This post is the rough draft of old Chapter 10, section III. A. of my non-fiction WiP, Do Better, fka Baby Floors. This part will introduce the early years of mapping out a path to get there for Phase III. Outlines will be matched, at the bottom of this post, with sections for both parts II and III of this chapter.
Note that Phase IV, discussed in detail in this chapter, goes very well with the use of a Community Land Trust, where land is held in common by a local community, in a shared ownership arrangement. There are a few such trusts in California, at least.
The overall objective remains that of putting a floor on poverty so that each and every baby born can have a safe childhood.
Once again, by way of disclaimer, the overall goal is now to explain why we need both equ. + justice, & why in 4 phases. This chapter is part of showing what Phases I-IV could look like as potential roadmap for a fully inclusive society for all of us. This vision is laid out in the hope that All HumanKind will eventually have each person’s basic needs met, without taking anything from anyone, and without violence, intimidation, nor coercion of any kind.
(Chapter 9, section III. D. was a few weeks ago)
Chapter 10, section II. A.
— (Next Wednesday: Chapter 10, section II. B. )
I’m considering this Rough Draft as the block of clay from which my book will eventually emerge, obviously, and some ideas for phases III and IV are still becoming more fixed in my mind as I write, so the final version will likely look pretty different from this Rough Draft, and will need updating once I get to the very end.
And once again, yeayyy( !!)with regard to audience, I may have at least a couple of comps: Walden Two meets The War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective (by Dr.s Jean and Edgar Cahn, 1964). I know that lots of people consider Skinner’s writing to be stilted, but I like the tilt of most reviewers, in that the idea is that a community should keep trying policies that members agree upon until they find what works for all of them.
As for genre, I’m still wondering: clearly part of Non-fiction
Maybe also: System Change, Causes, maybe even Inspirational, but I doubt it.
1.) Consider some ideas you may have on how our society can solve homelessness and child abuse, starting right now,
2.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those sources and your thoughts.
Chapter 10 outline, II. and III. A.