Topic: Public Policy

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A California Dream Becomes a Nightmare

We’ve all heard the saying “Be careful about what you wish for; you just might get it.” In the case of the California power …

Higher Education and the Income Gap

The recent economic boom in the U. S. has had commentators gushing about a new age of prosperity. However, that same boom hasn’t done …

Transforming the Systems Movement

The situation the world is in is a mess. This hardly requires documentation; it’s obvious. Furthermore, as Leslie Gelb observed in his article “Fresh …

The Promise of Systems Thinking for Shifting Fundamental Dynamics

People in Guatemala—smart people—were working harder, hiring brighter people, raising more money, doing better projects, and getting improved results. And yet, what they sought …

From Riots to Resolution: Engaging Conflict for Reconciliation

As members of communities and organizations, many people feel their days (and their energy!) being consumed by contentious conflicts between diverse stakeholder groups. Organizations …

Applying System Dynamics to Public Policy: The Legacy of Barry Richmond

System dynamicist Barry Richmond was one of those larger-than-life characters whom one seldom encounters in this world. His incisive intellect, passion for building understanding, …

New Stories Can Generate New Realities

There is no easy or straightforward or guaranteed way to transform complex social systems. My own experience of 20 years of working with transformative …

Connecting to Source: The U-Process

As a writer, on a handful of occasions, I’ve produced work that stands far above everything else I’ve written. This work has a special …