Chapter 4

Systems Thinking

The point is not that Jesus was a good guy who accepted everybody, and thus we should do the same (though that would be good). Rather, his teachings and behaviour reflect an alternative social vision. Jesus was not talking how about how to be good and how to behave within the framework of a domination system. He was a critic of the domination system itself.

—Marcus Borg

In the film In Time, inequality in society is explored using time instead of money. It examines what would happen if everyone stopped growing old at the age of 25. Barring accident, death only occurs when an individual’s time runs out. Time is earned in the same way we earn income. It can also be stolen, lost, and confiscated. Transactions are also conducted ...

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