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FIFA World Cup or 21st Century Social Contract – what is priority?

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 […]

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Bioregional Identities – Wait but why?

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.

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On The Value and The Management of Commons

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.

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The Evolution and Future of Work

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.

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On COP26 and why we need a bottom up solution to deal with the climate crisis

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.