Faded Rose: Cocaine Economy Central to City of London Operations

faded roseThe man who exposed the lie of the war on drugs

Here it is, laid bare: cartel as corporation, corporation as cartel; cocaine as pure capitalism, capitalism as cocaine, known in its purest form as zero-zero-zero – a wry reference to the name of the best grade of flour, ideal for pasta.

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Feb 9

Michel Bauwens: TechnoCalyps Video Series — TransHuman, Singularity, Digital Messiah

TechnoCalyps Part I TransHuman

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Feb 4

Steve Denning: Four Reasons Why You’ve Got a Rotten Job — or No Job at All

Steve Denning

Steve Denning

Four Reasons Why You’ve Got A Rotten Job — Or No Job At All

Last week, the Innovation for Jobs ECO Summit in the heart of Silicon Valley in Menlo Park, California (January 28-29, 2016), led by David Nordfors and Vint Cerf, explored an amazing array of issues and possible solutions.

  • Many speakers explored ways to improve the “gig economy” or make the market for jobs more efficient.
  • Mei Lin Fung and others discussed a people-centered Internet and the maker movement.
  • Felix Velarde discussed whether robots are taking the jobs.
  • Curt Carlson showed that most big firms can’t create jobs because they lack the discipline of innovation.
  • Monique Morrow and others spelt out key gender issues.
  • Jay Van Zyl explored emancipating special abilities.
  • Esther Wojcicki and others suggested that the trouble started with education.

These are important issues and exciting ideas to deal with them.

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Feb 3

Scott Noble: Plutocracy, a Documentary

Plutocracy, a five-part documentary by Scott Noble. The first part, Divide et Impera (Divide and Rule), is currently available online at Films for Action.

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Working-class history 101

 

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Feb 2