Zeitgeist Day 2013: Sharleen Bazeghi | "Introduction to The Zeitgeist Movement" [Part 1 of 11] The unstoppable rise of a collaborative economy: Shane Hughes at TEDxLausanne. The Cheapest Generation - Derek Thompson and Jordan Weissmann. In 2009, Ford brought its new supermini, the Fiesta, over from Europe in a brave attempt to attract the attention of young Americans. It passed out 100 of the cars to influential bloggers for a free six-month test-drive, with just one condition: document your experience online, whether you love the Fiesta or hate it.
Young bloggers loved the car. Young drivers? Not so much. After a brief burst of excitement, in which Ford sold more than 90,000 units over 18 months, Fiesta sales plummeted. As of April 2012, they were down 30 percent from 2011. Don’t blame Ford. Adulthood, Delayed The Great Recession changed young Americans' attitudes about what it means to be an adult.by Derek Thompson In a bid to reverse these trends, General Motors has enlisted the youth-brand consultants at MTV Scratch—a corporate cousin of the TV network responsible for Jersey Shore—to give its vehicles some 20-something edge.
Perhaps. Needless to say, the Great Recession is responsible for some of the decline. The cash-strapped millennials using 'sharing economy' ACCESS VS OWNERSHIP | The Checkout | Thursdays, 8pm on ABC1. Peter Joseph | RT | Money Debt, & RBE [ The Zeitgeist Movement ] Peter Joseph on Joe Rogan Live January 6 2012. Zeitgeist Versus the Market - Peter Joseph Debates Stefan Molyneux. Zeitgeist Day 2013: Peter Joseph | "History of Economic Thought" [Part 2 of 11]
Zeitgeist Day 2013: Ben McLeish | "Public Health" [Part 9 of 11] Z-Day 2013 Vancouver Virtual Online Event. Inside the Zeitgeist Revolution | Exclusive Interview with Peter Joseph. Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder on TYT. Sue Everatt talk at TEDx about The Venus Project and RBE. Jacque Fresco: US has never been a democracy. Neurological Relativism and Time-binding.
Jacque Fresco on the problem of superstitious ignorance. Strange Beliefs: Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard. Neurological Relativism. By Robert Anton Wilson (Originally published in the March 1978 issue of New Libertarian, p.8) In my previous two columns, I have presented the case for the ultimate skepticism (i.e. solipsism) as strongly as I could, indicated that it not only can be defended on rigidly logical grounds (cf.
Hume, David, works of), but also that is seemingly confirmed empirically by the practice of silent-level meditation. Of course, I am not a solipsist. Having fathered four children in this highly competitive society, I have had to confront the nitty-gritty gut-level reality of the iron laws of economics in a manner and with a persistance that makes me as much of a believer in "external reality" as any Marxist or Objectivist could wish. I have even been on Welfare twice in my 45 years, for over a year each time.
Nonetheless, my skepticism does verge very close to the solipsistic extreme, and Mr. The answer is the same as Godzilla gave on Saturday Night Live when Baba Wawa asked him, "How do you and Mrs. Culture in Decline | Episode #1 "What Democracy?" by Peter Joseph. Culture in Decline | Episode #2 "Economics 101" by Peter Joseph. Culture in Decline | Episode #3 "C.V.D." by Peter Joseph. Culture In Decline - Episode 4 (HD) (by Peter Joseph) Culture in Decline | Episode #5 "Baby Go Boom!" by Peter Joseph. Culture in Decline | Episode #6 "Tale of Two Worlds" by Peter Joseph. Policy-based evidence making. Evidence-based policy making is a theoretical construct whereby political policy is based on sound scientific evidence.
This has never happened. Policy-based evidence making, by contrast, happens all the time. Politicians have an idea, realise there is no scientific support for it, so set out to produce some.  Methods The most common form of policy-based evidence making is opinion polls, which of course will always yield the result the pollsters are paid to deliver thanks to the miracle of push polling. Other forms of evidence generation exist too, including special committees set up to assess evidence and packed with the "right" people. Both of these practices have been repeatedly parodied in political Yes, Minister and The Thick of It - and people have gone on record saying that both these shows are astoundingly accurate.
 A shift to evidence-based policy? The UK government followed this advice pretty closely when, in 2009, they dismissed Prof.  Quality polemics  Part 1. The North American Technate TNAT Technocracy. Part 2. The North American Technate TNAT Technocracy. Part 3. TNAT information Technate Design. Brian Cox: MPs who ignore science should 'explain why' Buckminster Fuller - Thinking Out Loud (1996) The%20Life%20Cycle%20of%20Empires%20and%20America%20040904%202nd%20draft%2008. *[Remastered] Robert Anton Wilson - The Acceleration of Knowledge. Generational Cycles & the Upcoming Crisis. 1984 vs. 2013: Why Privacy Matters. In the 21st century surveillance state, we are all terrorists. August 20, 2013, 11:58 AM — U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald (L) walks with his partner David Miranda in Rio de Janeiro's International Airport August 19, 2013. British authorities used anti-terrorism powers on Sunday to detain Miranda, the partner of Greenwald, who has close links to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who has been granted asylum by Russia, as he passed through London's Heathrow airport.
The 28-year-old Miranda, a Brazilian citizen and partner of Greenwald who writes for Britain's Guardian newspaper, was questioned for nine hours before being released without charge, a report on the Guardian website said. Image credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes “You’ve had your debate. These chilling words were delivered by an unnamed official of Her Majesty’s Secret Service to UK Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, shortly before he was ordered to destroy every computer and hard drive containing files given to the Guardian by Edward Snowden. No, they did it to send a message. Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation | Glenn Greenwald.
