Jacque Fresco – ZMF Excerpt “Refusing to Pledge Allegiance To The Flag & The Great Depression”
Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916), is an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco is self-taught and has worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design.
Fresco writes and lectures his views on sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural-resource management, cybernetic technology, automation, and the role of science in society. Fresco directs The Venus Project. Fresco advocates global implementation of a socioeconomic system which he refers to as a “resource-based economy.”
Personal life and family:
Fresco was born to immigrants from the Middle East, Isaac and Lena Fresco. His father was born in 1880 and around 1905 immigrated from Istanbul to New York where he worked as a horticulturalist. He died in 1963. Fresco’s mother was born in 1887 in Jerusalem and also migrated to New York around 1904. She died in 1988. Fresco was brother to two siblings, a sister, Freda, and a brother, David. Fresco had two marriages when he lived in Los Angeles and carried his second marriage through his first couple years in Miami. He divorced his second wife in 1957 and remained unmarried thereafter. His second wife, Patricia, gave birth to a son, Richard, in 1953 and a daughter, Bambi, in 1956. Richard was an army private and died in 1976. Bambi died of cancer in 2010.
Roxanne Meadows has assisted Fresco since 1976. As Fresco’s domestic partner and administrative colleague, she oversees much of the management of the Venus Project.
The Venus Project was founded in 1995 as a for-profit corporation by Fresco and Roxanne Meadows in Venus, Florida. A separate, nonprofit organization started by Fresco and his business partner Roxanne Meadows is Future By Design, founded in 2003. Fresco lectures his ideas and gives tours of the Venus Project location.
The documentary-style films Zeitgeist: Addendum and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward focus on ideas from the Venus Project though the two groups split from each other as far as supporting one another after the movies mentioned were made.
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