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The Conversion of the American Dream by Tom Atlee – 1990

The American Dream is a vision of individual and family happiness and security based on the ability to have and consume more of everything. Its social vision is of people with equal opportunity competing for these things and thereby expanding the prosperity of all. Of course, it doesn’t quite work that way. First: This American […]

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Politics

When people complain about ineffective government they often use the word “change”.  What they most often mean by this is that they want to “fix” the current system so that it works better than what they now see but still looks pretty much the same. But what do they think when the closer and more […]

A Summary:

A brief summation of Technocracy: It is possible with North America’s present resources, technology, and knowledge to give to every inhabitant of this Continent a guaranteed standard of living higher than any ever known. This abundant standard of living can be attained only with less, rather than more, labor; for they can be produced only […]

Science and Technology, the Real Engines of Social Progress

R.E. Landridge 1996 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 3rd quarter 1996, No. 344 The story of humanity is best characterized by the almost total lack of social progress throughout our history. We have, since our appearance on this planet, moved from small groups of individuals living predominantly on whatever was close at hand and sheltering in whatever was […]

Social Responsibility Of Science

Information Brief Number 38  1957  The North American scientists are neither noblemen nor freemen in their society. Unless they are able to achieve some outstanding recognition, they must remain second-class professionals. The role of the scientist lacks social prestige, for the majority merely become servants of businessmen and politicians. It is high time that the […]

Designed For Disaster

Clyde Wilson 1994 Published in: Northwest Area News, August 1994, No. 126   The captions reads: City That Lives By Car Has Nowhere To Go. The earthquake in the Los Angeles area brought out how vulnerable a city could be that depends on the automobile and the consumption of oil for transportation and as a mainstay in the […]

A Technological Social System

Howard Smith 1991 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1991, No. 323  For the welfare of this Continent, there had better be a greatly expanded distribution of the facts, and a clearly identified means to bring about an orderly transition from the Price System to Technocracy. Individuals become Technocrats because they understand that if problems before […]

An Age of Peace and Plenty is Possible

L.W. Nicholson  Published in: 1997  The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1997, No. 347 For centuries people have dreamed of an age of peace and plenty, an age without crime, debt, hunger — or war!  A great dream indeed, but how could such a dream actually be achieved in a real world in which these things […]

World Peace

Today’s Dilemma

T. Melvin Johnson 1992 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 1st quarter 1992, No. 326  Technocracy’s analysis points out the disintegration of today’s social structure, the Price System; and makes clear that current social problems are inevitably its by-product. What is a Price System? It is any social system that effects its distribution of goods and services by means […]

Impoverished Man in a World of Science

Wilhelm A. Tietz 1995  Published in: Social Trends Newsletters, Aug. 1995, No. 138  The renaissance of science took place at the beginning of a European age of trade. It was born among a materialistic people whose business entrepreneurs perceived that science could be used by them for power and profit, and with its application they reinforced their […]

Who is Looking After the Kids?

Cyril Large & Bette Hiebert  1997 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 3rd quarter 1997, No. 325  For over 60 years, members of the organization of Technocracy have been trying to look after your children, but we have been thwarted at every turn. We have spent time and money since the 1930s trying to wake up the public so […]

Illusions

Jack Bergel 1991  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1991, No. 325   We have an economy dependent upon war and the preparations for war — all financed by an ever larger debt. It has become a juggernaut beyond control, and resistance to control becomes more obdurate and idiotic. Meanwhile, there is not much time […]

Hunger In An Affluent Society

Ron Landridge 1996  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 1st quarter 1996, No. 319   Recently, the new “Conservative” government in the Province of Ontario instituted a number of significant, (read significant in the context of the devastating impact on those affected, not in terms of a solution to the province’s debt), cuts in the province’s payment for a […]

Scandalous Prison Record

Lois M. Scheel  Published in: 1996  Social Trends Newsletters, May. 1996, No. 147 It’s been almost 100 years since Clarence Darrow gave this speech, and in all that time we haven’t learned what he knew all along: Locking people up doesn’t work. 1.5 million Americans now live behind bars. Statistics prove that by locking people up […]

Crimes Against Humanity

John Taube        1996    Published in:  Technocracy Digest, 1st quarter 1996, No. 319   North America’s culture is a culture of science — which if taken full advantage of — will usher in a new way of life. Let’s pause and reflect on science, wars, and “crimes against humanity.” Science. On August […]

Facing Facts in the War on Drugs

REMOVE THE PROFIT Mr. Nyhan makes an interesting point, one that has been bandied around for several years. Remove the profit from illegal drugs, and the problem will disappear practically overnight. Gone would be the pushers. Gone would be the reason for their existence. Without the pushers, there would be fewer drug addicts. The drug […]

Violence, Violence, Violence

Shamefully, violence is the hallmark of contemporary times. Given we have a highly developed society, where are the roots of such primitive and destructive behavior? In their book, Beyond Language; Social and Cultural Factors in Schooling Language Minority Students, John U. Ogbu, University of California at Berkeley, and Maria Eugenia MatuteBianchi, U. of C. at […]