~ AMAFUTCOTFM-SGMIOVGPAPO ~ As More Assets Fall Under The Control Of The Futures Markets – Speculators Gain More Influence Over Both Government Policy And Public Opinion

~ AOAS-ES-FWWBSLD-HTGF-HTFW-HTBAS-WBAAP ~ All Of A Sudden – Essential Skills – From Which We’ve Been So Long Disconnected – How To Grow Food – How To Find Water – How To Build A Shelter – Will Be At A Premium

~ ATASIWCWRFAARTCILTCOB ~ Addicted To A System In Which Companies Would Rather Fight Against A Restriction That Calculate Its Long-Term Cost Or Benefit

~ AWISOOREASITSE-PBAACHBBMMBALS ~ As Wealth Is Sucked Out Of Real Economies And Shifted Into The Speculative Economy – People’s Behavior And Activities Can’t Help But Become More Market-Based And Less Social

~ BATBTATOG-WBPOTVTWSBD ~ By Attempting To Beat Them At Their Own Game – We Become Part Of The Very Thing We Should Be Dismantling

~ BE-BA-BP-BW-A-BG ~ Big Energy – Big Agra – Big Pharma – Big War – And – Big Government

~ CAETPTC ~ Consumers Are Easier To Please Then Citizens

~ CIG-ITWPCAEV-CISEE ~ Commerce Is Good – It’s The Way People Create And Exchange Value – Corporatism Is Something Else Entirely

~ FM-TAILALFTASW ~ For Many – The Apocalypse Is Less A Looming Fear Than A Secret Wish

~ HDWLOBASSRTACTEM? ~ How Did We Lose Our Bearings And Surrender Social Reality To A Cynically Tilted Economic Model?

~ HLTBTPFESLOHIPAAIP-BIWBFMATBTSIMPFBTPAPTF ~ Historians Like To Blame The Plague For Europe’s Subsequent Loss Of Half Its People And All Its Prosperity – But It Would Be Far More Accurate To Blame The Shift In Monetary Policy For Both The Poverty And Pestilence That Followed

~ IICBROTMOTBS-TIDE ~ If It Couldn’t Be Represented On The Map Or The Balance Sheet – Then It Didn’t Exist

~ ITZSLOCE-CVFAOTTSMTVAFTS ~ In The Zero-Sum Logic Of Corporatist Economics – Creating Value For Anyone Other Than The Shareholders Means Taking Value Away From The Shareholder

~ IW ~ Individually Wrapped

~ LTEB ~ Let Them Eat Blog

~ MO-MH ~ My Oppressor – My Hero

~ MOTF500CAJTNOMOD ~ Most Of The Fortune 500 Companies Are Just The Names On Mountains Of Debt

~ NWCAGPLFWWPBATOAHLWMIBFOB ~ Now We Can All Get Paid Less For What We Produce Because Admitting To One Another How Little We’re Making Is Bad For Our Brands

~ OLFTDMIRUTTDMPIS ~ Our Liberation From Top-Down Media Isn’t Real Until The Top-Down Media Pronounces It So

~ RBAWTSCAPR ~ Religion Became A Way To Support Capitalism And Purge Reflection

~ RINAMP-IIASO ~ Reciprocity Is Not A Market Phenomenon – It Is A Social One

~ RPDRTFOA ~ Real People Doing Real Things For One Another

~ SBINLAO-EMGAWTIMS ~ Sustainable Business Is No Longer An Option – Everything Must Grow Along With The Increasing Money Supply

~ SITLOTSE ~ Such Is The Logic Of The Speculative Economy

~ SITNB-A-TSPTGCIAHNWITMAELITWSWIS ~ Small Is The New Big – And – The Surest Path To Global Change In A Highly Networked World Is To Make An Extremely Local Impact That Works So Well It Spreads

~ STBOCATD-MHLTEFPSAEFR ~ Since The Beginning Of Currency And Trading Deregulation – Money Has Left The Economy For Pure Speculation At Ever Faster Rates

~ TANIIBASP ~ These Are Not Isolated Incidents But A Standard Practice

~ TAOCCITPC-RTEOTE-A-IOI ~ The Agenda Of Central Currency Is To Promote Competition – Requires The Expansion Of The Economy – And – Increased Overall Indebtedness

