Amoral capitalism at work

When I first read this piece, I thought OMG, there are people operating in this process who have the power to destroy Copiosis before it starts. The system they've corrupted to fleece governments, communities, etc., seemed above the law. Ultra powerful. For a moment I was scared. But then I realized something.

Copiosis and black markets

Black markets serve all kinds of purposes, some valuable, some detrimental.  A common question I get about Copiosis is, "Do black markets exist in Copiosis?  What happens if a black market pops up?" I like getting such questions because they allow us to refine our innovation as we go.  We don't have to resolve every issue … Continue reading Copiosis and black markets

Why socioeconomic problems are both burden and solution

"The soil, it appears, is suited to the seed, for it has sent its reticle downward, and it may now send its shoot upward also with confidence. Why has man rooted himself thus firmly in the earth, but that he may rise in the same proportion into the heavens above? For the nobler plants are … Continue reading Why socioeconomic problems are both burden and solution

Why we don’t care about teachers

This AlterNet article decries massive paydays C-level high tech executives, hedge fund managers and start up founders get in high-profile, record-setting deals. The writer compares massive earnings these people get to how many teachers that money could hire, presumably asserting that buying more teachers is a better way to spend that money. I'm struggling to … Continue reading Why we don’t care about teachers