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Universal Basic Income, The Coronavirus & Buckminster Fuller

Rather than raising hopes of inevitably returning to the state of affairs we knew before the pandemic, the coronavirus is forcing us to rethink anew an entire range of previous assumptions about how we manage our lives. With tens of millions now out of work, and businesses floundering and crashing all around, how are individuals […]

Whose Land Is It Anyway?

Last evening, I dropped in on a presentation and discussion about community land trusts at the San Francisco Library, led by a lovely young woman, Megan Svoboda, Education and Outreach Manager at the San Francisco Community Land Trust. Community land trusts are popping up here and there all across the country, as a means to […]

AI & The World of the Heart

Automation is expanding in our world.  It is replacing workers and destroying  jobs.  It is beginning to radically change our ideas of work and the economy. Advancing in tandem with automation is its offspring, artificial intelligence, or AI. People talk of the “singularity”, or point when computers might become more intelligent than human beings.  This […]

Disappearing Work & Universal Basic Income

Work is changing rapidly in the United States. The unemployment rate presently is somewhere around 4%; but that’s deceiving.  Many are working at minimum or low wage jobs, or working two or three part-time jobs to survive.  Many are driving part-time for Uber or Lyft, or living two or three families in an apartment in […]