Tom Atlee: Iceland An Inspiraltion in Multiple Dimensions

Civil Society, Ethics, Government
Tom Atlee

Dear friends,

According to articles in the links below (and elsewhere) Iceland
* crowdsourced its new constitution with mass participation and elected delegates to a Constituent Assembly
* made investors and bankers – not taxpayers – pay for the economic crash (it didn’t bail out the banks)
* took legal action against individuals responsible for the crash
* expanded its social safety net in the midst of the downturn
* built an economy with a very high percentage of renewable energy
* is establishing some of the strongest freedom of information, journalistic, and whistle-blower protections in the world
* AND has an economic recovery that the International Monetary Fund calls “impressive”

What a shame they have had so little mainstream media coverage in the U.S….

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