This morning while browsing the new philanthropy section of Best of All Worlds I discovered the work of M. Renee Orth. Her video intrigued me and I look forward to reading the new book – Conspiracy of Dreamers: Capitalism at the Service of Humanity. The video below highlights some of her work.
“To tear down a factory or to revolt against a government or to avoid repair of a motorcycle because it is a system is to attack effects rather than causes; and as long as the attack is upon effects only, no change is possible. The true system, the real system, is our present construction of systematic thought itself, rationality itself, and if a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a systematic government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves in the succeeding government. There’s so much talk about the system. And so little understanding.”
– Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance