Knowledge empowering change. What you need to know to shift towards a socially just, environmentally sound and compassionate society.

Essential Knowledge for Transition makes visible the “operating system” of our society.

EK4T aims at explaining in layman’s terms the design and functioning of the large systems in our society – the monetary and banking system, the economic system and the financial system. The design of those systems can be thought of as the very operating system of our society. Such operating system is frustrating our efforts to bring about a more compassionate, democratic, equitable and environmentally sound society and needs to be overhauled.

Each component of the EK4T curriculum offers options for redesigning those systems in a way that allows us to tackle and overcome the challenges we face – climate instability, environmental degradation, growing economic inequity and erosion of democracy. Think of it like the direction of flow in a river. Swimming against the current is arduous and you might end up farther from your destination regardless of your efforts if the current is strong enough. Redesigning our large systems is like reversing the direction of the flow in the river allowing us to swim with the current and making it easier for us reach our destination.

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Align Your Investments with Your Values – webinar series

In 2016 Essential Knowledge for Transition launched and offered 11 local investing workshops called Align Your Investments with Your Values around the country attended by more than 90 people. In 2017 EK4T launched a 6-part webinar series covering the content of the daylong

The Lesson in the Brexit Vote

I am re-posting as blog my July newsletter since the recent US election has made it quite prescient. Note in particular the sentence ” Mistrust in the political establishment is at a level not fully appreciated by the mainstream media nor

Let’s talk about the economy

There are two misconceptions about the economy I would like to dispel. The first has to do with the government being constrained like a family by its budget and having to spend no more than it brings in. The second