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Preview of guests for week of Monday July 5, 2010:              

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Monday July 5, Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                             GUEST

                                          (Originally aired: July 1974)

                       R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER

                         (July 12, 1895 July 1, 1983  R.I.P.)

                     Polymath / Visionary / Architect

                      Inventor / Philosopher / Author

                             Comprehensivist / Poet

           

                  Author: Among Many other Works & Books:

                                                      

                                          

                                           Critical Path

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living.

 It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough

capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing

this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that

 everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to

 Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of

 inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true

business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they

 were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a

 living." R. Buckminster Fuller

                                                              &

                                  

              

 "GRUNCH OF GIANTS, GROSS UNIVERSE CASH HEIST"

There is no dictionary word for an army of invisible giants, one thousand miles tall, with

 their arms interlinked, girding the planet Earth. Since there exists just such an invisible,

 abstract, legal-contrivance army of giants, we have invented the word GRUNCH as the

 group designation—"a grunch of giants." GR-UN- C-H, which stands for annual GROSS

 UNIVERSE CASH HEIST, pays annual dividends of over one trillion U.S. dollars.

As world society divests itself of that which experimental evidence demonstrates to be

 untrue and embracingly enters into its computer the mathematical formulae of all that can

 be experimentally proven to be true, all the socially, selfishly malignant characteristics of

 the giant may vanish and the omni-pro- social-advantage-producing capabilities may

prevail and flourish.  -- R.Buckminster Fuller, Grunch of Giants, 1983

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BUCKMINSTER FULLER GRAPH FROM HIS "WORLD GAME" FINDINGS OF THE PERCENTAGE OF THE WORLD POPULATION WHO COULD BE SEEN TO BE “HAVES” IN THE MODERN EXPERIENCE IN TERMS OF OUR ABSTRACT TECHNOLOGICALLY AUGMENTED “CAPABILITY” TO PROVIDE “LIFE SUPPORT” TO THE WORLD POPULATION.     FURTHERMORE BOTH “GROWTH AND EQUITY” COULD BE REALIZED WITHIN AN ECOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE MANNER THROUGH THE INCREASING ELEGANCE OF “GOOD DESIGN TEMPLATES – “DOING MORE WITH LESS”.  THINK MOORE’S LAW WRIT LARGE.  HE PROJECTED FROM THE YEAR 1952 “A TWENTY YEAR PERIOD OF IMMINENT CRISIS TO ALL HUMAN INSTITUTIONS AS WE APPROACHED AND CROSSED THE 50% MARK."  HE LIVED OUT HIS LIFE IN THE BELIEF THE PROCESS HAD ACCELERATED AND THAT WE CROSSED THE 50% MARK IN 1970.

REMEMBER THIS IS “DESIGN CAPABILITY” NOT THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONAL ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTIONS OF HUMAN NATURE INHERITED FROM HISTORY.  TO BRIDGE THE TWO IS MANKIND’S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGE.  HE PROVIDED THIS MAJOR PREMISE "PATTERN" TO HELP US ENGAGE IN THE BRIDGE BUILDING WORK.    

H.H.C.

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                         Polymath / Visionary / Architect

                           Inventor / Philosopher / Author

                                 Comprehensivist / Poet

Proponent of a "Post Materialistic  Scarcity Economic Ontology" following the year 1970 - Seen By Many as perhaps THE Major Premise of Fuller's Many Contributions  to Improving the Human Condition Within the Larger Ecological Order.

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  The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

  Buckminster Fuller World Game Synergy Anticapatory  -  (Originally aired: July 1974)

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Tuesday July 6, Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                                        GUEST:

                             SCOTT DRAVES

                                      

    

                              Software Artist

                    Founder: Electric Sheep . Org

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PewLQgkHwek - SCOTT DRAVES

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Wednesday July 7, Click date for more information about guest

                                                    GUEST

                              (Originally aired: Nov. 1994)

                                                 JAY BALDWIN

       

        

            American Industrial Designer / Writer

                       Friend & Associate of

              

                       R. Buckminster Fuller

                                    Author:

                

        "BuckyWorks: Buckminster Fuller's

                   Ideas for Today", 1997

             

                  

        Co-Editor (with Stewart Brand & others)

