The consciousness crisis of humanity sits deep, so deep that I sometimes lose hope in our species. The Guardian wrote last week “Ordinarily a football World Cup would be a moment for celebration, a time to savor sport’s power to unite nations and a glorious distraction from the problems of the day.” Whoever wrote that […]
Bioregional Identities are a vehicle for transformation. They give us a new sense of self in an era which demands from us an adaptation to the finite reality of the ecosystems in which we live. Bioregional identities are a door into a sense of home and belonging which is based on nature instead of culture.
This article dissects the 1968 essay on the “Tragedy of the Commons” by human ecologist Garrett Hardin. His recommendation to either close off one commons after another or reduce the human population by coercive birth control in order to prevent the collapse of the planetary ecosystem is subject of calculated logical error. The tragedy of commons is a tragedy of community. The author proposes distributed value accounting supported by a decentralized autonomous organization as a technological solution to the moral problem of how to allocate limited resources.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel
How can we distribute wealth fairly and sustainably across the world? A basic universal income is only one part of the answer.
Gas hit for the first time a price of EUR 2/liter. This threshold threatens the food production system: it is a red flag suggesting us to move away from industrial agriculture.
In the earliest age of humanity, hunter-gatherers followed natural rhythms, and each subsequent stage of evolution was based on mutual exploitation. With the world’s population growing by a billion people every decade, the return to nature cannot be a bucolic return to the land: jobs must be based on impact.
“If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, Then both have freedom of the bathroom. You can go to the bathroom anytime you want, stay as long as you want, for whatever you need”
Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference has disappointed again and we need to conclude that nothing can be expected from diplomatic conferences. Read in this essay about 1. futile and expensive UN conferences; 2. US leadership in climate change; 3. the responsibility of consumers; 4. the silver bullet carbon tax and how it connects to the universal basic income; and 5. technology as panacea.
Join the upcoming premiére screening of “Learning What Matters. Now” on UN World Children Day (November 21st) in St. Pölten.