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Lugu Lake, Where Women Are in Charge



by Jim Goodman


A Mosuo woman is the "owner" of her labor.


Mosuo women, Lige village

Among Yunnan’s many physical attractions, the most beautiful body of water, butterfly-shaped, at 2700 meters altitude, covering 90 sq km, is Lugu Lake, in northern Ninglang County. The face of Lion Mountain towers another 1000 meters above the northern shore and five small islands speckle the lake’s surface. Even higher, snow-capped mountains tower in the distance. In good weather the scenery is so breath-taking it is easy to see why Lugu Lake is drawing so many tourists. But the scenery is not the only attraction. The district is home to the Mosuo people, a branch of the Naxi nationality, but differing in one important aspect—the Mosuo are mainly a matrilineal society, as are their Pumi neighbors, a rarity even in a land of great cultural diversity. Only the A clan, the smallest of the five Mosuo clans, is patrilineal. And that’s because they are descendants of the Mongol officers who stayed behind when Kubilai Khan conquered the area in the 13th century, married local women and became the ruling class.




The essence of matrilineal societies is that women inherit the property. It is they, not the men, who own the house, fields and immovable property. Descent is reckoned through the mother, with usually the youngest daughter being the heiress. If a Mosuo mother doesn't have a daughter she adopts one of her sister's daughters. All children belong to the mother and they, in turn, contribute their labor and loyalty to their mother's household. Elder daughters set up their own households, but sons do not. The latter remain attached to their mother's household even after they have set up conjugal relationships with women.

... ya better read the whole story on a society where only women are in charge.

#female #human #women #matriarchy #society #clan #Mosuo #Lugu #lake #China

Lugu Lake, Where Women Are in Charge

                                                            by Jim Goodman     Among Yunnan’s many physical attractions, the most beaut...
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Lugu Lake, Where Women Are in Charge



by Jim Goodman


A Mosuo woman is the "owner" of her labor.


Mosuo women, Lige village

Among Yunnan’s many physical attractions, the most beautiful body of water, butterfly-shaped, at 2700 meters altitude, covering 90 sq km, is Lugu Lake, in northern Ninglang County. The face of Lion Mountain towers another 1000 meters above the northern shore and five small islands speckle the lake’s surface. Even higher, snow-capped mountains tower in the distance. In good weather the scenery is so breath-taking it is easy to see why Lugu Lake is drawing so many tourists. But the scenery is not the only attraction. The district is home to the Mosuo people, a branch of the Naxi nationality, but differing in one important aspect—the Mosuo are mainly a matrilineal society, as are their Pumi neighbors, a rarity even in a land of great cultural diversity. Only the A clan, the smallest of the five Mosuo clans, is patrilineal. And that’s because they are descendants of the Mongol officers who stayed behind when Kubilai Khan conquered the area in the 13th century, married local women and became the ruling class.




The essence of matrilineal societies is that women inherit the property. It is they, not the men, who own the house, fields and immovable property. Descent is reckoned through the mother, with usually the youngest daughter being the heiress. If a Mosuo mother doesn't have a daughter she adopts one of her sister's daughters. All children belong to the mother and they, in turn, contribute their labor and loyalty to their mother's household. Elder daughters set up their own households, but sons do not. The latter remain attached to their mother's household even after they have set up conjugal relationships with women.

... ya better read the whole story on a society where only women are in charge.

#female #human #women #matriarchy #society #clan #Mosuo #Lugu #lake #China

Lugu Lake, Where Women Are in Charge

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This is you. This is me. We usually do not see it this way, but it is a mirror of us. Little by little, each day, we throw away our garbage without much thought to it. How rarely we get to see the amount of waste we produce over time. When we do we get shocked, maybe even a bit embarrassed, over the quantities of our consumption. Photos like these serves as a reminder that we should resist excessive consumption which has become part of our lives. Hopefully we will notice that we cannot create so much garbage, we have to live smarter. Producing so much garbage is not solely our fault because we are all a cog in the machine, but we are not entirely innocent ether, because we do not do anything with this situation. It's enough to do small steps at a time to produce less trash, start with yourself and work outwards from there. At least think about it and look at your habits. Photo projects like this 7 days of garbage helps us see and realise. It shows the beds in which we lie with all our junk, desired or not, remember where it came from.

“By asking us to look at ourselves, I’ve found that many are considering the issue more deeply. Many have said the process of saving their garbage and laying in it reconciled them to a need for change. Others feel powerless. It isn’t their fault that the products they buy are disposable and come with excessive packaging. Our economic model and its necessity for growth fuels the waste epidemic – and makes conservation seem untenable.” - Gregg Segal

We work and work, making money in order to consume, this is our way. I wish that the advertisement industry didn't have so much power over us. We are consumers and our lives revolves around it. The industry is so good now that it knows what we want before we want it. The continuous consumption leads to ever more trash, a vicious circle.

