What’s up with this universal income thing? To me, Universal Basic Income represents giving up. It is a statement about the rich being so rich and owning so much of everything that they are basically creating an imaginary economy with the sole purpose of preserving their status. Universal basic income is a way for the… Continue reading Universal Basic Illusion
Imagine a big tree. A big tree with … cherries, because apples are overused. So a cherry tree with a seesaw under its treetop. On this seesaw, two kids are playing so that aside from having fun from the ups and downs, they can also pick and eat some of the cherries. They do so… Continue reading How open-source manages to be a capitalist win-win
People want to be smart by default. You can see it in the way a child becomes frustrated if another child understands faster whatever information. The manipulated gets information and arguments and chains of inference and deduction with no effort. They do not verify information because they have the same. human problem with giving back… Continue reading Manipulation works because people like to get smart for free.
Have you ever asked for a salary increase, and instead of negotiation you got hostility? Have you ever got a salary increase, but spent the next year out-proving yourself to justify the increase? Have you ever been told that the company only expects the best from you? Companies only expect the best, but they only… Continue reading The worst players of capitalism are companies in the labor market.
Consumption is not an actual need, it is a necessity Needs differ from necessities, because humans can rationalize adversity. Rationalisation is the action of attempting to explain or justify behaviour or an attitude with logical reasons, even if these are not appropriate. A need is solvable adversity. For all adversity too complex to solve we… Continue reading You do not need to consume
Because big companies will afford the robot tax, and will get tax breaks and tax brackets, and will fake jobs to get the breaks and into the brackets, and will lobby for conservative tax on robots, and will lobby for a jungle of legal ways to classify robots to be in certain tax classes, and… Continue reading The Robot Tax Is Not Gonna Save Your Job
Ok. Here we go: if you don’t participate for participation itself if you want to win instead of experiencing the game if you want to be the best instead of sharing an experience if you want to make it instead of living it if you need the prize instead of friendly embraces if you search… Continue reading Competition is a broken promise
The return of the prodigal son What are we all striving for? Isn’t it for a better future and if so, isn’t this “better” quite practical, if you come to think of it. I mean, sure, there are so many things which mean “a better future” conceptually, but they’re dwarfed by the incisive sharpness of immediate… Continue reading What is commonly accepted utility?
Are we blind to the fact that we have a religious concept guiding our economical theory? Free market and invisible hands What is this “invisible hand” madness? Why are we so convinced that the “market” can handle itself, while we’re depending on it with everything, from our present health to our entire species’ future? In… Continue reading Would you ride an untamed horse?
The game is invented not natural You can see here that there is a five-player game in which gains (or losses) can be allocated in different proportion to consumers, the company itself, financial markets, workers, or taxpayers. The current rules of our economy have encouraged the allocation of gains to consumers and financial shareholders (now including… Continue reading Intention, Work, Potential, Consumption
Minimalism is the slut shaming of consumerism There is more to the new bohemian lifestyle than meets the eye: richsplaining! I don’t get it. Sure, it is no one’s business to help me get it, but in all honesty, isn’t it kind of weird that all of a sudden the holy grail of achievement in… Continue reading Are there no people left that enjoy being rich?
maybe I am not allowed to use this image … It is the time of doers. It’s gonna take a while for the age of thinkers to come again. Every success story today is more about accomplishing what we call “wealth creation”, and less about what we call “good creation”. Sure, maybe you are one who… Continue reading Why you should be bored of this revolution
You have three horses: a white horse, a dark horse and a unicorn. The white horse jumps the highest. It waits for you and never runs without the right command. The white horse always keeps the proper attire. When you are riding the white horse all the doors open in your path. The dark horse is fast,… Continue reading Emotional algorithm
The reason most of the rule mazes exist is the same exact reason for which there are 613 commandments in the old testament: dumb uneducated hordes. It might sound like shit to hear one thinking with sweeping generalizations about society and call people dumb and uneducated. But, allow my transgression, for illustration purposes, the truth is people… Continue reading Libertarianism seems to work only in a society made of intelligent and educated people.
Just look at this “exciting” slide (if there can be such a thing) i found in my LinkedIn feed: We are so thrilled this is happening but: do we have the economic theory to explain what is going on? is capitalism in good shape as a theory and economic formula to sustain this future where… Continue reading People! Growth is not disruption!
Blunt headline, I’m sorry, but if this article was not biased, the introduction would have been more meaningful. But the sway towards the lucrative problems and issues of distributing content nullified the start. With all the problems of this world, these guys are spending billions on going to Mars and living to 200. WTF? If… Continue reading “Free content” magical thinking
This damned theory, which governs our life plans, assumes that happiness is reached at the top of a pyramid of needs, and, until you get there, you must figure out more immediate problems like food, shelter or safety. On the basis of this model, a whole set of directions have been set in our society,… Continue reading Forget Maslow! Everything Is Basic Need.