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Ii2A: Bretton Woods 3.0 with Merle Lefkoff

Small beginnings, large results. "The Butterfly Effect"--a butterfly flaps her wings in Brazil and a tornado speeds up in Kansas. What complexity scientists call a change in "initial conditions" that can have a very big effect on the whole system.

So, I think of our little group as butterflies flapping our wings, disturbing the conditions that exist today. We can and will make change. Remember Margaret Mead!

Thank you so much for helping me think about how to make our project relevant and compelling at a local level. We talked about "what's the problem statement?" and vision and mission, and it occurs to me that we might hammer out an "Action Statement" at our next meeting as well as a problem statement. The mission will change as we "missionmesh" the organizations and networks working on the symptoms of a dysfunctional global financial paradigm, symptoms that we know too well: inequality, debt, poverty, chronic health problems, politicians bought and sold, natural systems destroyed, and many more. A few of us are ready to drill down to root causes and figure out how to make those symptoms go away. That's what Bretton Woods is all about.

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