The friendly way

The friendly way

I've been watching the Zeitgeist movement for quite a while now and I am wondering about one thing: Why haven't we already left the market and created the new society?

I've found some attempts to get things going, but most of them were either just for self supply or hobby projects. The new cooperative society which is required to maintain the high-tech resource based economy still seems to be missing. So why isn't this great idea already causing a world-wide transition?

Let's look at the requirements for the new economy:

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.

Economy of Degradation

Economy of Degradation

Anti-economy vs environmentEconomic inequality, diminishing global resources, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss the list of global societal issues is extensive, and while there are both corporations and individual

Entertainment, education and structural design in one

Entertainment, education and structural design in one

The collective time used for playing different kinds of computer games has already reached millions of years. This is a huge, nearly unutilized resource of human problem-solving capabilities. Gamers are not educating themselves in how the world works or doing anything very productive in terms of the infrastructure. I seek to channel time used in games to design structures.

The times they are a-changing

The times they are a-changing

OCTOBER 16TH 2011 (English translation October 10th 2012 by Josefien Bruijn) - In a world where the laws of the monetary-economic game bring us debt and the artificial necessity of profit, this game leaves us with real or perceived scarcity, harsh social inequality, segregation and ecological breakdown, each of which will have its own disastrous consequences.

Why Voting Matters More Than Ever

Why Voting Matters More Than Ever

Voting is defined as the ability to express one's preference for a candidate or for a proposed resolution of an issue. While the framing of the issues aren't voted on, a candidate for U.S. President is and will be leading our armed forces as well as the direction of our foreign and domestic policy. In less than 90 days, millions of Americans will cast their votes to re-elect either President Barack Obama to a second term, or to shift the socioeconomic trajectory further right with a Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan version of governance.

TZM Exclusive : A Tragedy of Circumstance | Need Your help!

TZM Exclusive : A Tragedy of Circumstance | Need Your help!

Love Story
The love story - A staple of our history and culture. As much as modern economic theory and the dubious claims about our supposed “Human Nature” would have us believe that all humans are merely selfish organisms that would rather sacrifice each other than save each other for the sake of mere convenience, the archetypal love story prolific in our artwork challenges all - and reminds us of our deeply empathic and social nature – a clear characteristic of our evolutionary psychology and perhaps even the hidden saving grace of our evolutionary fitness as a species.

The Future is Peer to Peer

The Future is Peer to Peer

I want to take this opportunity to inspire you with the amazing world that is the Peer to Peer Foundation. This philosophy can empower us to initiate the transition, if we chose to embrace it.

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.