If your as yet unborn grandchildren from the future, as fully grown adults, could write to you and send their letter back in time, here’s what I think they’d say:Continue reading “A letter from your unborn grandchildren”
I was just watching a bit of a show on the ABC ( Australia ), in which they were talking about the recent fish kill in the Murray-Darling river system, and in which they were interviewing a guy from the environmental office of The Department of Primary Industries NSW ( www.dpi.nsw.gov.au ).
Now, think about that for a minute: here’s a guy whose role is supposed to be ecological concerns, but he works in a department which has an economically based prime directive. If that doesn’t scream incongruence to you, then you understand neither economics nor ecology.
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.
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.
First of all, let me begin this article by stating that I hate the word “pest” to describe POLLINATORS ( which is what many insects are, not just bees ), or to describe whatever else might be in your garden, orchard, or crop fields. I only use this word ( “pest” ) because it best grabs the attention of those whom I want to reach, and hopefully influence to change their practices with respect to “pest control” – particularly in agriculture – but more broadly this article is about the planning of a sustainable civilisation by a marriage of technology and permaculture on many levels.
The future isn’t cryptocurrency, as cryptocurrency retains the fundamental flaws of currency, and the fundamental flaws of the underlying property/trade/currency-based economic paradigm from which currency is derived … the future IS however the blockchain, used for non-species-biased, non-property/trade/currency-based, and non-hierarchical ( aka anarchic ) justice economics & politics. Continue reading “Visionary Investor(s) required”
I’m sure many of you are concerned about the impact of mining on ecology, but like myself many of you may also be fans of technology, and others might read this out of scepticism for the idea that there’s any truly sustainable and ecologically friendly way to conduct mining operations.
So this article is for the purpose of laying out a hypothetical extrapolation as to how the Open Empire framework might deal with the need for minerals in the future. Continue reading “Mining in the future”
If you look at all the climate models regarding global warming, you see a trend of desertification … but why is this? Just because it’s getting warmer? Are there no other factors?
To a lot of people this question is puzzling because the unspoken question is: but if more heat equals more water evaporating, doesn’t that mean more clouds & rainfall?
To find the answer, let’s look back in the earth’s history a few billion years. Continue reading “We MUST green the deserts now.”
In Australia we suffer frequent, severe and prolonged drought conditions (as do many other countries), which is becoming so bad that many ecosystems and farms are now either already non-viable, or under such severe stress as to threaten their ongoing viability. Continue reading “Proposal: drought resolution”
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”