Citizen Action Monitor

A common response to a story like Hagens’ is: “I better look out for myself” – Nate Hagens (41)

A caring response would be: “What can I do to make my community better, stronger, more resilient? No 2323 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

Addictive consumption has not brought happy, fulfilling lives for most Americans– Nate Hagens (40)

What’s missing from this smorgasbord of stuff is a feeling of community and a true sense of purpose. No 2322 Posted by fw, June 30, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

We spend too much time thinking about doing, and not enough time doing – Nate Hagens (39)

As we cut our reliance on fossil fuels, we’ll have less time to waste, more time to sharpen up our physical skills. No 2321 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 … Continue reading

June 29, 2018

We are headed for a world of less, whether we choose it or not — Nate Hagens (38)

We don’t really want more, we just want more than our next-door neighbor. No 2320 Posted by fw, June 29, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this … Continue reading

June 29, 2018

Hagens says initial reaction to his narrative is either ‘denialism’ or ‘nihilism’ – Nate Hagens (37)

Both extremes have one thing in common – They obviate the need for individuals to act responsibly. No 2319 Posted by fw, June 28, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 28, 2018

Individual humans may not be evil, but our actions en masse can have evil outcomes – Nate Hagens (36)

Given different cultural and environmental cues, our reduced consumption will be good for the planet. No 2318 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all other posts … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

Our documented ‘rights’ may no longer reflect what is ‘right’ – Nate Hagens (35)

“The continuum between rights and right – what is right – is open for discussion,” says Hagens. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 27, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 27, 2018

What’s good for the environment is likely to be bad for the economy – Nate Hagens (34)

Conversely, what’s good for the economy is likely to be bad for the environment. No 2317 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Left vs Right waste time and energy in angry disputes over what they disagree on – Nate Hagens (33)

Will we one day soon appreciate, and hopefully engage with, the issues that most of us agree on? No 2316 Posted by fw, June 26, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 26, 2018

Formidable cultural, behavioral and systemic barriers are preventing CO2 reductions – Nate Hagens (32)

A lot of things that activists say “We should do” are not grounded in the reality of individual and group behavior. No 2315 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018

A full and honest accounting of the severity of our predicament will never be popular — Nate Hagens (31)

We would much rather be entertained with fantasy stories, promised technological quick fixes, or misled by fake news of contrived solutions. No 2314 Posted by fw, June 25, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 25, 2018

Our Education system is becoming less relevant for the future we are facing – Nate Hagens (30)

Less specialization and more systemic understanding should be the order of the day. No 2313 Posted by fw, June 24, 2018 To access links to all other posts in this … Continue reading

June 24, 2018

American culture is far too focused on intelligence and cleverness and not wisdom – Nate Hagens (29)

We reward expertise in brainy problem-solving, but neglect the benefit of intelligence and wisdom working synergistically. No 2312 Posted by fw, June 23, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

June 23, 2018

Global population die-off is not the issue; consuming less on a finite planet is – Nate Hagens (28)

“The developed world, including the United States, is going to have to use less, whether we choose to or not.” No 2311 Posted by fw, June 22, 2018 To access … Continue reading

June 22, 2018

Humans keep fighting wars to resolve conflicts – War vs Peace must be on our agenda – Nate Hagens (27)

How can the US justify more military spending, when, in a peaceful world, it could be so much more wisely spent? No 2310 Posted by fw, June 22, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 22, 2018

Today’s American culture translates what people once cared about into dollars – Nate Hagens (26)

“Our culture has a serious problem,” says Hagens, “we’ve lost some of our humanity.” No 2309 Posted by fw, June 21, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 21, 2018

Is it time to put limits on what CEOs earn vs what lowest paid employees get? – Nate Hagens (25)

A lot of people see that with unlimited growth, things aren’t working as they used to and they’re upset. No 2308 Posted by fw, June 20, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

June 20, 2018

Rules from finance and economics constrained 20th century aspirations – Nate Hagens (24)

Look for rules from natural sciences and ecology to play a more prominent role in this century. No 2307 Posted by fw, June 19, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 19, 2018

Our culture asks very narrow-boundary questions when challenges are wide-boundary — Nate Hagens (23)

Our culture fails to recognize that even local, narrow-boundary concerns may be related  to, if not rooted in, serious wide-boundary issues. No 2306 Posted by fw, June 19, 2018 To … Continue reading

June 19, 2018