DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF ~ LIFE INC

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

~ AOASESFWWBSLD-HTGFHTFWHTBAS-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

~ BEBABPBWBG ~ 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

~ FMTAILALFTASW ~ 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

~ ITZSLOCECVFAOTTSMTVAFTS ~ 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

~ SITNBATSPTGCIAHNWITMAELITWSWIS ~ 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

~ TAOCCITPCRTEOTEAIOI ~ The Agenda Of Central Currency Is To Promote Competition, Requires The Expansion Of The Economy, And Increase 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

~ TBRTBRWRPLAVITIFG ~ The Best Reason To Begin Reconnecting With Real People, Places, And Value Is That It Feels Good

~ TCSWSUTWIWVSBIM-OTPTPOCAATAOTAWWRTAOSGALRTCVFT ~ 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

~ TEOCTPWABASCDOHBTSLTP ~ The Elevation Of Corporations To Personhood Was Accompanied By A Slow, Corresponding Devolution Of Human Beings To Something Less Than Personhood

~ TLTWDABABT ~ 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-RECDECLTTP ~ 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

~ TTDTBOCCITSAH-TSDTRAWMCWCWATT ~ 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-YTO! ~ You – You’re The One

LYNDA GRATTON ~ THE SHIFT

~ 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

~ IACMIIITBCWIDUAWIYS ~ 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

CANDICE KELSEY ~ GENERATION MYSPACE

~ WUITMOKAH?-IMBEATT-IFGIFI-HIAGA-SMBAC ~ What Ultimately Is The Message Our Kids Are Hearing? – I Must Be Entertained All The Time – If You Got It Flaunt It – Happiness Is A Glamourous Adult – Success Means Being A Consumer

~ WTMOAATISEIAMEFAS-ASOITBS ~ When The Majority Of An Adolescent’s Time Is Spent Evaluating Images And Messages Emanating From A Screen – A Shift Occurs In The Being’s Self

~ TSCOTEAV-TECON-TROFAP-TSBADFC-TWDFR ~ The Skyrocketing Craze Of Teen Exhibitionism And Voyeurism – The Emerging Culture Of Narcissism – The Redefining Of Friendship And Popularity – The Sexual, Bullying, And Drug-Friendly Culture – The Widening Disconnect From Reality

~ IIRAA? ~ Is It Really An Addiction?

~ ISDJUTCAA ~ “It’s Superficial, Dangerous, Judgemental, Unhealthy, Time-Consuming, And Addicting”

~ THOBWI ~ The Horror Of Being Without It

~ ETPIHTC ~ Exposure To Pornography IS Harmful To Children

~ ‘ITFTIDWIWUITM-ATLTIDBIGTB’ ~ “It’s The First Thing I Do When I Wake Up In The Morning – And The Last Thing I Do Before I Go To Bed”

~ THOBWI ~ The Horror Of Being Without It

~ IIRAA? ~ Is It Really An Addiction?

~ ‘ISDJUTCAA’ ~ “It’s Superficial, Dangerous, Judgemental, Unhealthy, Time-Consuming, And Addicting”

RICHARD FLORIDA ~ THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CLASS

~ 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:IMDO ~ Creative Class Values: – Individuality, Meritocracy, Diversity, Openness

~ IMDO ~ Individuality, Meritocracy, Diversity, Openness

~ BNW ~ Brave New Workplace

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

RICHARD FLORIDA ~ THE RISE OF THE CREATIVE CLASS

~ 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:IMDO ~ Creative Class Values: – Individuality, Meritocracy, Diversity, Openness

~ IMDO ~ Individuality, Meritocracy, Diversity, Openness

~ BNW ~ Brave New Workplace

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

DAVID POLLAY ~ THE LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK

~ 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?

~ TYLMYJEYR ~ 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