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

Daniel Araya: How BlockChain Will Change Everything

Daniel Araya

Daniel Araya

In proof we trust

Blockchain technology will revolutionise far more than money: it will change your life. Here’s how it actually works

by Dominic Frisby, Aeon.co

Phi Beta Iota: Single best overview on how blockchain impacts on 3.5 billion poor across all domains including democracy.

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Apr 28

Michel Bauwens: Non-Capitalist (Peer to Peer) Techno-Utopianism

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms

Part 5 of Kevin Carson’s Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real

One of the most useful non-Marxist schools is the post-capitalist model of commons-based peer production, which inclues that of Michel Bauwens of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives.

Late capitalism, Bauwens writes (with Franco Iacomella), is beset by two main structural irrationalities: artificial abundance and artificial scarcity.

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Apr 1