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Full Show: Plutocracy Rising | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Full Show: Plutocracy Rising | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it

I think this is such a fundamentally important issue in our contemporary society today that it really deserves amplification. This issue has a very immediate, ubiquitous impact on peoples' experiences of their personal finances and financial well-being.

I feel so very grateful for people like Moyers and his guest speakers, Taibbi & Freeland, who are willing to speak to this in such an articulate manner...

● Moyers & Company - Full Show: Plutocracy Rising: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-plutocracy-rising/

● Moyers & Company - Bill Moyers Essay: When Bosses Push Their Politics: http://billmoyers.com/segment/bill-moyers-essay-when-bosses-push-their-politics/

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We participate in the forming of the future by virtue of our capacity to conceive of and respond to new possibilities, to bring them out of imagination and try them in actuality. ~ Rollo May
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Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life

Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?
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This struck me as a study of the relationship between the design of our tools, in this particular case the cubicle, and the intent of those who deploy and use them. It seems to me that intent has a great deal of influence on the impact or effect that a design might have on us... 

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Here's a TED talk by Onora O’Neill that, for me, is very closely related when I think about the design and implementation of social tools. I think when we only talk or consider them on an ideal, abstract level, certain fundamental and important aspects can be overlooked or concealed.<br><br> ● TED - Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust: https://www.ted.com/talks/onora_o_neill_what_we_don_t_understand_about_trust<br><br>...;
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‘Slomo’

‘Slomo’ | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.”
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"And I would take a little reckoning..."   A beautiful piece of perspective... well worth the time to experience and ponder. :D

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MOOCs as a Gathering Place

At a recent conference, David Wiley, open education pioneer said that MOOCs (massive open online courses) were essentially 1999 online learning with the password protection taken away. He’s certain...
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A great perspective piece about MOOCs... :)

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7 Ways We May Fool Ourselves About Money

7 Ways We May Fool Ourselves About Money | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Financial decisions aren't always straightforward. Here are seven money traps you may fall into—and how to outsmart your brain. More
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"In other words, the decisions you’re making about money may not be as straightforward as you think. " :)

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Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Great perspective piece! Thanks to @rivenhomewood for sharing this earlier via Twitter

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The Simple Thing That Makes The World's Happiest People So Happy

The Simple Thing That Makes The World's Happiest People So Happy | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Start by savoring.
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Newsmaker: James Gee on Why the Power of Games to Teach Remains Unrealized

Newsmaker: James Gee on Why the Power of Games to Teach Remains Unrealized | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
For more than a decade, James Paul Gee has been writing about the potential power of games and game mechanics to change the way we learn, to create new “deep”... more »
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A Tale of Two Quittings

A Tale of Two Quittings | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
My boyfriend and I quit our jobs for a 1982 Volkswagen camper van with a pop-up roof. No one quits without a reason. Maybe you’re more engaged picking blueberry muffin crumbs from between the keys of your keyboard than doing your actual job. Maybe your boss makes you feel like a eunuch. Everyone has their reasons, and ours was the van.
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Refining Personal and Social Presence in Virtual Meetings


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Paul Piff: Does money make you mean? | Video on TED.com

It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy.
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I thought this was a very interesting exploration of some of the psychological and social dynamics that could to be at play behind class based behaviors and giving rise to our various socio-economic cultures.

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No, Tweeting, Texting, and Selfie-Taking Do Not Deprive Us of Zen Moments of Mindfulness

No, Tweeting, Texting, and Selfie-Taking Do Not Deprive Us of Zen Moments of Mindfulness | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Some of my favorite memories and best ideas from last year are gone. I wrote them in a notebook I carried in my back pocket, and a few months ago, I left the notebook on a plane.
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The Ascent of Money | PBS

The Ascent of Money | PBS | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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A recent conversation with a colleague reminded me of this great PBS documentary about money. It provides some very interesting historical context for money and economic systems, tools that have come to affect so much of our modern life and that we largely take for granted, often without much understanding of what they are beyond, "That's just the how things are." Good stuff!

