AuthorJeremy Tunnell

The 2018 Midterm elections

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I have recently spent some time outlining the problems with our political predicament in Integral theory part one, an introduction to the evolution of human consciousness and Integral theory part two, the diagnosis of our political world.  Both of these posts were focused on problems, and conflicts, and friction. In this post, I’m going to lay out my prediction of 2019 based on what...

Integral Theory Part 2, The diagnosis of our political world

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The world is falling apart. Politics has become incredibly polarized.  Opposing sides can’t ever work together, even on issues where they agree, racial and gender issues are boiling over, and everyone seems to be talking past each other.   The 2016 election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States is bewildering and angering to many.  How could a country that seemed to have come so...

Integral Theory Part 1, an introduction to the evolution of human consciousness

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Since the universe began, we have seen a pattern of small things grouping together into larger things that result in something new that is greater than the sum of its parts.  This phenomenon has resulted, at every stage, in more complexity and more depth. We saw atoms group into molecules, molecules group into cells, and cells group into organisms, each deeper and more complex than the previous...

On “Charlottesville” and accusations that Trump is racist

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I decided to write this article because Trump’s Charlottesville comments have become the definitive evidence that he’s racist.  The phrase that is used to back up this assertion is:  “You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides”. Look, I’ll admit, when taken out of context, and if you look at it with...

An integral review of Nonviolent Communication

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So, I bought the book “Nonviolent Communication” recently, and since it’s only 200 pages, with about 50 pages of it being introductions and quizzes and stories, it was a fairly quick read.  Integral philosophy has again proven to be a superb lens with which to understand and analyze things like this. Here is what I think: Nonviolent communication is a thoroughly postmodern...

On the Brett Kavanaugh affair

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I have struggled greatly with the extremely complex issues that are intertwined in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.  We are currently, as a society, trying to have a simultaneous conversation about sexual assault allegations, credibility, due process, feminism, bro culture, the limits of memory, substance abuse, forgiveness, liberal vs conservative politics, power...

Resources for learning about Integral Theory/Spiral Dynamics/Metamodernism

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Over the last couple of years, I have read many books and sat through many videos on  Integral Theory, Spiral Dynamics, and Metamodernism so that you don’t have to. Below are my best recommendations for further investigation, with some notes and cautions. Note:  Many of the resources below focus only on Spiral Dynamics. Spiral Dynamics is a simplified version of Integral Theory  that...

Integral in real life: The changing views of antitrust regulation

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A recent New York Times article writes about a young lawyer, Lina Khan, with a “breakthrough” view of monopolies and antitrust regulation, and she is targeting Amazon in her activism. She says that Amazon “should not get a pass on anticompetitive behavior just because it makes customers happy. Once-robust monopoly laws have been marginalized, Ms. Khan wrote, and consequently...

Integral in real life: The Kaepernick issue

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Colin Kaepernick is back in the news. Apparently, he has agreed to a sponsorship relationship with Nike, for the “Just Do It” campaign. This whole issue makes me sad, because Integral Theory explains why Kaepernick is getting nowhere with his activism, even though it’s a worthy cause, and I’m going to lay it all out here. First of all, Integral Theory says the...

August Crypto Update

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This will be my last blog post specifically about cryptocurrency unless something crazy comes up that I feel like I have something to say that nobody else has said.  I want to focus on other things in my writing. One of the reasons is that I think other people are doing it better, so I recommend you sign up for the Token Economy newsletter. You don’t need a blog post from meeting to know...

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