Thoughts on covenant between man and the other man. man and God, man and nature against loneliness and disintegration.

The different meanings of covenant, from promise to sacrifice.
Extracts from the book entitled 'Dictionnaire des Symboles' by Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant (Paris: Seghers, i973-1974.).Translated by Judit Maruszki.

Culture -Co-operation -Insurance

József Zelnik:
The Insurance of the Hungarian Culture
Thoughts on poverty and debts, culture and insurance. Insurance and co-operation as the last chance of culture to survive in a country sinking into debt crisis.

Imre Márczi:
To Be or to Buy
Answers to the challenge of uncertainty, How can be reconciled material comfort with culture?

Co-operation -- Economy

Csaba Kovács:
Allied Enemies: The Cartel
The definition, economic role and social judgement of cartels.

Zoltán Hajdú Farkas:
Voluntary Cooperative work in Csík, Tranylvania
Various kinds of mutual help in the village communities of Csík.
Extracts from the author's study.

Michael Phillips:
'What Small Business Experience Teaches about Economic Theory'
'The Briarpatch Network is an informal association of people and cooperative business that: believes in open account: books, honesty and information sharing. With this philosophy it has had phenomenal success on the West Coast of the US, where it began, Now its ideas have gained popularity in Japan and Sweden, and new networks are also being founded in Finland and Canada.'
Extracts from the book entitled 'The Living Economy. A New Economics in the Making' (ed. by Paul Ekins, London, New York : Routlegde and Kegan Paul, 1989. 398 p.) Translated by Tamás Hosszú.

Paul Ekins:
'Cooperation: Where the Social Meets the Economic'
Co-operatives have been variously defined as follows. 'A group of persons pursuing common economic, social and educational aims by means of business enterprise' 'The real differences between co-operation and other kinds of organizations resides precisely (n its subordination of business techniques to ethical ideas.' Extracts from the book entitled 'The Living Economy. A New Economics in the Making' (ed. by Paul Ekins, London; New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1989. 398 p.). Translated byTamás Hosszú.

Marc Hughes the Son of Man or How to Be a Multimillionaire
Recipe for becoming rich after Marc Hughes, the founder and owner of 'Herbalife'.

Co-operation -- Environment

The Dartington Model of a Communty for the Future
'The objective of the model is to portray a community in which life may be lived in accordance with the values generally associated with village life -- life of cooperation with neighbours, of small scale business and industry, of respect for and closeness to the land; a life in which we can experience a strong sense of belonging to the community as a whole and to the place in which it exits.'
(Martin Gallagher et al.: The Dartington Model of a Community for the Future. Totnes, Devon: Dartington Institute of Community Studies, 1980. 20 p.)

András Csonka:
Two Centers
Travel report on a few days spent in Wales at the Center for Alternative Technologies and in England at the Schumacher College.

Lásztó Hollós:
After the Meeting of Greens Unity or Majority?
Report on the fifth meeting of the Hungarian green organizations held at Nyíregyháza.

Pattern Language

Communty of 7000
'Individuals have no effective voice in any community of more than 5000-10000 persons. Therefore city governments should be decentralized in a way that gives local control to communities of 5000 to 10000 persons...'

Identifiable Neighborhood
'People need an identifiable spatial unit to belong to. They want: to be able to identify the part of the city where they live as distinct from all others.'
Extracts from the book entitled 'A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction' (by Christopher Alexander et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. 1171 p.)

Ways and Ways out

Ancient Futures. Learning from Ladakh
'Development' and environmental pollution, unemployment and intolerance, inflation and greed has arrived hand in hand to Leh. The ecological balance and social harmony are threatened by modernization.

Howard Rheingold:
Virtual Communities
'New communities of physically remote people are forming in the copper and optic cables that: wrap around the globe. Ideas are exchanged; business is executed; information is passed; and, sometimes, relationships develop on-line friendships. All through words on screens.' Translated by Strbik Csilla.

Information Highway? Tanks, I Prefer to Walk
The new religion of information society is in the air. Whoever does not believe in, will be damned and starve to death...

A Sweden idea for connecting the country into the circulation of information.

János Szabon:
Development of Civil Infrastructure
Extracts from the working papers of CET (in English: 'Civil Associations and Clubs'). The aim of the movement is to support the establishment: and the co-operation of the local civil organizations,

János Stirling:
'The Bathing Club of Szemes
The role of the bathing club in the economic and cultural prosperity of a summer resort by Lake Balaton.
Extracts from the book entitled 'Szemes. Studies on the past and present of Balatonszemes.'

Ecology and Ideology

loan Bowen Rees:
The Conservation of Identity
'...it is now essential to maintain the local community as an active political unit. In such a unit, there is at least some hope that the spirit of self-help and of local identity and pride can be maintained.'
Extracts from the book entitled 'How to Save the World' (ed. by N. Albery and M. Kinzley. Wellingborough; Turnstone. 1984.)

Gyula Sípos (S):
Oneness or Covenant
The teachings of the world's religions on the beginning and the end, the Creator and the Creation, the role of love, responsibility and sin.

Green Affairs

Gábor Czakó:
The author presents a sarcastic critique of our greedy, irresponsible, self-destructive consumer society.

The Luc Ferry's Bitterness
Thoughts on environmental protection and the green movements, in connection with the book entitled The New Order: Ecology' written by Luc Ferry.