After Capitalism

After Capitalism: Post Growth Economy

Posted by on July 28, 2017 at 12:31 am

In the 1921 Czech play called “R.U.R.”, a scientist decries that his robots are used as war machines. The scientist envisioned robots as emancipating humans from the hardship of labor. His colleague replies that their company’s shareholders gave them no choice because the “[Shareholders] dreamed of the dividends. And on those dividends humanity will perish.” […]

After Capitalism: The Circular Economy

Posted by on July 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Most of us have memorized this phrase to heart in our quest to be better to the environment. In Cradle-to-Cradle, architect William McDonough and former-Greenpeace activist Michael Braungart questions its efficacy. They argue that the 3Rs can at best reduce environmental harm, but not eliminate it. In a world that will peak […]

After Capitalism: Values-Driven STEEP Entities

Posted by on June 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Since adoption of Integral values will play a key part in After-Capitalism structures, it is useful to know what STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) entities are founded in each the four values types. There are clear expressions of Traditional, Modern, Postmodern and Integral values under each STEEP category. We already see some nascent Integral […]

After Capitalism: The Metaspace Economy

Posted by on May 15, 2017 at 4:25 am

We are told that the Great Recession lasted from 2007 to 2009. Yet for over 64% of Americans, the Great Recession has not ended for them. And for Edie Weiner, the recession was not a recession at all. It’s an economic transformation to the new normal. The recession marked the transition to the Metaspace Economy. […]

After Capitalism: Zero Marginal Cost Society

Posted by on April 3, 2017 at 9:18 pm

N0 jobs? No ownership? No capitalism? No problem. For Jeremy Rifkin, a post-job and post-ownership future will propel humanity to a next level of humanity: the Homo Empathicus. Rifkin’s promise is that technology will liberate humanity from its material pursuits, so we can better focus on human relationships. The title of the book is inspired […]