source: Carl Herman, Examiner.com
The 7-minute video on the left by Dave Meslin is a useful reframe for a common complaint that people are somehow too selfish, stupid, and/or lazy to engage in our most important political and economic issues. You and I observe that ~95% of human beings are generally cooperative, intelligent when given opportunity to understand the issues, and engaging in the issues closest to their unique interests.
As a professional educator of Advanced Placement US Government and Macroeconomics, as well as having 18 years experience working with US political leadership that led to two UN Summits (1990 World Summit for Children - the largest meeting of heads of state in world history - and the 1997 Microcredit Summit - topic of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize), I invite your thoughtful and heartfelt consideration of my explanation and documentation of our human condition in the following two papers. The first is my “citizen voice;” the second my “academic/professional voice.”
Our human condition calls for our public power.
The time for your answer is now.
One way, or another,
and your actions
shape our world,
the present for your loved ones,
and the future for us all.