~ TARIWLARBCAGTBSBATCMCWHL ~ The American Revolution Itself Was Less A Revolt By Colonists Against Britain Than By Small Businessmen Against The Chartered Multinational Corporation Writing Her Laws

~ TBRTB-RW-R-P-P-A-V-ITIFG ~ The Best Reason To Begin – Reconnecting With – Real – People – Places – And – Value – Is That It Feels Good

~ TCSWSUTWIWVSBIM-OTPTPOCAATAOTAW-WRTAOSGALRTCVFT ~ The Currency System We Still Use Today Was Invented With Very Specific Biases In Mind – Ones That Promoted The Power Of Central Authorities And The Assets Of The Already Wealthy – While Reducing The Ability Of Smaller Groups And Local Regions To Create Value For Themselves

~ TEOBWSFTCOVBPTTEOVBC ~ The Emphasis Of Business Would Shift From The Creation Of Value By People To The Extraction Of Value By Corporations

~ TEOCTPWAB-A-S-CDOHBTSLTP ~ The Elevation Of Corporations To Personhood Was Accompanied By – A – Slow – Corresponding Devolution Of Human Beings To Something Less Than Personhood

~ TLTWDAB-ABT ~ The Little Things We Do Are Big – All By Themselves

~ TMOTCMSIOGI ~ The Maintenance Of The Chartered Monopoly System Is Of Greater Importance

~ TMU ~ The Melt-Up

~ TMWASTATTBOOM-TLHWB ~ The More We Are Asked To Adapt To The Biases Of Our Machinery – The Less Human We Become

~ TOKOM-CCIJOOT ~ There’s Other Kinds Of Money – Centralized Currency Is Just One Of Them

~ TOOBRUTGCAC-ATIBCHSEATTEIBTEWATT ~ The Only Ones Behaving Rationally Under Their Given Circumstances Are Corporations – And This Isn’t Because Corporations Have So Effectively Adapted To The Economy; It’s Because The Economy Was Adapted To Them

~ TPDNLTEEC-R-ECDECLTTP ~ The Plague Did Not Lead To Europe’s Economic Collapse – Rather – Europe’s Currency-Driven Economic Collapse Led To The Plague

~ TPFIWCTGCRTPL ~ The Playing Field Itself Was Changed To Give Corporations Rights That People Lacked

~ TROSIAEDBS ~ The Reality Of Speculation In An Economy Defined By Scarcity

~ TRTMMFMWR-BCC-TTBI ~ The Right To Make Money From Money Was Reserved – By Corporate Charter – To The Banking Industry

~ TTD-TBO-CC-IT-SAH-TSDTRAWMC-WCWATT ~ To This Day – The Bias Of – Centralized Currency – Is Toward – Scarcity And Hoarding – This Slows Down The Rate At Which Money Circulates – While Concentrating Wealth At The Top

~ UFCMPPT ~ Unready For Corporate Media’s Precious Prime Time

~ USI ~ Unenlightened Self-Interest

~ WAFTMMT-ALAWDIUTAOACC ~ We Are Free To Make Meaning Together – As Long As We Do It Under The Auspices Of A Corporate Cult

~ WCCCBOOO ~ We Can Create Corporate Beasts Of Our Own

~ Y-Y-TO! ~ You – You’re – The One


~ TFOWIAH ~ The Future Of Work Is Already Here

~ B2025-YAO24/7 ~ By 2025 – You Are Online 24/7

~ TROTCA ~ The Rise Of The Cognitive Assistants

~ HCYRTF? ~ How Can You Reconnect The Fragments?

~ TEGDOAJUW ~ The Ever-Growing Demands Of A Joined-Up World

~ I:TGOL ~ Isolation: The Genesis Of Loneliness

~ BIC ~ Big Ideas Crowd

~ TROM ~ The Rules Of Morphing

~ SM:CACC ~ Self-Marketing: Creating And Crafting Credentials

~ IACM-IIITBCWI-D-U-A-WIYS ~ In A Crowded Market – It Is Important To Be Clear What Is – Different – Unique – And – What Is Your Signature

~ TPOBI ~ The Problem Of Being Invisible

~ CMAS ~ Creating Marks And Signatures

~ DCNWRB ~ Don’t Confuse Narcissism With Reputational Building

~ IINNTWTBATPB-IV ~ It Is Not Narcissistic To Want To Build A Trusted Personal Brand – It’s Vital

