How Does Democracy Work in a Resource Based World Economy?

Democracy is a very active word now-a-days, mostly in The Occupy Movement. Due to the increase popularity of this word and the mass misunderstanding of it (even in circles of TVP and TZM supporters), I write this article to address what this looks like in a resource based world economic model.

Robots will steal your job, but that's OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy

You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever you used to do, but better.

That is the argument for a phenomenon called technological unemployment, one that is pervading modern society. But is that really the case? Or is it just a futuristic fantasy? What will become of us in the coming years, and what can we do to prevent a catastrophic collapse of society?

Live on ZBN! Zeitgeist Vancouver TOWN HALL Q&A Workshop!

Join Zeitgeist Vancouver on The Zeitgeist Broadcasting Network Sunday November 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM PST (22:00 GMT) for a live Town Hall Q&A Workshop!

A Critical View of Advertising

Give in or Move On

We have been told countless times throughout our lives that money can’t buy happiness; but to advertisers, you must spend money in order to be content with your life. Contrary to the dreamy, exciting, and sensual images in advertising, the incentives for businesses is not to make consumers feel secure and content with themselves, but to make them feel incomplete and in need of a product.

#OccupyWallStreet - Lessons of the first 10 days

During the first 12 days of the #OccupyWallStreet protests, my family had the flu.

My wife was laid out during the first week and got sidetracked during the second week. It was rough for me, as I was unable to go to to NYC to show support the way I had wanted too. So, instead, I did what the press was not doing, I reported on it. How? From my couch!

"Wickedness in high places"

The reasons for the global protests that political and financial high circles are facing right now should be obvious for anyone who bothers to pay attention to the state of the world. They don't need to be repeated. However, there is a question I cannot avoid approaching: self-criticism.

Non-Violence and the Quest for Freedom Everywhere

I think by now, it is commonly observed that a crisis in economic inequality dominates the current global arena. This crisis has been precipitated by two factors: the first being the natural tendency of current established monetary structures to restrict and inhibit change, growth, and personal freedom... established structures that, when looked at objectively, serve little purpose other than contributing to the growing wealth gap - operating in complete disregard for human sustainability. The second factor is the start of a radical change in the Human’s evaluation of them.

How to address the "Incentive to Work" question...

One of the fundamental social attachments to the monetary system is the inherent belief that money is the core incentive for progress and is why people work in general, which holds merit under a monetary system.

But what about under a Resource Based Economy? What motives will people have to help/work on social and economic betterment under a Resource Based Economy?

Occupy Global Flash Mob! Encourage others to join the fun of Occupy Events!

Some members of the Occupy Portland event are attempting to orchestrate a flash mob (possibly to the song "I will Survive" since it is well known and applies well to the theme) to promote the Occupy Together movements across the world. Could there be a funner way to advocate for human rights? Why not? Let's have some fun in light of some serious issues.

The hardest question is: "What do you want?"

Pick almost any activist at random and ask: “What do you want the ideal society to be?” and the likely answer will be a list of what he or she doesn’t want. Here are some responses I’ve been getting to this question:

• I want the banks to stop screwing us over!
• I want to see those corrupt politicians in jail
• I want the government to stop cutting public services