Corona, Climate, and Crashes: Welcome to the Transformation Age

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What is the best way to respond to our newly emergent life conditions?

How we can begin to cultivate the inner resilience and anti-fragility we need in order to endure and thrive in the midst of extreme volatility?


atch as Robb Smith and Corey deVos explore the rising disruption that is being caused by a brand new set of global life conditions emerging all across the planet — and why only an integral sensibility is capable of managing the many challenges, crises, and contradictions of our time.

Robb and Corey discuss:

  • The decline of neoliberalism and the next 40-year economic cycle.
  • How to find opportunity in chaos and volatility.
  • The systemic instability caused when capital primarily flows in only one direction — toward a trans-national holon that has no trans-national regulator in place to provide guard rails.
  • How neoliberalism contributed to the loss of community and critical support systems in the private sphere, contributing to the rise of suicide rates in men.
  • How families should prepare for the corona outbreak, but in terms of inner and outer resources.
  • Predictions for how the market and coronavirus stories will play out through the rest of 2020.
  • Why Trump was the first postmodern President (and why Obama was probably our last modern president).

Join us in this hopeful exploration of our inner and outer political landscapes!

Music by Stuart Davis

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