~ DAGJITFP-TTTWHGYA ~ Doing A Good Job In The First Place – Then Telling The World How Good You Are

~ VC ~ Verified Credentials

~ CACM ~ Creating A Career Mosaic

~ TRC ~ The Regenerative Community

~ DMU ~ Deep Mutual Understanding

~ OFOI ~ Overlapping Fields Of Interest

~ TAR ~ Trust And Reciprocity

~ VS ~ Virtual Support

~ BABIC ~ Building A Big Ideas Crowd

~ PPEATCOTD ~ Putting Productive Experiences At The Centre Of The Deal

~ IWTGPETATBOMH ~ I Work To Gain Productive Experiences That Are The Basis Of My Happiness

~ IAF ~ Inventing A Future

~ CAFAWWCA ~ Crafting A Future Around What We Care About

~ CL&S ~ Consuming Less And Sharing


~ ACIOVAAIP-IIAISP ~ Although Creativity Is Often Viewed As An Individual Phenomenon – It Is An Inescapably Social Process

~ TROTCE ~ The Rise Of The Creative Economy

~ CMNF ~ Create Meaningful New Forms

~ CCV ~ Creative Class Values

~ CCV:I/M/D/O ~ Creative Class Values: Individuality / Meritocracy / Diversity / Openness

~ BNW ~ Brave New Workplace

~ T;T;T:ED ~ Technology; Talent; Tolerance: Economic Development


~ TITKTHAS-DTPWYCC ~ This Is The Key To Happiness And Success – Don’t Take Personally What You Cannot Control

~ RTIIYG-NP ~ Remember That Improvement Is Your Goal – Not Perfection

~ HODYLOPNCYM? ~ How Often Do You Let Other People’s Nonsense Change Your Mood?

~ TYL-MYJ-EYR ~ Teach Your Lessons – Make Your Judgements – Enforce Your Rules

~ YCIYH ~ You Can Influence Your Happiness

~ WYWSTBBIYL-YHTWAI ~ When You Want Something To Be Better In Your Life – You Have To Work At It

~ PSTTDNAWAR ~ People Say Things That Do Not Always Warrant A Response

~ YVMABC ~ Your Values Must Always Be Clear

~ GCIP ~ Great Change Is Possible

~ YTHAMIL-AOLIWTAI ~ You Too Have A Mission In Life – And One Life In Which To Achieve It


~ WOM ~ Word Of Mouth

~ TPOS ~ The Psychology Of Sharing

~ TSOST ~ The Science Of Social Transmission

~ STEPPS ~ Social (Currency) – Triggers – Emotion – Public – Practical (Value) – Stories

~ TOMLTTOT ~ Top Of Mind Leads To Tip Of Tongue

~ ‘MS-MD’ ~ “Monkey See – Monkey Do”

~ POKAESTPCEPIO ~ Package Our Knowledge And Expertise So That People Can Easily Pass It On

~ PDJSI-TTS ~ People Don’t Just Share Information – They Tell Stories

~ PDT ~ Please Don’t Tell

~ HALSAS:TTNTSSVL ~ Here’s A Little Secret About Secret’s: They Tend Not To Stay Secret Very Long

~ MANTOC ~ Minting A New Type Of Currency

~ MPFLI ~ Make People Feel Like Insiders

~ PLHADIOVB ~ Polling Location Had A Dramatic Impact On Voting Behavior

~ OTAAMLTBD ~ Observable Things Are Also More Likely To Be Discussed

~ ISIBTS-IBTG ~ If Something Is Built To Show – It’s Built To Grow

~ PDJVPI-TSI ~ People Don’t Just Value Practical Information – They Share It

~ PDETIAT-TETRTACSO-‘RP’ ~ People Don’t Evaluate Things In Absolute Terms – They Evaluate Them Relative To A Comparison Standard Or – “Reference Point”

~ UTW-‘S’-BAPISETTPISTS ~ Using The Word – “Sale” – Beside A Price Increased Sales Even Though The Price Itself Stayed The Same


~ WAAAN ~ We Are All Artists Now

~ HLAYGTW? ~ How Long Are You Going To Wait?

