JZ Liszkiewicz: True Cost Accounting for Food — Survey with Links

JZ Liszkiewicz

JZ Liszkiewicz

There is No Such Thing as Cheap Food

Taking these costs into account is essential; the economic cost of global environmental degradation from industry is estimated at US$2 to US$5 trillion per year. TCA has the potential to make industrial food production seem unreasonably harmful and expensive and make sustainable food production seem not only necessary, but affordable.

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Aug 26

Sepp Hasslberger: Backfeed, Blockchain, Distributed Everything

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

The vision is one where we can do, with direct collaboration, much of what corporations and governments do today, and we can do it better.

Backfeed wants to decentralize the Internet and help you earn what you deserve

The blockchain makes the local to global egalitarian economy possible.

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Aug 25

Jean Lievens: 5 Ways Older Workers Can Stay Relevant

Jean LievensFive Ways Older Workers Can Stay Relevant In The Future Of Work

LIST ONLY:  Team Up With Millennials Instead Of Viewing Them As A Threat; Don’t Resist Change; Leverage online learning sites and platforms to keep up to date on relevant skills; Establish A Personal Brand; Don’t Forget Good Old-Fashioned Networking

 

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Aug 23

Sepp Hasslberger: Basic Income as Liberation

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

An idea whose time has come … and it will.

Why ‘unconditional basic income for all’ fails the ‘splutter test’ but would liberate the world

EXTRACT

Under the scheme we will still work, for people are productive and want more than a basic living. But we are less likely to remain in exploitative or soul-destroying jobs. Unpleasant jobs would tend to pay more, and glamorous jobs less. With the removal of the benefit trap, people are more inclined to experiment entrepreneurially, or invest more time in their hobbies. Some people would choose to work less, especially when raising children or when taking time off to study. Zero-hour workfare contracts could go and fuck themselves.

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Aug 9