Hey Guys and Gals,
A quick background on me is three years fish keeping but more into planted and natural tanks. Last year when I made my pond and biofilter I started to describe that I wanted to persue a career in using plants to filter water. Little did I know lots of things where already happening with that. Aquaponics!!
Beside keeping my small aquaculture things and researching going. What can I do to start a community movement to create a community aquaponic garden, catering to the needs of the community. Helping the needy, educating the public, fund raising, and making an overall positive impact in our area and as all of you already doing this know make a positive impact on the world. Start at the town hall?
I am smiling at the project of finding a country for us to go eat lunch in. What I am rejecting here is the sensibility that one economy is just and democratic, encourages competition and innovation and begins with a level playing-field, while the other is run by dictators, encourages innefficiancy and reliance on the state, and a state-imposed hierarchy. I have a hard time accepting something that I think is an over-simplified and false dichotomy which in this country, privileges the hegemony of our own economic system. I don't think capitalism is more 'real' because it is the system that has dominated our country since its colonial inception; there are plenty of examples of divergent economies world-wide and across history. Additionally, I question how well-off we are as a country. I like comparisons for examining our truths. The proverb you are referencing (give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever) I believe is a Chinese Proverb, and so I offer a the example of China, with all its complexities, and at the bottom of the page, my sources for this conversation (The Economist- a somewhat centrist periodical, no?) I don't think these conversations belong to academians. I think they belong to readers and doers like you and I. Thank you for your compliments and for engaging with me, it makes for good Sunday morning reading and thinking.