Our generation has inherited a world on a collision course. The scale and extent of the problems we face are staggering. There is however a way to turn this story around. MORE ›
Reducing our dependence on imports and fossil fuels is just common sense. If a large percentage of a community's food and necessities comes from abroad this makes it highly vulnerable to supply shocks and contributes significantly to pollution and environmental devastation. To reduce dependence on imports and fossil fuels we must focus on increasing local production and exchange; building systems which minimize waste and external inputs. MORE ›
The Positive Application of Human Instinct is a set of psychological principles and tools oriented towards improving the outcome for communities and nations in times of crisis. Its thesis unifies the objective findings of anthropology and social sciences to counter fascism with a modernized application of group / crowd psychology, and a cultural code. MORE ›
Adaptive action is a project management approach for the physical world which increases the success rate of large, dynamic projects. MORE ›
Systems are more stable, and easier to repair and update when they are built using simple, compact and minimally bundled components. In systems design this principle is referred to as modularity. While typically associated with physical technology, modularity has profound implications when applied to the design (and redesign) of socioeconomic systems and the propagation of ideas. MORE ›
Every sector of modern economies are tied to fossil fuels. In order to break free we need to understand the economic and geostrategic forces maintaining the status quo.
It would be impossible to stop environmental devastation without confronting the infinite growth paradigm. Debt based econonomies must grow perpetually to avoid collapse. This model is clearly unsustainable.
War is the most horrific and destructive expression of human potential. Unfortunately it's also quite profitable. To avert international conflict we must understand how human psychology is hijacked by those in power, and establish cultural norms to counter.
Extreme inequality, totalitarianism, corruption... Wealth and power always tends to accumulate and fewer and fewer hands. The system isn't broken. These are inherent side effects of the current socioeconomic structure.