To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process.
僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン(Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lawrence Lessig: Taking back democracy (and capitalism related videos)


Its easy to give up hope with US and global politics, but I really appreciate those who try. They keep me going too. Sometimes I just want to ignore it and move into the forest, grow my food, keep it simple. But, there is a part of me that just get too excited about social change, that believes like many others, we can make change. I actually don't know much about Lawrence, but I'm keeping an eye on what he is doing. Who knows, it might work. Its easy to point out problems but to stand up for a solution, now that takes courage.

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.


We all know this democracy is in distress. It's time to send an urgent signal that we can fix it.

Today we're launching a SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs. It's called the Citizens SuperPAC, and it's only going to succeed if you support it. The video below will explain the plan, and you can also head over to MayOne.US to learn more.

Mayday PAC Launch from lessig on Vimeo.

America is Owned by Just a Few Men (NOT the Government)
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

And while I'm on the lazy youtube/vimeo video preaching, I'll throw one of my favorites in. I think its relevant but not sure how to organize all this info. I'm stuck in the youtube vortex. What is capitalism.....hmmm......Wikipedia or youtube...Ooo this looks interesting.

John Green teaches you about capitalism and socialism in a way that is sure to please commenters from both sides of the debate. Learn how capitalism arose from the industrial revolution, and then gave rise to socialism. Learn about how we got from the British East India Company to iPhones and consumer culture in just a couple of hundred years. Stops along the way include the rise of industrial capitalism, mass production, disgruntled workers, Karl Marx, and the Socialist Beard. The socialist reactions to the ills of capitalism are covered as well, and John discusses some of the ideas of Karl Marx, and how they've been implemented or ignored in various socialist states. Plus, there are robots!

A couple of brain cells mobilized at the last minute for me to put this one up. Synapses in action. The Story of Change followed by The Story of Solutions, all part of the Story of Stuff series.

Ok, so what is your solution that you are living?

Want to share it with me, through a creative youtube video:) 

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