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Ryan Watson
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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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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 ...

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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...

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Provocative reading for sure.

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"Just because our economies can't function anymore without stimulus doesn't mean that they can function with it."

Ouch. 

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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.

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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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Just came across this great reminder in a post by +John Robb  
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