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TEDxTransmedia 2011 - Jem Bendell - The Money Myth

TEDxTransmedia 2011 - Jem Bendell - The Money Myth

Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future | Nouveaux paradigmes Money is Not Wealth This is a guest post by Greg Linster, a graduate student studying economics at the University of Denver. He blogs at Coffee Theory about things philosophical and shares aphorisms (almost daily) at Aphoristic Cocktails. The father of modern economics, Adam Smith, once wrote: "All money is a matter of belief." The question I want to pose (and hopefully answer in this article), then, is: Should we believe? I’m afraid, however, that the answer is a rather tricky one. Since Kent’s blog is called The Financial Philosopher and since I'm an economics graduate student with a philosophical proclivity, it seems only fitting that I attempt to tackle a philosophical question about the nature of money. Most of us wake up in the morning and go to a place called 'work' in order to earn money. It seems fairly obvious that most of us would prefer to have more money as opposed to less. As such, I think most of us, when we say we want money, really mean that we want wealth. Notes: Related:

TAOA | There Are Other Alternatives Chaîne de TEDxTalks‬‏ Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up and his career path in the music industry. Born Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi in Cleveland, Kid Cudi began rapping while attending Shaker Heights High School and later Solon High School. In 2004, Kid Cudi moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his rap career. He released his first mixtape, “A Kid Named Cudi,” in 2008. The mixtape earned Kanye West’s attention, leading him to sign Cudi to his GOOD Music imprint. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Emperors, clothes, money BBC Radio 4′s documentary series Analysis has a fascinating programme that explores the little-asked question ‘What is Money?’ – and the answer turns out to be scarily psychological. In fact, the definition is very close to William Gibson’s description of cyberspace as a “mass consensual hallucination” because money relies on us to believe in it for it to work. In other words, it’s largely a social concept we all sign up to and this episode of Analysis looks at the economics of how (or rather how not) money is tied to actual goods and services in the world and what this means in times of financial crisis. It also turns out that the BBC are now linking to podcasts directly from the programme pages so even though we live our lives in the grip of a self-imposed imaginary power at least the Radio 4 website is now easier to use. Link to Analysis episode ‘What is Money?’

TEDxNewWallStreet - 03/11/2012 TEDxNewWallStreet explores moving banking from the Industrial Age, into the Information Age. In 2009, Marc Andreessen remarked "banking is just information science." Inspired by Marc's words, Bruce Cahan and the Team set out to organize TEDxNewWallStreet to explore a banking system different than the Industrial Age system we inherited. What if Silicon Valley or other technology clusters grew New Wall Streets, on quite different terms than exist in New York? How would they spearhead technology in faster, cheaper, more transparent and accountable ways that contrast with the recent (and recurring) issues of the game as defined and played on old Wall Street? Let's move beyond pundits who deflect true innovation and reinforce a cynical inevitability by portraying bankers and banking as forever unhealthy or worse. Such a paradigm is not inevitable.

A Living Wealth Money System | New Economy Working Group Agenda: Root the power to create and allocate official money in democratically governed communities. The New Economy Money Story University economics courses teach that money is a medium of exchange, which is correct, and a storehouse of value, which may work for an individual but is a fiction for society. A society can store wealth only in real physical, social, and natural capital. To truly understand money, it is necessary to understand it as a system of power, an accounting entry, a measure of value, and phantom wealth. From Caring Relationships to Market Exchange In the earliest human societies, money was unknown. Over several millennia, money gradually became a substitute for mutual caring as the foundation of the social, economic, and political fabric of society. In contemporary 21st century societies, most of us now organize our lives around earning, spending, borrowing, and saving money. A Matter of Values and Power Democratizing Money

TEDx - Mike Horn : explorer les limites [vidéo] La conférence TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) définit sa mission comme « propagateur d’idées ». TEDx est un programme qui permet aux écoles, aux entreprises, aux bibliothèques ou aux groupes d’amis de profiter d’une expérience similaire à celle de TED par le biais d’événements qu’ils organisent eux-mêmes. Le thème de cet événement était « Explore« . Regardez cette vidéo et buvez les paroles de Mike Horn. Je ne me prends pas habituellement au sérieux, mais ce que nous faisons parfois est sérieux. On m’a dit que j’avais seulement 20 minutes. J’ai étudié la psychologie du sport à l’université en Afrique du Sud. Une semaine plus tard, j’ai réalisé que ce n’était pas ce qui me rendait heureux. Je suis arrivé en Suisse et c’est là que ma vie d’explorateur a commencé, en passant de ‘avoir tout’ à ‘avoir rien’ et découvrir que c’est ce qui fait la liberté. Je vais vous poser une question et elle est importante : qu’est qui fait que vous êtes vous ? Je n’ai pas peur de perdre.