"You can't be at war
WHEN you're making agreement"
~Daniel Matalon, Founder of #IsThereEnough~
We humans are not all that good at that #agreement thing, though, aren’t we? For 70,000 years we have been good at war. And, when our wars are over, whoever won sets the terms of the agreement, and then wealth (and usually tilted all to the "winners") expands. This campaign, its ideas, and conversation, are about suggesting that we may be now ready to skip war, and go right to agreement, and maybe allow a few more people to thrive along the way.
Economics is an agreement. The one we are operating under contains a flaw, a bug in the software. It starts out with a false measure, a fictionally limited pie, that history has never proven, in fact, is limited. But because we all agree with that unproven idea and because we do not really challenge it, that agreement, false as it is, controls our economic results and just leaves people out of the picture. And, even if you yourself believe in abundance, if you live in an economic system that agrees with, and operates, out of scarcity, you are still (reluctantly) in agreement with it.
It’s a choice of who we are to be.
If there is not enough to go around, if that is really the case, then survival and war have to take over, in one form or another, (hot, cold, cyber, information) and some people get to live/prosper and some people do not. But that is a pretty big gamble. The far more likely path, mathematically, is that we have enough water, land, and shelter for everyone. What we do not have enough of is #collaboration.