"This report presents a positive vision for our society a generation
from now. At a moment of pandemic, economic disruption, reckoning with
structural racism, and deep political polarization, it offers a clear
alternative: a future where we choose to recognize and uphold the
intrinsic worth of every person and community; provide an equitable
foundation of economic rights, human and financial capital, and
liberatory education; and harness entrepreneurship and technology to
increase opportunity, agency, inclusion, and well-being for all.
Two years ago, many elements of this vision would have seemed utopian.
Today, a broad cross-section of Americans sees the need for major
changes in the way we organize our society, and senses that there is
real potential for us to do so. We offer this vision as a North Star for
dialogue on long term goals for social change among activists,
philanthropists, and business and government leaders.
This vision reflects a year of preparation and dialogue among a diverse
group of 18 leaders in economic and social policy, social activism,
religion and spirituality, worker agency and voice, automation and the
workplace, innovation in education, and place-based community
development. The group was convened by the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity
in collaboration with the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley
and facilitated by the Consensus Building Institute. The goal of the
convening was to bring together a diverse, influential group of
advocates and experts to envision a future where:
* All Americans experience economic security and belonging, even as
automation and AI continue to transform the labor market and the nature
of work; and
* The benefits of security and belonging arise from new and renewed
social and economic bonds among citizens, businesses, governments, and
Over a series of five virtual meetings, the group explored the
questions: what would be the most notable features of your daily
experience if you lived a generation from now, in a society transformed
by automation and by a commitment to inclusion and belonging? What would
be the defining elements of that future society? What rights, policies
and institutions would form the foundations of that society?
From the group’s dialogue, the facilitators drafted a series of
documents and graphics to reflect the key ideas that emerged. In an
iterated process, the group refined its vision and developed a shared
sense of the foundations for a better society. This report presents the
vision and foundations that the group created."
Via Scott Santens.
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