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TZM Frequently Asked Questions

TZM Frequently Asked Questions
(1) What is The Zeitgeist Movement? The Zeitgeist Movement is an explicitly non-violent, global sustainability advocacy group currently working in over 1000 Regional Chapters across 70 countries. The basic structure of The Movement consists of Chapters, Teams, Projects & Events. Overall, the Chapters are essentially what define the Movement and each Chapter works to not only spread awareness about the roots of our social problems today but also to express the logical, scientific solutions and methods we have at our disposal to update and correct the current social system and create a truly responsible, sustainable, peaceful, global society. It is the assumption of The Movement that the educational/activist pressure generated, coupled with what is currently a failing social system, will inhibit and override the established political, commercial and nationalist institutions outright, exposing and resolving the flaws inherent. General Observations: Cyclical Consumption Infinite Growth "Teams" Related:  The Zeitgeist Movement

The Zeitgeist Movement Official Blog TZM - Orientation Download Here The Zeitgeist Movement Defined (Full PDF Book) Who profits? Financial Data to see financial transparency info. About: The Zeitgeist Movement Defined is the official, representative text of the global, non-profit sustainability advocacy organization known as The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM). This tediously sourced and highly detailed work argues for a large-scale change in human culture, specifically in the context of economic practice. However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. While largely misunderstood as being "utopian" or fantasy, this text walks through, step by step, the train of thought and technical industrial reordering needed to update our global society (and its values) to enable these profound new possibilities. If you find a Typo, please email media@thezeitgeistmovement.com (1) Preface Document Structure The Organism of Knowledge About

Should We Fear 'the End of Work'? | Making Sen$e By Frank Koller 520463188631886Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showcasing the future of technology from a recent conference run by a California think tank -- things such as 3-D printing of prosthetic legs and iPhone heart tests. In this 2012 Making Sen$e report, “Man vs. Paul Solman: “Man vs. Koller’s book, “Spark,” fired our renewed interest in the remarkable Rust Belt manufacturing firm Lincoln Electric, on which we reported in the early 1990s and again in 2011, with Koller prominently featured. Frank Koller: Story One goes like this: “If you’re talking about 100 years from now, all jobs will be gone … including the creative ones.” Story Two sounds like this: “The recovery of jobs is not all that bad … it’s moving in the right direction.” Okay, are these two folks living on the same planet? To be accurate, it’s not just governments who are struggling to understand what’s going on.

The Zeitgeist Movement Global Site Zeitgeist Information The second machine age is upon us: time to reconsider the Luddites? | Robert Skidelsky | Business At the start of the Industrial Revolution, textile workers in the Midlands and the north of England, mainly weavers, staged a spontaneous revolt, smashing machinery and burning factories. Their complaint was that the newfangled machines were robbing them of their wages and jobs. The rebels took their name, and inspiration, from the apocryphal Ned Ludd, supposedly an apprentice weaver who smashed two knitting frames in 1779 in a "fit of passion". Robert Calvert wrote a ballad about him in 1985: "They said Ned Ludd was an idiot boy/ That all he could do was wreck and destroy," the song begins. And then: "He turned to his workmates and said: 'Death to Machines'/They tread on our future and stamp on our dreams." The Luddites' rampage was at its height in 1811-12. Historians tell us that the Luddites were victims of a temporary conjuncture of rising prices and falling wages that threatened them with starvation in a society with minimal welfare provision. Now, it did not work out like that.

Dealing with the Overpopulation Myth To start off, as long as the market system is in place and profit is the main motivation to do anything, what I talk about won't happen (social entrepreneurs, fortunately, aren't profit-motivated, but that's a different discussion). However, assuming the infrastructure is in place to meet everyone's essential needs (food, water, shelter, healthcare) and essential luxuries (transportation, energy, education, communication), the population would cease to increase and may even begin to decrease [1] (nations with lower levels of poverty have fertility rates at or below replacement levels, while nations with greater levels of poverty have fertility rates well above replacement rates, strongly suggesting that guaranteeing everyone's basic needs would stop, or reverse, population growth). Furthermore, a report by the United Nations [2] predicts the global population rising to, at most, 10.6 billion by 2050 (a worst-case scenario, essentially). Education is easier.

"Who Are You Protecting?" Freedom of Speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. These legal rights, guaranteed to United States citizens by the first amendment, are essential to our free democracy. It has allowed for several national revolutions, such as movements for black and female suffrage, to change public opinion and national tradition. Protests have been at the heart of American democracy since its creation, but recent action by the NYPD and other local police departments around the nation have been infringing upon the protestors’ constitutional rights, arresting and brutalizing them with disregard to their grievances. Arrests related to Occupy Wall Street since it began on September 17th have reached 4,400 on November 17th, arresting more protestors in a two month period than the Iraqi government had arrested throughout the country’s uprising in 2009 (Quinnell). Members of credentialed press were also arrested during a police raid of the occupy camp in the early hours of November 15th.

S.744 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Shown Here:Passed Senate amended (06/27/2013) Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act - (Sec. 2) States that passage of this Act recognizes that the primary tenets of its success depend on securing U.S. sovereignty and establishing a coherent and just system for integrating those who seek to join American society. (Sec. 3) Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) (Secretary) from processing applications for registered provisional immigrant status (RPI), as established by this Act, until the Secretary has submitted to Congress the notice of commencement of implementation of the Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy and the Southern Border Fencing Strategy. Authorizes the Secretary to waive legal requirements necessary to ensure construction of the physical infrastructure pursuant to this section. (Sec. 4) Establishes a Southern Border Security Commission. Authorizes the appointment of additional magistrate judges.

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