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An Introduction to Capital Flow

Capital flow, the moving and swelling and shifting of value, is an emergent property of the interaction between humans and money. Wherever we find money, we find dynamics and properties of capital flow, or rather, how money moves. Where the concept of money is absent (as in historical pure-trade economies) there is no fundamental object of money to move, measure or analyze. So, while capital … Continue reading An Introduction to Capital Flow

The Future Smells of Inevitability and Question Marks

Whether or not we are here to experience it, and whether or not you care, the future is inevitably going to happen, and every single moment of that unfolding future will be at least slightly unlike the moment before it, if even in the most minuscule of ways, as nothing in the universe is ever actually still. Thus, from our own vantage point, this inevitable … Continue reading The Future Smells of Inevitability and Question Marks


Herein on “antifragility”: an attempt to integrate within intelligent business design the concept of antifragility with future uncertainty, randomness and other related phenomena probed to humbling depths by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, a volume from an equally compelling collection of his work entitled The Incerto. All of the ideation in this chapter ought to be rightly credited … Continue reading Antifragility

Positive Feedback Loops

Feedback loops are systems where some or all of the system’s output is used again as input. Positive feedback loops are versions of such systems where the process increases, or amplifies, over time. Positive feedback loops are highly destabilizing and they can occur all over the universe at almost every scale of existence. They can be short-term or long-term, but none are ever permanent due … Continue reading Positive Feedback Loops

Ain’t Nobody Misbehaving

It’s not very contentious to say that the economy is populated largely with humans. If economics is the science and study of how people interact with value, and all people behave irrationally to some extent, or at least on some occasions, then the equations that actually express human behavior must be nonlinear; or, human behavior can only be modeled with equations that are unsolvable. If … Continue reading Ain’t Nobody Misbehaving

The “Purity” of Pure Capitalism

It is important to remember that when capitalism is expressed as “pure” it is to remind that its influence on the system which employs it is unencumbered and unrestricted; its effects (like wealth stratification and environmental degradation-for-profit) are actively realized by participating agents who engage in their own varying degrees of misbehavior. Oftentimes, the idea of capitalism that is used by economists and others is … Continue reading The “Purity” of Pure Capitalism

Mitigating Greed

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

Education & Emergence

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

On Ecosystems

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