               Whole Earth Catalogs, 1968-1998

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BUCKMINSTER FULLER GRAPH FROM HIS “WORLD GAME” FINDINGS OF THE PERCENTAGE OF THE WORLD POPULATION WHO COULD BE SEEN TO BE “HAVES” IN THE MODERN EXPERIENCE IN TERMS OF OUR ABSTRACT TECHNOLOGICALLY AUGMENTED "CAPABILITY" TO PROVIDE "LIFE SUPPORT" TO THE WORLD POPULATION.  FURTHERMORE BOTH  “GROWTH AND EQUITY” COULD BE REALIZED WITHIN AN ECOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE MANNER THROUGH THE INCREASING ELEGANCE OF "GOOD DESIGN TEMPLATES” -  “DOING MORE WITH LESS.” THINK MOORE’S LAW WRIT LARGE.   HE PROJECTED FROM THE YEAR 1952 “A TWENTY YEAR PERIOD OF IMMINENT CRISIS TO ALL HUMAN INSTITUTIONS AS WE APPROACHED AND CROSSED THE 50% MARK”.  HE LIVED OUT HIS LIFE IN THE BELIEF THE PROCESS HAD ACCELERATED AND THAT WE CROSSED THE 50 % MARK IN  1970.   REMEMBER THIS IS “CAPABILITY” NOT ACTUAL “REALITY.”  HHC

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          JAY  BALDWIN

             Bucky Works: Buckminster Fuller’s Ideas for Today

                                                   John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1996

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   Earthman’s Critical Moment

“Think of It.  We are blessed with technology that would be indescribable to our forefathers. 

We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, give every

human on earth a chance.  We know now what we could never have known before – that

we now have an option for all humanity to “make it” successfully on this planet in this

lifetime.  Whether it will be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up

to the final moment.”

                                    Buckminster Fuller,  1980

 

   Historically, according to Fuller, all theories of economics, all political ideologies have

been founded on one basic tenet – the fundamental scarcity of life support. “It has to be

either you or me, not enough for both.” Buckminster Fuller was the first to scientifically

and incontrovertibly find that there is ample to support all humanity.

   We have never been in this position before, according to Fuller.  1970 marked

a turning point in man’s technological evolution.  The “invisible” metallurgical, chemical

and electronic revolutions now makes it possible to do far more with ever less resources,

energy, and time investments. …………………………………………………. 

JAY BALDWIN

 

As inconvenient to the established Paradigm as “Post Scarcity Economics” would obviously be there have been a wide variety of projections of the concept.  Below are some suggested links of the many attempts to assert the major premise.  All obviously call for fundamental definitions of terms such as “What is the standard by which “have ness” is defined & of course the countless assertions defining “Human Nature” as inherently greedy with human desires unlimited and insatiable hence never able to be met” et al.   But the time is ripe for new modeling and discussion and even argumentation based on a serious examination of the basic assumption itself. This rather than the seemingly wide spread default attitude of dismissing the concept as ipso facto absurd and/or naive thus routinely “overlooking” the possibility of what could well be the major “Paradigm Shift” in the History of Mankind.  Political and business leaders would understandably have the most difficulty comprehending the assertion – representing the major beneficiaries of the historically inherited institutional entities and belief systems.  Indeed in the end they might well represent what amounts to a Modern Day Ancien Regime.  But Intellectuals and the masses of world humanity need not be so restrained as the Increasing awareness of an unavoidable growing gap between the World’s “Post Scarcity” Capability and its Performance will inevitably create unacceptable Political instability beyond even that so evident today. HHC

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Some Links: Post Scarcity Economics / Whole Systems:            

R. Buckminster Fuller                                                                                                   World Transformation home page      

The Post-Scarcity Economics/Culture of Abundance Reading List v2.2            

JAMES LOVELOCK AND THE GAIA THEORY                                                      http://www.worldtrans.org/index.html  

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A Close Associate of R Buckminster Fuller and Supporter of his Assertion of a "Post Materialistic  Scarcity Economic Ontology" following the year 1970 as perhaps THE Major Premise of Fuller's Many Contributions  to Improving the Human Condition Within the Larger Ecological Order.

                       J. Baldwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL4iQNuoaRw - JAY BALDWIN

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Thursday July 8, Click date for more information about guest(s)

                                                            GUEST:

                               GREGG CANNIZZARO

                      

                            CEO IndieGemsFilms.com

                                                 &

                                 DEREK  MARRARO

            

                                VP For Development

                               IndieGemsFilms.com

     

             

                                          Indie Gems Films 

                                   www.IndieGemsFilms.com

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzbZQlmJhL4 - GREGG CANNIZZARO, DEREK MARRARO

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Friday July 9, Click date for more information about guest(s)

 

                                                         GUEST:

 

                                                  (Originally aired: (July 1983)

                                 LOUIS O. KELSO 

                                        (1913-1991 R.I.P.)

 

                       Lawyer / Economic Theorist

                     Author (With Mortimer Adler):

                               

                      "The Capitalist Manifesto (1958)"

                                 Investment Banker

       

Louis O. Kelso and Patricia Hetter Kelso estimates of the relative real inputs to production in the American economy of Labor (Physical and Intellectual) and Capital over time assuming reasonably competitive markets.  So ingrained is the “ethic” of the “Labor Theory of Value” that they thought it best to refer to Capital Owners as “Capital Workers” in keeping with their understanding that Capital instruments do “Work” - as surely as the most diligent human surrogate worker – and that indeed the observable trend is for Capital Instruments to do ever more of the Worlds “Work”.  The reflexive prevalent attitude of equating “Economic” man with Essential Human Values including the whole vast array of values around the “Work Ethic” all contribute to camouflage and maintain the fundamental miss-match between the way goods and services are produced and distributed and particularly their trends projected into the future. Cybernetic contributions (now almost exponential) are only adding to the much longer Historical trend. Represents US Economy but applies to World trending.  HHC    

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Chart of concentration of capital ownership in the U.S. over time.  The same general pattern applies to virtually all economies of and the World Economy as a whole – Plutocratic ownership and control of the real means of production.  With “The Labor Theory of Value” it only worsens.  HHC - Below Quotes @ www.kelsoinstitute.org

"Conventional wisdom says there is only one way to earn a living, and that's to work. Conventional wisdom effectively treats

capital (land, structures, machines, and the like) as though it were a kind of holy water that, sprinkled on or about labor, makes

 it more productive. Thus, if you have a thousand people working in a factory and you increase the design and power of the

machinery so that one hundred men can now do what a thousand did before, conventional wisdom says, 'Voila! The productivity

of the labor has gone up 900 percent!' I say 'hogwash.' All you've done is wipe out 90 percent of the jobs, and even the remaining

ten percent are probably sitting around pushing buttons. What the economy needs is a way of legitimately getting capital

ownership  into the hands of the people who now don't have it."
(Louis O. Kelso, Journal Asset Based Finance, 1982)

 

"The trouble with today's techniques of finance is that they're designed to make the rich richer.  None are designed to make the

 poor richer. That's why the poor are poor. Because they're not rich."
(Louis O. Kelso, San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, 1978)

 

"The Roman arena was technically a level playing field. But on one side were the lions with all the weapons, and on the other

the Christians with all the blood. That's not a level playing field. That's a slaughter. And so is putting people into the economy

without equipping them with capital, while equipping a tiny handful of people with hundreds and thousands of times more

than they can use."
(Louis O. Kelso, Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas, 1990)

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Charles Handy citing the 1930 reference by Lord John Maynard Keynes projecting “Technological Unemployment”

for the future world of his grandchildren.  That would be right about now as technological advancement not only

provides the possible means for Humanity’s collective “Transcendence of Scarcity” but poses the problem to

progressives by their commitment (along with virtually all economic theorizing) to the “Labor Theory of Value”

currently informing virtually all National Economies on Planet Earth &  the International System as well.    HHC 

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Originator of "Binary Economics" the Systems Understanding Of the National and World Economic Order as Both are Being Forced to Finally Transcend Their Historical Commitment to "The Labor Theory of Value" Which The Future Requires in View of the Looming Reality of a Jobless Recovery Devoid of Effective Ability to Distribute Demand and Buying Power to the Long Suffering Masses of The Entire World.

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The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking the you tube link below:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0mWfrj1H6k - LOUIS KELSO Air date: July 1983

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Individual programs can be viewed each week day

(11:00 AM - NOON / (NYC Time)

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