Posted 10/18/11 by Common Good
Phillip Blond, architect of David Cameron's "Big Society" program, recently appeared in New York to discuss structural problems that plague both the United Kingdom and the United States. He joined Common Good Chair Philip K. Howard on Friday morning to explore common ideas with the Start Over movement. The Christian Century reports that according to Blond:
The breakdown of both social norms and the family unit—and the growth of government to address those ills—as well as the dominance of corporations and the rich in the current economy...[is] a result of an 'oscillation between extreme collectivism and extreme individualism' .... Both are manifestations of the same impulse: a concentration of power first in the state and then in the markets. And both those liberal and conservative 'orthodoxies' have led to the same society-destroying outcome.
Common Good certainly agrees with Blond that political orthodoxy will not lead to a successful American future—and that it's time to Start Over.
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