Sepp Hasslberger: Why Free Money Beats Bullshit Jobs

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Eliminate the bullshit jobs and we’ll finally get some real, useful work done…

Why free money beats bullshit jobs

The universal basic income is an idea whose time has comeAnd, slowly but surely, it is converting members of the tech elite.

Phi Beta Iota: Buckminster Fuller was the first to say that most jobs are not worth the petrol used in their commute. Most jobs are a way of keeping the serfs occupied so they do not revolt and burn down the banks. The times, they are a’changing.

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Apr 29

Tom Atlee: New Economy Card Deck

Tom Atlee

Tom Atlee

Welcome to the NewEconomyCardDeck Wiki

The New Economy Card Deck is intended to allow everyone, regardless of prior expertise or familiarity, to play with the kinds of thinking that is going on between transformational economists who are looking closely and critically at our existing economic paradigm and exploring both small tweaks and wholesale alternatives.

Each card in the deck describes an economic concept in simple terms. The cards make economic design elements tangible and accessible in order to facilitate games and “what if” questions — such as “what if the world actually worked like this…how would it change my professional practice, my life, my world?” The intention is for people to begin to see the economy as a design problem we can solve rather than an unquestioned paradigm that we simply have to accept and attempt to survive within — and then move beyond that into thinking how we can, in our lives, begin to shift into the new patterns we now see as possible and preferable.

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Apr 9

Jean Lievens: Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures – Entropy and Societal Change

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Entropy calculation to help understand societal change

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield

A missing ingredient in our understanding of human influence on global environmental change is the quantitative measure of the energy interactions of societies operating under varied technological and geographical conditions. This project seeks to employ the archaeological and historical data for the comparative investigation of energy use in different societies.

The project lies at the interfaces between physics, archaeology and ecology and it will be addressed by developing models to calculate entropy generation rates within the case study systems. Entropy generation (as opposed to energy use) allows the “quality” or “usefulness” of different energy resources to be measured. Learn more.

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Feb 24