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Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments | World community | Scoop.it
Creatives need freedom and flexibility to do challenging projects.
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Creatives need to have the responsibility for a job they do left up to them. You need to give them all the requirements for what needs to happen and, also, the freedom to do it, without constantly looking over their shoulders. Trust me, if creatives want help, they’ll either ask for it or Google it. There’s no point in interrupting the focus of someone in this group. It will just take a longer time to complete and you may just get sub-par work. Then, no one is happy.

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Universal Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century

Universal Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century - Basic income - Medium
Can the savings of basic income exceed the costs?
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Chronic stress, predictably enough, decreases neurogenesis. As Christian Mirescu, one of Gould’s post-docs, put it, “When a brain is worried, it’s just thinking about survival. It isn’t interested in investing in new cells for the future.” On the other hand, enriched animal environments — enclosures that simulate the complexity of a natural habitat — lead to dramatic increases in both neurogenesis and the density of neuronal dendrites, the branches that connect one neuron to another. Complex surroundings create a complex brain.

Essentially, we’re recently learning that we can potentially reverse the long-term effects of poverty, if we eliminate it. Poverty currently affects almost 50 million Americans, 18 million of whom are kids coming of age impoverished. To allow poverty to continue in the 21st century or to eradicate it is the same choice between an ounce or a pound as smallpox was in the 20th century, and outside of an experiment in Manitoba, we’ve been choosing a pound of poverty for pretty much all of recorded history. Decades ago, we developed a vaccine for smallpox and we used it to eradicate smallpox. Today, we may already have a vaccine for poverty. It’s been tested, and the results are remarkable. It’s called universal basic income.

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Two Realities

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Our contemporary world is host to two coexisting but fundamentally different—and, in at least one crucial respect, contradictory—realities. Political Reality and Physical Reality.
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"Cheap, concentrated energy enabled industrial expansion and overproduction, which in turn laid the groundwork for consumerism, globalization, and financialization. Economies and governments came to expect high rates of growth, and to rely on them to fulfill increasingly extravagant promises. The result has been—I’m choosing my words carefully—the gradual accretion of a set of widely shared assumptions that constitute a bounded ideational realm with rigidly consistent internal rules. Deviate from these rules, and there are predictable consequences. When any public person (writer, economist, scientist, whatever) demonstrates a disconnection from political reality by questioning the desirability or possibility of continued growth, the minders of the mainstream media turn their attention elsewhere."

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There Is No Such Thing as a Slut

There Is No Such Thing as a Slut | World community | Scoop.it
A slut is useful — or, at least, the idea of her is. That’s what sociologists Elizabeth A. Armstrong and Laura T. Hamilton suggest in their recently published research on sex and status. Their...
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"When women slut-shame other women, it is not an expression of internalized sexism but rather a calculated move to elevate their own status over others’. As Armstrong and Hamilton noted in their paper, “women are actively invested in slut shaming because they have something to gain.” They found that polished “nice” girls could have as much sex as they pleased and escape the label. “Bad” girls, those who typically came from less economic privilege or appeared less traditionally feminine, actually had comparatively less sexual experience than the “nice” girls. Among themselves, the “bad” girls may have called the “nice” girls sluts, but that didn’t sully the “nice” girls’ reputations."

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In Each Other We Trust: Coining Alternatives to Capitalism

In Each Other We Trust: Coining Alternatives to Capitalism | World community | Scoop.it
Top image credit: JD Hancock / Foter / CC BY 2.0. Article cross-posted from ROAR Magazine.
Beyond God and state, it’s money that rules. Can we still imagine alternatives? And what role will recent innovations like Bitcoin play in the struggle?
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Against Libertarian Brutalism : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

Against Libertarian Brutalism : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education | World community | Scoop.it
As libertarianism gains traction, two strands are competing for mindshare: One asserts individualism come what may; the other celebrates the humane qualities of true liberalism.
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"These two impulses are radically different. The first values the social peace that emerges from freedom, while the second values the freedom to reject cooperation in favor of gut-level prejudice. The first wants to reduce the role of power and privilege in the world, while the second wants the freedom to assert power and privilege within the strict confines of private property rights and the freedom to disassociate."

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The Swiss Join the Fight Against Inequality

The Swiss Join the Fight Against Inequality | World community | Scoop.it
A proposal for an annual minimum income will wind up on the ballot
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New America’s Open Technology Institute Releases Commotion 1.0 Mesh Networking Toolkit | NewAmerica.org

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10 Steps To Create A Local Sharing Economy

10 Steps To Create A Local Sharing Economy | World community | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is a great idea in theory but it can only thrive if cities encourage it. Here's how.

