1- What do you think about Hong Kong’s democracy protests? Will the “Umbrella Revolution” (Hong Kong’s protests) turn into another Tiananmen Square massacre? How might China respond?
2- We have learned about communism, social democracy, mercantilism, and liberalism and how these ideologies have been put into practice.
Are there any other alternative ideologies or ideas on political economy that might be adopted by states or local governments in the future? Our capitalist society has so many problems including economic inequality and environmental destruction. How can we solve or ameliorate these problems?
William Gallock, your classmate, introduced to me Jacque Fresco’s “Venus Project,” an alternative model that promotes sustainable development, resource management, and advanced automation. Can some of Frasco’s ideas be put into use? Or are his ideas utopian? What do you think?
The Venus Project: http://www.thevenusproject.com/
Larry King live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN6puH9DYnQ