• razzlebathbone

    A brief introduction to some very important ideas. Thank you for posting.

  • MAR

    This guy is really in touch with something maybe something that’s been there all the time waiting in the lurch 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    money is a human technological invention which reduces values into easily traded forms
    this technology, like all technologies, has an effect on human consciousness
    hence St Paul’s warning  that: “the love of money is the root of all evil.”
    money produces the effect of loving money and causes humans to act in irrational ways

    it is irrational to think that money can be changed into a benevolent technology
    because it’s effects cannot be easily managed
    it’s like assuming nuclear power will be fine if it was just managed better

    money cannot be reformed and there are many historical examples of how to live without it
    but most people desire the American Dream without its concomitant nightmare
    good luck

    this research by Lorie Santos & others highlights the problem
    Laurie Santos: A monkey economy as irrational as ours
    http://www.ted.com/talks/laurie_santos.html

    • qigeek

      I was a bit distracted while watching this, but I thought the premise was more in line with the abolition of of money. Giving what you have more of doesn’t necessarily mean giving more money. 

      I couldn’t help but think of the Venus Project and and how the two concepts share a fundamental flaw. The mass of our population is greedy and unable to break out of their molded reality. And to change something so fundamental as our economy will require an overwhelming majority of the people of the world, and especially those in key positions, to… well, to become enlightened.

      Or the whole thing must first collapse beyond repair.

      But I will watch the Santos talk. Thank you.

    • qigeek

      I was a bit distracted while watching this, but I thought the premise was more in line with the abolition of of money. Giving what you have more of doesn’t necessarily mean giving more money. 

      I couldn’t help but think of the Venus Project and and how the two concepts share a fundamental flaw. The mass of our population is greedy and unable to break out of their molded reality. And to change something so fundamental as our economy will require an overwhelming majority of the people of the world, and especially those in key positions, to… well, to become enlightened.

      Or the whole thing must first collapse beyond repair.

      But I will watch the Santos talk. Thank you.

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