“Teach them Correct Principles and they Govern Themselves”. This is the foundation for a sustainable world. This is my message to the world.
I was asked to give a talk to the Economics club at Sewanee, the University of the South on our independent local currency initiative, the Sewanee Dollar. But when the sponsor, a student representing the Economics Club read my BLOG, he decided there is more to the story.
He admitted to being a closet Libertarian, an unpopular position at liberal Sewanee U. But, he said he was having a hard time reconciling “sustainability” with some of the libertarian views I had written of on this blog. In his mind, these were polar opposites. To which I responded,
“I can’t imagine anything sustainable unless founded on true principles, including the freedom to act on them”.
That led to a broader discussion of sustainability. Sustainable extends into eternity. It’s not just about restraining ourselves from destroying natural Eco-systems, although that is part of it. It includes spiritual, moral, physical and economic sustainability. It’s about being wise, good stewards. It’s about being the change we want to see.
In other words, Saving the World one person at a time. . . starting with me.
PS: For a list of some of the community projects referred to in the above video, see my post, Socialism Fails as Free Markets Flourish In the Village.
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