The Janus of 2021/2022

The Janus of 2021/2022
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So we didn't get everything done in 2021 that we hoped to, namely publish forty-five new articles and have a regular publishing schedule. However, that's okay because we spent the time reading and researching how Bene Homini might develop.

Our reading list for 2021 included:

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • The Collapse of Complex Societies, Joseph A. Tainter
  • The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, David Graeber and David Wengrow.
  • Ethics in the Real World, Peter Singer
  • The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress, Peter Singer
  • Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

We saw the fruits of some of that research in our posts on values and sustainability: Choosing our future and We are what we create. When reading them, you'll notice that we went big-picture. That was part of why we didn't fit the goal of forty-five posts. But we laid the groundwork for smaller focused posts for 2022.

So this year, we will keep our same goals from last year: forty-five posts on several topics covering personal, community, and environmental action in the near term and long term. These will be prosaic, covering things like gardening, cooking, or diet—personal actions that can have long-term consequences for the environment. In addition, we'll cover more topics in finance and economics to see how we can impact our communities. We must be on a stable footing before we can help others, including our community, and it takes a community to impact the environment positively.

As part of this, we'll point out reliable resources that can help you cut through the clutter of social media. Expect more links to YouTube, Nebula, or Curiosity Stream.

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