This post has been long overdue
Earlier we proposed the establishment of the Mordan Domestic Investment Fund. That fund is intended to stimulate domestic economic development. However, the Mordan Foreign Investment Corporation or MFIC, will focus on investments abroad by investing the Nation’s foreign exchange reserves*.
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US start up Modern Meadow has developed a fabric they market as Zoa, an animal free leather. Unlike other “vegan leathers” such as Piñatex, this fabric is made from collagen from yeast.
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Though inequality of wealth is a “hot” topic, one of its root causes is usually neglected. We are talking here about the unequal distribution of land. About a year ago The Guardian published the following article:
Half of England is owned by less 1% of its population
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A study conducted by scientists from the University of Virginia Health System shows that there is a relation between green space and violent crime:
How green space can reduce violent crime (source: ScienceDaily)
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Martin Parker, who has been teaching at business schools for more than two decades, argues that business schools should be abolished and be replaced with totally new institutions. His main critique of business schools is summarized in the following quote: Continue reading Business school abolition?
Classic education in the Western world was traditionally centered around the trivium and the quadrivium. Together they formed the so called liberal arts or artes libres.
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A competent and relatively independent civil service will be critical to the survival any new society in outer space. Therefore we propose a three-stage selection process to fill position within the civil service: Continue reading Civil Service Admission Test
The main challenge to make space colonization a reality is a relatively inexpensive method of launching objects into orbit. Even after six decades of spaceflight we still rely upon chemical rockets as the principal way to get off this planet.
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One of the most important things to considering when we are going to establish orbital space settlements is how to organize education in a new society. As stated earlier on this site we believe that education has two functions:
- Civic – prepare young people for active citizenship in a democratic society
- Economic – developing relevant and useful skills to earn one’s living
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We believe in an evidence-based approach when it comes to education reform. Therefore here some studies that might help future space settlements to design their educational policies.
Montessori preschool boosts academic results and reduces income-based inequality
Continue reading Some studies regarding education