The Zeitgeist Movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems which plague the Human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of “Human Nature” or other commonly held assumptions of causality in the activist community. Rather, The Movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be “Symptoms” born out of an outdated social structure.
While intermediate reform steps and temporal community support are of interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible resource management, allocation, distribution through what would be considered the scientific method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions.
This “Resource-Based Economic Model” is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a monetary or even a political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations, and other structural and motivational components.
In 2008, an independent film called, “Zeitgeist Addendum” hit the Internet and went viral just as “Zeitgeist” had in the previous year. Though both films are directed by the same person, only the second film, “Addendum” actually has anything to do with the global sustainability advocacy group known as The Zeitgeist Movement. Most recently, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward”, has hit 12,000,000 views on a single YouTube channel and The Movement, abbreviated as TZM, has been growing and hosting Town Hall meetings around the world.
The Zeitgeist Movement's Townhall Meetings are live, public events conducted by official regional chapters worldwide. These are community forums for the public to engage TZM advocates & coordinators about the understanding to the social solutions proposed and a global, RESOURCE-BASED ECONOMIC MODEL (RBE). These monthly events serve to provide a grass-roots, personal engagement to continue the momentum and interest in the resolving ongoing social problems.