Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Self-Directing Incentivized Carrots?

Exams coming up, time runs short before the summer hiatus. Format changes coming in preparation for the summer posting dry spell.

The religious belief in capitalism as the foundation of our society has somehow withstood the financial meltdown with the banks controlling the end of the current virtual money cycle, a true empire of debt. We have to change the way we think, fast:

Am I the only one who thinks this dude sounds a bit like Tom Brokaw? I like the part with the beer and cake fun 24 hours of pure, undiluted, autonomy. People really want to do cool stuff, they just need to be given the chance, who knew? Now if we could only figure out how to make sure they have it. Maybe they'd manage to stop the rain, or figure out if the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano is causing the downpour as well as grounding planes. Oh, and explain to me why the people of Iceland are expected to pay back savings lost in their banks by Brits, but they don't have to reimburse airlines and passengers for losses caused by their volcano.