Just watched "Inside Job", the Academy Award winning documentary on the roots of the global financial collapse. Terrifying film, in part because there is very little sense of hope for a meaningful change that will keep us from repeating this economic insanity over and over. With both political parties in the pocket of a handful of corporate financial giants, university economics departments corrupted, and regulators doing anything but regulating, where do we turn for the kind of leadership we need to establish some kind of balance between the power of a tiny minority whose limitless greed keeps sinking the economy, and everyone else. Where will we find the vision and values we need to move forward? Certainly not from the Obama administration, which rewarded the same sleazy Wall Street players who got us into all this by re-appointing them into positions of power. The cast of characters leading Congress and seeking the Presidential nomination on the Republican side are even worse. So who?
Have you read any of the Civitas Rising series? Please share your thoughts about the Great Change, the impact of technology on our lives, healthcare, the role of government, and anything else the books got you thinking about.