Eliminate the bullshit jobs and we’ll finally get some real, useful work done…
Why free money beats bullshit jobs
The universal basic income is an idea whose time has come. And, slowly but surely, it is converting members of the tech elite.
Phi Beta Iota: Buckminster Fuller was the first to say that most jobs are not worth the petrol used in their commute. Most jobs are a way of keeping the serfs occupied so they do not revolt and burn down the banks. The times, they are a’changing.
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Blockchain technology will revolutionise far more than money: it will change your life. Here’s how it actually works
Michel Bauwens — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms
Part 5 of Kevin Carson’s Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real
One of the most useful non-Marxist schools is the post-capitalist model of commons-based peer production, which inclues that of Michel Bauwens of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives.
Late capitalism, Bauwens writes (with Franco Iacomella), is beset by two main structural irrationalities: artificial abundance and artificial scarcity.
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The rise of peer-to-peer lending
Peer-to-peer lending is a relatively new concept in Ireland but in just a few years it’s expanding to provide finance to thousands of Irish SMEs worth millions in the process.