with Paul Kando
A review of societal factors exposed by the 2016 election confirms long standing suspicions that the 2009 “Great Recession” was a systemic rather than a financial crisis. This course poses the questions: “How well does the current economic system serve the basic human needs of every member of society?” And, “If it does not, what can we do?” We will explore the many systemic problems and crises facing us and their latent opportunities for beneficial change. We will seek to understand the factors that contributed to the predicament we are in. We will explore belief systems, economics, science – both natural and behavioral – as well as history in our search for better answers. Ultimately, nature itself seems to offer the most promising model on which to build a new and better economic system (and world order). Class will end with a discussion of this nature model and its potential for providing for the good of all. Registration $40. 6 wks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/6 CHRHS Rm 210 Paul Kando, a retired engineer, has been active in energy, building and policy research for over 30 years, both in the U.S. and Europe. He conducted his first energy audit in 1976. In “retirement” he has been a professional energy auditor, co-founded the Midcoast Green Collaborative, writes a weekly energy column, conducts research and lectures widely on energy and policy.
Nov 6 - Dec 11th, 2017
Mon for 6 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
25 Keelson Dr.
Rockport, ME 04856 Get directions