086 Magnum Opus II

Part two of the summary of 2013's blog entries. I'm genuinely amazed at how consistent my political philosophy appears to be. There's bound to be holes in it somewhere, if you spot any be sure to point them out. It's an ideology that has been forged in the heat of argumentative phone in shows over about a decade.

I kick off with some thoughts about David Icke's TV station, The People's Voice.

Music as always from Zero Friends Recordings.

Back to the archive next week.

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Elemental Child said…
Hi Nick, just wanted to stir a bit of debate on your angle on advertising. For those who haven't yet listened to the podcast, Nick's stance is that the People's Voice could be supported with advertisers who didn't necessarily concur with good ethics, reason being, says Nick, that people are intelligent to make up their own minds and capable of discerning what's ethically right or wrong. However, what you perhaps are not contemplating which I'm sure you're aware of....is NLP, subconscious programming, binaural beats in music, entrainment through emf frequencies which could feasibly be included within the sound, or no sound (silent sound spectrum). Great point about the flat world ....I think medicine has reached this dogmatic state. I wish everyone could have your reasoning. x
Erronius said…
Hi Nick, greatly enjoyed your Magnum Opus.
About basic income: here are Saint Bob's thoughts. And here's my two cents:
With a basic income, unemployment could be abolished. Forever. In a day. Not by the absurdity of creating jobs, like work is a value in its own right. Only gross inefficiency can create jobs out of thin air. But by distributing the work to be done more equitably among us. We could move from a situation where you have a job or you don't to one where some people work more than some others. Someone who is on welfare now could work eight hours a week, or one hour, and be better off for it. Employers would get the flexible labour market they want if their employees didn't live in dread of losing their job, or part of it. Because you're confident you can get by till you find something else to do, no sweat.
I don't think we'll ever get it, though, unless the powers that be seriously fear losing our consent in being governed. That's actually a hopeful thought. Changes for the better do come, eventually.
Anonymous said…
I had the same thoughts as Elemental Child about techniques used by the persuasive industries such as advertising. It isn't as simple as buying or not buying into their message.
On a similar tact to the basic income is this news story from Utah:
"Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail says for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments, with no strings attached. Each participant in Utah’s Housing First program also gets a caseworker to help them become self-sufficient, but the keep the apartment even if they fail." http://www.nationofchange.org/utah-ending-homelessness-giving-people-homes-1390056183
Heard of the story via Darin Stevenson, find him on FB or here:
Hi hrmtcl - great comment but unfortunately this week's podcast has already been recorded so you'll have to wait until next week when I'll try to fit your in then! :o)
Hi hrmtcl - great comment but unfortunately this week's podcast has already been recorded so you'll have to wait until next week when I'll try to fit yours in then! :o)
Anonymous said…
No worries! I'm always a bit behind on the podcasts.

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