Posts Tagged ‘ted’

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Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform

 

 

Parasitic Mind Control

Posted: March 27, 2014 in -
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Peruse this list from the 1800s of psychiatric offenses that could get you committed to the nut house.

Then have a look at how shrinks operate today…

 

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In the early 1900s, they used electric taxi cabs in New York City.  These had removable batteries, and were swiftly recycled into service by simply replacing the battery pack.  This is the future we need, to divorce the car from the battery supply, and to extend the range of vehicles so that they can be charged wherever we go.  Agassi predicts 2 cents per mile by 2020, making petroleum cars too expensive, too polluting, and pretty much insane in the face of global climate catastrophe.

 

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This is exceptional:

http://youtu.be/FaSF1gPBKrA

HBO picks up the world’s largest participatory art project.  More info.

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If you haven’t seen the original TED talk by French artist JR, it’s awe inspiring.  I should have posted it sooner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw2z9lV3W1g

Corruption, bribery, conflicts of interest, plutocracy, Lesterland, money in politics…

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I debated for this same solution in journalism class and was met with blank stares and knee jerk rejectionism.

They said: “We have to get money out of politics, not in!  That’s absurd.”

Me: “We have to get people’s influence INTO politics to offset the influence of what that money is buying.”

The solution is as easy as a one line box on the 1040 Income Tax form.  Give everyone a piece of political money to play in the game.  It doesn’t have to be a lot, just enough to empower the voices who represent common people.  This is the obvious solution to empower regular people to compete in the political arena while still being fair to the entrenched upper class.  Right now the elites monopolize the political funding system and control the candidates and high officials.  The only sensible response is to empower the rest of us, whom they are currently fucking over, so that our voices are heard too (as they are attached to campaign contributions).