A New Bottom Line


Our Dream . . . A world based on a New Bottom Line.

A New Bottom Line is one that judges the success of every sector, system and institution of our society (economy, government, schools, health care, the legal system) based not on the old bottom line of whether they maximize money, profit and power, but instead by the extent to which they maximize love and caring, kindness and generosity, empathy and compassion, social, economic and environmental justice, peace and nonviolence, and protection of the life support system of our planet, as well as encourage us to transcend a narrow utilitarian approach to nature and other human beings and enhance our capacity to respond with awe and wonder to the universe and to see the sacred in others and in all sentient beings.

This New Bottom Line prioritizes the well-being of the planet and all its inhabitants, as well as justice and peace, over money, profit and power.

We call this a New Bottom Line – Caring for Each Other and Caring for the Planet.

We have a 10-plank vision of what this New Bottom Line would look like in different sectors of society. Please read our Path to a World of Love and Justice to see that vision.

We also have concrete legislative, policy and global proposals to build a world based on a New Bottom Line. These include our Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and our Global Marshall Plan.

For some interesting recordings about the New Bottom Line, please click below!