I just heard the word voluntaryist and I like the concept so I started doing some research on it. I like the concept but I found this debate and I have to say I may be swayed to become more of a government advocate after hearing the opening remarks from the democratic socialist. This seems to be a well organised debate - I'm only up to part 3 as I post this.
I don't know whether to freak out or what but this guy echoes an investment counselor friend of mine who's statements I have been trying to disregard for months. The interview sounds unscripted and except for a second (maybe) he seems collected. I want to believe he is just got uncertainty burnout or something, but Yikes. My investor friend also sees opportunity in a downturn because he knows how to reap profit from a falling market.
I've just discovered PROUT, a group that supports basic rights and equality for humans and their coexistence within the natural environment. Only one of their tenets gives me pause; their endorsement of one world government. All their other ideals emphasize localization and decentralization, so maybe their 'world government' model is less ominous and controlling than the one in which we're familiar?
Please read past the basic tenets to the article on Proutist Economics. I'd like to know what you think. ~ Noa
Worried about the meaning of existence? You might turn to Raj Patel's book The Value of Nothing. It comes from an Oscar Wilde quote: "Nowadays people know the price of everything but the value of nothing."
I feel recently like I'm just going through the motions, waiting for something to occur. Analyzing the news and world events and looking for links to the coming changes is nearly all consuming to my mind at times, and going to work and getting through the day is seeming like a monumental task, and an equally large drain on my energy.
this one seemed appropriate as so many of us are feeling the economic 'squeeze'- laughter is good 'medicine'!
“The Last Nickel”
A father walks into a restaurant with his son. He gives the boy 3 nickels to play with to keep him occupied. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face.
Lies, lies, lies. I was sure of it. Now we get to see, who is listening?
Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an
authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a
switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing
world food crisis...
Haven't read the book, but I came across this article about it. I admire the author's honest conclusions, especially her statement that we live in the most exciting time in history. Surely it is turning into one of the most difficult times. Though this article doesn't highlight it, the author seems to have a grasp of the fact that problems are also opportunities.
The Gathering Spot is a PEERS empowerment website
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