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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.

The Root of All Evil?

The Root of All Evil?

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Toward the end of the '70s and early '80s I began to be preoccupied with the problem of justice and injustice. I began to realize that there could be no justice in this world with the working people being exploited. They were getting meager earnings while their exploiters were enjoying the benefits of their hard labor.

From Basic Income to Resource Based Economy

From Basic Income to Resource Based Economy

It has been a while since I saw this video for the first time and since then, I keep thinking about all the implications of such a simple solution. I have examined our banking system, our taxes, some reform proposals, local exchange trading systems (LETS – e.g. RiverHOURS or Fourth Corner Exchange) and came to a conclusion that the real problem is in income-distribution and money-flow.

The Never-Ending Battle for Truth, Justice and A Natural-Law Economy

The Never-Ending Battle for Truth, Justice and A Natural-Law Economy

Money is a toxic waste to which our entire global civilization is deeply addicted. Money pollutes our relationships, our values, our institutions and our lives. The root cause of most of the major problems facing modern humanity is our monetary addiction. Money is the most addictive substance on the planet and the most deadly. Every person who uses money is addicted. Money enables all other addictions. Recently, Peter Joseph stated in an interview for his new series "Culture in Decline" that there are two major laws governing our monetary system.

Beyond Money: Notes on Neoliberalism and its Alternative

Beyond Money: Notes on Neoliberalism and its Alternative

In our modern world of reality television, smartphones, and Wal-Mart, it is easy for one to forget that there is a network of influences and power structures that direct the course of our daily lives as individuals and as a society.

Banking System - Fractional Reserves

Banking System - Fractional Reserves

I am a citizen of the Czech Republic, in the so called “Heart of Europe”, a neighbor of Germany, part of the European Union. We still have our own currency – Czech Crown (Koruna Česká) – but our banking system is similar to the USA Federal Reserve System, although we have only one Central Bank – the Czech National Bank (CNB). I hope that this will prove better for understanding as it is not so complex, but still uses the same mechanisms.

Good Exists

Good Exists

Everybody agrees that there is too much ‘Bad’ in the world. It’s all over the media. The news seems to be full of bad in one form or another. There are a few happy news reports, but they seem buried under all the muck.

But good is there, it just needs to be fostered. Our mindset is all wrong. Monetary systems foster and nurture all of our negative behaviors and in many cases amplify them.

Occupy Economy: The case for soft money

Occupy Economy: The case for soft money

Money is a tool to facilitate exchange.

Money follows, like everything else here on this physical plane, the principles of yin and yang. There is "hard" (yang) money and there is "soft" (yin) money. At this time, the world is dominated by yang money. My purpose with this article is to convince you that we need to find a better balance in matters of exchange and economics.

The Abstraction

The Abstraction

Money is nothing more than a term which represents an abstract form of exchange of labour for purchasing power. This article will not investigate interest, loans, debt or the creation of money.
For in reality money could be gold, silver, match sticks or pine nuts. Here we will concentrate on the direct result of defining a value to labour to use in exchange for purchasing power.

While it may be offered that the abstraction (money) simply allows for delayed trade to take place, such as;
Human x has some chocolate.

Moving Even More Forward: Addendum (or, how I learned to relax and love the change)

Moving Even More Forward: Addendum (or, how I learned to relax and love the change)

Having finished watching "Gasland" (on YouTube, not mega upload, thank you very much) an hour ago, I feel really sick to my stomach. I would like to apologize again for working in the oil and gas industry. The last job I had was preparing a refinery to accept natural gas piped in from Marselis, Pennsylvania so that they could convert it (ethane) into ethylene, which they then polymerized (I think) into poly-ethylene, or plastic. This is where it comes from.

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