As much as we can envision some new, advanced paradigm of economy beyond the dystopia of today, and want to automatically leap to it, and start "living it" now, in whatever immediate, off-grid, "out-system" ways; we cannot rush over necessary Cultural Awareness & Structural Change needed in order to get there. And we cannot anyway entirely ignore or escape the machine of Capitalism, nor should we, for it runs, owns, and is existentially destroying the planet. We must confront reality and existing systems as they are and regain control of society. There are many avenues for this, but cultural awakening and institutional change should be reconciled as priority.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://concernedhumanpages.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-evolution-of-culture-institutions.html