Simplified Law of Accelerating Returns

Posted by Ron Rivers on September 4, 2018

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Renowned innovator Ray Kurzweil has a list of accolades too long to write about in an article with “Simplified” in the title.  I had first stumbled upon one of his YouTube interviews  and after listening immediate purchased The Singularity is Near.  It’s a comprehensive text filled with fascinating information, but the biggest take away by many was Ray’s analysis of history to track the growth of technology.  He observed what he named the Law of

Core Objectives of Progressive Transformation

Posted by Ron Rivers on August 28, 2018

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Sometimes, life forces us to cast aside our previous conceptions to learn and progress in the face of new challenges and crises.  Old ideas, beliefs, and facts have historically been thrown aside when evidence, reason, and logic have shed light on new potentials for what is and what could be.  Turning our eyes to American politics today, we witness our two older generations of the political class grasping desperately to save a system that empowers

Strict Marxism is not the Progressive future

Posted by Ron Rivers on August 21, 2018

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Recently, we’ve been having numerous conversations with other active members in our local Progressive communities and on more than one occasion I’ve listened to the perspective that the most progressive thing to do would be to implement a strict Marxist Socialism immediately and redistribute the collective wealth. I disagree. There’s no doubt that Karl Marx was a visionary thinker and economist whose insights on the modes of production helped to redefine what could be possible.
There is a lot of buzz around the Democratic Socialists of America with the recent primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the organization has entered the consciousness of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Reviewing their website we see that their current projects are focused around medicare for all, empowering unions, and forming a consensus for electoral power. These are relevant projects to our time, but are they enough? More importantly, what lies beyond? If progressive alternatives

Writing our story

Posted by Ron Rivers on August 6, 2018

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the big picture story of the OurSociety Experiment.  We’re entering the last major push of 2018; the launch of the platform with the focus on local municipality elections.   Thousands of hours spanning over the previous two years have brought us to the point of a complete MVP, a defined but evolving strategic purpose, and a growing team of volunteers excited about the change we are manifesting here in