Double Peak-Oil: None More Black

A recent study ( determined that: we’ve not just passed “peak oil” in terms of the apex of the supply-demand curve, where the Earth’s reserves have been so depleted, that demand will always outstrip supply (from here on in); but we’ve also outstripped usage versus ecological consequences, ie – any further oil wells means that exceeding 2 degrees of global warming is inevitable … and thus, the amount of new oil wells we can drill is NONE, NONE MORE BLACK.

Continue reading “Double Peak-Oil: None More Black”

Eradicating Political Footballs

[Republished – 1st edit – from original article April 2015]

As part of a transition strategy from the status quo (ie – the property/trade/currency-based capitalist economic paradigm), to a future system that is wholly (yet anarchically) “governed” by the principles of Open Empire, and by the informed choices of well educated free people … we need a strategy to deal with preventing our existing political system (so long as it exists) from corruptly and disingenuously manipulating every issue, as a political football for their own personal gain – instead of just fixing real problems for the common good. Continue reading “Eradicating Political Footballs”

Self-Sovereignty: Making Ecological and Social Justice Possible

[ Republished – 2nd edit: March 20, 2017 – from original article April 2015 ]

author’s note

This general topic is covered repeatly from different angles in different posts, but the intended purpose of this article is just to go straight to the heart of the matter, with respect to the scepticism many people have, as to whether or not an Resources Based Economy is possible in any form.

But to argue the case for an RBE, we must also argue the case for how every other social system attached to the economic system will function in its absence. So this article also deals with how an RBE can deliver justice. Continue reading “Self-Sovereignty: Making Ecological and Social Justice Possible”

Property vs. non-Property Reward Models

[Republished – 2nd edit: March 18, 2017 – from original article April 2015]

author’s note

A common question I am asked is:

how people are rewarded if not by ownership of things?

… but the problem with this question is that it assumes if you don’t actually own something, then you have no certainty of access to it, and thus you haven’t received a reward.

But this is actually just an assumption &/or a failure of imagination. Continue reading “Property vs. non-Property Reward Models”

Anarchy: principled living without rules or rulers

Anarchy: better to die on your feet than live on your knees
[Republished – 2nd edit: March 16, 2017 – from original article April 2015]

author’s note

I suspect this is one of the biggest questions in people’s minds ( skeptics ), about how we can live in a non-hierarchical, non-authoritarian, completely anarchic world … the mainstream narrative tells us such a thing is impossible, and that anarchy is synonymous with chaos – but nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading “Anarchy: principled living without rules or rulers”

The Thermodynamic Value of Art

doggy-art ( muddy paw prints ) on my t-shirt
[ Republished: 3rd edit – 14th March, 2017 – from original article April 2015 ]

author’s note:

This is one of my favourite articles in terms of the topic, so in this rewrite I’ll do my best to do justice to the creative needs of people, and the value to society of properly serving those needs.

The image above the article is doggy-art … a muddy paw print from a very happy and playful puppy ( on my shirt ).

Continue reading “The Thermodynamic Value of Art”