Have you ever thought about money? Now, of course you have. Talking about money permeates our existence. But what if there wasn’t any money? What would you do?
The end of money. Really? Are we really on the verge of a coming cashless society?
People do without money in many different ways – from simple bartering to using bitcoin on-line. A group of parents in Madison did it by creating a babysitting coop.
Want to start your own babysitting COOP? Here are their guidelines.
Ithaca Hours is the oldest and largest alternative currency in the US. Since 1991, Ithaca Hours has an estimated circulation of several million dollars and has spawned about 80 imitators around the country.
“Before there was money, there was debt” - boldly states David Graeber in his book “Debt: The First 5,000 Years”.
Imagine living an entire year without money. And I mean no money. No cash. No credit cards. Nothing. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you wash? What do you do?
The Stoic philosopher Epictetus said that "Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether." And, unfortunately, a lot of us have taken his advice to heart.
Piers Steel describes himself as a semi-reformed procrastinator. He is an authority on the science of motivation and teaches at the University of Calgary.
Patricia Person confesses she is a procrastinator in this audio essay.
Jennifer Baker is a philosopher at the College of Charleston and the author of a recent essay called "Procrastination as Vice."
Chrisoula Andreou is a philosopher at the University of Utah who also contributed an essay to "The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination"...
Mark Kingwell is a Canadian philosopher who knows all about the terror of the blank page and the procrastination that leads to.