The proponents of individual greed have created a global economy headed for terminal collapse. Our financial systems are gyrating out of control beyond human accountability, extreme inequality is tearing apart the social fabric, Earth’s critical living systems are collapsing, and political corruption has rendered our political institutions incapable of effective corrective action.

The time has come to rediscover our humanity, reclaim the power that Wall Street corporations and their global counterparts have usurped, rebuild community, and bring ourselves back into balance with one another and Earth—our living home. It requires deep system transformation grounded in recognition that true prosperity and security are products of sharing and community.

The values and institutions of the twentieth century are both a product and a source of false stories that have induced a cultural trance, a kind of cultural psychosis that leads us to reduce all values to...

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