"Full of exercises, thinking tools, and inspiring examples from around the world, Take Back the Economy shows how people can implement small-scale changes in their own lives to create ethical economies. There is no manifesto here, no one prescribed model; rather, readers are encouraged and taught how to take back the economy in ways appropriate for their own communities and context, using what they already have at hand."
I have known of the work of Project South since the 1990's but have not kept up. I am interested in knowing more about their current education-organizing work.
I tried this once before, on my own, and was not entirely successful. Turns out there are resources and even a whole education program designed to help integrate creation and editing of Wikipedia entries into courses.
Richard Diebenkorn, via Rebecca Solnit.
Notes to myself on beginning a painting
John Humphrey Noyes described the doctrine of the perfectionists in a letter to Charles Nordhoff:
"We consider the community to be a Church, and our theory of a Christian Church, as constituted in the apostolic age, is that it is a school, consisting of many classes... we recognize the two general classes, which were characterized by Paul as the "nepiou" and the "teleioi." Our belief is that a Christian Church can exist only when the "teleioi" are in the ascendant and have control."
Ran into this by accident in a post by Forokoop. It has strong similarities with the Engineer's Beans and other techniques on this website. The interviews look fascinating, including one with Michael Warshawski -- who I met years ago. (https://legoviews.com/2012/02/16/israel-and-the-democracy-building-proce...)
What is LegoViews?
José María Arizmendiarrieta described the Mondragon cooperatives and related activities and organizations (like Catholic Youth Action) as an "experience," not a model. It seems the Oneida "Perfectionists" had a similar conception.
In a physics class at the beginning of the semester, "one group picked their most important values from a list and wrote about why these mattered to them. The other group – the controls – picked their least important values and wrote about why these might matter to other people."
An excellent resource from the Self Employment Law Center (Legal education, research, advice, and advocacy for just and resilient economies.)
"Learning to Think Outside the Boss: An Introductory Workshop on the Legal Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Worker Cooperative!"