At 6:30 am this morning my time - 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US - I received a telephone call from someone who identified himself as a "security official at Heathrow airport. " He told me that my partner, David Miranda, had been "detained" at the London airport "under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act of 2000. " David had spent the last week in Berlin, where he stayed with Laura Poitras, the US filmmaker who has worked with me extensively on the NSA stories.
A Brazilian citizen, he was returning to our home in Rio de Janeiro this morning on British Airways, flying first to London and then on to Rio. When he arrived in London this morning, he was detained. At the time the "security official" called me, David had been detained for 3 hours. The security official told me that they had the right to detain him for up to 9 hours in order to question him, at which point they could either arrest and charge him or ask a court to extend the question time.
They Know Much More Than You Think by James Bamford. The headquarters of the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland In mid-May, Edward Snowden, an American in his late twenties, walked through the onyx entrance of the Mira Hotel on Nathan Road in Hong Kong and checked in. He was pulling a small black travel bag and had a number of laptop cases draped over his shoulders. Inside those cases were four computers packed with some of his country’s most closely held secrets. Within days of Snowden’s documents appearing in The Guardian and The Washington Post , revealing several of the National Security Agency’s extensive domestic surveillance programs, bookstores reported a sudden spike in the sales of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 .
On Amazon.com, the book made the “Movers & Shakers” list and skyrocketed 6,021 percent in a single day. Written sixty-five years ago, it described a fictitious totalitarian society where a shadowy leader known as “Big Brother” controls his population through invasive surveillance. Response to 'Anarchy is Silly'
Primitive human society 'not driven by war' 18 July 2013Last updated at 15:40 ET Some have said war is an innate part of human behaviour - but this research suggests otherwise Primitive society was not driven by war, scientists believe. Researchers from Abo Academy University in Finland say that violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts rather than large-scale battles. They say their findings suggest that war is not an innate part of human nature, but rather a behaviour that we have adopted more recently.
The study is published in the journal Science. Patrik Soderberg, an author of the study, said: "This research questions the idea that war was ever-present in our ancestral past. It paints another picture where the quarrels and aggression were primarily about interpersonal motives instead of groups fighting against each other. " Motives for murder The research team based their findings on isolated tribes from around the world that had been studied over the last century. Continue reading the main story. Survey of Earliest Human Settlements Undermines Claim That War Has Deep Evolutionary Roots | Cross-Check. My last two posts discuss two new studies that contradict the Deep Roots Theory of War, which holds that war is ancient and innate. One study concludes that modern-day mobile foragers (also called nomadic hunter gatherers) are far less warlike than Deep Rooters contend. According to the other study, there is vanishingly little archaeological evidence of lethal group violence prior to 10,000 years ago.
Ancient settlement in Jordan, Southern Levant, where humans lived without significant warfare from 15,000 to 5,500 years ago, according to new archaeological survey. Both of these reports support the view of anthropologist Margaret Mead that war, rather than being a “biological necessity,” is a recent cultural innovation, or “invention.” Now I’d like to present results from a new archaeological survey that further corroborates Mead’s view of warfare. The survey is by Rutgers anthropologist Brian Ferguson, an authority on the origins of warfare.
Photo by A. Difference Between Socialism and Communism. Why I am no longer a Marxist 2. Chomsky on Lenin, Trotsky, Socialism & the Soviet Union. The Zeitgeist Movement - A Libertarian Socialist Critique. An Anarchist FAQ. The Case Against Hierarchy. Government in the Future. Een lezing gegeven door Noam Chomsky in het Poetry Center in New York, 16 Feb. 1970, waarin hij de vier grote politieke ideologieën uiteen zet: (1) klassiek liberaal, (2) libertair socialisme, (3) staats-socialisme, (4) staats-kapitalisme. Uiteindelijk pleit hij voor het libertair socialisme. Video Audio De lezing is ook uitgegeven als boek, hier verkrijgbaar . Government in the Future I think it is useful to set up as a framework for discussion four somewhat idealized positions with regard to the role of the state in an advanced industrial society. I want to call these positions: (1) classical liberal, (2) libertarian socialist, (3) state socialist, (4) state capitalist, and I want to consider each in turn.
Let me consider these four points of reference in sequence, beginning with the classical liberal point of view. Classical Liberalism And, for the record, I think that this is an accurate description. Let me summarize the first point. Libertarian Socialism and Anarchism. Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government. "Law Vs Ethics" Noam Chomsky. Evilness of Power.
Money on the Mind. Prisoner's Dilemma In Real Life. Chomsky on Human Desire for Freedom, Media Monopolies, & How We Can Resist. Marx's Theory of Alienation. Daniel H. Pink - To Sell is Human | London Real. Four Horsemen - deleted scene... The Pursuit of Profit. Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? 'Money reduces trust' in small groups, study shows.
28 August 2013Last updated at 05:34 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News People were more generous when there was no economic incentive A new study sheds light on how money affects human behaviour. Exchanging goods for currency is an age old trusted system for trade. In large groups it fosters co-operation as each party has a measurable payoff. But within small groups a team found that introducing an incentive makes people less likely to share than they did before. The study is published in journal PNAS. When money becomes involved, group dynamics have been known to change. Gabriele Camera of Chapman University, US, who led the study, said that he wanted to investigate co-operation in large societies of strangers, where it is less likely for individuals to help others than in tight-knit communities.
The team devised an experiment where subjects in small and large groups had the option to give gifts in exchange for tokens. Social cost Continue reading the main story The study. HUMAN RESOURCES Social Engineering In The 20th Century HQ FULL.