Authors: Michael Byrnes (Quantum Economist Wealth Beyond Nations) and Tamara van Halm, (Wealth Beyond Nations)
Here in, we examine the capacity of ideologies (in specific) and philosophies (in general) to effectively facilitate societies to navigate great moments of evolution. Firstly, is human civilization presently in the midst of a fundamental evolution, and if so, what is the cause and nature of this evolution? Secondly, is any specific ideology or philosophy, or group of ideologies or philosophies stimulating or reacting to the process of evolution? Finally, as we progress into some new evolutionary phase of human development, will our existent body of philosophies and ideologies provide us effective tools to explore and develop this new evolution, or will we require a complete reevaluation of the human experiment? Indeed, if we would allow ourselves to momentarily forestall our compulsion to act in the face of the many perceived dangers presently overshadowing the world (thus, wielding the armor of ideology), and thus would allow ourselves to reevaluate where we are in our human journey (thus question and discern various aspects of diverse philosophies and worldviews), we perhaps would discern that the central conflict which underpins almost all other conflicts of the 21st century is this: human beings no longer need each other, en masse, in the production of goods and services, and consequently all conventional and extreme/remodeling forms of institutional or personal governance—no matter the ideology—will be futile in sustaining social order. If this is indeed an accurate and effective discernment of the challenges now facing the human experiment, and before we can act and choose any specific direction to which to journey, we have a great number of questions to ask. Genuine questions, not questions of rhetoric or manipulation. Echoing Emmanuel Kant’s great intercession for human kind: will all of humanity be able to have the courage to think for themselves?
Philosophy, Ideology, Economics, Evolution, Limits to Ideology, Global Interdependence