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The Economics of Separation – Part 1

The Economics of Separation portion of a book by Charles Eisenstein The converging crises of our time all arise from a common root that we might call Separation. Taking many forms—the human/nature split, the disintegration of community, the division of reality into material and spiritual realms—Separation is woven into every aspect of our civilization. It […]

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 […]

Clarifying Misinformation about Technocracy

It has come to our attention that some organizations, and individual people are trying to denigrate Technocracy Inc. by stating untruths about us. People maneuver and twist information, or just make up information to defame an organization.  The most vocal against Technocracy Inc. are asking for your money to put in their pockets to support their […]

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 […]

A Research Agenda for Digital Economy

A Research Agenda for the Digital Economy By George Wright 2015 Rapid advances in technology are creating economic opportunities and challenges that are often fundamentally different from any our society has experienced before. We call for an ambitious program of groundbreaking research that will focus the world’s best minds on understanding and solving the new […]

Debt

Why The Debt?

L.W. Nicholson  1990 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 3rd quarter 1990, No. 320  The stock market crash of 1929 was the spectacular beginning, not only of the most devastating depression in the nation’s history, but it was also a very visible sign of breakdown of that ancient system of trade and commerce based on commodity valuation called […]

Stupid Economy

It’s The “STUPID” Economy

Jim Feeney 1994  Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1994, No. 337 This article was adapted from a lecture by Jim Feeney at Long Beach, California.  We should explain this title and its origin. In the last presidential election campaign, the Clinton people criticized the incumbent Bush for running off all over the world pushing his […]

Social and Economic Dilemma

Sam Rachele  1996 Published in:  Social Trends Newsletters, Mar. 1996, No. 145  Two recent books — End of Work and Jobless Future — confirm the view that much of the entire world, particularly the US and Canada, is heading toward a major crisis. The principal theme of these books is about the impact that computerized technologies […]

the price system

Why Salvage This Price System?

Walt Fryers 1998 Published in: Technocracy Digest, 2nd quarter 1998, No. 328  Life Extension For A Bankrupt System Whatever happened to that long-awaited crash, that new depression, that widely-feared economic crisis? It was not just anticipated by gloomsters and pessimists, or by reformers and futurists looking for a new deal. It was accepted as the inevitable outcome of […]

Resource Based Economics

Resource-Based Economics

Stephen L. Doll 1994  Published in:  The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1994, No. 337  Did you ever notice that the crew members of the starship Enterprise have no wallet bulges, no purses to lug around? Space-age technology and phasers on stun may seem far removed from old growth forests and Florida scrub jays, but in […]

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 […]

Two Worlds — One Real and One Economic

Information Brief Number 79  1995  At this time in our history, the human species is finding it ever more difficult to maintain some degree of synchronization between the two worlds in which we try to live — the world of physical reality and the world of economic rationalization. On the one hand, humankind lives in, […]

Traps You Might Like To Avoid

1968  Published in: Technocracy Digest, 2nd quarter 1996, No. 320 Originally printed as information brief #61, which was first printed in The Northwest Technocrat No 231, April 1968. How `Free Enterprise’ traps young people before they have a chance to design their own way of life. Young people do not `choose’ the values of older […]

Sweet Mystery of Money

Ron Miller  1994 Published in: Northwest Technocrat Newsletter, April 1994, No. 123 The Northwest Technocrat, 1st quarter 1995, No. 338 The real problem with money is that some people confuse it with wealth. Money is not wealth. It represents wealth. The attitude seems to be that if people, or the economy, don’t have enough money, […]

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 […]