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What if Scarcity wasn’t real?

What if Scarcity is engineered to keep people acquiescent?  What if Fear was the hoped-for result of that engineered scarcity?  Why is America such an aggressive / competitive, even combative society? Technocracy thinks that scarcity is a false premise and that the resulting fear in not having enough allows injurious actions (to society and the […]

Time Banks

How Time Banks Work Members share their talents and services, record their hours, then ‘spend’ them later on services they want. Everyone’s hours are equal. There is no barter. Among the most critical parts of a healthy community economy are its non-monetary components, such as household labor and civic activity.   A CORE ECONOMY. If […]

WINTER 2017 TRENDEVENTS

 2017 Winter TrendEvents newsletter pdf  WINTER 2017 Continental Power Concept, Arsenic in Rice, Energy Price Regulations, What has Technocracy Inc. Been Up To?, all this and more in this Quarter’s newsletter.   A CONTINENTAL POWER CONCEPT By George Wright The Continental Hydrology was surveyed long ago by the Technical Alliance, forerunners of Technocracy Inc.  This […]

An Environmental Economic Standard

Creating an up-to-date economic standard By Charmie Gilcrease Preface:  I am not a scientist, I am not an economist, but, I am a systems thinker and see how the current economic system is not working in an efficient and sustainable manner.  Like-minded people have gotten together and are now working on new thoughts about a […]

United to Protect the Earth

MORTON COUNTY — Ceremony, aromatic sage and drumming song welcomed the eight tribes of Washington State into the encampment of Native Americans supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tribes with new and unusual names — Yakama Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Lummi Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, The […]

TONGUE IN CHEEK POST

Scientists Slowly Reintroducing Small Group Of Normal, Well-Adjusted Humans Into Society A member of the endangered subtype of human, ones who possesses the unusual abilities to calmly reflect on situations and view the world from others’ perspectives, is reintroduced into the general population. ITHACA, NY—In an ambitious attempt to revive a population long considered to […]

The Conversion of the American Dream by Tom Atlee – 1990

The American Dream is a vision of individual and family happiness and security based on the ability to have and consume more of everything. Its social vision is of people with equal opportunity competing for these things and thereby expanding the prosperity of all. Of course, it doesn’t quite work that way. First: This American […]

A Summary:

A brief summation of Technocracy: It is possible with North America’s present resources, technology, and knowledge to give to every inhabitant of this Continent a guaranteed standard of living higher than any ever known. This abundant standard of living can be attained only with less, rather than more, labor; for they can be produced only […]

Where Are The Jobs

Jobs, jobs, jobs

We have all heard from business and their caretakers the politicians, that if we can create enough jobs then everything will be better.  By some degree this would seem to make sense.  Give Mom and Dad more money to raise the kids; kick start the youngsters coming out of college with an opportunity of an […]

End of Jobs

L.W. Nicholson 1995  Published in:  The Northwest Technocrat 2nd quarter 1995, No. 339   Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, are the rallying cry of those unhappy people who have lost their jobs, to strike is not the answer, except temporarily and for a declining minority. Wherever possible, employers have resorted to an end run and have installed labor-saving […]

The End of Work’ By Jeremy Rifkin

Stella Block 1995  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1995, No. 339   Fifty years ago Howard Scott stated that American business was exporting the tools of social change (Technology) all over the world. Jeremy Rifkin’s book The End of Work just published, is an excellent description of what fifty years of Price System “freedom” has […]

Full Employment

Wilton Ivie  Published in:  The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1989, No. 317 FULL EMPLOYMENT has been widely ballyhooed as a corollary of prosperity and social well being. It is the hope of the politician, and almost full employment is the hope of the businessman and industrialist. It is also a desirable social condition from the […]

Work is Becoming Obsolete

L.W. Nicholson  1996 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 1st quarter 1996, No. 342  Why would politicians and economists ask North Americans to believe that technology makes more jobs for people when it so obviously doesn’t? Don’t they know any better, or do they deliberately distort the facts? The reality is that the facts concerning this subject can […]

Multiple Jobholders Can’t Make Ends Meet

Clyde Wilson  1995  Published in: Social Trends Newsletters, Oct. 1995, No. 140   A new Labor Department survey reports a growing trend of multiple jobholders in the work force. Today, 7 million Americans, 6 percent of the work force, occupy 15 million jobs. Although single mothers and divorcees are among the total, most of the multiple […]

More Pink Slips for White-Collar Employees

Clyde Wilson 1993  Published in:  Northwest Technocrat Newsletter, Nov/Dec 1993, No. 119   The downsizing and the lean and mean look is taking its toll among the once permanent white-collar workers. Drake Beam Morin, who recently released a study of the trend, predicts that 3.1 million white-collar employees will get the pink slip this year, more […]

Micromanagement: The Dangerous Side of Specialization

Ron Landridge  1997  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 2nd quarter 1997, No. 324   Specialization is being thrust upon us in almost every realm of human endeavor. Magazines such as Scientific American, as well as the multitude of trade, educational, and in-house publications that swamp us every day, indicate that knowledge and understanding is accelerating at a […]

HELP! I’ve Been Downsized! What Do I Do Now?

Ken Clements  1996 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 3rd quarter 1996, No. 321  Ken Clements is a member at large from Colorado   The Effect Of Downsizing On Society  Now that downsizing has become a household word, and now that everyone knows that the word itself simply means “you’re fired” what are the results of such vast unemployment? […]