CDMX: Seeds of Transformation

In late June 2018 I spent a week in the City of Mexico (CDMX), to support the municipal government with a variety of foresight related challenges, through its Laboratorio Para La Ciudad (City Lab). The Lab was founded and is led by Gabriella Gómez-Mont, as the experimental arm / creative think tank of the Mexico City government,… Continue reading

Fearless Cities: North American Regional Municipalist Summit

FEARLESS CITIES North America Regional Municipalist Summit New York City July 27-29, 2018 A growing movement across the globe is seeking to democratize and feminize political institutions at the level closest to our day-to-day lives: the municipal level. Weaving together social movements, participatory tools, solidarity economy, concrete wins, and the confluence of diverse political forces… Continue reading

Project of the Day: Fifty by Fifty

What would it take to build an American economy grounded in employee ownership? Millions of Americans already have an ownership stake in their workplace. More than 7,000 U.S. companies are owned wholly or in part by their employees—the people who work there every day.   And between 1,600 and 4,400 of these companies are majority employee-owned.  These employee-owned businesses… Continue reading

Fire Appeal: Donate to Stir to Action!

Fire Appeal: Donate to Stir To Action! Donate!   On July 7th, an accidental fire in a neighbouring studio wiped out Stir to Action’s office – we lost everything. We estimate we’ve lost around £15,000 in magazine stock and archive, new office furniture, office computer, and paperwork. And, of course, the office! This loss has disrupted… Continue reading

Book of the Day: Srnicek and Williams’ Inventing the Future

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work (London and New York: Verso, 2015, 2016). I approached this book with considerable eagerness and predisposed to like it. It belongs to a broad milieu of -isms for which I have strong sympathies (postcapitalism, autonomism, left-accelerationism, “fully automated luxury communism,” etc.). So I… Continue reading

Essay of the Day: Coexistence of Decentralized Economies and Competitive Markets

In this paper, we explore novel ways for decentralized economies to protect themselves from, and coexist with, competitive markets at a global scale utilizing decentralized technologies such as Blockchain. Article: The Wolf and the Caribou: Coexistence of Decentralized Economies and Competitive Markets. By Andreas Freund and Danielle Stanko. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2018, 11(2), 26… Continue reading