It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
-Cheshire Cat 

Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the
narrowing lust for gold; Ring out the thousand
wars of old. Ring in the thousand years of peace.
-Alfred North Tennyson 

Great social movements need long-run goals for inspiration and guidance and need short-run programs for immediate orientation and agenda. This was true for the abolitionist movement to end slavery in the nineteenth century, for the movement for women’s suffrage at the turn of the century, for the labor movement that led to the CIO in the 1930s, for the civil rights, student, and peace movements seeking to expand justice in the 1960s, and for the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s. It will be no less true for a 21st century movement to replace greedy competition with equitable cooperation.Movement for a Participatory Economy hopes to help a new economic movement settle on needed long-run goals and short-run programs by highlighting four areas of visionary and strategic concern: