a new economy

(trailer – 2016)

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from their about page:

What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.

Running Time: 85 minutes

r: this is about actually getting the world to work

j: we’re in transition now.. people feel that in their bones.. we need to figure out how to align the human econ w the principles and patterns that tend to operate in all living systems..

ie: undisturbed ecosystem via augmenting interconnectedness

j: that’s the essence of it.. so the challenge is to kind of figure out how to change the engines on the plane while we’re keeping the plane in the air

facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city.. via tech as it could be..

3 min – g: what if we were able to really build the foundations of a cooperative world.. what would it look like

2 convers as infra

g: talking about changing the whole system.. that’s what this is about..

i wish – go deeper.. not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake .. there’s a nother way

 g: start small but also think big

ginorm small ness

4 min – ie: red victorian – san fran, co living hotel, 20 rooms

let’s try colorado (or wherever)  .. 115 rooms..  rp ness

be you house ness

jessy kate schingler: we’re aiming to serve the modern nomadic creative pop.. so stay 1 night.. 1 month.. indefinitely.. cooperatively run

jessy.. jay

8 min – jessy: a container where you walk thru the door and we say.. the rules are diff in here.. you do have a say in things.. it’s a big experiment

9 min – r: first learned of cooperation as a musician.. way musicians rehearse (w/o conductor) is thru grunts or eye contact or grimaces


r: being able to really listen to the other person.. all three of them in fact (chamber music)

begs mech to really listen to every voice.. every day.. ie: as it could be..

9 min – borealis string quartet – reminicent of life.. it’s communicating

10 min – sole food street farms – vancouver – 35 employees – 1/5 acres of urban land – was a parking lot


11 min – we felt a great need on the downtown east side.. potential work and healing aspect – 5 farms – we had to create w/in these boxes and entire ecosystem.. imperfect.. but has potential

14 min – it’s not very often down here.. because you’re pretty rough around the edges.. that you get to care/nurture for something

two goals.. social and agri.. social first –  community .. reason to get up in the am

16 min – a lot of people on east side are great people.. they just don’t think they are worth the puddle they are stepping in

fighting for space et al

i’ve been a heroin addict for 20 yrs.. i battle w addiction..  and it didn’t matter to them.. like.. i had track marks.. it didn’t matter .. i wasn’t being judged

unconditional ness

17 min – j: what we see emerging is what we call a generative economy.. in simple terms.. our bodies have been and continue to regenerate.. so we’re sustainable because we’re regenerating.. and the whole uni works that way

generative ness

undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

we see it everywhere (by those) who have no theoretical framework in mind.. they inuit it.. that’s why i’m confident it’s an emergent property

emergence ness

holmgren indigenous law

18 min – london brewing co op.. 5 worker-owners

19 min – g: i think people want to be in on big decisions that matter.. structuring that can be tricky.. we have to learn that it doesn’t come naturally – co op is 1 person/vote structure.. not $1/vote.. so no need for president et al

decision ness

22 min – we’re not taught to cooperate/trust.. just think of all the board games we play when we’re kids

trust ness

when everyone has an equal voice.. it can be difficult to reach a consensus.. basically human interaction is hard esp when there’s not a hierarchy saying.. i’m the manager

doesn’t have to be..

ie: undisturbed ecosystem

public consensus always oppresses someone(s) .. and today we can go beyond that.. beyond decision making.. to curiosity

22 min – cooperation to me means deciding on those goals together..

could work if goals are big/deep enough to resonate w all of us .. today.. otherwise.. back to the – this is hard – ness

23 min – where do we find more people..

this is why it has to be all of us from the get go –


everyone in sync

33 min – sensorica – hardware in an open way – decentralizing access to micro world – 10% of market price


42 min – loomio.. new zealand.. 100 000 members.. used by red victorian


Ben Knight.. Richard Bartlett

sensorica captures all contributions to decide how to share back


52 min – thorncliffe community market/park – mothers

58 min – r: maybe there is no reward when cooperation works well


59 min – michael abelman: farms like the great equalizer

m: it’s important enough that it has to include more people

indeed.. has to be everyone

1:02 – music allows you to have a diff convo..

1:03 – j: on return on capital..

g: we have to go beyond profit making..

1:06 – j: we’ve known for decades that if you circulate money and materials in a local econ you get these multiplier effects.. by circulating money, materials, info in a local econ .. you’re going to be more in alignment with the regenerative process that actually run.. its the way the world works

not so man..

world/regen works sans money (any form of measuring/accounting)

1:07 –  beer coop – we need resources time money..

1:09 – j: this has nothing to do w socialism vs capitalism.. this is how real system in the real world work.. and that’s physics and biology and energy

not with money/measuring/accounting

everything is energy.. this is the way it works from a tornado to boiling water in a pot to insects to entire ecosystems.. to the human body/consciousness.. to the entire universe itself is a learning system..

what the world needs most: the energy of 7bn alive people.. money/measuring is cancerous to human energy

has to be everyone or *that dance won’t dance

*undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

impact econ summit – and nasa prizes et al.. with value accounting.. log contributions and prized is shared according to contribution


1:11 – michel: clear to me this is the way to go


 1:13 – when you free people economically.. they’re free

yeah.. let’s just do that.. for everyone

ie: short bp

1:15 – michael: we need more people

we need everyone

in the city.. as the day..

2 convers as infra