Selections from The Money Paradox : TED Radio Hour : NPR

THE DESIGN OF MONEY: Whether discussing the evolutionary irrationality wired into our brains, contemplating how futured versus futureless languages change what and how we accumulate, or experimenting with the types of incentives that shift human behavior, a central premise of the episode that money is a technology capable of being iterated, upgraded, deprecated, or rendered obsolete based upon its utility …

Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

“Our experience of the world depends on the actual structure of the networks in which we’re residing and on all the kinds of things that ripple and flow through the network. Now, the reason, I think, that this is the case is that human beings assemble themselves and form a kind of superorganism. Now, a superorganism is a collection of …

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein

“Money is an agreement. It doesn’t have value all by itself. It has value because people agree that it has value.” – Charles Eisenstein THE SHIFT TOWARDS THE GIFT: Economic globalization has served to reduce transactional redundancy by stripping out the local social infrastructure and communal relationships which form the foundation of a robust local economy. After this infrastructure was …

No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money – yes! Magazine – Winter 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: In solidarity with our St. Louis kinfolk who also seek to diminish the outsized role money plays in the social structure of modern communities. Cowry Collective is lifted up in praise by YES! Magazine. Midwest to Jackson to Bay to Atlantic Coast, a new economic story is giving rise to radically imaginative solutions to build tribe and weave community …

On Social Commons: Timebanking in Barcelona

How best to restore the social commons in a way which creates a deeper interaction between altruism and economics? Build a complementary community currency which straddles the nexus between assisting a neighbor and incentivizing participation in broader community. This is timebanking where we restore connections to community and expand our capacity for empathy. We need a common infrastructure where we …

On Social Economy & Asking Better Questions

In the eyes of family, I am a podcast zealot for maintaining some hundred plus subscriptions of defunct, current and newly released shows curated within a playlist entitled “Newsfeed 3.0”. No relationship to Cauleen Smith’s Human 3.0 Reading List besides mere joyful coincidence. Although I could make a strong argument that each collection is intimately tied to deepening social inquiry. …