Paul Wheaton, proprietor of the websites Richsoil.com and Permies.com, has just published a Kickstarter-funded book replete with solutions that most of us can start implementing today. It’s titled: Building A Better World In Your Backyard (Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys)
In this week’s podcast, Paul provides a romp through a wide swath of the insights within his book, from rocket mass heaters to going ‘poo-less’ to hugelkultur — with a large side helping of his infectious humour.
His main point is that there is a TON each of us can do to reduce our impact on nature while boosting our quality of life, while having fun along the way.
Over the past decade, the world’s central banks have distorted the price of money by bringing interest rates to record lows. With credit so cheap, asset prices have risen dramatically as companies and governments have borrowed to the hilt. And now with the Everything Bubble threatening to burst (perhaps in mid-bursting already?), we’re suddenly realizing that the phantom asset price gains were ephemeral, while the debts are permanent. How will the economy cope with dangerously overleveraged nations, industries and households? Not well. To discuss this massive problem and propose some potential solutions is Steve Keen, professor of economics at Kingston University in London and author of Debunking Economics.
How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face. In this week’s podcast, Chris Martenson poses these important questions to Dr. Tali Sharot, professor of cognitive neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Dr. Sharot is known for her research on the neural basis of emotion, decision making, and optimism. Her 2012 Ted Talk on the optimism bias received over 2.3 million views.
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