“We deserve better indicators of societal well-being that extend beyond mere economic growth. Many economists and social scientists are proposing such indicators. … Whatever we come up with, it has to be better than GDP with its absurd emphasis on endless growth on a finite planet.” . David Suzuki is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster […]
“The real cost of the State is the prosperity we do not see, the jobs that don’t exist, the technologies to which we do not have access, the businesses that do not come into existence, and the bright future that is stolen from us. The State has looted us just as surely as a robber […]
Being human is not about individual survival or escape. It’s a team sport. Whatever future humans have, it will be together. . Douglas Rushkoff, American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social […]
For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it must always be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all the darkness. James Baldwin, American novelist, social critic, playwright, and activist.
“Social networking sites might tap into the basic brain systems for delivering pleasurable experience. However, these experiences are devoid of cohesive narrative and long-term significance. As a consequence, the mid-21st-century mind might almost be infantilised, characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity.” Susan Greenfield, DPhil […]