Since capital flow (as in: the ways in which money moves through the systems designed for money to move) is blind to ethics, morals, locality, race, attitude, desire, aesthetics, etc., it is our responsibility to instill and impart these ideas when designing systems within which capital flows. From a programming perspective, greed is a vicious malware that has been embedded into society since the dawn … Continue reading Mitigating Greed
Capitalism itself fundamentally emerges from the simple elements of individual agents participating in trade. As soon as intangible concepts like “money”, “interest” and “profit” are incorporated into the picture, economic growth for participating parties becomes decoupled from the real availability of resources, usually at an accelerated rate. With this basic history, many of us find ourselves in the present, profit-maximizing environment of capitalism-as-usual. For a … Continue reading Education & Emergence
Simpletism can be defined as the conversion of complexity into more-rudimentary components so that a “simpler” version of parts may be understood in order to find fractured, partial understanding as representative of the greater whole. Simpletism is a largely unconscious activity which also crucially enables the less-intelligent among us to continue to “participate” in the conversation, since, quite seriously, the simple matter of contemporary existence … Continue reading About “Simpletism”
The term “ecosystem” is frequently used in both natural and, at least these days, many business contexts. Considering that an “ecological system” describes the nature of interaction in a community of organisms that interrelates with its environment, and that virtually every natural environment on Earth involves interactions that are directly or historically influenced by the Sun, then it stands to logical reason that the Sun, … Continue reading On Ecosystems
Let’s cut right to the chase: the reality of being an employee is not actually what it’s made out to seem like. Even the inclusion of the idea itself into any business model is the application of shackles to the company’s accounting and financial reporting, their distribution of earnings, the labor contributions from and benefits given to the employee, and the flexibility of the company … Continue reading Exploit-ees
Presented in the following section is a selection of qualities exhibited by the system of capitalism-as-usual. Since capital flow fundamentally emerges from human existence, it is only natural that its dynamics might express some life-like qualities, just as the observable effects of breathing express the presence of life in us. We breathe; our breathing permeates our internal systems and perpetuates our life; our continued life … Continue reading Capitalism’s Creature Compendium
Let’s get right into it, shall we? Since each individual is the only such individual who has experienced the entirety of her own historical timeline from her own internal perspective, she is also, obviously but critically, the only person who has been shaped by her life history’s particular unfolding—her perpetually-evolving sensory environment. Our external-sensory and internal-subjective environments (both in their own right, and combined) are … Continue reading It’s the Environment, Stupid!