Should We Rebrand “Fair Share” as “Future Care”?

The Sticky 3rd Ethic of Permaculture

Permaculture has 3 Ethics.  The first two – Earth Care, and People Care – are fairly self-explanatory and widely accepted.  The third ethic, however, can be contentious – evoking strong emotional responses.  

So do we call it “Fair Share”?  “Share the Surplus”?  Or a new phrase I’ve heard tossed around for the past few years, “Future Care”?  Why does it matter, and how does it impact our permaculture? 

Starhawk’s article introducing Future Care as a term:

Books on Social Permaculture

(affiliate links, I get a small commission if your purchase through them, but feel free to use your local library):

People and Permaculture by Looby Macnamara: 

Cultural Emergence by Looby Macnamara:

Regenerative Design for Changemakers :A Social Permaculture Guide

My Dragon Mitts Pattern

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