Friday, October 19, 2012

Hungry from fasting - Hungry for answers

Today is the 50th fast day of the year for me.

I do not want to live in a world where the best ideas we have for solving our biggest problems are neglected. I fast to symbolically represent this fact in as strong a way as possible, and to protest the fact that a call for equal sharing of natural wealth languish, so that we miss maybe our best chance at a sustainable society and an end to extreme deprivation and poverty.

That is seriously wrong.

I also don't want to think this is a big important proposal if it has flaws that would keep it from working. Let me know if you see any. Anyone.

If anyone wants to join me in asking where the supposed conflict with human nature is (It's easy: "Where is the conflict with human nature?") in a plan to charge fees to polluters and give the proceeds to all the people (which is the reason given for why professors Hickey and Kantarelis decided this proposal should not go to a wider audience), I think now would be a good time.

Seems to me to be a fair, even a necessary question.

Kevin Hickey
Demitri Kantarelis