Szandra and Jeff met a few months ago in Budapest when she shared her research with the Integral European Conference. Szandra is an "ecological economist", and to create a pathway towards the economy to come she uses a method called backcasting. With backcasting the researchers begin with a vision of what they want to exist in say, fifty years, and then they work backwards to see what would have to happen to create it.
Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies - Kindle edition by Janelle Orsi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
This is a review of Saral Sarkar's Eco-socialism or Eco-capitalism couched as a response to the exaggerated promises of the eco-capitalists. Sarkar has taken on the exaggerated promises of all who would suggest that the world can be turned into a Disneyland of consumer fun, and proposed instead a Spartan world economy where basic needs are met while ecological realities are taken seriously.
July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Bitcoin mining is the complicated process through which new bitcoins are made. So how does it work? Bloomberg and Switch-Video explain. (Source: Bloomberg) (VIDEO: How does Bitcoin mining work?
What do the price of hair-salon services in Beijing and sexual services in London have in common? The answer is that, depending on how you measure them – or indeed whether you measure them at all – the size of the Chinese and British economies will
Any theoretical term is an implicit statement about human nature. Anthropologiststend to be uncomfortable with this fact but it is nonetheless true. Even if one wereto make a statement as apparently innocuous as “ritual can take many forms inmany places,” one is still asserting that “ritual” is a meaningful cross-culturalcategory, implying—as pretty much any anthropological discussion of ritualinvariably does imply—that we can assume all human beings have engaged in somekind of ritual activity at some point or another, that ritual is an inherent aspect ofhuman sociality, even if there’s no scholarly consensus whatsoever as to what,precisely, a ritual is or what it says about us that we are all in some sense ritualproducing beings. And the same is true of any other theoretical term: kinship,authority, labor, symbol, the body, performance, or anything else.