Monthly Archives: May 2015

The story of bottled water

Something to consider before you buy that next bottle. Advertisements

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Syriza and the Commons

In this article Commons Transition wonders if Syriza, in taking on a Commons paradigm, can truly effect the kind of change it proposes. While the State indeed can facilitate the Commons, the latter is truly a movement of the people … Continue reading

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More on conscious crapitalism

Continuing from this post, Joseph made me aware of this book, The New Profits of Capital. Some excerpts of the article about it Joseph linked. “During the course of her exploration, the reader discovers that the intentions of those involved … Continue reading

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Laske on dialectic revisited

A blast from the past I was re-reading Mark Forman’s interview of Otto Laske. I commented on the interview in this post, copied below. “You cannot access dialectical thinking if you do not practice it yourself” (38:40). Prior to that … Continue reading

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For all the regressive deficit idiots

What else can I call them, when they obsess on the deficit yet don’t accept the facts about the deficit?

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Today’s Republican Party

Robert Reich frames it best and accurately yet again.

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Change the structure, not the content

In this Bryant blog post he notes that genuine transformation requires structural change, not just changing the content within the current structure. In that sense conscious crapitalism is the latter because it still adheres to the capitalist structure of master/servant, leader/follower, … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Facefuck

Facefuck, first referenced here. A contemporary disease of those who participate in Facebook, while otherwise being firmly ensconced in the emerging wave of Commons and/or Integral values.

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More comments to LP

Following up on this post, after LP apologized and tried to explain, I replied: Citing references and influences in ANY paper is not just an academic exercise. Michael Schwartz noted in another thread that “Once we move into ‘second tier’ … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges on positive thinking

See this article. A few teaser excerpts: “The naive belief that history is linear, that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion. It cripples our capacity for radical action and lulls us into a false sense … Continue reading

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