Tag Archive: economics


David Suzuki explains the fallacy of conventional economics, in an interview done for the BBC. This inspiring video points out the fallacy of conventional economics – a belief that there are no limits – and provides a hopeful model with which to frame our vision for the future.

“Conventional economics is a form of brain damage.” ~ David Suzuki

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.

Go Back to Bed, America

From the Great George Carlin:

Feel free to re-post this, people.

I like his rainbow tie, too.

The Fiat Economy

Great tutorial on what a fiat economy is, how it works, and why it’s doomed to fail.

Growth is a Pyramid Scheme

My neighbors Gary & Robyn recently gave me a bumper sticker they’d designed and had printed up: GROWTH IS A PYRAMID SCHEME. He made up the slogan, and she made a logo to go with it. I love the concept, but where am I going to stick it? I don’t put stickers on my car, and I don’t have a laptop or a cubicle. Until I find a place to put it, it’s living in a safe place.

Then, the other day I heard about this website that lets you create one of those iconic Obama “HOPE”-style posters from any photo. You have to register to save your work, but there’s some glitch that won’t let me log in after registering. So I just did a screen capture and saved it that way.

I really like the result:

You’re also severely limited in the number of characters you can put in at the bottom. But Rich fired up Linux and edited it for me. I started it out saying “OBEY,” like those Andre the Giant stickers you see on stop signs. Kinda like that, too.

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