Can governments offer a superior alternative to global digital cryptocurrencies?

The last major democracy-enhancing disruption seems to have been the smartphone, although it merely extends the existing technological infrastructures into your hand. The disruption of existing markets is not often a democracy-enhancing endeavor anymore. It seems as if the majority…

Cryptocurrency is all over the news lately. It seems like there are stories of young individuals striking the jackpot each week, but beneath the glitz are stories going unheard: of the countless investments that didn’t pay off, or of the countless scams targeting would-be-investors, or the huge ransomware attacks that…

UBI is an idea with an ideal goal, not an ideology. A proper understanding of UBI brings many ideologues to the same table.*

Is UBI Capitalist? No. But…

In Capitalism, the ownership of tools and software tools, machinery, processes, and contractual labor allows individuals to claim profits that those methods of production produce. Other aspects of Capitalism include: voluntary exchange (trade), competitive (free) markets, and private (not government) property.

With UBI, are any of the above restricted? No…

Democracy is fragile. If just one foundation is missing, the ropes of democracy can stretch…

If we want real stability and real progress we must put in place the four foundations everywhere on Earth. #4FTL

What are the four foundations of true liberty?

Universal Healthcare = Everyone is ensured the freedom of a healthy life, giving them more time to focus on what is important to them.

Universal Basic Income = Everyone is ensured the freedom of an income floor that eradicates poverty and encourages innovation, giving them more time to focus on…

What people don’t understand is that there are many ways and means to fund UBI. The biggest and most important way to fund UBI is through the will of the public. To put it simply, if enough people wish to eradicate poverty, it can and will be done.

If you don’t have a solid understanding of what a foundational income floor like UBI is, please read this first:

The question “Where does the money come from?” is nothing more than a display of misunderstanding of public demand and at worst a delay toward actual progress being made.

When…

If you are aware of many big issues and how they are related, do you want them to just keep getting worse while someone else perpetuates them for profit? Or do you speak up—however you can?

We like to use the internet to keep track of trends, connect the dots and see how different things are related.

My own trend-watching started with futurism and a fascination of /r/futurology updates. I curated a list: “Big Thoughts & Breakthroughs”. The idea was to keep track of any new…

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