Technosocialism is a body of economic theory that uses technology to facilitate collective ownership of economic assets and collaborative institutional decision-making.

I want to dissect the engineering behind the decision-making flow that supports democracy in the US, and then business decisions, and then illustrate how ideas ride on the backs of dollars that invade our political machinery.

Make this very clear with illustrations and maybe animations.

Then, propose a new decision-making protocol that builds upon Ray Dalio's experience with his Dot approach.

Standardize this "meritocratic democracy" and then reach out to co-ops and others for feedback. Offer free tooling to them in exchange for their feedback. Plug Karma into it as well.

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  • Jaron Lanier Fixes the Internet | NYT Opinion
  • Dalio's economics video
  • Communist Manifesto
  • All of Wolff's books
  • The Creature From Jekyll Island
  • Why Unions Matter
  • Confessions of a Union Buster
  • There is Power in a Union
  • Through Jaundiced Eyes
  • Misbehaving the making of behavioral economics
  • Capital by Thomas Piketty
  • Circumventing the Great Firewall with Ethereum
  • Privacy, etc
  • solarpunk
  • Any healthy relationship with morality requires a flexible relationship with the law
  • sacred economics
  • full world economics?
  • Until You Continue To Behave, and a collection of pretty amazing leftist essays
  • You know, I never considered this in terms of HOAs. Yes, I have experienced the abysmal performance of HOAs and it's disincentivized me from wanting to participate. Although in my experience, the barrier to becoming empowered through an HOA is quite low. You have to convince a small number of people who don't really give a shit. Two ideas come to mind: 1) raise the barrier with tech-facilitated meritocracy (you gain power only through effectively providing value over a long period of time) or 2) just skipping right to automated governance. I think 1 > 2 might be the most pragmatic
  • Long Now seminars ~ SF
  • Solid State Society
  • "democracy is the worst form of government except for every other form of government"
    • Democracy and Education need to be married
  • I would say as far as energy policy France is what the entire world should emulate. 80% nuclear and the rest is other renewables. As France has a "closed loop" processing cycle this is handled as even the waste is used to generate more energy. And I completely think nuclear is one of the greatest tools we have instantly solve our energy problems if we maybe just maybe were logical.
  • Also one more thing for those topics I think all public transit should be free and new projects cannot be blocked. At some point (and though it is a slippery slope) the benefit of the masses must overwhelm the benefits of single individuals hell bent on stopping a mass transit / infrastructure project. An unfortunate reality of a growing and evolving city and civilization but it has overwhelming benefit.
  • It seems even more ironic that a country like France which is literally known and defined for their Laissez-faire attitude has one of the most developed and best run nuclear programs in the entire world. Meanwhile Japan which is like the opposite has one of the most poorly run nuclear programs in the world. This was well known in the industry well before fukishima. There are many stories of their nuclear incompetence.
  • The most straightforward solution would a new round of trust-busting and legal structures to discourage unsustainable growth and the pioneering of new forms of crime, and encourage, slower, more considered action. I think the key to that is convincing people that the world as it is is not the way the world as it must be, or as it always was. It's a fish-recognizing-water situation. There's a natural assumption that anything that's going on for a while, or for your entire life, has always been that way. I don't know exactly how best to spread the word, but I think if people understood the breadth of our options for how our world can be, we'd have an easier time getting it to that place, rather than accepting things as inevitable. Two good examples I like are that the conservative protestant christian denominations in the US didn't care about abortion as an issue until around the 1970s, while they'll now claim it's a timeless and unshakable part of their religion, as well as the intense spirit of optimism in the western world in the late 1800s, fed by the industrial revolution, that was completely shattered by the first World War.
  • "debt-for-equity swap" quora; junk bonds
  • Ultrasociety by Peter Turchin and Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty.
  • Explain what life would look like without jobs (fifty million people are now out of a job, with no applicable skills or realistic hope of acquiring them in the near future), and, having solved that, 2b) what happens to the human society?

King David Defense:

Dangerous justification of abuse of power. King david fell, put the pieces back together, and was forgiven. Forgiveness in exchange for submission is a dangerous pattern of thinking that arranges its hosts into a hierarchy and obviates the need for critical moral thinking and self-regulation.

Cite examples of corrupt politicians using this defense when facing infidelity ~ Netflix docu

Identity politics uses identity-level constructs to galvanize and polarize groups around an agenda.

Stagnate Technology

Use energy independence to justify war

Use terrorism to justify war (ourworldindata)

Gulf of Tonkin

If there's no reason to go to war, stage a ruse and frame critics as wacko conspiracy theorists

Don't need much at all to power the united states. Do the math.

Then calculate the costs.

Then compare to military budget, and the fact that DoD is biggest polluter

Saturate Someone's Identity And Then Use it:

Theology has a tendency to deeply saturate identity. 

Ray Dalio on Career, Market Cycles, China Debt

Ray Dalio: The world has gone mad and the system is broken (2020 Recession)

Brave browser

Vanguardism: From Marx & Engels to Vladimir Lenin

Chomsky explaining real anarchism

Anarchism - Guerin

The Golden Age of the Internet Is Over

How jordan peterson is blind to the woes of capitalism while he complains that the humanities have been corrupt

adam smith - wealth of nations on division of labor and manufactured ignorance, as well as government intervention when it benefits the worker

“Umbrellas Up” podcast by This American Life about the Hong Kong protests is a must listen to!

How to handle teargas, what to look for in types used, wounds, complications, treatment. All forms

Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) G20 Pittsburgh

- Starlink giving us all internet to increase information flow (systems complexity here)

"The Animal People"

Problems of War and Strategy - Mao

Lincoln and even republicans being against wage labor as being equal to slavery, only temporary