Who Is The Problem? Corporations or Government?

1 01 2012

Here a dozen Venn diagrams to help us figure out this most pertinent question:



Some ‘Seasteaders’ Changing Course to Form Autonomous Libertopian City-States Within Willing Countries Like Tropical Honduras

19 12 2011

Patri Friedman (that’s Milton Friedman’s grandson to you), who stepped down as the chief executive of the Peter Thiel-backed Seasteading Institute in August, has resurfaced as the CEO of a new for-profit enterprise named Future Cities Development Inc., which aims to create new cities from scratch (on land this time) governed by “cutting-edge legal systems.” The startup may have found its first taker in Honduras, whose government amended its constitution in January to permit the creation of special autonomous zones exempt from local and federal laws. Future Cities has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to build a city in one such zone starting next year.

Read more: fastcoexist.com

Stephen Fry shares some jaw dropping facts about American prisons

6 12 2011

The US is home to 5% of the global population, yet it also has 25% of the world’s prisoners.

Half of the nearly 3 million American prisoners are locked away for non-violent drug offenses (a great majority for pot).

1 out of 30 American men between 20 & 34 are in prison.
It’s 1 out of 9 for African American men in the same age group.

The private prison industry is massive and very powerful politically, and their business is BOOMING.

Open Science Summit Videos

17 11 2011

Videos of presentations from the 2011 Open Science Summit can be viewed at Fora TV.
Wonderfully juicy topics include open source drug discovery, big data bioinformatics, ‘clinical trials 2.0’, open science education, open access science journalism, personal genomics, radical longevity, transparency in science, incentive and intellectual property: FORA.TV

Messages from the Occupy Wall Street Protest

12 11 2011

Fantastic and rousing video concerning the growing Occupy movement:

[Trailer] We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

12 11 2011

This looks like it might be really good:

The 9/11 Masterminds

12 11 2011

Superb 15 minute summary of the many important prime and potential suspects involved in the complex and heinous crime of 9/11.   This smart and well-done video is seriously recommended viewing.  Please share as well.