We May Not Yet Be Able To Wrap Our Heads Around It, But Universal Basic Income Is Ultimately Inevitable

More and more, people are considering the possibility of a Universal Basic Income, a stipend received by all adult citizens which insures they can pay for their basic needs. Thomas Paine was one of the first to propose the idea, followed by the likes of Martin Luther King, Richard M. …

We Want Wampum

“No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money.” – Adam Smith When the settlers in the New World weren’t slaughtering natives to increase economic expansion by assuming control of their land, they were learning new ways of expanding their economy. Wampum was one such lesson. “Modern …

In Debt We Trust

“Debt . . . . that peculiar nexus where money, narrative or story, and religious belief intersect, often with explosive force.” – Margaret Atwood, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth                As nomads, life provided as we moved, and when there was no food in an area, we …

In the Time Before Money

“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.” – Daniel Webster                    Before 9,000 BC, from what we gather, there was no use of money. People were largely nomadic and egalitarian in their lifestyles. Because humans lived more closely with Nature, other …