In larger space settlements such as O’Neill Cylinders, there will be space to create ecosystems such as forests, grasslands and savannas with associated wildlife. Continue reading Wildlife contraception
It is an underestimated problem in global society, but it happens: women who rape men. Rape is a traumatizing experience for victims and men who are raped by women often face an even greater taboo and subsequent social stigmatization.
We propose that all evidence collected on a crime scene should be preserved by the police for at least a hundred years.
Delivery under reservation of ownership, hereafter referred as DRO, (Dutch: levering onder eigendomsvoorbehoud), is the transfer of a certain good from one person to another in which the title of property is not transferred unless a certain condition is met. We will explain DRO with an example.
Many years ago the city where I lived at that time, had a nice initiative: a recycle bank. People could earn and save money by “depositing” trash. There were three categories of trash which could be turned in: paper/cardboard, plastic and textile. Each category had its own price. Continue reading Trash for Cash
JAK stands for Jord Arbete Kapital, Danish for land, labour and capital. The JAK model of banking is an interesting example of how a full reserve bank providing interest-free loans could work practically in a modern Western economy (i.e. Denmark and Sweden). Continue reading JAK Banking
Recently we proposed the Stella – a commodity basket backed currency – as a tool the facilitate the trade among space settlements. In this post we will further explore the use of the Stella as a reference currency.
Belgian economist Bernard Lietaer is one of the leading researchers on complementary currencies. Here an interview with Lietaer:
Here a speech by Lietaer on money diversity: Continue reading Bernard Lietaer on complementary currencies and money diversity
In The Hague, the Netherlands, there is an apartment building for college students which has been built by a high school. College students can pay the rent in kind. In return for a flat, the renters has to teach classes at the high school which owns the building, for eight hours a week. Apparently this was a very attractive deal, since in no time 20 out of 26 flats were occupied within no time.