There is a freedom in realizing how remarkably easy it can be to facilitate learning and sharing. The barter economy has largely become a thing of the past, yet, there are community-building ways to bring it back! 236 more words
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The developed nations have crash-landed into a new economy.
High-demand hyperconsumption has died a violent death and has given way to low demand, low capital investment, and of course, low levels of employment; many economists call it some variant of ‘The Great Stagnation.’ This stagnation is mainly the result of economic factors such as rising income inequality and the effects of the massive recession which destroyed the jobs and incomes of millions of people. 400 more words
1989 William D. Lutz interview over it’s book release “Doublespeak.”
Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., “downsizing” for layoffs, “servicing the target” for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. 41 more words