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The real world vs bubble land
We know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but right now collectively we just can't seem to resist the allure of getting something for nothing. This is not just a character flaw, it is symptomatic of this moment in the cycle of our civilization. W...
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Making the connections like this is so important.
 
Why BC Ferries has reduced its schedule: bond ratings
BC Ferries released their schedule for Bowen and all the other islands today today and it features several new holes where regular service used to be.  The holes don't make much sense to me, and they certainly aren't equated in any way with the feedback fol...
BC Ferries released their schedule for Bowen and all the other islands today today and it features several new holes where regular service used to be.  The holes don't make much sense to me, and they certainly aren't equated ...
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The fixation on imaginary “perfect storms” critiqued in last week’s post is only one expression of a habit of thinking that pervades contemporary American culture and, to a lesser extent, most other industrial societies.  I’v...
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In an article full of important ideas, this one pops out:

"[The Goldman Sachs associated economists] are now in the process of discovering—as the neoconservatives found out before them—that while the American political class has almost limitless patience with corruption and venality, it has no tolerance at all for failure."

That quote is just a sideshow idea on the main thrust of the piece though. Read it.
Last week’s post on the need to check our narratives against the evidence of history turned out to be rather more timely than I expected. Over the weekend, following hints and nods from the Fed that the current orgy of quanti...
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“Please reject copyright proposals that restrict the open Internet, access to knowledge, economic opportunity and our fundamental rights.”
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Wow.
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What is cred? Why are we doing this? And what is the plan to move this experiment forward?
Cred is an IOU tracking system that can be used as an alternative to money. Cred are “IOUs” that represent an individual promise between two people, and as such cannot be transferred. Cred can only be redeemed by providing value back to the person who you ...
Cred is an IOU tracking system that can be used as an alternative to money. Cred are “IOUs” that represent an individual promise between two people, and as such cannot be transferred. Cred can only be redeemed by providing value back to the person who you issued the cred to.
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I signed up for the CredMarketplace.com newletter and look forward to following this experiment in IOU exchange.
Cred and other systems like http://joatu.com/ and https://www.ethereum.org/ could form the initial nodes of a new equitable value economy.
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Provocative reading for sure.
What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence has run its course?
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"Just because our economies can't function anymore without stimulus doesn't mean that they can function with it."

Ouch. 
Over the past two weeks or so, we've been seeing a very clear portrait of how sick our economies are. Not that you would know it from reading the press. The term deflation pops up only very cautiously. Could that be because people don't understand what's going on? Or are they simply afraid of ...
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One of the most important and least popular lessons taught by the history of ideas is that every attempt to answer the big questions—where did we come from, why are we here, where are we going, and so forth—gets whatever supp...
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Just came across this great reminder in a post by +John Robb  
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It's been said that a man’s religion is the thing he can’t bear to have questioned. If there’s any truth in that old saying, the idea that faith in progress is a religion has a great deal going for it...
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  • University of Winnipeg
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  • Shambhala
    Director of Finance, 2014 - present
  • Great Sun Financial
    Director, 2013 - present
  • ALIA Institute
    Finance and Program Director, 2006 - 2013
  • Green Party of Nova Scotia
    Leader, 2008 - 2009
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Winnipeg, Manitoba - Nelson, British Columbia - Kaslo, British Columbia
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A Call to Meditation in Action on Climate Change | Shambhala Times Commu...
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by Acharya Marty Janowitz. In a short while we will be arriving at the autumn equinox, the moment in our annual and seasonal cycle we call '

Limits to Investment
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"The true nature of the international system under which we were living was not realized until it failed." ~ Karl Polanyi A transition to a

NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview
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Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards.

The One Option Left
thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

The recent round of gridlock in Washington DC may seem worlds away from the mythological visions and spiritual perspectives that have been c

The Third Prorogation and why it’s not the offence of earlier prorogatio...
elizabethmaymp.ca

In some ways, I wish I could pile on with other politicians in attacking Stephen Harper’s latest prorogation. It is like a piñata waiting to

Free the CBC from Political Interference
www.friends.ca

Bill C-60 gives Stephen Harper an unprecedented capacity to undermine the CBC's editorial independence and turn our national public broadcas

The Blip
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What if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history? And what if that coincidence

Canada Day prescription – – July 25, 2013
elizabethmaymp.ca

On my Canada Day travels, I was asked what I would change about democracy in Canada. There is so much wrong in the current state of politics

A Peculiar Absence of Bellybones
thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

The fixation on imaginary “perfect storms” critiqued in last week’s post is only one expression of a habit of thinking that pervades contemp

Imperfect Storms
thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

Last week’s post on the need to check our narratives against the evidence of history turned out to be rather more timely than I expected. Ov

The Rock by Lake Silvaplana
thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

One of the most important and least popular lessons taught by the history of ideas is that every attempt to answer the big questions—where d

Japan : It's Not A Bet If You Can't Win | Finance
theautomaticearth.com

The reactions to the $314 billion, 7.3% plunge in the Nikkei last week were, let's say, for the best part amusing. The army of experts and a

Xero Accounting Software
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Beautiful Accounting Software

What's new in Square Boats
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I. Y. Repin Barge Haulers on the Volga Long-time readers of this blog probably know that there are such things in the world as square boats,

Wealth Inequality in America
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Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequal

Redlines and the Problems of Intervention in Syria | Stratfor
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By George Friedman Founder and Chairman. The civil war in Syria, one of the few lasting legacies of the Arab Spring, has been under way for

Why I voted against the NDP climate motion – – April 30, 2013
elizabethmaymp.ca

Goodness knows, I wish the NDP had put forward a motion I could have voted for. We need a good debate on climate and we need a strong call f

We Wish - Clusterfuck Nation
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Wishful thinking now runs so thick and deep across the USA that our hopes for a credible future are being drowned in a tidal wave of yellow

Adbusters and Sogyal Rinpoche. Really?
speculativenonbuddhism.com

X-buddhist anti-intellectualism at Adbusters? Yesterday I received the latest issue of Adbusters. On page thirteen we find a citation of Sog

The God With Three Heads
thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com

It's been said that a man’s religion is the thing he can’t bear to have questioned. If there’s any truth in that old saying, the idea that f