Tsū. Money As Debt - Full Length Documentary. Tsū. Here’s How Managers Can Be Replaced by Software. Fortune 500 executives spend a fair amount of time thinking about how automation and the Internet are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs. For the last several years, we have been studying the forces now shaping the future of work, and wondering whether high-level management could be automated. This inspired us to create prototype software we informally dubbed “iCEO.”
As the name suggests, iCEO is a virtual management system that automates complex work by dividing it into small individual tasks. iCEO then assigns these micro-tasks to workers using multiple software platforms, such as oDesk, Uber, and email/text messaging. Basically, the system allows a user to drag-and-drop “virtual assembly lines” into place, and run them from a dashboard.
But could iCEO manage actual work projects for our organization? It’s easy to imagine this software used in many other industries. Tsū. Good News From Canada: Canadians Sue Bank of Canada and WON. Tsū. This Is Why Rich People Don’t Care About You. Science shows poor people are more generous and wealth creates an ‘empathy deficit’ This intriguing video with UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner dispels many myths about the way humans are wired and explains the science behind empathy and kindness. Despite many of us believing in social Darwinism (the mistaken view that survival of the fittest translates into being naturally selfish; the most ruthless of us will achieve better success etc), Keltner puts the record straight: Darwin never said those things. In fact, Darwin specifically came to the opposite conclusion, underlining compassion and empathy as key functions of a successful society or group. Keltner talks about how scientific studies are proving this to be true, and points out that we think about other people at least 40% of the time.
This is a fascinating topic which seems to prove without a doubt that humans are inherently good people: it’s just society that’s sick. Are you on “Tsu” yet? Credit: True Activist. Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free' World Bank wants water privatized, despite risks. Humans can survive weeks without food, but only days without water — in some conditions, only hours. It may sound clichéd, but it’s no hyperbole: Water is life. So what happens when private companies control the spigot? Evidence from water privatization projects around the world paints a pretty clear picture — public health is at stake. In the run-up to its annual spring meeting this month, the World Bank Group, which offers loans, advice and other resources to developing countries, held four days of dialogues in Washington, D.C.
Civil society groups from around the world and World Bank Group staff convened to discuss many topics. It’s hard to think of a more important topic. The World Bank Group pushes privatization as a key solution to the water crisis. But international advocacy and civil society groups point to the pockmarked record of private-sector water projects and are calling on the World Bank Group to end support for private water.
Private sector priorities Opening up the spigot. Blindsite2k : #religion #economics... Farmer-suicide-farming.html#.U0i7yAKpWhI. On January 21, 2010, a cold, clear day, Dean Pierson woke up early, as usual. The 59-year-old put on a pair of blue jeans and a hooded coat before the sun was up, then went to his barn, turned on the lights, closed all the doors and windows, powered off the fans and cranked up the volume on the radio. He then shot each of his milking cows with a .22-caliber N1 carbine rifle, about 51 of them, between their horns and eyes, hitting their brains and killing them instantly.
Pierson then sat down in a wooden chair with an upholstered seat, pulled a ski mask over his face, picked up a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and shot himself once in the chest. Around 9 or 9:30, a truck driver from the Agri-Mark co-op arrived to collect milk from Pierson's tanks. The driver saw a note attached to the barn door warning whoever found it not to enter and to call the police. He called his dispatcher, who called Pierson's milk inspector, who telephoned Bill Kiernan, the farmer next door. Running on Milk Money. WATCH: This Woman Has A Powerful Reason For Wanting More Stay-At-Home Dads (Hint: It's About The Economy) | TEDTalks. NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment.
A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history. " Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common. " The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists.
Banks to use Libor parliamentary probe to push for end of free accounts. By Gerri Peev Published: 00:59 GMT, 20 August 2012 | Updated: 06:59 GMT, 20 August 2012 Banks are plotting to use a parliamentary inquiry into their bad behaviour as a way of imposing account fees on customers. MPs and peers on a commission set up to examine the recent Libor scandal will be approached by financial institutions this week which will argue in favour of introducing current account charges. Several banks are expected to make the case that ‘free’ accounts were partly to blame for reckless actions by lenders and scandals such as the mis-selling of payment protection insurance. Banks are expected to argue the case for an end to free bank account, which they partly blame for reckless actions Santander is believed to be keen to introduce the fees and is expected to make its case to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on the disadvantages of ‘free’ accounts.
One source close to the Commission said: ‘I am very happy the banks are going to engage on this issue. It's Official - Greece Unveils The Negative Salary, And A Whole New Meaning For "Pay To Play" Children 'dumped in streets by Greek parents who can't afford them' Youngsters abandoned as parents struggle4-year-old found clutching note: 'I can't afford her'Country also running out of medicineAspirin stocks low as austerity measures bite By Lee Moran Updated: 16:08 GMT, 16 January 2012 Children are being abandoned on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more. Youngsters are being dumped by their parents who are struggling to make ends meet in what is fast becoming the most tragic human consequence of the Euro crisis.
It comes as pharmacists revealed the country had almost run out of aspirin, as multi-billion euro austerity measures filter their way through society. Abandoned: Children are being dumped on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more (file picture) Athens' Ark of the World youth centre said four children, including a newborn baby, had been left on its doorstep in recent months. - Fr Antonios Papanikolaou. Fulford: Federal Reserve Told To Shut Down Immediately! ~ New Financial System Being Implemented! They have been informed the Federal Reserve Board must be shut down immediately and the new financial system must be implemented or else the United States would be totally cut off from the world. Dec. 28, 2011 The ongoing global financial war is reaching its final stages. Multiple reliable sources in three continents are all now reporting that a major breakthrough in the financial logjam is imminent.
We can confirm from our own sources (including MI6 and Japanese military intelligence) that a large delegation descended on Washington last week and read the riot act to the Washington D.C. establishment. Last week the Chinese were on the verge of helping the US government kill the supporters of the new financial system in Washington until the Japanese government intervened to provide protection. What was told to them was that over 90% of the dollars ever created were not owned by Americans. I will also be going there to give them some ideas about a new structure of global governance. Couple Arrested At U.S. Border For Asking Questions. THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS SO FAR IN OUR AWAKENING. Cash Transactions Banned by Louisiana: Government Takes Private Property Without Due Process.
This summer, the State Legislature and Governor of Louisiana passed a law that bans individuals and businesses from transacting in cash if they are considered a "secondhand dealer". House Bill 195 of the 2011 Regular Session (Act 389) broadly defines a secondhand dealer to include "... Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. " The law then states that "A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property.
Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property... " This legislation amounts to a public taking of private property without compensation. Thad D.