The photo series that puts a spotlight on our consumption and garbage are the work of the photographer Gregg Segal http://www.greggsegal.com #Photo #Consumption #Consume #Trash #Garbage #GreggSegal #Change #Recycle #Society
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"Verdad creíble detrás de las guerras, toda guerra empieza con una mentira..."
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Universal basic income wouldn’t make people lazy–it would change the nature of work



http://qz.com/765902/ubi-wouldnt-mean-everyone-quits-working/

#universal #basic #income #ubi #free #time #society #change #nature #work #economic #security

Quartz: Universal basic income wouldn’t make people lazy–it would change the nature of work (Commentary)

Some of mankind's greatest achievements have come from people with the luxury of plenty of leisure time.
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Forbes:



Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050



Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale.
  • Species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times faster than that of the natural rate over the previous 65 million years (see Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School).
  • Since 2000, 6 million hectares of primary forest have been lost each year. That’s 14,826,322 acres, or just less than the entire state of West Virginia (see the 2010 assessment by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN).
  • Even in the U.S., 15% of the population lives below the poverty line. For children under the age of 18, that number increases to 20% (see U.S. Census).
http://theintellectualist.co/forbes-unless-it-changes-capitalism-will-starve-humanity-by-2050/

#CapitalismMustGo #capitalism #crisis #economy #society #PeopleNotProfits #healthcare #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #green #eco #greed #elite #government #socialism #Marx #SPGB #WSM #money #environment #medical #food #starvation #poverty #hunger
I don't believe universal basic income can and will be organized by governments though. It will come through the tech sector.
https://azizonomics.com/2016/04/29/universal-basic-income-is-inevitable-unavoidable-and-incoming/

#society #economy #economics #tech #technology #basicincome #universalbasicincome #ubi #grundeinkommen #inflation #deflation #banking #money
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This is you. This is me. We usually do not see it this way, but it is a mirror of us. Little by little, each day, we throw away our garbage without much thought to it. How rarely we get to see the amount of waste we produce over time. When we do we get shocked, maybe even a bit embarrassed, over the quantities of our consumption. Photos like these serves as a reminder that we should resist excessive consumption which has become part of our lives. Hopefully we will notice that we cannot create so much garbage, we have to live smarter. Producing so much garbage is not solely our fault because we are all a cog in the machine, but we are not entirely innocent ether, because we do not do anything with this situation. It's enough to do small steps at a time to produce less trash, start with yourself and work outwards from there. At least think about it and look at your habits. Photo projects like this 7 days of garbage helps us see and realise. It shows the beds in which we lie with all our junk, desired or not, remember where it came from.

“By asking us to look at ourselves, I’ve found that many are considering the issue more deeply. Many have said the process of saving their garbage and laying in it reconciled them to a need for change. Others feel powerless. It isn’t their fault that the products they buy are disposable and come with excessive packaging. Our economic model and its necessity for growth fuels the waste epidemic – and makes conservation seem untenable.” - Gregg Segal

We work and work, making money in order to consume, this is our way. I wish that the advertisement industry didn't have so much power over us. We are consumers and our lives revolves around it. The industry is so good now that it knows what we want before we want it. The continuous consumption leads to ever more trash, a vicious circle.

The photo series that puts a spotlight on our consumption and garbage are the work of the photographer Gregg Segal http://www.greggsegal.com #Photo #Consumption #Consume #Trash #Garbage #GreggSegal #Change #Recycle #Society

12 Futuristic Forms of Government -- Which one would you prefer?




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As history has repeatedly shown, political systems come and go. Given our rapid technological and social advances, it's a trend we can expect to continue. Here are 12 extraordinary — and even frightening — ways our governments could be run in the future.

1. Noocracy

Similar to Plato's "government of the wise," a noocracy would be, in the words of "biosphere" popularizer Vladimir Vernadsky, "a social and political system based on the priority of the human mind." [...]

2. Cyberocracy

In a cyberocracy, governments, or governmental institutions, would rule by the effective use of information. [...]

3. An AI Singleton

But once an artificial intelligence becomes sophisticated and powerful enough, it could set itself up as a Singleton — a hypothetical world order in which there is a single decision-making agency (or entity) at the highest level of control. [...]

