A shift in social values

A shift in social values

A new member of the Los Angeles chapter (Roberto Tejada) gave his first TZM Townhall presentation this past June 2014. The topic was about a shift in values contrasting the current monetary paradigm with how our values would differ in an NL/RBE. I enjoyed his talk and wanted to share it here.

The following are my comments in regards to "values" following upon the conversation started in this presentation:

How to Know What's True: Assessing Scientific Research

How to Know What's True: Assessing Scientific Research

This is the transcript and source guide for my (Matt Berkowitz's) lecture, "How to Know What's True: Assessing Scientific Research" -- the video of which is viewable here:

UPDATE: I did a response talk as well to the various criticisms I received:

A Call to Chapters

A Call to Chapters

There are many TZM activists all over Earth and each and every one of you are celebrated!

What exactly is the difference between an official chapter and a group of activists?

Neither is of more or less value than the other. All of us involved are individual awareness activists. When we organize with others we become a group of activists. There is great benefit that many groups of activists are missing by not connecting with the global network in an official way.

Universal Basic Income: The trojan horse

Universal Basic Income: The trojan horse

I should have written this article about 6 months ago, when I finished my thesis on a Resource Based Economy, but this could not be a better occasion. Due to various circumstances, we find a key to the expansion of an idea whose time has come now. Unlink employment, in the minds of people, from the right to exist.

Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World

Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World

Dear Global Co-operators and Commoners,

In a speech on Sept. 19, 2012, President Correa of Ecuador appealed to the young people of his country to fight for and realize a vision of “good living” based on a commons-based and open knowledge society. The FLOK Society project (Free/Libre Open Knowledge) has been created to propose a transition plan and a policy framework to achieve this unique vision. In accordance with Ecuador’s National Plan, there can be no ‘good living’ policy that is not inspired by, and rooted in, free and open knowledge and a thriving commons.

An examination of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

An examination of The Ethics and Economics of Private Property, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

The Ethics and Economics of Private Property, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, has been referenced by capitalists for a justification of private property.

The first section is entitled “The Problems of Social Order”.

Alone on his island, Robinson Crusoe can do whatever he pleases.

Artists write a song to the Zeitgeist Movement!

Artists write a song to the Zeitgeist Movement!

The Italian singer Giuseppe Tattoli (aka Giustat) and Senseislove, wrote a song to the Zeitgeist Movement, the song is available for free on YouTube through a video and a song with the lyrics, all released under Creative Commons license, the news has came last week, when finalized and translated interviews of artists, with great satisfaction here is entirely their comments and criticisms of the movement, following the interview.

TZM Italy | Participation to Rome's Maker Faire 2013 w/ENG sub

TZM Italy | Participation to Rome's Maker Faire 2013 w/ENG sub

The Zeitgeist Movement has participated as a guest in the press area at the famous Maker Faire in Rome, the most prestigious European exhibition about Open Hardware and Open Source mechatronics. The festival, which is an exclusive stage in our continent was attended by many people including many foreigners from all over Europe.

A Dietary Value Change Required

A Dietary Value Change Required

Part of our transition towards a saner, sustainable society involves a shift in our human values. The Zeitgeist Movement recognizes this -- that, in addition to an upheaval in our economic infrastructure, our values must change accordingly in conjunction. Neither can happen without the other. I think a shift in our dietary habits and values is an absolutely necessary part of this overall value shift to a saner, more humane society.