What would a world look like where we win, where the system is seriously
I believe the answer is a bottom up, connected,
connection conscious culture and economy, moving away from a top down
Let's start with this list of top down versus
bottom up characteristics I've put together:
Some of the biggest factors among this list
1-getting rid of big and
Create laws and regulations that make it illegal
for corporations to become too big, for billionaires to exist at all. Restrict ways
that centralization, particularly with algorithmic controls, can be applied.
The alternative to bigness is decentralized and localized.
We need to develop technologies and sciences of
small. Fund business academicians to work with small businesses to develop new
approaches to help them stay small while remaining successful, exploring how to
avoid growth by merger or acquisition, exploring how to reap the benefits of
economies of scale without creating bigger, centralized behemoths.
It's also about creating a cultural set of
values where small is good and big is immoral, distasteful and offensive.
Change the way liberal think tanks and
foundations think. We need new, better ways to support smaller, decentralized
efforts, programs and groups. We need to develop new ways to make it easier to
support 1000 small projects instead of ten big ones.
2-Ownership, Open Source,
commons, and creative commons
Top down power tries to consolidate ownership of
property as a way to build power. We need to take property back for the people
and return it to the commons. That applies to land, patents, copyrights,
businesses. We need more employee owned cooperatives and publicly owned
utilities and companies. The Bernie Sanders campaign proved that socialism is
an okay idea that has become accepted by a majority. That will grow as people
reap the benefits.
Consciousness and policy
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)