Jean Lievens: Is Blockchain a Threat to the Distributed Internet? UPDATED with 2 Comments

Must  read. The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet EXTRACT The need to replicate the whole chain of blocks on our computer is an insurmountable barrier to entry if you’re searching for an alternative to IBM, Amazon or Google. The Twister chain is still small, but think about how, to …

Jean Lievens: World is Changing — Here’s How…

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed Gustavo Tanaka Co-creator, Baobbá Lab Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see …

Jean Lievens: Economic Democracy Superior to Capitalism or Socialism

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren’t afraid of socialism anymore. But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism. David Korten Democracy is the life-serving alternative we seek to the life-destroying capitalist tyranny under which we now live. Democracy, not the false dichotomy …

Jean Lievens: David Graeber on Predatory Bureaucratization

The era of predatory bureaucratization – An interview with David Graeber David Graeber is an anthropologist and a well-known anarchist figure. He was one of the initiators of the Occupy movement in 2011. He is the author of a major essay, Debt, the First 5,000 Years. I met him in Paris for the release of …

Jean Lievens: How Austerity Has Crippled Europe

How Austerity Has Crippled the European Economy – In Numbers Thomas Fazi, Social Europe, 31 March 2016 Europe’s post-crisis response – consisting of a combination of fiscal austerity, neoliberal structural reforms and expansionary monetary policies – has unambiguously failed. In early 2016 – eight years after the outbreak of the financial crisis – the eurozone’s …