Introduction OK, well, this just happened!! =O On an off chance that Peter Joseph might be listening, I Tweeted him to see if it would be OK if I read his life changing book, The New Human Rights Movement (which is one of the 4 books which are required reading), on my Twitch stream and […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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).Continue Reading
Yesterday, I returned from the Our Wisconsin Revolution’s (OWR) annual meeting and I am committed to running for office next year (2020). I am planning on running for our local School Board. I would wanted to run for County Board for the last several years, but I am currently working for the county, so I […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
There is wonderful video titled A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which does a great job of broadly encapsulating my over arching political vision. She gets so much right it is scary! Please take the time to watch and to carefully consider it:Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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.
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.Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
In my post The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace in Humanity (7P3H) I talk about the fundamental parts of this idea, however, I would like to break this down a little more so you can understand how it all works together.Continue Reading