Manifestos tagged with Politics


Sustainability, The Complete Concept: Environment, Healthcare, and Economy
Oct. 15, 2009 - By: Hunter Lewis
"Most of us would agree that the principal difference between children and real adults is that the latter look ahead, consider consequences, act responsibly and sustainably. Sustainability is not, however, just the essence of maturity. It is also the essence of morality.[...]Whether one looks at our ailing planet, ...
Your Butt’s in the Wrong Seat: A Manifesto for Public Transportation
Aug. 12, 2009 - By: Ryan Barton
“It’s not sexy. It’s not tracking as a Twitter trend. And it’s not a YouTube sensation. In fact, by current reputation, it’s dirty, it (sometimes) smells, it forces you to interact with people you don’t know, it’s slow, and inconvenient. But it shouldn’t be. Or at least, it shouldn’t be positi ...
A Good Food Manifesto for America
July 9, 2009 - By: Will Allen
"It is time and past time for this nation, this government, to react to the dangers inherent in its flawed farm and food policies and to reverse course from subsidizing wealth to subsidizing health. We have to stop paying the largest farm subsidies to large growers of unsustainable and inedible crops like cotton. We have to stop paying huge subsidies to ...
Too Big to Live: Why Letting Banks Fail Is Actually Good For Real People
June 4, 2009 - By: Douglas Rushkoff
“As the financial institutions we have come to rely on appear to topple under their own weight, it's only natural that we rush to support them. These are the banks, investment groups, and insurance firms to which we have outsourced our savings, financing, and investing. They fund our businesses and lend most ...
Built To Fade: The Advent of the Biodegradable Brand
April 9, 2009 - By: John Dumbrille
"I might feel good about myself as I sip on a mouthful of 'green' this or that, but this sanctimoniousness should be seen as more than an innocuous behavioral tic. The diversion of attention into a me-brand-good pseudo experience, the holy grail of brand building, is actually part of the problem. When green brands manage to nurture ...
The Economy Survey
March 5, 2009 - By: ChangeThis Readers
In November of last year, we sent out a survey to gauge the mood of ChangeThis readers and see if you could help provide some solutions and encouragement for ourselves and eachother. After many months of immense change, both in the country as a whole and within our small company, we have finally finished sifting through those responses. We made the following thr ...
Self, and Importance. A Call to Reflection and Action
Feb. 12, 2009 - By: Scott Ballum
"When we align ourselves with the opinions of others without examination, we are robbing ourselves of the opportunity to analyze our own preferences and desires, to determine our own solutions. We miss the chance to review the criteria others are utilizing, to question their biases and seek our own inspiration. In stunting the develo ...
The Necessary Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Future
Aug. 6, 2008 - By: Peter Senge and Bryan Smith
"The Industrial Era is ending. Its extraordinary successes—advances in literacy, life expectancy, human rights, and technology—have propelled us headlong into a myriad of side effects: food and water shortages, cyclonic destruction, prolonged drought and rising sea levels. To delay acknowledging the need for lifes ...
Performance Architecture: A Blueprint to go "Beyond Personal Best"
May 7, 2008 - By: Carlos Salum
“Regardless of our profession or activity, adaptation is what separates peak performers from the rest. The way we think about pressure influences the way we feel and the way we react. Conversely, acting is adapting. If we act confidently and relaxed, our body tells our brain 'no problem here.'”
Innovation: More than a New Year’s Resolution
Dec. 13, 2007 - By: Nate Burgos
Disasters create change. They particularly defined 2005, from the Asian Tsunami to Hurricane Katrina, provoking a drive for innovation, whose essential value is betterment. This manifesto aims to frame some essential truths that contribute to the quality of not only things, but also people and places. Disasters displace, but what is never di ...



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