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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19

Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19 [ 15/8/20 ] Quite a few things written here that are not accurate. Many people knew decades ago what needs to be done to control pandemic – isolation. Isolation to … Continue reading

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Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI

Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI Kaya Diguistini 12 Aug 2:09am [ 12/8/20 ] I do not see UBI as any sort of final stable state, and it does seem to very probably be a necessary part of … Continue reading

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Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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Quora – Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change?

Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change? [ 30/7/20 ] Here’s hoping it both recovers and changes. There is far too much in today’s society that poses existential level risk. We need … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19?

How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19? [ 30/7/20 ] Only one way that I can see that can work – fundamental reform of the monetary and political systems, and understanding the systemic … Continue reading

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What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to that conclusion?

What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to … Continue reading

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Old Evonomics post

Old Evonomics post – Reply to Dick Burkhart [ 6/7/20 ] That is true Dick only if one is conscious of the complexity and reality of the fact that all new levels of complexity demand a cooperative base, and that … Continue reading

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Capital Institute – 2020 Inflection Point

2020 Inflection Point [ 23/6/20 ] I’m a yes and a no to this John. The major theme I certainly agree with, but the reasons and systems behind it are deeply more complex than this points to, and some key … Continue reading

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