In brief: go read society, reimagined by Leo Babauta on mnmlist.com. It’s a great vision for how we might redesign our society to be more focused on people and community and less on money and consuming.
Everett Bogue has an article following up on Babauta’s post, which is great, but as usual for Bogue, it’s very long and self-congratulatory. I skimmed it. If this idea excites you too, you might read it.
There’s a lot that’s wrong with our current society, and it’s a worthwhile pursuit thinking about what sort of societal structure we would prefer. Go read them.