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Worker-Owner Cooperatives - Dec 18, 2013 - eXtension Learn

Worker-Owner Cooperatives - Dec 18, 2013 - eXtension Learn | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Please join us for a FREE webinar!When: Wednesday, December 18, 20134:00-5:00 pm EST/3:00-4:00 pm CST/2:00-3:00 pm MST/1:00-2:00 pm...
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I suspect there's a lot of pent up interest out there for alternative ways to think about and to go about the pursuit of business beyond what we seem to now consider "traditional" or the norm. I'm really looking forward to exploring and learning more about worker-owner cooperatives.

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A related interview and discussion on the topic of cooperative approaches that picques my interest...<br><br>● Vimeo - Victoria Indy TV: Cooperatives: A Counterpoint to Corporatism - Pt.1: Professor Stefano Zamagni http://vimeo.com/9287294 ...
Jerry Buchko's comment, December 6, 2013 10:07 AM
And a related piece that suggested to me that interest in the topic is growing...<br><br>● FastCompany - The Argument For Worker-Owned Tech Collectives: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3021964/the-argument-for-worker-owned-tech-collectives<br><br>...;
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You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are

You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Are you too busy? You should be, and you should let people know in a proud but exasperated tone. Like this, from an old colleague I recently asked for advice: “I would like to help but I can not. I am desperately trying to finish a screenplay and a talk...
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"It’s about showing status. That if you're busy, you're important. You're leading a full and worthy life." We try to signal our status to others not just through the clothes we wear & our other trappings, but also, perhaps, by how we wear our time... :)

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Older Adults and Technology Use

Older Adults and Technology Use | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. In this report, we take advantage of a particularly large survey to conduct a unique exploration not only of technology use between Americans ages 65 or older and the rest of the population, but within the senior population as well.
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"Seniors, like any other demographic group, are not monolithic..."  

Here are some recently released main findings of research from the Pew Research Internet Project. The study takes a more in-depth look within the 65+ year old population of older adults, and access to the complete report is provided.

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48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

48 Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
People see what they want to see.
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If you're into understanding how the wetware works... a lot to process in here. Good stuff :)

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Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality' | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
An interview with the country's minister of education, Krista Kiuru
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Instead of "wouldn't it be nice if...", this actually exists in the world! People decided to make it happen...
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Many employees labor over emails to the boss, only to receive a cryptic reply.

Many employees labor over emails seeking guidance from the boss, only to receive a cryptic reply such as 'Great!' or 'Sounds good'—or no answer at all. The result: Confusion and frustration.
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Not just a problem for bosses and employees... :)  A lot of important context and nuance can get lost in text based exchanges and this can lead to some difficult and painful breakdowns in communication.

Generally, I think email is a great tool for shuffling documents/information from point A to point B, and for communicating about very simple and well defined topics. But it's simply not designed to function as an effective medium for complex communication, nor as a robust collaboration space...  

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Four Myths About Poverty

Four Myths About Poverty | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Entrenched interests would have us believe it is inevitable, natural, complicated, and too expensive to eliminate. Don't be fooled.
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer | Virtuous Code

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer | Virtuous Code | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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A thoughtful & entertaining perspective piece that spoke to me... :)

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#review: Technologically Mediated Embodiment » Cyborgology

#review: Technologically Mediated Embodiment » Cyborgology | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
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Are You Suffering From the Curse of Knowledge?

Are You Suffering From the Curse of Knowledge? | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Want to improve communication? Find out if you're suffering from the curse of knowledge!
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The Fool's Dilemma | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio

The Fool's Dilemma | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Bertrand Russell said,
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Some thoughtful insights to start off the year, great podcast interview...  Good stuff! :)

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Virginia Eubanks: Deconstructing the Digital Divide

http://chicagohumanities.org - See more Chicago Humanities Festival events. Virginia Eubanks, author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the ...
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I think Virginia Eubanks offers some keen insights into the relationship between technological innovation and social justice.

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RSA Replay: RSA/NSPCC event - How nurture alters nature

RSA Replay: RSA/NSPCC event - How nurture alters nature | Conceiving Of And Responding To New Possibilities... | Scoop.it
Professor Moshe Szyf's trailblazing research in epigenetics highlights the impact that external factors and the social environment can have on gene expressio...
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Recording of a talk earlier this week I thought was quite fascinating. Along with providing insights into the topic of nature/nurture, Szyf's talk also touched upon the value of cross disciplinary study, and highlights some important implications for the kinds of environments and interactions that we inhabit and create for ourselves.

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