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Some more from the NSP (there was something just before but I kind of let it go)

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http://www.thenextsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RebuildingAmericasInfrastructureWeb.pdf The above is something, isn't it? Probably makes sense for Americans and those with good economic knowledge...who like to read the business section of the paper. The idea, I think, because I could only get through the first few pages is that there is a better way to fund infrastructure development than the way Trump is going to. Shit, really? Whoa, pretty amazing and ground breaking. Something about public…

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Simplicity Institute

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An email from the Simplicity Institute Dear friends and colleagues, I'd like to bring your attention to a new short film, "Urban Abundance", produced by Jordan Osmond of Happen Films, in association with the Simplicity Institute. This uplifting film is available freely at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BSSB2zf2CI We're also happy to note that our documentary "A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity" has now been viewed more than half-a-million times in its first few months online.…

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CERN (Not That One!)

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Just another site that's worth a look at. Maybe I need to get another list going for Rob's wiki or something. http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home The Community Economies Collective (CEC) and the Community Economies Research Network (CERN) are international collaborative networks of researchers who share an interest in theorizing, discussing, representing and ultimately enacting new visions of economy. By making multiple forms of economic life viable options for action, these diverse, engaged…

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News From BIEN

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BIEN NEWSLETTER: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1ee7284968c494ec88c2f40c9&id=6659c79eff&e=6d96ada97e I suppose this is part of the problem when liberal, don't-really-mind-capitalism-and -the-benefits-it-bestows-on-me-and-my-kind economists, start in on basic income debates. They no longer remain basic and become the domain of the coordinator class, going round and round, while the rest of us just get bored and leave it all to those in the nice suits and Italian leather shoes. But then, these…

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Latest From The NSP

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New Systems Series: Volume 5 FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Four new models for political-economic alternatives The fifth volume of papers in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series offers visions ranging from an Economy for the Common Good and Earthland to a decentralized United States in Million Utopias and Community Economies. In The Economy for the Common Good – A Workable, Transformative Ethics-Based Alternative, http://thenextsystem.org/the-economy-for-the-common-good/ Christian Felber…

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Who Owns the Robots

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A recent essay published by the Next System Project Worth reading? A broad array of technological advances are set to converge on our political economy over the next few decades: advanced robotics, augmented reality, machine learning, machine vision, the internet of things, and beyond. A range of observers, from economists to labor organizers to businesspersons, are concerned that the resulting workforce disruption could cause serious economic and even political instability given the unprecedented…

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A Critique of Green Growth -Simplicity Institute

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Dear friends and colleagues, In late 2015 the CSIRO - Australia's most prominent scientific organisation - published the 'Australian National Outlook Report' which argued that Australia can grow its economy and achieve sustainability without questioning consumerist values. In response to that report, the Simplicity Institute has just published a new paper called 'A Critique of the Decoupling Strategy: A "Limits to Growth" Perspective', which was co-authored by Samuel Alexander, Jonathan Rutherford,…

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