Obey – When Corporations replaced Government

Do we want this future? Do we deserve it? Can’t we build a better one?«At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’Sigue leyendo «Obey – When Corporations replaced Government»

Electric city

During this summer Yahoo tried to gain ground to Youtube-Google launching a webseries produced and written by Tom Hanks, ‘Electric city‘. The plot is set in a post-apocalyptic era, where mankind has been reduced to small settlements whose main business is to produce electric power. With fossil and nuclear fuel sources mostly depleted, the communitiesSigue leyendo «Electric city»

Oil & US Dollards or Oil & Yuan

There are several price benchmarks for oil in the world, the main ones are: Brent oil (from the North Sea) West Texas Intermediate (from USA) OPEC Reference Bastket (from the OPEC countries) Dubai Crude (from the Persian Gulf) All of them were quoted in USD.  The whole world oil market has been priced in thatSigue leyendo «Oil & US Dollards or Oil & Yuan»

Indie capitalism

Good article about the rising of an indie capitalism: Indie capitalism is local, not global, and cares about the community and jobs and says so right up front. Good things come from and are made locally by people you can see and know. The local focus makes indie capitalism intrinsically sustainable–energy is saved as aSigue leyendo «Indie capitalism»

Utopia stakes for sale (@honduras)

Have you ever dreamt of creating your very own society from scratch?, with your own laws, taxes, social services, education system, police forces, courts? Have you ever thought how would your living place be if everything could be defined from zero? What kind of community will you end up having? What would be your systemSigue leyendo «Utopia stakes for sale (@honduras)»

Higher taxes? For what?

«The higher tax argument implies that politicians know how to spend money better than we do; that they have some kind of moral authority to determine which causes are worthy, and which are not, and that their determinations supersede our own. Most other notable tax proponents, like Warren Buffett, are terribly confused in that theySigue leyendo «Higher taxes? For what?»

STOP SOPA & ACTA

¿Progresará? Espero que no. Disfrazadas de leyes antipiratería, los principales gobiernos intentan imponer una estrecha censura a los contenidos y servicios en la web. Algunas empresas como Wikipedia, Reddit se suman al ‘blackout’ de Internet ¿Te imaginas no tener acceso a la información de forma libre? ¿Te imaginas Internet con contenidos seleccionados y aprobados porSigue leyendo «STOP SOPA & ACTA»

Irán y el precio del barril Brent

Os podéis imaginar que durante estas semanas he seguido el precio del barril y la que se está liando en Irán. En mi última entrada sobre el tema, decía que yo compraría opciones a $150 el barril para verano. Estamos en Enero y el barril está a $103. La Unión Europea sigue adelante con suSigue leyendo «Irán y el precio del barril Brent»

¿Hacia qué modelo económico-social vamos?

Parece que el capitalismo tal y como lo conocemos está en sus últimos estertores, no sólo por la crisis financiera y de crédito, así como la medioambiental y de recursos naturales a las que nos enfrentamos, también contribuye los avances tecnológicos a todos los sectores de las distintas industrias. La tecnología tiende a optimizar losSigue leyendo «¿Hacia qué modelo económico-social vamos?»

Future cities – ciudades libertarias

Seasteading, Blueseed, Charter Cities, Future cities = Ciudades libertarias Parece que algo se mueve en el mundo de la creación de las ciudades libertarias. Hace poco salió a la luz Blueseed, la incubadora flotante de Silicon Valley apoyada por Peter Thiel, mientras que la fundación de seasteading (la del mismo Peter Thiel (co-fundador de Facebook))Sigue leyendo «Future cities – ciudades libertarias»