Intro – A Reason for Hope

Welcome – Thank goodness you’re here!

I’m glad to know you want things to be better too.


It can be a distressing, depressing world out there.

But what’s so frustrating is that it doesn’t need to be like this.

We’re living in a time of unprecedented abundance. It’s never been easier to improve our collective livelihood.

As a species, we clearly have the ability to make life for the average person a hell of a lot more pleasant than it is.

And I don’t think the trouble in the world is due to “bad people.” You can’t pin all the trouble on one political party or the other. I’d like to believe that even the most power-hungry people “at the top” don’t… Want other people to suffer unnecessarily?

Am I crazy? (Maybe… Probably… but anyway…)

So if we have the ability to improve life for so many (and I think we do), why does it seem like we’re going backward? Despite incredible advances in areas like science, technology, communication, understanding… Why does it seem like things are getting worse?

Furthermore, is it possible to change course? Can we do a better job of taking the resources of this wonderful planet and improving life for all of us?

Less Bad is an attempt to find out.

I believe there’s a clear, if difficult, way forward.

This is one of five short articles laying out three basic ideas I hope can play a small part in making the world a better place.

The basic concept is straightforward enough. To improve, to make things Less Bad, I believe we need two things:

  • A framework for collaboratively working out what it is we want as a country and species, think of it as a roadmap, and
  • The power of the private sector and the free market helping us move closer to those goals.

I’ve been thinking about this for a few years now, and it seems pretty simple.

Next up, I’ll begin to explain how to make that happen.

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