My comments on this article:
I think the thing he misses, is that even when you have government regulation, what is the underlying economic paradigm motivating these corporations to do? That’s right: circumvent, undermine, avoid, corrupt, deceive, or control the regulations and regulators … no matter what regulations you put in place, no natter which parts of the economy you apply them to, and no matter how you apply them, you will never change this fact, without changing the economic paradigm itself.
Continue reading “Comments on “Decarbonisation is flawed” article via Eco-Business Asia Pacific”
I’ve read several people recently claiming that “poverty is the natural state of human beings”, and I’m not sure if this is new bullshit or just old bullshit being rehashed, but I am sure it is bullshit … allow me to explain.
Humans are just another mammal, that’s all we are, and prior to the invention of the gun and the industrial revolution, lets have a look at what was going on with our various species of sentient mammalian cousins.
Continue reading “Natural state of being”
If we were to make a generic unit of resource, such that all units of energy, matter, space, and time could be converted to this standard unit, we could more easily analyse how efficient our processes are. I’ve written a couple of articles over the last few weeks about this ( just have a look back through the blog roll ), but I want to in this article discuss the general concept of efficiency itself from an input resource perspective.
Continue reading “Input efficieny: consumption per unit of consumption”
This article originally came to me as an idea about how to simply distinguish the differences between property/trade/currency vs. non-property/trade/currency based economic systems – being that the former manufactures scarcity, while the latter removes it ( where possible ). Which in turn was inspired by a debate on social media about whether or not the world is over populated, what we mean by that, and how/why we justify such a statement.
It then occurred to me that for people to understand these issues, they must first understand what scarcity is, and how it occurs – ironically, the people who understand this the least are often the ones who should understand it the best ( economists ), and yet it’s quite apparent that many of them haven’t a clue. The reason for that being, scarcity is an ecological issue, but not an economic one within the confines of the capitalist economic paradigm ( though it should be ).
So let’s start at the beginning and look at what scarcity actually is.
Continue reading “5 elements of systemic scarcity: objectives, process, resources, temporal, and spatial”
If you design a system based on the correct interpretation of valid data, there’s a thing you should experience at some stage, and which validates the development track you’re on, and I have experienced this thing at least a few dozen times … it goes something like this ( to provide the most recent example ): Continue reading “Unexpected evidence”
If you want to get to the heart of any matter, you have to keep asking the question: ” … and where does that come from? “, until you get back to the source of things, and there’s no longer another deeper answer to the question.
In terms of economics, what is its foundation? Continue reading “Fundamental Economic Theorem”
You’ve probably heard these two words and like a lot of people might struggle to differentiate between them, so I’d like to offer you a reasonably quick ( and relevant I think ) analogy between the various flavours of authoritarian capitalism, and the Open Empire Foundation vision. Continue reading “Thought for the Day: Ethics vs. Morality”
I don’t know if this is a popular saying or not, but it’s something that’s been with me since childhood:
” … the longer you leave it to solve a problem, the harder it becomes to solve … “
which speaks to the entrenchment of problems, the flow on effect – including the chain reaction & domino effect of additional problems being caused – and the backlog of unhandled consequences.
Continue reading “The longer you leave it to solve a problem …”
The disingenuousness of capitalist economics is ubiquitous throughout the zeitgeist of the status quo, whether you look at the mission statements of companies, their environmental and community statements … it’s all too often complete bullshit, which is as transparently disingenuous as the average political broadcast.
Continue reading “Meritorious Economics”
For those of you who are fans of cryptocurrency and particularly the exciting possibilities of the Ethereum blockchain architecture, I thought I’d post this article to just let you know what I am finding myself in my own exploration of the same. Continue reading “Open Empire and Ethereum”