Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought

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ABOUT

The Zeitgeist Movement Defined is the official, representative text of the global, non-profit sustainability advocacy organization known as The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM).

This tediously sourced and highly detailed work argues for a large-scale change in human culture, specifically in the context of economic practice. The dominant theme is that the current socioeconomic system governing the world at this time has severe structural flaws, born out of primitive economic and sociological assumptions originating in our early history, where the inherent severity of these flaws went largely unnoticed.

However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. Yet, this text is not simply about explaining such problems and their root causality - It is also about posing concrete solutions, coupled with a new perspective on social/environmental sustainability and efficiency which, in concert with the tremendous possibility of modern technology and a phenomenon known as ephemeralization, reveals humanity's current capacity to create an abundant, post-scarcity reality.

While largely misunderstood as being "utopian" or fantasy, this text walks through, step by step, the train of thought and technical industrial reordering needed to update our global society (and its values) to enable these profound new possibilities. While this text can be read strictly from a passive perspective, it was created also to be used as an awareness or activist tool. The Zeitgeist Movement, which has hundreds of chapters across dozens of countries and is perhaps the largest activist organization of its kind, hopes those interested in this direction will join the movement in global solidarity and assist in the culmination of this new social model, for the benefit of the whole of humanity.

Essays

Preface

PART I - AN INTRODUCTION

Overview

The Scientific Worldview

Sourcing Solutions

Logic vs Psychology

Case for Human Unity

The Final Argument: Human Nature

PART II - SOCIAL PATHOLOGY & THE ANTI-ECONOMY

Defining Public Health

History of Economy

Market Efficiency vs Technical Efficiency

Value System Disorder

Structural Classism, the State and War

PART III - A NEW TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Introduction to Sustainable Thought

Post-Scarcity Trends, Capacity and Efficiency

True Economic Factors

Industrial Government

Lifestyle, Freedom and The Humanity Factor

PART IV – THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT

Social Destabilization and Transition

Becoming The Zeitgeist Movement

Source

http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/orientation