screw youtube (el 21/11/11 a las 8:12 pm)
@1519kyle I feel the "gift economy" would work really well and should be
our end goal, but as he said he takes a shift on consciousness.
Transitioning to that point will likely require several approaches to tweak
the current system such as ecological economics and other resource-based
Ingemar Nilsson (el 12/11/11 a las 11:35 am)
Great talk and ideas Charles! When he talks about pollution taxes at 16:18
it reminds me of at story I one heard. A european company building
excavators was incorporated into a large multimanufacturer of excavators.
The engineers went to their new head office and were presented with
machines that were maid there. They were surprised to se a lot of
"peasant-engineering" with heavy stuff and uncomfortable driver seats etc.
Why? Low taxes on fuel and no laws on driver's working environment...
freesk8 (el 22/11/11 a las 6:49 am)
For an alternative view, look up Francisco D'Anconia on The Root of Evil or
money speech. It is not money that is the problem. It is the bad choices
that people make regarding money that is the problem. Money is just a
vehicle. But it can not replace you as the driver. True money, gold and
silver-based money, are voluntary and honest. We give to those we love. But
there will always be many others whom we do not love, and whom we want to
deal with "at arms length." Money is useful here.
albanypeacenik (el 27/01/12 a las 3:52 am)
The chain of influential economists must now read something like: Hume,
Smith, Marx, Kaynes, Hayek, Friedman and next Charles Eisenstein.
benandreas369 (el 09/05/13 a las 5:56 am)
Or we just get rid of money. We CAN calculate resources using science, even
if free marketers don't think so. We have automation to produce enough food
for the planet to create an abundance. Peter Diamandis abundance u tube it!
1fredjohn (el 08/03/13 a las 10:56 pm)
Let the amendment establish "That all revenues durived from the lending of
new monies authorized by our treasury shall become the asset of the
american citizens and shall be deposited monthly into the General Social
Security Fund and that these revenues shall no longer be the profits of the
money privileged corportation. Join us. to put meaning back into
citizenship. Help creat the citizens right to the citizens dollars.
Corneilius Crowley (el 03/11/11 a las 4:02 pm)
Those with empathy intact need no rules, for they FEEL how to behave...
Greed is a symptom of a deeper malady... and if we understand how that is
to some degree internalised by all of us, then we gain a personal and
useful insight towards deconstructing the status quo. The personal is also
the political. The OCCUPY phenomenon is imho a learning and growing of this
awareness. Go OCCUPY! It's the most realistically loving movement yet!
B Charron (el 11/02/12 a las 7:30 pm)
where do I find out more about joining this alternative currency
association? Any links?
The Western Rationalist (el 14/03/12 a las 4:44 am)
P3 So humans creating artificial volumes of currency which is only a
psychological concept to help speculation on real commodities, goods &
services not their actual utility. Real Money though is a natural
phenomenon - plants provide necter as away to co-opt social insects to
transfer information (genetic) to other plants this increased inputs into
the synthesis of energy (calories) & information - to make a system of
trades not just predation - the most natural model is thus the co-operative
screw youtube (el 21/11/11 a las 8:13 pm)
This discussion really hit the the nail on the head for what we need to
change and how to go about it. I feel this is an articulate foundation for
a way forward with our species, thank you so much for putting so many
critical issues into one accessible package.