Yoda: New York Bans Fracking — 2 Aspects Everyone Has Missed from the NYT to Mother Jones

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State (NYT)

Health Department Report on Fracking in New York State (Report)

New York State Just Banned Fracking (Mother Jones)

Phi Beta Iota: The media coverage of this historic decision has been mediocre. Everyone has missed two really big deals. First, the NY ban stems from a single legal couple going village to village over the years, persuading each village to pass an ordnance against fracking. Although industry took the case to the Appeals Court, they lost. Second, fracking is recommended as an energy solution in Global Trends 2030, the flagship of the US secret world’s grasp of intelligence with integrity — in other words, they don’t have a clue. So this specific decision on fracking in NY represents both the triumph of informed localized citizens, and the pathetic collapse of any semblance of “national” intelligence.

See Especially:

2012 Global Trends 2030: Review by Robert Steele — Report Lauds Fracking as Energy Solution, Disappoints on Multiple Fronts

SchwartzReport: Grass-Roots Anti-Fracking

See Also:

Fracking @ Phi Beta Iota

Intelligence with Integrity @ Phi Beta Iota

 

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Dec 18

Yoda: Trebor Scholz on Platform Cooperativism

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Way ahead, this is.

Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy

The Bad: Sascha Lobo and Martin Kenneyrecently introduced the term platform capitalism, which I’d define in reference to subcontracting and rental economies with big payouts going to small groups of people. Occupations that cannot be off-shored, the pet walkers or home cleaners, are now subsumed under platform capitalism.

The Good: Worker-owned cooperatives can offer an alternative model of social organization to address financial instability. They will need to be · collectively owned, · democratically controlled businesses, · with a mission to anchor jobs, · offer health insurance and pension funds and, – a degree of dignity.

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Dec 8

Jean Lievens: Want to Hurt Wall Street? Displace the Lending Industry with BitCoin and P2P Lending!

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

This bitcoin alternative is a threat to Wall Street

Peer-to-peer loans imperil banks, and cryptocurrencies may finish the job

EXTRACT

Digital currencies circumvent the fees and roadblocks to access that come with traditional financial services. The possibilities, especially in the underdeveloped world, are enormous. As much as $9.6 trillion in assets locked out of the global economy could be freed up, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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Dec 8