4. Democratic World Government

We may very well be on our way to achieving the Star Trek-like vision of a global-scale liberal democracy — one capable of ending nuclear proliferation, ensuring global security, intervening to end genocide, defending human rights, and putting a stop to human-caused climate change. [...]

5. The Polystate

But if one overarching global system is not to your liking, you can always go non-local. [...]

6. Futarchy

[...] "Market speculators would set prices that estimate national welfare conditional on adopting proposed policies. When the market estimate of welfare conditional on adopting a policy is higher than the estimate conditional on non-adoption, that proposal becomes law."

7. Delegative Democracy

Also known as liquid democracy, it's described by Bryan Ford as a new paradigm for democratic organization where individual vote transfers, or delegation, is emphasized over mass election. In such a system, voting power is vested in delegates rather than representatives. [...]

8. Seasteading

For those of you looking to escape into international waters, there's always seasteading to consider — modular, autonomous, voluntary city-states. They could take on the form of abandoned ocean liners or anything else that floats. [...]

9. Gerontocracy

As people live increasingly longer, and as we gradually phase into the era of radical life extension, there's the distinct possibility that the aged will hold on to their wealth and power. [...]

10. Demarchy

Coined by Australian philosopher John Burnheim, a demarchy, or lottocracy, is a form of government in which the state is governed by randomly selected decision makers who have been selected from a pool of eligible citizens. [...]

11. A Dark Enlightenment

If a band of wingnut anarcho-capitalists get their way, we'll take one step forward by overthrowing liberal democracy — and then take two steps back by re-instating a monarchist or authoritarian system. The ringleader of this neoreactionary movement, or dark enlightenment as its called, is Mencius Moldbug. [...]

12. Post-Apocalyptic Hunter-Gatherers

Speaking of regression, there's also the possibility that some kind of catastrophic event will force us to revert to paleolithic politics. [...]

---from http://io9.com/12-futuristic-forms-of-government-that-could-one-day-ru-1589833046

#politics #society #government #future #socialism #communism #capitalism #libertarianism #anarchism #noocracy #cyberocracy #ai #aisingleton #democracy #democraticworldgovernment #polystate #futarchy #delegativedemocracy #seasteading #gerontocracy #demarchy #darkenlightenment #apocalypse #postapocalypse #hunter #gatherer #huntergatherers #postapocalyptichuntergatherers
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Let's remember what Net Neutrality is, and why it is so important for Internet and our freedom on Internet.



http://viapopuli.com/what-is-net-neutrality-and-why-is-it-important-for-a-free-internet-simplified-version



#internet #netneutrality #networkneutrality #freespeech #freedom #privacy #society #net #corporatism
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The Mechanics Of A Free Society



(Not the one we are living in.)

"Most people who have given any consideration to a moneyless, 'free world' society are already aware that we have the technology today to create a world of abundance without the constraints and inequality of the traditional market system, owing to how much human labour can now be efficiently automated.

[..]

In my opinion, this kind of super-advanced “Star Trek” moneyless society is still quite a distance away – not because we lack the technology – but because we humans lack the openness and understanding required to make it work."

http://freeworlder.org/blogs/item/81-the-mechanics-of-a-free-society

#socialism #free #society #Freeworlder #StarTrek #moneyless #CapitalismMustGo #poverty #FreeMarket #economy #human #technology #labour #automation #robotics #greed #money #democracy #liberty

Freeworlder.org - The Mechanics Of A Free Society

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"If you lived through all this, and disliked capitalism, it was traumatic. But in the process technology has created a new route out, which the remnants of the old left – and all other forces influenced by it – have either to embrace or die."

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun

#capitalism #postcapitalism #society #culture #economy #economics #internet #opensource

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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Money and Life





http://documentarystorm.com/money-and-life/

#moneyandlife #money #life #documentary #economics #world #future #teague #global #family #society #cooperation #sharing #abundance #people #nature #values

Money and Life

In today’s modern society, money has become the main objective and the ulterior motive to basically everything. People are willing to waste their lives awa
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What is our future?



In distributed systems, where there is no overt hierarchy, power is a function of design.



Peer Governance and Democracy tends toward a stakeholder model, with active participants directing decisions, but also incorporating an auto-immune system to prevent the private appropriation of power.



People all over the planet are using the interconnection afforded by technology to forge a new society – a society built from the ground up, rather than governed from the top down.



We are realising the failures of democracy, and forging our own systems of fairness.



We are starting to distrust the mass media.



We are growing tired of our governments.



We are losing interest in state led education, instead choosing to learn based on what inspires us, because we no longer need the authorities to provide for us.



http://socialrebirth.org/the-future-is-peer-to-peer

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