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Bitcoin mining uses a lot of energy, but its consumption is rarely put into context. Bitcoin mining is not primarily about processing payments, but securing a decentralized network, allowing uncensorable transactions worldwide.Keep reading
What was seen as curiosity and enthusiasm about how Bitcoin is improving the world for billions of people unbanked and living in authoritarian countries, turned out to be a purely calculated business decision, exactly the opposite of what Elon Musk stands for.Keep reading
El Salvador is the first country making Bitcoin its national currency, which has broad implications for the entire region of South America and beyond.Keep reading
Fines exist to disincentivize harmful behavior and minimize overall harm done to our societies. Fines have been around for as long as humans have socialized, but nobody anticipated that a small group of extremely wealthy corporations and individuals could one day stand above the rules of our society and completely discard any fines brought before them.Keep reading
Each generation has new ideas and issues approaching them in their future, therefore each generation requires fresh minds that can bring society forwards in way that have not been perceived yet. But for those minds to come forwards and enhance society, they need to be voted into office in the first place.Keep reading
The easiest way to directly affect change is by voting with our wallet; when we buy something at a store or when we decide not to. It is the most powerful tool each of us has in changing the world in the way we want it to. The only financial aspect in which this choice is still missing is in the allocation of taxes.Keep reading
With people making millions or billions in income each year, more than the income of most people working their entire life and more than they could ever consciously spend, a new tax bracket for extreme wealth has to be established.Keep reading
For many decades multinational corporations and wealthy individuals have been using international taxation systems to their advantage to lower their taxes to near 0%. Subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Luxembourg are common for multinational corporations, while small island countries like the Bahamas or Cayman Islands hold billions in untaxed income.Keep reading
As elected politicians are representing their country’s citizens and are employed by them, it is crucial that any income that could interfere with their political orientation has to be made transparent and any kind of lobbyism jobs and direct donations banned.Keep reading
In the broad context, religions made humanity more civilized and peaceful, although it is sometimes hard to imagine this at our current day in age.Keep reading
In his recent podcast, Bentinho Massaro argues that relationships, as we know them, may contradict the love, mutual respect, and generosity by which they’re inspired.
His “Relationship Fallacy” does not seem thought through though, as he is contradicting himself throughout the podcast. While his perspective is valuable to listen to, I have some concerns about it that he does either not seem to put too much attention on or is not aware of.Keep reading
Not having to worry about financial issues is a huge step towards a happy and fulfilling life, yet the requirements for basic income are too huge to be implemented within just a few years; massive funding and therefore higher taxes on the top 1% and a solution for corporations funneling billions through tax havens. We need to keep an eye on implementing the important finding of basic income research while paving a way towards it.Keep reading
Sustainability has way more facets to it than many realize; buying an electric car is not sustainable and neither are solar cells or wind turbines. To understand sustainability, we have to look at the entire lifecycle of a product and not just its most convenient aspect.Keep reading
Wearing a mask in public is an easy and convenient task. Stopping people from getting infected or spreading the virus and helping people at high risk is morally the right thing to do.
A person not willing to wear a mask for the collective good is selfish and irresponsible. It does not matter how deadly the virus is; it is about the mentality.Keep reading
The most challenging point that is not being mentioned too often is that we have to reach net-zero emissions by 2100 to stabilize the climate. We have to go net-negative to reverse the damages already done by then. We can’t merely rely on others to do the first step, and maybe in a decade or two, follow their lead. Each of us has an individual and collective responsibility to do their best.Keep reading
We are interconnected with nature, earth, and the universe; everything we consume influences us. The food we eat becomes us. Ideas and experiences shape our minds and personality. The habits and things we do daily develop our skills and understanding of the world. Our “self” is fluid, never static. Our minds and bodies change every day in subtle forms until we become entirely different individuals in just a few months or years.Keep reading
The United States, The United Kingdom, Europe. They have become synonyms for opportunity, freedom, growth, and wealth. People see in them the future and try to replicate them or live there someday. But the marketing from decades and centuries of slavery, oppression, and imperialism is starting to crumble.Keep reading
A system in which your attention and behavioral changes are the product, and a broken advertisement model promoting eco-chambers and radicalization. Social media has a lot of issues to overcome, but we can already see progress and a bright future moving towards us.Keep reading
The lizard society has been controlling humanity for centuries, but after the inevitable happens, the lizards have to emerge as the dominant species to ensure the survival of every life on the planet.
We follow the lives of several humans and lizards along the newly emerging society.
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