Official currency is a way to get a grip over people. Since taxation doesn´t reach trade (or direct exchange) people could avoid paying more for the same product by recurring to a different kind of payment method.
Therefore, perhaps the best way to overcome the limitations over money is to create an institution capable of offering a parallel system based on direct trade. Then people could trade, whatever they got, for another thing.
If solid enough, this kind of solution would… Continue
I will be brief, I do not know a single person who has had a good steak and didn't like it. One of those sizzling, perfectly marbled beauties that you don't even season because the person sitting next to you would scold you for ruining a masterpiece.
I also know that, when it comes to energy efficiency, vegetarian and vegan are the tops. Or, really, the bottoms of the energy pyramid ( where there's the most energy! )
If I would have the chance to pass on my elder wisdom I would tell the future generations about the car free days in Germany in the 1970s - remembering the oil crisis and the scarcity of resources.
The scarcity of resources, in particular that of energy, won't be a topic in 2081 as green mobility and renewable energies became mainstream in the 2050s. However, due to this, worldwide enduring mobility will be a daily fact and days without using transportation will not exist…
I have a collection of pdf books that I have found have useful for anyone wishing to learn.
I also highly recommend a book called Back To Basics by Reader's Digest, this book shows you how to build a homestead using the resources around you, very useful book but i don't have a digital version to give out....yet
If you are interested in any let me know and I'll sent it to you.
Yesterday I seeded a bunch of plants. To day I posted a call out to my friends to bring me pots to put them in and take home. I am hoping to start a trend and see how many people will become growers for the community. I can instruct them in the ways of growing, let them grow in bulk to give away and to learn how to get in on helping the community grow food even if they have little time to commit to the effort. I am encouraging easy plants and encouraging people to act regardless of their… Continue
It had begun so simply. Too many years working in libraries colliding in my head with this wh*** new open source education idea. Perhaps it has always been naive of me to believe that the right lever could move the world, but the right book in the right hands could make a huge difference. The website did okay. And perhaps the team that put together the later version had seen mine first or heard about it. And the things that happened then.
I hate long blog posts so I will get straight to the point in hopes you read and comment on it.
My idea is this: a Verticle Cylindrical Light Prism. (for people unfamiliar with prisms, they recieve light at one end and effectively disperse and radiate it throughout the entire prism, is that accurate?)
It would run from the outside top of a house to the basement of your house exposed 360* and would probably have a 2-3 ft diameter. I was thinking…
I had to fight the impulse to make excuses to put off this mission. I'm in the middle of relocating, so I'm not really in the position to start volunteering for Meals on Wheels, the farmers market is out of season, and there's no yard to plant vegetables in.
So I started to think about what I can do NOW. These might be tiny contributions, but they'll add up. I've decided to visit each of these websites once a day until the move. Then, once I'm settled somewhere I can look for a… Continue
One holdiay that I will be celebrating in 2020 is, Sports Day. This will be a day when all the adults and the kids will go out and play sports. These activites will all be free. It will be fun. But there are very lazy people in this world who dont like sports. So I created a machine that forces the people to play for at least 30 minutes. This holdiay helps us stay very fit and it is very fun. I would call this machine the forcerenforcer because of that reason.
Added by Himanshu Pal on March 23, 2010 at 1:10am —
I promise I got through all 33 S.I. Secrets, but #3 also caught my attention: Embrace Market Mechanisms.
There's been a lot of debate in socio-economic circles in recent months about the value of the market and its ability to deliver the best results ("a Pareto optimum if you're into Econ.") for society. In large part, this has to do with the financial crisis, which has tested and twisted our faith in free markets.
Not exactly an option for lower cla****, but 2 australian inventors developed a perpetual motion generator by using magets, these generators can go on working untill the magnets force isn't strong enough to continue, which is a lot of years. I don't really know much about them and they're product but it's a DIY one wich costs less than 100$. Here is a video I found about them.
To improve food security in my neighborhood, I built stone-walls on a sloped hillside near our home. The walls prevent erosion, allowing my family to grow herbs and vegetables in place of grass. Growing our food reduces transportation costs by limiting the number of times we travel to the grocery store. Because …
By doing so, one disrupts market forces, one pushes value into other spaces that require intangible human involvement and connectivities, one sets a model for "free" markets, and one hopes that something can come out of nothing.