TZM Frequently Asked Questions (1) What is The Zeitgeist Movement? The Zeitgeist Movement is an explicitly non-violent, global sustainability advocacy group currently working in over 1000 Regional Chapters across 70 countries. The basic structure of The Movement consists of Chapters, Teams, Projects & Events. Overall, the Chapters are essentially what define the Movement and each Chapter works to not only spread awareness about the roots of our social problems today but also to express the logical, scientific solutions and methods we have at our disposal to update and correct the current social system and create a truly responsible, sustainable, peaceful, global society. Working through global and regional educational projects and community programs, the intermediate goal is to obtain a worldwide movement, essentially unifying the people, regardless of country, religion or political party, with a common value identification that we all invariably share, pertaining to our survival and sustainability. Infinite Growth
Being Somewhere - Low Impact Living The Zeitgeist Movement Global Site Dealing with the Overpopulation Myth To start off, as long as the market system is in place and profit is the main motivation to do anything, what I talk about won't happen (social entrepreneurs, fortunately, aren't profit-motivated, but that's a different discussion). However, assuming the infrastructure is in place to meet everyone's essential needs (food, water, shelter, healthcare) and essential luxuries (transportation, energy, education, communication), the population would cease to increase and may even begin to decrease  (nations with lower levels of poverty have fertility rates at or below replacement levels, while nations with greater levels of poverty have fertility rates well above replacement rates, strongly suggesting that guaranteeing everyone's basic needs would stop, or reverse, population growth). Furthermore, a report by the United Nations  predicts the global population rising to, at most, 10.6 billion by 2050 (a worst-case scenario, essentially). Education is easier.
Starting Over In his famous , Richard Feynman presented this interesting speculation: Fascinated by Feynman’s question, Seed put a similar one to a number of leading thinkers: “Imagine—much as Feynman asked his audience—that in a mission to change everyone’s thinking about the world, you can take only one lesson from your field as a guide. In a single statement, what would it be?” Here are their answers:
TZM - Orientation Download Here The Zeitgeist Movement Defined (Full PDF Book) Who profits? Financial Data to see financial transparency info. 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. However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. 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. If you find a Typo, please email email@example.com (1) Preface Document Structure The Organism of Knowledge About
"Who Are You Protecting?" Freedom of Speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. These legal rights, guaranteed to United States citizens by the first amendment, are essential to our free democracy. It has allowed for several national revolutions, such as movements for black and female suffrage, to change public opinion and national tradition. Protests have been at the heart of American democracy since its creation, but recent action by the NYPD and other local police departments around the nation have been infringing upon the protestors’ constitutional rights, arresting and brutalizing them with disregard to their grievances. Occupy Wall Street was originally a public demonstration for the grievances most people share across the modern world; Americans are losing faith in our democracy as they suffer from unequal distribution of wealth, unreasonable devaluation of our currency by the Federal Reserve, and corporate involvement in our government. For further research/ Citations
Ayn Rand | Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and Individualism Ayn Rand is America’s most controversial individualist. She was a bold woman who produced brilliant works fusing fiction and philosophy. Her best-selling novels, like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, have sold millions of copies and continue to influence independent thinkers and celebrities the world over, from Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Angelina Jolie and Hugh Hefner. My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. — Ayn Rand, Appendix to Atlas Shrugged Rand cut a striking figure, with her long-stemmed cigarette holder and intense gaze. She penned philosophical non-fiction works of such originality and power that she was credited by a small group of stunned intellectuals as having single-handedly solved an ancient philosophical puzzle. The new philosophy which she founded through her books and essays is called Objectivism.
Slow Movement The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. It began with Carlo Petrini's protest against the opening of a McDonald's restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986 that sparked the creation of the Slow Food organization. Over time, this developed into a subculture in other areas, such as Cittaslow (Slow Cities), Slow living, Slow Travel, and Slow Design. Geir Berthelsen and his creation of The World Institute of Slowness presented a vision in 1999 for an entire "Slow Planet" and a need to teach the world the way of Slow. Carl Honoré's 2004 book, In Praise of Slowness, first explored how the Slow philosophy might be applied in every field of human endeavour and coined the phrase "Slow Movement". The Financial Times said the book is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism”. "It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. Professor Guttorm Fløistad summarizes the philosophy, stating: Cittaslow General: