News-in-Transition

19 May 2017

 - Why might people support, or not support the idea?

The simplest reason for the supporting the idea, and the one that 52% of interviewed people cite, is increased financial security. The freedom from having to work to merely survive is a powerful idea. When Canada tested basic income in the 1970s, this effect was seen quite clearly. The number of hours worked by the population was reduced, but it was shown that this time was often devoted to child care and increased educational opportunities.

On the political right, basic income is supported as the element which makes hypothetical models of ideal markets practical. Milton Friedman argued that the labor market is rendered inefficient by our need to work to survive, and that a variant of basic income would allow the job market to function more effectively. Many conservative supporters of basic income support the idea of the drastic reduction the bureaucracy that a single, all inclusive, welfare check would entail.

On the left, the support is behind the promise of the end of poverty, caused by bad luck, discrimination, economic cycle, or automation alike.

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6 September 2016

 - What would you do if your income was taken care of?

We'll have to do something drastically different to employ people in the future. Our jobs are disappearing. The driverless vehicle is here, destined to eliminate millions of transport and taxi-driving positions. Car manufacturing is being done by 3-D printing. An entire building was erected in Dubai with a 3-D printer. Restaurants are being designed with no waitstaff or busboys, hotels with no desk clerks, bellhops, and porters. Robot teachers are interacting with students in Japan and the UK.

There are plenty of naysayers and skeptics, of course. The Atlantic proclaimed, "The job market defied doomsayers in those earlier times, and according to the most frequently reported jobs numbers, it has so far done the same in our own time." But this is a different time, with no guarantees of job revolutions, and in fact a time of unprecedented machine intelligence that threatens the livelihoods even of doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, and lawyers.

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23 February 2016

prison-sold-to-grow-pot - A tiny California desert town is making a drastic change to reverse its downward spiral and embrace an enlightened future. For 24 years, Adelanto tried unsuccessfully to sustain its economy through prisons, but now it will be hosting a very different kind of business—cannabis cultivation.

The town became only the second city in California to permit commercial cultivation of medical cannabis, after a year of heated debate in the City Council. The persistence of John “Bug” Woodard, Jr. paid off in a 4-1 vote on Nov. 23 to allow cultivation.

“I had nothing to lose,” said Woodard. “The city could not get in any worse shape than it was. It was broke.”

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31 July 2015

 - As money has become tighter in Greece, an alternative “solidarity economy” has sprung up providing everything from food and medical care to hairdressing and language classes to thousands – without a euro changing hands.

The Athens Time Bank, for example, allows members to collect credits by offering an hour of their time to someone who needs their services. The bank boasts doctors, dentists, electricians, yoga teachers and plumbers among its ranks, but the most popular service on offer is psychotherapy – highlighting how years of austerity have eaten away at more than just savings and living standards.

“These are the seeds, we are still in the beginning,” said member Christine Papadopoulou, who is also one of the coordinators of an annual “festival of solidarity” that brings together thousands of people for discussions, concerts and workshops each autumn.        

The network is made up of a diverse patchwork of groups.

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14 November 2013

Millions of Zimbabwean Dollars. By 2009, hyperinflation had rendered the currency worthless. Photo by Robin Hammond/Panos - If you want to know what money is, don’t ask a banker. Take a leap of faith and start your own currency.

If you had to ask the average person in the financial industry to explain what money is, they’d probably rattle off the economics textbook description: ‘a means of exchange, a unit of account, and store of value’. This is not a very helpful definition. How can a piece of paper store 10 pounds of value? What are pounds anyway? Money sounds like it’s an ordinary noun, a self-contained object. If it is a physical object, it must be paper or metal or digits on a computer. And yet, very few of us think a £5 note is merely a piece of paper: the same idea of £5 can be expressed in electronic or metal form, after all.

No, to delve deeper into the nature of exchange we need some first principles, and these take time to uncover. The best guides in this half-lit territory turn out to be not economists, but rather the loose bands of monetary mystics and iconoclasts who are developing strange new exchange technologies. They are a scattered tribe, with elders including the likes of Bernard Lietaer, Ellen Brown and Thomas Greco, sages passing on tips on how to breach the Monetary Matrix.

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8 September 2013

 -  Asking for an ‘energetic exchange’ or money brings a strange dichotomy.  The problem lies with these two things:

Self-belief/love — Do you believe that your product/service/talent is worth it?  I.e. are you worth it? Are you creating/providing a service from a place of love and passion?  Or is this a means to an end?  From my experience, if you don’t love what you’re doing, you’re in big trouble when it comes to integrity.  Doubt will creep in where there is no passion.

Fair exchange — Here’s the humdinger.  What to charge? Yikes, I’ve encountered so many people who suffer big time with this.  They either charge too little for their expertise or they charge too much.  In the latter case, it’s just because they may be in a profession where there is potential to charge a lot but they are not experientially there yet.  They shoot themselves in the foot by charging professional prices with beginners experience.

The Solution? Love what you do.  Have a burning passion for what you do.  Trust in your clientele or the people you exchange your services with.  If there is a way that you can let them determine what you are worth, then go for it.  Trust that they will reimburse you with fairness and integrity...

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11 July 2013

 -It is we the people who have become adept at mastering the craft of perpetuating our own enslavement. We provide the labor and the capital which enslaves us. This article illustrates one small example of how we are being enslaved and more importantly, what we can do about it.

Whether it is banking, healthcare or even public education, the globalists have virtual control  over the entire system. They also control the dialogue through their domination of the mainstream media and they do so to their advantage and to our extreme detriment.

This article will take a very brief look at banking and then propose solutions based upon common sense and from the field of psychology which could be used to mitigate the effectiveness of the globalists on a broad front in this arena.

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9 July 2013

- The March Against The Banks Memorandum was successfully delivered to the office of Gill Marcus, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, AND Rene van Wyk, the Registrar Of Banks, in South Africa today, 8th July 2013.

"The Registrar of Banks has bluntly refused to answer questions that implicate the banks in criminal activity and in so doing, he has implicated the South African Reserve Bank in the same fraudulent action.

"By not implementing any control or taking punitive measures against the banks that have been committing fraud against the people, lying under oath, presenting false evidence, and destroying people’s lives with their actions, SARB is complicit with the crimes of the banks. The senior management and directors of SARB must face the same criminal charges as their banking colleagues.

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4 January 2013

- It’s not just that shopping keeps you in debt, penniless and anchored to the grid via a job. Material possessions also severely limit your mobility, increase your worries (since with each new item purchased you now have more to lose), and have a generally dampening effect on your potentially revolutionary spirit.

As Henry David Thoreau so eloquently put it, “Material possessions are a positive hindrance to the elevation of mankind”.

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12 October 2012

 - Our society functions by the exchange of money, depending on consumers like you and I to buy things to keep the economy expanding. So it hides the truth about the destruction it's causing, spending billions on marketing products to create artificial needs and desires.

Whole life-styles have been created by corporate marketeers perpetuating continual myths about what we should eat, how we should wash, what clothes we should wear etc. etc. etc.

It’s all about making the constant conscious choice: “Am I really ‘given’ to consume that?” 

Your heart will always give you a straight answer, even if the mind sometimes resists.

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29 July 2012

 - In areas that have been most affected so far in the worldwide economic crisis, there has been an increasing use of online open-source currencies.

These currencies help communities barter with one another easily and effectively without using the Euro, which is becoming increasingly useless by the day

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