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'Bring What You Want, Take What You Want” — Global Issues

'Bring What You Want, Take What You Want” — Global Issues | World community | Scoop.it
BUENOS AIRES, Sep 08 (IPS) - Disillusioned with an economy that promotes individualism and ruthless consumption, thousands of people in Argentina are giving things away in street markets, organising car pools with strangers or offering free...
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Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs

Social media: five lessons for social entrepreneurs | World community | Scoop.it

Twitter and Facebook are valuable tools for social enterprises – but there are a number of pitfalls you should avoid (Good take on handling social media, customer engagement for #socents: "Five lessons for social entrepreneurs

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War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, if you’re a hunter-gatherer

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, if you’re a hunter-gatherer | World community | Scoop.it
War has 'not existed for the majority of human history,' say anthropologists
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“If we no longer force people to work to meet their basic needs, won’t they stop working?”

"If we no longer force people to work to meet their basic needs, won't they stop working?" - Basic income - Medium
Acknowledging our one option society
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Sharing is Caring | Post Growth Institute

Sharing is Caring | Post Growth Institute | World community | Scoop.it
http://postgrowth.org/learn/about-post-growth/This article has been cross-posted from whydev.org Economic Growth: Accessible for some but not all The global economy, even before its evolution and sophistication, was and is about access; about controlling access to resources, knowledge and markets. Economic growth for […]
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Post Growth Institute: http://postgrowth.org/learn/about-post-growth/

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Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time?

Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time? | World community | Scoop.it
Almost everywhere we look, there is an emerging debate on the importance of sharing in relation to the grave challenges of our time. This conversation is most apparent in the sharing economy...
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"A solution to global environmental, inequality and resource security crises can only be brought about by the active engagement of civil society, united in a call for reform that extends beyond national borders. This is the essential message of STWR’s primer on global economic sharing (http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/reports/primer-global-economic-sharing): that humanity has reached a defining moment of choice between moving ahead on a path towards social and ecological catastrophe, or joining together in a worldwide bid to create a truly cooperative and sharing world."

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Anarchists get organised

Anarchists get organised | World community | Scoop.it
A YOUNG man in a leather loincloth saunters past a woman dressed like Alice in Wonderland. The tang of pot wafts through the air, and a small remote-operated drone...
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“I’m an incrementalist,” explains Jason Sorens, the subdued intellectual who dreamed up the Free State Project while he was getting his PhD from Yale. Now a lecturer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, he is eager to use New Hampshire to test libertarian theories about enlightened self-interest and reciprocal altruism, small government and large networks of voluntary institutions. “We don’t have all the answers,” he says, “but it’s worth the experiment.”
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The Economics of Entitlement: Does Money Make You Mean?

The Economics of Entitlement: Does Money Make You Mean? | World community | Scoop.it
Top image credit: marsmet531 / Foter.
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Paul Piff presented the results of that experiment and several others during a TEDx Marin talk last year during which he drew the conclusions out to the hierarchy of society-at-large. He notes that an ideology of self-interest gets moralized by its believers as a justification for their good fortune and bad deeds, including lying, cheating, and stealing. Richer folks are, quite literally, more inclined to steal candy from babies - two to three times more, in fact.

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Why we should give free money to everyone

Why we should give free money to everyone | World community | Scoop.it
We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state.
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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit | World community | Scoop.it
The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.
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The Aluminum Airship of the Future Has Finally Flown

The Aluminum Airship of the Future Has Finally Flown | World community | Scoop.it
There was once a time when man looked to the skies and expected to see giant balloons rather than airplanes drifting above. The Hindenburg Disaster promptly put an end to those dreams.
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The future of air travel is arriving

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Exclusive First Read: 'From Scratch: Inside The Food Network' - NPR

Exclusive First Read: 'From Scratch: Inside The Food Network' - NPR | World community | Scoop.it
Exclusive First Read: 'From Scratch: Inside The Food Network'
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Back in 1993, the Food Network was the Little Network that Nobody Really Thought Could.
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Which organisations are ready for change?

Which organisations are ready for change? | World community | Scoop.it
We think that business as usual is not an option.  But for businesses and other organisations, change can be difficult, even in the face of obvious risks and opportunities.  In the coming years, threats from global economic instability, volatile...
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New Report: Policies for Shareable Cities

New Report: Policies for Shareable Cities | World community | Scoop.it
After months of diligent research and writing, Shareable and Sustainable Economies Law Center present our 40 page guide, Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders.
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