(01:19) The News. The scramble to line up support for passing President Biden’s infrastructure bill. The perennial struggle to challenge the filibuster and GOP obstructionism. A note about multiple mass shootings this week, we seem to be returning to the sort of pre-pandemic old normal.
(09:10) T-shirts. Introducing The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future and a plug for using Star Trek as a model for the future.
(27:45) Putting into practice key technologies that would help lead us to a more human centered and sustainable world. The truth about recycling and a deeper look at the issues of meaningful work and sustainability. A closer look at circular economies, transportation and food systems.
(01:05:35) What does human flourishing really look like? What does it mean to thrive? What does it mean to have meaningful communities?
(01:26:32) A discussion of the politics of meaningful job and sustainability. Examining the Green New Deal and the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, the Thrive act.
(01:52:45) Wrap-up and outro.
Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart and William McDonough
The Upcycle by Michael Braungart and William McDonough
Natural Capitalism and Reinventing Fire, by Amory Lovins