Money is energy translated into a tradable denomination.
Bitcoin is money, disconnected from all tethers of the industrial era, capable of teleporting to any dimension in the entire universe.
If the government cared about safety and lives, why wouldn’t they ban cars? Drivers kill more kids each year than any other threat.
Or eliminate high fructose corn syrup, since the top two causes of US deaths are caused by obesity and inflammation. The vast majority of hospitalizations from Covid are obese.
Instead, corn and fuel are subsidized — gas additionally subsidized by corn, and war.
It’s almost like our administrators don’t have our best interests in mind? 🤔
Maybe. But at least you’ll know sooner than those who don’t.
If I was Wendell Berry, this would be beautiful prose about our relationships with good labor and their intrinsic connection to good relationships. Instead, I’m just a scrappy hoosier who writes something on the internet every day.
From my day job experience, I can say there is nothing more rewarding, and challenging, than working with the love of my life. Maybe part of the precipitous divorce rates in the second half of the 20th century were related to the compartmentalization of everything post WWII.
Work was separated from home…
I do not advocate for any social media platform. They obviously extract and amplify the worst in human nature.
One website stands head and shoulders above the rest in the cesspool of digital pits — Nextdoor. And it dawned on me recently why it is so much worse.
Other platforms have in some fashion a way for users to build their own network, and their is a bit of a social safety net here. If you suck a lot, you’re going to have less friends on Facebook. If you don’t have anything meaningful to contribute there, no one will follow you on Twitter.
But on Nextdoor, no one needs your permission. If you live in the same neighborhood, someone who needs an outlet to spew will do so all over you, even if you’ve never met them before.
Have you ever noticed how anyone at least moderately involved in politics tend to be unhappy? Makes sense — they’re pouring energy into something that they have zero control over, and no matter what happens will not improve their situation in any way.
Communication—Telegram for open source messaging, and a degoogled Android phone. Mesh networks?
Food—grow your own, and most importantly, keep livestock. Even just have a family flock of chickens goes a long way. Animals are a low- or even no-input source of protein and essential for good soil fertility.
Manufacturing—get a 3D printer and learn to make it useful.
Money—learn how securely earn, save, and transact with Bitcoin.
Transportation—having as much of your needs within walking distance is ideal. Being able to keep bikes running is a huge boon to freedom. For vehicles, your best current option is being able to keep a diesel engine running and make biodiesel.
What else can I add?
As an entrepreneur, you create something those who need it didn’t see there before. Refining, repurposing, and repackaging something common or commodity so well it refuses to be ignored and requisites procurement.