Thank you for visiting this site. My name is Joseph Luna, and I am a social scientist based in the Boston area. I created this site to be a resource for thinking about how we can reimagine our communities, economy, and broader society. The pandemic revealed many deeply rooted problems in the United States: the precariousness of meeting our basic needs, how polarized we have become on so many issues, and how far we have to go to ensure a better world for future generations. But it’s not enough to just be against this thing or that or to surrender to the negative; we need to envision something that we are for and figure out steps towards achieving it.
My passion is to understand and act upon the root causes of societal problems, and I have been lucky to have several opportunities to follow that passion. I have previously written on political financing in Ghana, and I have worked as a consultant to international-development projects and as a public-sector economist. I am now taking time off work to travel across the United States to write a book on how communities can come together to provide universal basic services to their members.
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