Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Voting: A Flawed System, but an Important One

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 6th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Donella Meadows’s writing showed that the American election system is far from perfect, but the privilege of voting is still too important to pass up. Today, Americans vote to decide the next President in the White House. The voting system is imperfect, but our participation is important. (Image credit: MCS@flickr) Voting, democracy, elections, and campaign reform were all common themes in Donella [...]

For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 20th, 2012

By Gus Speth

The following article is reposted from Solutions Online. The overarching goal at the upcoming Rio+20 summit must be achieving sustainable prosperity for all. Within this broad objective, the subject is bracketed, if you will, by two of the greatest challenges faced by the international community: the greatest social challenge, world poverty, and the greatest environmental challenge, climate change. There can be [...]

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