Aerial close up of the city resource center (The Venus Project)

What Could the Cities of Tomorrow Under a Resource Based Economy Look Like?

The world of tomorrow cannot be built upon the infrastructure of yesterday. James O’Neill Introduction If you do not know what a Resource Based Economy is then you will want to check out my posts below for more information: The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote How will a RBE Work? What will it look like? Productivity […]

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Tension within Monetary Systems Flow Chart

Tension and the Harms of Methods of Exchange

The genesis for this post is from my weekend Twitch stream where I stream politics on Fridays (for ~3 hours) and Saturdays (for ~ 1 hour). I was wanting to add something different to my stream to help make my thoughts clearer to others, so I was thinking using Scapple which is an amazing mind mapping tool that I use A LOT when I write or when I need to attempt to clarify my thinking (such as you see in this post).

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Oldest Rainforest on Earth - Daintree Rainforest in QLD, Australia

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Note: This page will no longer be updated, because it its content has been moved to my policy site. For updates to this page please go to: Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth @ Interstellar New Deal. Introduction For far too long has Humanity abused and violated the natural world causing irreparable harm which […]

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The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being

Read: The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being

Introduction The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being(Pickett and Wilkinson, 2019) is an amazing book and is written as a follow up to their previous work Read: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (Pickett and Wilkinson, 2009) which was also an amazing read. I […]

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Cover for the book: The Spirit Level Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Read: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

Introduction A fellow progressive friend of mine recommended that I read The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson, Kate Picket because it dealt with inequality and how it explains most of our societal problems which sounded very interesting. After tearing through it over the last day or so I just […]

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Aerial of a full city from the agricultural belt inward(The Venus Project)

Some Technical Steps Towards Implementing a Global Resource Based Economy

Introduction What is a Resource Based Economy? If you have no idea what a Resource Based Economy is or why we need one then you will want to check out my post the Cancer of Capitalism. I also have several other posts written on that topic which I will list below. Please take the time […]

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Types of Advanced Civilizations (Futurism)

The Kardashev Scale of Civilizations

I am going to introduce you to an interesting idea proposed by Kardashev called the Kardashev Scale. Here is a quote from science fiction and fantasy writer Veronica Sicoe which has a great introduction to this concept:

In 1964, Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev figured that civilizations can be categorized by the total amount of energy available to them. He defined three levels of civilizations based on their capacity to harness and use power. These have since been expanded by another four (in light of the increasingly wild speculations spawned by marrying mathematics and theoretical physics).

The Kardashev Scale, as it is called, now lists 7 levels of civilizations based on their power consumption, and implicitly on their technological advancement and extension.

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Circular Ocean Community (The Venus Project)

Human Nature, Competition, Employment, and Housing within a Resource Based Economy

Pursuant to a Facebook conversation I popped into, I am writing this post to help to answer some questions asked about a Resource Based Economy (RBE). If you do not know what a Resource Based Economy is or why we need to transition to one, then check out my post: The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote where I talk about this and provide a research path for you to learn more.

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (8 levels)

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (MHoN) and the Biopsychosocial model in Psychology (BPS)

In several of my more technical posts that talk about politics, religion, economics, etc I talk about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (MHoN) and about Biopsychosocial (BPS) issues so I would like to take a moment to create a post on this to collect throughts, images, and links on these important topics so I can refer people to it and so they can learn about this which can greatly increase people’s understanding of many parts of our human experience as well as how our world works. And, honestly, I though I already had a post on this, soooo…

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New Page: Declaration of the Unified Rights of Humanity (DURH)

This is something I have posted and then deleted, much like my page The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace within Humanity. As with the previous document, I find myself driven to post this again so that I have it here so I can reference and work on it, and so that others can benefit from […]

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Continuum of Socialism

The Continuum of Socialism, an Explanation

I am writing this post to help people understand:

* why there is so much confusion and such a strong aversion to the word Socialism today

* why it is very, very misplaced

* how we need to reframe the socialism conversation.

Part of these problems are due to:

* our massively broken education system
* over a hundred years of governmental propaganda and continuously stoked fears

There are technical definitions and then there is the more colloquial usage. I will cover both in this article just for completeness and to help relieve some of the confusion.

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