Douglass Rushkoff’s Life, Inc. is breaking my head open (in a wonderful way).
Take some time to watch this:
Update: The Life, Inc. Dispatch series just builds on this—you’re going to LOVE these.
Life Inc. Dispatch Video Series
The LIFE INC. Dispatch = Brief weekly videos encapsulating key concepts and ready strategies from Douglas Rushkoff’s LIFE INC. for de-corporatizing our lives, abandoning the speculative economy, and rebuilding both commerce and community from the bottom up.
“…Now that the economy is bad, people are afraid. They really don’t know how they can take care of themselves without big institutions to look after them. What I’m trying to help people understand is these institutions weren’t looking out for them to begin with. These institutions were exploiting them. And now that these institutions are collapsing, we have an opportunity to actually take care of ourselves and one another in ways that are so much more fun and so much more human! We can engage with one another in ways that have been systematically removed from the equation. We can start to care for each other and invest in one another, make food for one another, play with one another—and we will make less money in the process, but we’ll also spend less money in the process. And I promise you it’s more fun!
“…I thought it would be really important for people to at least understand how the rules we live by came to be, who made them, why they made them, and how they sold them to us—so that we would stand a chance of consciously choosing rules that might actually benefit us more than the ones we’re living by.”