~ YANYC ~ You Are Not Your Career

~ FIIO ~ Following Instructions Is Overrated

~ WATWMUCAMUS ~ We Assume That What Makes Us Comfortable Also Makes Us Safe

~ AISTMBA-AAPWMA ~ Art Isn’t Something That’s Made By Artists – Artists Are People Who Make Art

~ AITUWOAHB-WTTA ~ Art Is The Unique Work Of A Human Being – Work That Touches Another

~ T-CE-DTW-CA ~ The – Connection Economy – Demands That We – Create Art

~ TAO-MF-LIUWT-LB ~ The Art Of – Moving Forward – Lies In Understanding What To – Leave Behind

~ JBYWAGDMIAGG ~ Just Because You’re Winning A Game Doesn’t Mean It’s A Good Game

~ TSFTRAITEOA ~ The Search For The Right Answer Is The Enemy Of Art

~ AHNRA-TBTWCHFI-AIA ~ Art Has No Right Answer – The Best That We Can Hope For Is – An Interesting Answer

~ TR-IAA-NAU-FAR ~ The Remarkable – Is Almost Always – New And Untested – Fresh And Risky

~ C-R-EL-ALMELIOWAL ~ Connection – Requires – Emotional Labor – A Little More Emotional Labor Is Often Worth A Lot

~ WAITRO? ~ Which Audience Is The Right One?

~ CBWD ~ Connection Begins With Dignity

~ TMRTTDITIWOA ~ The Most Rational Thing To Do Is The Irrational Work Of Art

~ TITMAIP-TIIITID ~ The Invitation To Make Art Is Precious – To Ignore It Is To Invite Despair

~ ABOPITMIOD ~ Attention By Other People Is The Most Irresistible Of Drugs

~ TOSMYPFFI-TNOGYACTSO ~ The Old System Made You Popular For Fitting In – The New One Gives You A Chance To Stand Out

~ STEOA ~ Spend Time Encouraging Other Artists

~ FCTTS ~ Fly Closer To The Sun

~ ETJ ~ Enjoying The journey

~ AKA ~ Attachment Kills Art

~ A&L ~ Art And Love

~ AIACTAPATADATG-NTAR ~ Art Is A Commitment To A Process And To A Direction And To Generosity – Not To A Result

~ ACATBF ~ Artists Can’t Afford To Be Fragile

~ IITL? ~ Is It Too Late?

~ WITSISC?~ Who Is The Self In Self-Control?

~ IINTLT-RSC-TCL-IH-A-TDTWYCO ~ It Is Never Too Late To – Redefine Self-Control – To Change Long-Ingrained Habits – And – To Do The Work You’re Capable Of

~ Y-YMLITV-B-YCASWALVAWYWU ~ Yes – You Must Leap Into The Void – But – You Can Always Start With A Little Void And Work Your Way Up

~ TPWBTS ~ The Problem With Blaming The System

~ BTSISBILYOTH-B-WTSIB-WWWYWROTSITFP ~ Blaming The System Is Soothing Because It Lets You Off The Hook – But – When The System Is Broken – We Wonder Why You Were Relying On The System In The First Place

~ INEPDY-YNMAD ~ If Not Enough People Doubt You – You’re Not Making A Difference

~ FYMPYATCYA ~ First You Must Pick Yourself And Then Choose Your Audience

~ YGAAAITMATMTAOYC ~ Your Goal As An Artist Is To Make Art That Moves The Audience Of Your Choice

~ FOWYAIF-GBACWTA-A-ITR ~ Figure Out Who Your Art Is For – Get Better At Connecting With That Audience – And – Ignore The Rest


~ YNTKTCWIAO-NTOTR-B-TBT ~ You Need To Know The Conventional Wisdom Inside And Out – Not To Obey The Rules – But – To Break Them

~ IINW-TMBA-IYDKHTMBA-L ~ If It’s Not Working – Then Make Better Art – If You Don’t Know How To Make Better Art – Learn

~ F-LTS ~ First – Learn To See

~ TPWLITOTA-IITSWLB ~ The Problem With Labels Is That Once They’re Applied – It’s Impossible To See What Lies Beneath

~ ALTSAOA-TLTFLABTFI ~ Artists Learn To See All Over Again – They Learn To Forgo Labels And Bring The Fresh Instead

