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?
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
Though we do not oppose the concept of patents as such, we believe that there are several issues with the current system that needs to be addressed. The three main issues with patents in modern society are:
- Patents on non-inventions
- Patent trolling
- Patents on inventions resulting from publicly funded research
Previously we argued that space settlements should invest in preventive medicine in order to reduce healthcare expenses. We discussed several causes of diseases and measures to deal with them. Here we will turn to another important cause of preventable diseases: alcohol. Continue reading Health policy II
The recent tragedy in West-London in which at least thirty people have died, is probably the result of a lack of investment in fire safety measures by the landlord. According to classical liberalism the principal duty of any government is to protect the life, health and property of its citizens. And in this case both local and national government has utterly failed to protect the residents of Grenfell Tower. Continue reading Housing cooperatives
The battle against “illegal” downloading seems to be unwinnable and hence the traditional model of rewarding authors, musicians and other creative artists need to be revised. In our opinion an alternative compensation system is the best solution to protecting intellectual rights in the digital age. Continue reading Data Download Tax
In modern economies there are three types of money
- coins and notes (a.k.a. cash);
- central bank reserves;
- commercial bank credit;
With penal labour we mean here what is usually known as community service or community payback – a non-custodial punishment in some jurisdictions around the world. We prefer the term penal labour in order to distinguish it from it from non-penal forms of community service and because it makes clear that this is a punishment. Continue reading “Penal labour”
This article is a primer to our manifesto The Mordan Ideology, which will published during 2015. This text is subject for revision.
The social-economic reforms we want to introduce in the Humanist Republic of Mordan, can be summarized as follows:
- Debt-free money
- Land-value tax
- Basic income
- Self-employment and cooperatives
- 21-hour-work week
Social reformers of whatever kind has at some point to face the as inconvenient as inevitable conclusion, that the overall majority of the population is conservative. This folk conservatism is distinct from other types of conservatism, but its main tenets are fear for the unknown and hence an inclination towards the status quo.