapted with permission from Prof Henry Mintzberg)