~ TPOABOWHADIOHGETMDWESIT ~ The Price Of A Bottle Of Wine Has A Direct Impact On How Good Even The Most Discerning Wine Experts Say It Tastes

~ WSWWB-NTOWA ~ We See What We Believe – Not The Other Way Around

~ YDNAG-YNE-TBKOE-TEORF ~ You Don’t Need A Guru – You Need Experience – The Best Kind Of Experience – The Experience Of Repeated Failure

~ BMWYWM ~ But Make What You Will Make

~ OWYMATIFEDYHACTCWS ~ Only When You Make Art That Isn’t For Everyone Do You Have A Chance To Connect With Someone

~ USERTMYA ~ Using Someone Else’s Ruler To Measure Your Art

~ YIAPOYA ~ Your Interactions Are Part Of Your Art

~ AWCAAOIIPAWOA ~ Anyone Who Cares And Acts On It Is Performing A Work Of Art

~ AHNRA ~ Art Has No Right Answer

~ YBWIAG-OCYWCBI-B-IIAGF-YGIMITYP ~ Your Best Work Is A Gift – Of Course Your Work Can Be Improved – But – It Is A Gift First – Your Generosity Is More Important Than Your Perfection

~ TASTWAII ~ The Artist Sees The World As It Is

~ TATASTR ~ The Artist Tells A Story That Resonates

~ TB ~ Talker’s Block

~ WLYT-O ~ Write Like You Talk – Often

~ IT-CE-TRMOYWIWYTS ~ In – The Connection Economy – The True Measure Of Your Work Is Whether You Touched Someone

~ DMT ~ Dancing-Monkey Treats

~ TYJIA ~ Turning Your Job Into Art

~ Y-IKYCMAGMF-TMD-B-AWHIF ~ Yes – I Know You Can Make A Good Movie For – Twenty Million Dollars – But – All We Have Is Five

~ ADWTGTM ~ Artists Don’t Want To Go To Meetings

~ IYW-BWT-TF-YW-BWC-OTT-CTD ~ If You Weren’t – Born With Talent – That’s Fine – You Were – Born With Commitment – Organize The Talented – Connect The Disconnected

~ BAPOTA ~ Become A Patron Of The Arts

~ FIAE-NAP ~ Failure Is An Event – Not A Person

~ NTFIPOYW-YCIIAWAIYWF ~ Now That Fear Is Part Of Your Work – You Can Ignore It And Work As If You Were Fearless

~ DOTEOF ~ Dancing On The Edge Of Finished

~ WTISRA-TAYDIOTC ~ When There Is No Right Answer – Then Anything You Do Is Open To Criticism

~ IDBIM-B-IBIY ~ I Don’t Believe In Much – But – I Believe In You

~ JLNOE ~ Just Like No One Else

~ SYJBYSTE ~ Start Your Journey Before You See The End

~ WINP-A-ADMYB ~ Worry Is Not Preparation – And – Anxiety Doesn’t Make You Better

~ PITTOA ~ Pain Is The Truth Of Art

~ ADRI-B-IR ~ Art Doesn’t Repeat Itself – But – It Rhymes


~ EDI ~ Everybody Does It

~ NP ~ New Pressures

~ BRFW ~ Bigger Rewards For Winning

~ WHWYTTSISAPLYAYSBTTRAF?-YJMMUYOMC! ~ What Happens When You Think The System Is Stacked Against People Like You And You Stop Believing That The Rules Are Fair? – You Just Might Make Up Your Own Moral Code!

~ TDC ~ Trickle-Down Corruption

~ TMEMSP-BIIN ~ The Market Era May Seem Permanent – But It Is Not

~ C&NP ~ Crime And No Punishment

~ IAG-TOGWRWC-ALATAS-CWR-JWB ~ In Ancient Greece – The Olympic Games Were Rife With Cheating – Athletes Lied About Their Amateur Status – Competitions Were Rigged – Judges Were Bribed


~ TTHPACYLURITCBAEPAR ~ Think-Tanks Have Played A Central Yet Largely Unexamined Role In The Corporate Battle Against Environmental Polices And Reforms

~ T-TGTTSTSTCOD ~ Think-Tanks Generally Tailor Their Studies To Suit Their Clients Or Donors

