Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent is an author and founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute. The Liology Institute is dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the earth. His current book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Future, (Prometheus Books, May 2017), is based on a simple but compelling theme – culture shapes values, and those values shape history.

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Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, China. (Photo: Jialiang Gao/peace-on-earth.org/ Wikimedia Commons) Views
Friday, March 23, 2018
Culture Shift: Redirecting Humanity’s Path to a Flourishing Future
What do all these ideas have in common—a tax on carbon, big investments in renewable energy, a livable minimum wage, and freely accessible healthcare? The answer is that we need all of them, but even taken together they’re utterly insufficient to redirect humanity away from impending catastrophe...
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping Views
Saturday, February 10, 2018
What Does China's 'Ecological Civilization' Mean for Humanity's Future?
Imagine a newly elected President of the United States calling in his inaugural speech for an “ecological civilization” that ensures “harmony between human and nature.” Now imagine he goes on to declare that “we, as human beings, must respect nature, follow its ways, and protect it” and that his...
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2015 World Economic Forum in Davos Views
Sunday, December 03, 2017
AI Has Already Taken Over. It’s Called the Corporation.
Some of the leading thinkers of our time are unleashing a stream of warnings about the threat of artificial intelligence taking over from humans. Earlier this month, Stephen Hawking predicted it could be “the worst event in the history of our civilization” unless we find a way to control its...
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"The most important lesson of all, however, may be to recognize what undergirded the hunter-gatherers’ resistance to an upstart in the first place: a shared set of values based in a deep sense of fairness and human dignity." Views
Friday, November 10, 2017
Resisting Trump? Five Tips from the Hunter-Gatherer Playbook
The recent election results in Virginia and elsewhere suggest that the tide may be turning away from the egregious behavior exhibited by Donald Trump, and back toward a sense of decency in American politics. How can we keep that momentum going over the next three years? In researching my book, The...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
The Climate Catastrophe We’re All Ignoring
Imagine you’re driving your shiny new car too fast along a wet, curvy road. You turn a corner and realize you’re heading straight for a crowd of pedestrians. If you slam on your brakes, you’d probably skid and damage your car. So you keep your foot on the accelerator, heading straight for the crowd...
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