By Tom Wetzel
Capitalist dynamics are at the very heart of the current crisis that humanity faces over global warming.
When we talk of “global warming,” we’re talking about the rapid — and on-going — rise in the average world-wide surface and ocean temperature. Thus far a rise of 0.8 degre…
‘Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".
Not the best start to an email…
Only a little way through touching on rivalrous and non-rivalrous goods, marginal costs, commons, so-called tragedy, free rider problem – good discussion!
Either you need:
a) a way of enabling more people to scratch their own itch
b) a way of encouraging people to recognise and scratch other people’s itches
What’s a modern-day analagous technology that access to is regarded as giving a country some kind of advantage over others? (Not including overtly militaristic stuff like missiles etc.)