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Politics

When people complain about ineffective government they often use the word “change”.  What they most often mean by this is that they want to “fix” the current system so that it works better than what they now see but still looks pretty much the same. But what do they think when the closer and more […]

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 […]

Hydrocarbon Man

By John Mvers for The Daily Reckoning April 23, 2003 Just because the U.S. Army has pitched its tents in the Iraqi oil fields, that doesn’t mean that Iraqi oil will soon be flooding the world markets or the price of oil is heading to $12.00 a barrel. Quite the contrary.  Indeed, one of the […]

Hydroponics

Indoor Farming

Review by Ron Miller “There is a real trend towards something called variously urban agriculture, indoor farming or vertical farming,” says Cary Mitchell, a horticulturist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The original idea was for skyscrapers filled with plants but was never realistic. Skyscrapers don’t come cheap. In New York City, a company […]

accounting

Technocracy is basically an accounting system

Everything we do and use requires a certain amount of energy to do the work.  That work is now performed mostly by technology thus increasingly removing people’s ability to garner incomes. Instead of loading a depository (financial intuition) with diminishing access to a monetary fund of some kind, we determine what physical resources are available […]

Scandalous Prison Record

Lois M. Scheel  Published in: 1996  Social Trends Newsletters, May. 1996, No. 147 It’s been almost 100 years since Clarence Darrow gave this speech, and in all that time we haven’t learned what he knew all along: Locking people up doesn’t work. 1.5 million Americans now live behind bars. Statistics prove that by locking people up […]

Crimes Against Humanity

John Taube        1996    Published in:  Technocracy Digest, 1st quarter 1996, No. 319   North America’s culture is a culture of science — which if taken full advantage of — will usher in a new way of life. Let’s pause and reflect on science, wars, and “crimes against humanity.” Science. On August […]

Facing Facts in the War on Drugs

REMOVE THE PROFIT Mr. Nyhan makes an interesting point, one that has been bandied around for several years. Remove the profit from illegal drugs, and the problem will disappear practically overnight. Gone would be the pushers. Gone would be the reason for their existence. Without the pushers, there would be fewer drug addicts. The drug […]

Violence, Violence, Violence

Shamefully, violence is the hallmark of contemporary times. Given we have a highly developed society, where are the roots of such primitive and destructive behavior? In their book, Beyond Language; Social and Cultural Factors in Schooling Language Minority Students, John U. Ogbu, University of California at Berkeley, and Maria Eugenia MatuteBianchi, U. of C. at […]