May East: Ghost Towns + Displaced Person + Ecological & Open Source Solutions = Resurrection

Sustainable Approaches and Interventions for the Conservation of Abandoned Towns in Southern Italy Defined as towns or villages that have been abandoned by their original inhabitants, so-called ‘ghost towns’ are a sub-product of the opposing forces of excessive urban growth on the one hand and decline of rural regions on the other. PDF (58 Pages): …

2016 Robert Steele: The Ultimate Hack – Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water

This briefing has been prepared for the BRICS + Indonesia and Iran — and other nations such as Brunei, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — as a means of fostering a conversation about the future of Earth and humanity —  there are solutions that are affordable, interoperable, and scalable. SHORT URL (This Post): …

Daniel West: Open Sovereignty & Walden Labs

I can understand why regular people aren’t interested in your vision. They’re too busy making ends meet, worrying about how to pay the bills and what to eat for dinner. As HDT writes in Walden, “The necessaries of life for man…may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; …

Phillip J. Watt: What You Need to Know…

Information that Society Needs to Wake the Fu*k Up Phi Beta Iota: The author provides seventy-two points that represent the best possible distillation of truths the public needs to appreciate. We think so highly of this that we are mirroring the entire post, something we do not normally do,  to assure its preservation.  Full text …

Sepp Hasslberger: How Would Nature Design A Financial System? Community Credit!

Credit is just as good as money. We can give each other credit. That means we can use our own money, no longer depending on the banks and the speculators… Community Credit: The Next Generation of Financial Architecture How would nature design a financial system? What we can see today, if we choose to look …

Yoda: Science – and Theology — Evolve Together [It Helps If Both Are Moral]

Think, we should — with faith. Major Shifts in Science Challenge Religions, and Especially Their Activists “Pope Francis’ May 24, 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, on the state of the earth’s environment and humanity’s responsibility for action, represents a growing transformational shift in the relationship between science, social justice, progressive secularism, and religious consciousness.

John Congdon: Public Banking – Golden Rule Network Connecting Individual Equity with Fractional Reserve Banking Reach

Proposed: that communities create Capital Asset Partnership Trusts (CAPT) in the context of a larger Golden Rule Network The potential monetized value of equity in real property is tremendous. In the U.S. alone the equity in home ownership is $8.2 trillion. As well, there is the other huge pool of capital with the equity present …

Tom Atlee: Co-Intelligent Need Satisfaction

The co-intelligent satisfaction of needs All the activities of life can be viewed as efforts to satisfy fundamental needs. The specific things we think we want or desire are actually best viewed as attempts to satisfy those more fundamental needs that are universal and can be satisfied in so many different ways. However, some “satisfiers” …

Tom Atlee: The rapid growth of serious responses to climate disruption

The rapid growth of serious responses to climate disruption A LOT of developments are emerging around the climate issue – a nonviolent insurgency, offensive and defensive fossil fuel divestment efforts, insurance industry responses, new forms of agriculture, dark humor, a cross country march, municipal preparedness, US administration actions, and more.  I also encourage action on …

Review (Guest): The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be

Moises Naim 4.0 out of 5 stars What kind of power, for whom, and for what?, May 31, 2013 By Tom Atlee (Eugene, OR USA) – See all my reviews Moises Naim’s new book THE END OF POWER should properly be called “The Decay of Power”. His thesis is that while it is becoming easier …

John Robb: Crazy Costly Agriculture versus Sane Affordable Agriculture

By John Robb I used to have a boss that said “if you ever wanted to find out the best way to get a job on a farm done, give it to a lazy person first.” While this seems counter-intuitive, it actually makes sense. The lazy person will find the way to do the job …

John Robb: Resilience With Stacked Functionality

How Your Home Can Produce MORE With Less When I walk through my home and around my yard, I’m constantly looking for ways to do more with the space I have available. More? No, I’m not talking about finding ways to store more stuff by stacking and packing it in every nook and cranny. Instead, …