Apr 6, 2021 • 43M

23: Building a Being Mode Based Society, Part 7: Is it REALLY Possible?

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The Rethinking Humanity Podcast dives into social philosopher Eric Fromm’s writings on society and culture from the 1950s and reveals their relevance to the current day. It connects modern writers and thinkers ideas to those of Fromm.
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In this episode, we use the final section of Erich Fromm's To Have or To Be as a springboard for our discussion. In it, he poses the question, is the movement to a society that accommodates our humanity and our human needs more directly really possible? We review all the elements he has suggested that are necessary in order to make that shift, and discuss whether we think it is possible, as well as his evaluation of whether it is possible.  Here is a list of the changes Fromm mentions are necessary to make the switch and episodes in which we discuss them in detail. Sane Consumption (Episode 14 & 15) A Democracy in which all people are fully active (Episode 15) Maximum decentralization in industry and politics (Episode 16) Ending Bureaucracy - Implementing Humanistic Management (Episode 16) Ending brainwashing methods in industrial and political advertising (Episode 20) Closing the gap between rich and poor nations (Episode 20) Implementing a universal basic income/guaranteed yearly income (Episode 20) Liberating women (and men) from patriarchal domination (Episode 21) Creating a Supreme Cultural Council (Episode 22) Ending Fake News/Implementing a successful system of effective information dissemination (Episode 22) Separating scientific research from use only for profit and military expediency (Episode 22) Ending nuclear weaponry (Episode 22) We also explain why Lacey is wearing a hat with a sticky note on it, and announce the date for our upcoming interview with Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug Toys, and her new venture, Lifelines, an emotional wellness community. Rebranding coming soon, folks! Be on the lookout for that. Content isn't changing, neither is the name. Just the logo and the podcast artwork. ;) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rethinkinghumanity/support