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Sacred Economics (2019 Remix)

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Video reposted from Youtube Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great… Continue reading

Sharing Islands 2018 – Michel Bauwens

Republished from Tenerife Colaborativa Michel Bauwens at the 2018 Opening of Tenerife Colaborativa/Sharing Islands 2018: “Cosmo-localism takes place when easily accessible designs are paired with localized and distributed production capabilities using new breakthrough technologies that facilitate local manufacture/production. “

How Insane is Global Trade? Here are the facts

Reposted from Local Futures. The way trade works in the global economy can be insane – it wastes resources, worsens climate change, and undermines the livelihoods of millions of small-scale producers worldwide. Yet it is an almost unavoidable consequence of de-regulatory ‘free trade’ agreements and the billions of dollars in supports and subsidies – many… Continue reading

The Money Question

Introducing the Money Question, a new collaborative platform bringing together and amplifying heterodox approaches to improve the conversation on money. Coming 15/03/2019 Republished text from The Money Question Modern Monetary Theory Introduction In the space of little more than a decade, Modern Monetary Theory has spread from a relatively small group of academics to become… Continue reading

The Rojava Revolution: Co-operation, Environmentalism, and Feminism in the North Syria Democratic Federation

Republished from Global University for Sustainability The Fifth South-South Forum on Sustainability (SSFS5) was organized by Global University for Sustainability and the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, together with 10 co-organizers, on 13–18 June 2018, in Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. SSFS5 focused on “Transformative Visions and Praxis”. On Day 3 (15 June 2018),… Continue reading

Welcome to Regen Network

Michel Bauwens: I very strongly believe this is one of the key solutions for climate change mitigation, and more generally, about creating ‘circular finance’ mechanisms, i.e. rewarding generative, rather than extractive activity. Capitalism rewards extractive activities, but has a great structural difficulty in financing generative impacts. One of the potential solutions are ‘circular finance’ mechanisms,… Continue reading

A Common Right: Scotland

Reposted from Land Rights Now Campaign (Youtube) Sarah Boden decided it was time to swap her busy London life as a music journalist in order to reconnect to the land and community life on the Scottish Isle of Eigg. Thanks to the community’s buy-out of the Island in 1997, it was all made possible. This… Continue reading

We-Guild: The Social Safety Network

We-Guild is a way for self-employed people to get sick-pay. A trust-based network of mutual support where everyone you trust chips in when you need it in exchange of you chipping in for them when they need it. Watch the video if you haven’t already and check the rest of the info on this site. Video: We-Guild, YouTube​

Distributed Governance > Berlin Council, 2019

DGOV Council Berlin (dgov.foundation twitter @dgovearth #dgov ) was an event organised by inblock.io events which took place in Berlin 26th-28th in Fullnode and Betahaus. About the DGOV Council (Reposted from the DGov Wiki) The event will stretch over two full days in a co-creative, open space environment concluding with a dinner gathering for the participants on the first… Continue reading

Jerry Michalski ponders ‘abundance’ in the face of artificial scarcity

In this video, American technology consultant Jerry Michalski shares his thoughts on ‘abundance’ in the face of artificial scarcity. The ExO Foundation’s MTP (Massive Transformational Purpose) is Migrating Society to Abundance. Michalski explores exactly what abundance means in that context. Jerry Michalski is the former managing editor of Release 1.0, a technology newsletter. He is the… Continue reading