With resurgent nationalism, global warming, rising inequality, blowback from wars, our market dominated society is in meltdown. Rudolf Steiner's free, equal and mutual vision offers a timely alternative for rebalancing society. This pushes back `the market' from politics and culture. How? Healthy boundaries are reasserted between the private business sector, the public state sector and the plural cultural sector. This shapes a dynamic threefold society based on mutuality, equality and freedom - for people and planet.
Rudolf Steiner campaigned for three-fold society in the war-torn Germany of 1917-19, activated by the compelling need to create the conditions for lasting peace. He recognised that the dynamics of politics, economic life and culture were very different. Running a business like a government department or school is a recipe for failure. He saw self-determination for people as healthy, but prophetically saw `national self-determination' under Versailles as a recipe for toxic nationalism and more war.