Economics

Facebook, efficient relationships, and the “performance of self”

I was watching an interview the other day with an author by the name of Sherry Turkle, from MIT, and she briefly mentioned a few topics I thought were worth discussing…

On my Facebook page, there is a small

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Totalitarian Economies and the Third Interest

Lately, I’ve been reading an essay by Wendell Berry called “Sex, Economy, Freedom, Community.” Written in 1993, it’s no less relevant today than it was nearly twenty years ago. In the essay, there are a number of things that have …

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How to Save the World Part II: The Last Boom.

Please feel free to comment, question, or challenge anything you read here in the comments section. This is just one dude’s opinion. And that opinion probably needs some serious work.

The Last Boom

As the downfall of growth economies …

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How to Save the World: The Solution Part 1

This is the second part of an ongoing series of posts. You can read the first post here: “How to Save the World: The Problem”

Discovering a post-growth economy

Innovative communities, virtual networks

In the late 1960s and the early …

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“Watch it burn”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradgillette/405432800/sizes/m/in/photostream/I was recently having a beer with some of my old grad-school friends. As we often do, we talked about politics, education, and economics. We love to discuss the problems of consumerism, partisanship, globalization, and destructive American institutions. Each person …

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Utopian Visions

I’m in the process of writing a short-ish story about the future. Specifically, I’m looking to imagine what a low-energy, low-consumption future would look like in the best possible case. As I’m organizing my thoughts, I’m curious what my millions

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