It is apparent national leaders and their political parties are not up to dealing with 21st
century crises. Solutions do exist, you can learn them from us, and then make it clear
to politicians that you will only vote for them when they show willing and
incorporate them into their party’s manifesto
Two things are required to address the political, economic, environmental and social chaos we see around the world –
The first is a sound and comprehensive ideology: Rationalism provides the moral principles, social structures and economic methods necessary for mankind to flourish now and, because it allows the recommendations of environmental science to be embraced, in the future too. Like the founder, most people will be unaware of any previous use of the word ‘Rationalism’ but for clarity the ideology is not drawn from other thinking. We do not adjust policy to gain popular support, we are about education and openness, explaining and winning people around. Unlike a political party we welcome new thinking. You do not need to canvass for the Rational Group or donate or be a member to influence our policies and solutions.
The second is widespread understanding and global popular support for Rationalism. By joining or supporting the Rational Group, spreading the word, canvassing, signing petitions, making donations, helping with web site and social media, the merging of charities and NGOs, and language translation you will be doing important work to make the world a better place. Fortunately, public support for Rationalism can be widespread and informed, partly because the causes and solutions to world problems are actually quite straight forward, and also because the internet allows ideas to be disseminated freely in a way that was impossible 500, 100 or even 10 years ago. We estimate that with some interest from TV and newspapers, celebrities and a budget as little as $600,000 we can provide annual benefits to mankind in the 100’s of trillions.
In the case of democracies, politicians are receptive to public opinion; in the case of authoritarian regimes, leaders still need viable ideology or could peacefully be displaced because of the ideology’s inclusive nature, so wherever you live it is well worth investing the small effort necessary to see change
Rationalism describes the social and business structures, and details the values and economic methods necessary for a prosperous, sustainable, and peaceful world. It describes the systems required to optimally manage education, training, employment, housing, healthcare, taxation, world trade, capital and global resources. The ideology offers a common base all responsible political parties can adopt, prerequisite for the coherence required for sustained progress around the world. The EU, for example, is in desperate need of pan-euro parties to allow it to progress to a federation, but it is not an idea ever talked about because constituent states social and economic policy is so dire.
We are not producing the right goods and services, nor in a sustainable way, and they are not being distributed optimally. Rationalism provides answers to how the 3 objectives of economic efficiency, sustainability, and equity can be achieved. To set mankind on the path to achieving these objectives, which one needs to come first and why? Can you think of two things essential to achieving the objective?
It’s good to identify and understand the problems before working on the solutions!
Companies rise and fall but there is no need for there to be an overall rise. Economic contraction can be an indicator of greater efficiency. The belief that economic growth is essential, the reliance on it as a cure-all, and the important things that are consequently ignored, are the most significant and damaging failures of contemporary economic theory. Economic growth is not the primary thing we should be monitoring, only in the developing world, assuming regions should remain inhabited and not be a part of a wider economic and social union, need there be growth. Economic output needs to be categorised, good or bad, building prosperity or damaging. Wealth and economic output levels can and do go in opposite directions and therefore need to be understood as separable by economists and the electorate. See if you can come up with five reasons preoccupation with economic growth is bad. firstname.lastname@example.org
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