~ HTSAPOAAEOTVOTS ~ Hired To Spread A Patina Of Academese And Expertise Over The Views Of Their Sponsors

~ UTTEBPMT ~ Ultimately – Think-Tank Employees Become Policy-Makers Themselves

~ TATTPTTVSBAGQQFN ~ They Are Trained To Perfect The TV Sound Bite And Give Quotable Quotes For Newspapers

~ TTOEFGOAP-ATGTIIGACITM ~ Think-Tanks Often Employ Former Government Officials And Politicians – As This Gives Them Influence In Government And Credibility In The Media

~ TTAGTPAAP-RTTS ~ Think-Tanks Are Geared Toward Political Activism And Propaganda – Rather Than Towards Scholarship

~ TTDUCOOR-B-AAAER ~ Think-Tanks Don’t Usually Carry Out Original Research – But – Adapt And Apply Existing Research

~ TRDBGATTIWE ~ The Revolving Door Between Government And Think-Tanks Is Well-Established


~ TNW-A-NWB-AGW-LWF ~ There Never Was – And – Never Will Be – A Great War – Lest We Forget

~ TWNEOCOHHFSWRWTPASSTWII ~ There Were No Elaborate Official Ceremonies Or Heroic Highways For Soldiers Who Returned With The Physical And Spiritual Scars That War Inevitably Inflicts

~ TFOSWNJAWTLOWR-BAAJWTWBWTDR ~ The Families Of Soldiers Worried Not Just About Whether Their Loved Ones Would Return – But Also About Just Who They Would Be When They Did Return

~ RWHBOT ~ Romantic War Has Become Official Truth

~ NSIANSVTTGCUITJTTOIPEAITDTMDAOP ~ National Security Is A Notion So Vague That The Government Can Use It To Justify The Targeting Of Its Political Enemies And Increasingly To Deploy The Most Despicable Abuse Of Power

~ WBASHABBGFGL ~ Wars Big And Small Have Always Been Breeding Grounds For Government Lies

~ SO-O-C-C-A-W-WBRA-CFH ~ Struggles Over – Oil – Coltan – Copper – And – Water – Will Be Reshaped As – Crusades For Humanity

~ TWS-ISST-TWS-MT ~ The Welfare State – Is Starved So That – The Warfare State – Might Thrive

~ TGTTTSOD-WI ~ The Greatest Threat To The Survival Of Democracy – War Itself

~ COBAS ~ Cults Of Blood And Soil

~ SITNWW-INNBO ~ Such Is – The New Warriors’ World – It Need Not Be Ours


~ CSOC ~ Cancer Stage Of Capitalism

~ LB ~ Life-Blind

~ TGS ~ The Great Sickness

~ H&NR ~ Human And Natural Requirements

~ U&OGOV ~ Universal And Objective Ground Of Value

~ ATIRTTTNB ~ All That Is Required To Take The Next Breath

~ MSGTTPNLNARDNRRMWAILALSS ~ Money-Sequence Growth Throughputs That Produce No Life-Necessity And Run Down Non-Renewable Resources Multiply Waste And Incapacitate Life And Life-Support Systems

~ ANI-AO-I-TWWLCAAR ~ A Need Is – And Only – Is – That Without Which Life-Capacities Are Always Reduced

~ CC-ATRGOTHSAGT ~ Civil Commons – All The Real Gains Of The Human Species Across Generational Time

~ RG ~ Re-Ground

~ ETIIPIORWHGW ~ Economic Thought Is In Principle Incapable Of Recognizing What Has Gone Wrong

~ CCP ~ Civil Commons Principle

~ CROE ~ Copernican Revolution Of Economics

~ HTFTCR ~ Higher Taxes For The Corporate Rich

~ ANROCOPOR ~ Aggressive National Recovery Of Control Over Public Owned Resources

~ PBAI ~ Public Banking And Investments

~ PLEOSDOTPATE ~ Policy-Led Elimination Of Structural Depredation Of The Poor And The Environment

~ UPOD ~ Universal Parameters Of Diagnosis

~ DOSHAD ~ Determinants Of Social Health And Disease

~ RFTGS ~ Recovery From The Great Sickness

~ PO ~ Public Option

~ TKNOPATLC ~ The Known Needs Of People And Their Life-Conditions

~ VOPI ~ Variations Of Public Investment