Here a short video about the Island One space habitat:
Free space habitats like Island One are an alternative for, instance, the colonization of Mars. A major advantage of this kind of space settlements, is that they can be located anywhere, Continue reading Island One
In The Guardian a good opinion piece:
Worry less about robots and more about sweatshops
Not automation per se is a threat to workers, but exploitation of workers is the important issue at stake.
One side note: the author laments the decreased membership of trade unions. However, in the long run only worker cooperatives could end the exploitation of workers. It’s quite pity that those who claim to stand up for worker rights continue to fail to support the cooperative movement.
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
We believe that governments should maximize their revenue from non-tax sources and should reduce their reliance on tax revenue. Here we will give a classification of several types of non-tax revenue. Continue reading Non-Tax Revenue
Traditional economics believes that money is neutral. This means that the choices and preferences people make and have are not affected by the existence of money. According to this view it should not matter whether we use money or engage in barter trade. Continue reading Why monetary reform?
Earlier we developed the theory of public property as a special case of co-ownership. Property includes the rights of usus, fructus and abusus. This piece will discuss the nature of the everyman’s right or the freedom to roam within the theory of land as common property. Continue reading Everyman’s right
New Zealand couple Robert and Robyn Cuyton have developed a two-acre forest garden. This video shows what a forest garden looks like and the Cuytons explain how to create and maintain one.
As pointed out earlier the treatment of waste water is essential for the quality of live in space settlements. Waste water is full of substances which need to be removed from it, before it could be converted back to drinking water. In particular waste water is rich in nitrates and ammonium. Continue reading Waste water treatment
In The High Frontier Gerard O’Neil states that to feed one person we need 65 square meters of agricultural land. Also he argues in the same book that people need 45 square meters of living space per person to live comfortably. These numbers are important for designing space settlements and here we will assume these numbers to be true. Continue reading Some numbers
Here is an interesting video on suburban parmaculture or food garden: