The name of this domain is derived from res publica, a Latin expression which means, literally translated, public matters or public affairs. In a more expansive way, you could translate the term also as sociopolitical literacy or systemliteracy that comes with a shared responsibility for matters that concern all of us.
And yet, for that matter, ipublica does not promote political activism. To care for the common good is not ‘politics’ in the modern sense of the word, while it was well so in ancient times. In this sense, this site and all of my published books are educational; the purpose is not to change society but offer alternatives that can be implemented if a majority of decision-makers wants it so.
This is the reason why the sages of old lived afar from mundane life and while they knew the faultlines of activism, they did in no way interfere. They wrote books, they taught their way of seeing the integrality of life, but they stayed away from political activism. This is precisely the purpose I have set for ipublica.