Abundance Scarcity Value Money Economy Dave Gray Nuances Seeing
Abundantly Thoughts about scarcity and abundance as we navigate the new Millennium. A REXpedition
October 2011 The Question Three Cases Schools Broadband Software Hierarchy Alternatives to Growth and Scarcity Conventional Wisdom Scarcity = Value No Scarcity = No Value Resource Sharing Needing Less Chip Conley: Emotional Equations (2012) Happiness = Having What You Want Wanting What You Have Eating lighter on the land (less meat, more grain). Voluntary Simplicity Pre-Industrial Revolution Décroissance (Degrowth) Steady-State Economics (Daly) Zero Growth Post Scarcity (Hoeschele, Bookchin) Post Growth Ecological Economics (Daly) Anarchists! Sustainable Growth Conscious Consumption Conscious Capitalism Polanyi: The Great Transformation (1944) New Economic Measures Triple Bottom Line Balanced Scorecard Blended Value Integrated Reporting Genuine Progress Indicator Various Footprints URSULA Project Unified Rating System, Universal Lifecycle Assessment Creating Shared Value Gross National Happiness What to Do Upward Spiral Upkido Less Consumer Marketing Sin Taxes Real Scarcity Artificial Scarcity Misallocation Market Failures Managing the Commons Ostrom We make more food than we can eat, we turn a bunch of it into fuel and plastic, and we still export enough that we ruin other farmers' markets. Build the wecono.me
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or REXlab Experience Our Greater Context Currencies, Wealth and Value Time Poverty Making Time Abundant No-Till Farming (Masanobu Fukuoka) Attention Is(n't) Scarce Trust Natural Farming (Joel Salatin) Reducing Farming's Impact Self-Reliance ILSR Institute for Local Self-Reliance Urban Farming The American Dream
Creates Scarcity! Self-Made Man Rags to Riches (Horatio Alger Stories) Own Your Own (Separate) Home White Picket Fence All Your Own Toys (appliances, etc) Get:
Diploma from 12 yrs top grade school
Student debt! Rugged Individualism Limitless Choice Rethinking the American Dream Personal Liberty and Freedom Success = Growth in Dow and GDP The Frontier (West, Space.... limitless resources) Eat Lots of Meat Portion Inflation Blue Economy (Gunter Pauli) People have been screaming these things to us! Value Squeezed Down Into Money Wealth is what you have when you lose your money. Occupy Wall Street Trust people to...
Self organize < = > Know Your Commons Not the extremes Not back to Rousseau's noble savage Not falling into anarchy and chaos Work together to create abundance Center for the New American Dream Rebuild the Dream Natural Cost Artificial Barriers Love Related In the Attention Economy, time is your scarce resource. Pacifists always fall to warriors & germs. Can PC+Internet+Software counterbalance this? Modern Enclosure Movements Global Labor Arbitrage Clean water Tools of scarcity breed corruption School boards
The Church Experiment: Burning Man Abundant:
Danger Gift Exchange Unobtainium Ostrom See this Prezi online, with all its detail: http://bit.ly/nA6eNh Contact email@example.com to dive in and improve it. Autocatalysis Sufficient! Abundant Scarce Naomi Klein:
"We all know, or at least sense, that the world is upside down: we act as if there is no end to what is actually finite: fossil fuels and the atmospheric space to absorb their emissions. And we act as if there are strict and immovable limits to what is actually bountiful: the financial resources to build the kind of society we need.
The task of our time is to turn this round: to challenge this false scarcity. To insist that we can afford to build a decent, inclusive society – while at the same time respect the real limits to what the earth can take." Sale ends Sunday! Wendell Berry Sufficiency Foundation Ownership vs Membership Technologies of Consciousness Perceptual States Value as perceived Abundance is an outcome of the technologies of consciousness Complementarities With:
Jerry Michalski English Math Class 10 mins: Quiet down
5 mins: Take roll
10 mins: Go over homework 25 mins: Actual lesson 10 mins: Go to next class! 6th Graders Science 7th Graders 5th Graders From a credentialed teacher
Your child might not like or respect (tough!)
Who isn't paid enough
So this isn't a great career path With an approved textbook
That costs too much
With one learning style
That involves politics
And excludes a few things... With whatever resources the school can afford to have on hand Which isn't much these days School School
Separates kids from real life (petri dish)
Designed like a penitentiary (see The War on Kids)
Lotteries to get into the good ones (good luck!) Outside Danger! Liability! Controversy! Consequence! Now the abundance model: unschooling Learn:
from any object or question
at any time
connected to real life
the universe is your text and school
work with anything in the world
have consequences in the world Assumptions School
Kids are lazy, incurious, unruly and stupid. They can't be trusted. Unschool
Kids are good, curious and smart. School Resources Yi-Tan podcast on unschooling
Documentaries Comparisons Topic
Abundant ...separated into one-year cohorts Problems School
Quality? Liberty Democracy Ownership Property The Commons “Scarcity is a lie. Independent of any actual amount of resources, it is an unexamined and false system of assumptions, opinions, and beliefs from which we view the world as a place where we are in constant danger of having our needs unmet.” -- Lynne Twist Alternative Currencies Disruptions to Governments What if you and I could create value (and currencies) outside the fiat money system? Misc Scarcity
Real & Artificial Openness Free What happens to the economy if we really share resources? One shared car replaces 15 owned separately. Hello, GM? Toyota? Jobs? Love Lynne Twist's Three Toxic Myths of Scarcity:
More is better
There is not enough
That's just the way it is Tiny (Wee) Houses Coworking Crowdsourcing Crowdfunding Task Sharing Peer Production Already Being Shared Cars Bikes Homes Boats (and rented) Tools DVDs Clothes Baby Gear Fruit & Vegetables Books Rightsizing Our Lives The New Commons Rivalry Excludability How can we improve the Commons, while living off it? } Ask me about the Texas School Board! TheREXpedition.com Enough “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
-- Marianne Williamson http://life.salon.com/2011/10/12/a_home_schooler_goes_to_college/singleton/ For a smart glimpse of unschooling, read this piece: Scarcity vs Abundance in Our Home Schooling Unschooling Informal Learning Free-Range Kids EduPunks Which world would you rather inhabit? The real issues of unschooling
What about single parents? Two parents working three jobs?
Where will the kids be? Home all day?
Will they be missing important credentials? Am I closing doors for them?
What about liability? Accidents? Dangerous people? These are fun issues to solve together. Working Smarter Jay Cross In media & entertainment, abundance = devaluation = terror. Problems with abundance Tyranny of Choice (too many choices) How do you differentiate your offer? Only so many spots in Heaven!
The other faiths don't get in. Abundance The "long tail" Amazon's deep catalog
Endless storage in the Cloud Info overload: sipping from the firehose Unions
Guilds Satisfaction Subjective well-beingSee the full transcript