Monthly Archives: September 2015

CHAPTER SEVEN – BIOMASS IS A COMMON – A Meditation upon the Cabbage

Some commons to be restored into the fabric of my midsummer night’s dream– roads, market squares, harbours, soils, water, biomass…. But all other commons are as nothing compared to commons of biomass.  Just as towns, roads and trades are emergent … Continue reading

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CHAPTER SIX – THE CARGO CULT

Exploring the notion that the skilled have run the kingdom, but have never held the throne, I propose that for happiness a throne is unnecessary.  Similarly, a happy throne will have no need to understand cultural tools.  Knowledge is not … Continue reading

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CHAPTER FIVE – DREAMING BY DEGREES

Economies of scale, which create monocultures, are only efficient in man-hours.  They are ecologically inefficient and poor in yield relative to resource-use.  Don’t forget that crop yield is output minus input.  We have large human populations and rapidly diminishing energy … Continue reading

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AFTER THE DAY JOB

Sixteenth Century Reformation of the church was rapid, not because a new perception of Christianity caught fire, but because church and monastic property was released for plundering by powerful élites.  The protestant reformation gave credence to stolen property.  Luther, Calvin … Continue reading

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