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Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.

Bartlett comes all the way from New Zealand, and stopped by Douglas Rushkoff's home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the U.S. On today's show, Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we'll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practices. It's a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there.

Rushkoff begins today's episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a "team sport" and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to "occupy a reality" of mutual care and concern.

To learn more about Barlett's work with Loomio visit his blog at Loomio is part of the Enspiral Network

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Header image of Bartlett by Guy Ryan

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