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The Founding Fathers were Progressives

Posted on October 30, 2018

If we view the Founding Fathers and the 55 framers of the constitution through the lens of the present, it is apparent that they would be considered progressive thinkers. The purpose of the formation of our democratic republic was to create a system of institutional alternatives to what was available at the time. A new way of living that had never existed before. It was a time in American history where human imagination and

If the Progressive project within the United States hopes to build a lasting movement that enhances access and agency for all individuals, it must develop systemic alternatives beyond the limitations of the existing regimes of thought.  These visions must be bold and creative enough to inspire the imagination of real change within our collective populace while at the same time avoid being so utopic that they are dismissed as impossible. Modern politics is a struggle

Overcoming Institutionalized Ethics

Posted on October 16, 2018

At the heart of the Progressive project is a change in direction from what is to what will be. Institutional arrangements have shaped the ethics and consciousness of a people throughout history – they define the very nature of our interactions with one another and the world around us. Present reality demands a more precise examination of the ethics that are imprinted upon us by our systemic structure. The Progressive project seeks to build institutions

Beyond Universal Healthcare

Posted on October 2, 2018

What is the future of Healthcare in the US? Universal Health Care is the next incremental step.  The research is demonstrating that a socialized system of healthcare is the best choice both morally and economically[1].    The challenge of defeating the entrenched corporate classes is for another discussion.  Today we explore what type of healthcare we would design into the modern Progressive project.  My argument will be structured around two core premise. High-quality Healthcare is a

The OurSociety Experiment and our vision of the Progressive project to transform society draw inspiration from hundreds of other individuals who have contributed to society through their writings, research, innovation, and openness.  These book reviews are our effort to spread the collective vision of transformation by deepening understanding of the past, present, and future. We frame these book reviews on how they relate to the Progressive project as described in the OurSociety blog section.