“Money Flow in Our System Erodes Environmental Quality Socialism failed because it couldn’t tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it can’t tell the ecological truth. Lester Brown Because of the nature of our economic system, any time money moves from one place to another ecological and social degradation occur somewhere. One reason for … More Reblogged: Money and Renewability, Sustainability, Economic Slavery, Environment. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.
The US government wants to monitor activity on social networks to get hints of political unrest SATIRICAL newspaper The Onion recently described Facebook as a project of the Central Intelligence Agency. “After years of secretly monitoring the public, we were astounded,” a fictional agency deputy director told Congress. He was happy that Facebook users voluntarily … More Big Brother is watching Facebook and Twitter – tech – 21 June 2012 – New Scientist
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all … More Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government | Video on TED.com
I have been thinking about how much transformation our civilization is going through and how much has changed we have witnessed over the last sixty years, from the fall of many ideological, institutional power and socio-economic systems to the current death of our civilization. Communism, capitalism, socialism etc, all have fallen under the weight of … More Reflection 4: Helping kids to become aware of themselves
Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film – YouTube.
Fault Lines examines accusations that new voting laws are effectively disenfranchising communities of colour in the US and asks what this could mean for the upcoming 2012 presidential election. via Fault Lines – Disenfranchised in America – YouTube. via Fault Lines – Disenfranchised in America – YouTube.
Britain Etc. – YouTube. Award-winning journalist and BBC News home editor, Mark Easton takes a fresh look at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects – one for each letter of the alphabet.
Highrise/One Millionth Tower – Animatic Version – YouTube.
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How is taking my family down to Nicaragua related to new media and education? Or how did my research take me there? Every society that depends on procreation for its survival must take into account in its social organization that children initially require a great deal of care (Matthews, 2007). I have been studying the … More My research
Francis Collins, Director of the United States’ National Institutes of Health, guides us through the upheaval in his new book The Language of Life – DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine. As he puts it, “We are on the leading edge of a true revolution in medicine, one that promises to transform the traditional … More Me Medicine – Donna Dickenson – Project Syndicate
The New Global Economy (re-blogged) Ten years ago, rich countries dominated the world economy, accounting for two-thirds of global GDP. Since then, their share has fallen to just over half. In ten years, it could decline to a mere 40%, with emerging markets producing most global output. The pace of this shift in economic power … More The New Global Economy – Project Syndicate