Category: Autarky Lab

  • So what is money?

    Many people quarreled about that. Here is my contribution: money is a right, or better, a system of rights. As with all rights, tolerated abuse of rights endangers the system: money for example stops to work where a state prints money in large amounts to pay for state expenses. The special thing about “money right” […]

  • Citizen of the informal world society

    This is my view on being a social being: I am citizen of the worldwide informal society, a cosmopolitan. That is I will try to minimize obligations due to being part of any formal society or (like the German state, the European Union, any church that requires membership, anything that requires formal membership). And to […]

  • Pro & contra inside & outside the system

    A more rational approach to choosing my desired lifestyle would not hurt. So, what are the pros and cons of living inside the social system of this society, versus escaping it in my style by living and traveling in an expedition vehicle, working from on the road with an Internet-connected computer? I need to think […]

  • Wrecked faces

    I’ve heard somebody say about Marburg, Germany: Such a beautiful city, but so many ugly people. Relating to the left-wing people there. While I think, to the contrary, that many left-wing people look stylish and individualistic, the quote is interesting because it compares the beauty of cultural objects and human beauty in one sentence. I […]

  • Helping this world at system level?

    There is a disagreement in Christianity if the world can be helped at system level, and if yes, if a Christian is allowed to do so. First position: it’s forbidden Some people hold the opinion that the world cannot be really helped at the system level. Because man is, in essence, really bad. And even […]

  • Freiwirtschaft

    Just yesterday I found an interesting idea that could help to stabilize the ever self-destabilizing financial system, as is apparent in the current financial / economic crisis. The concept is called “Freiwirtschaft” (literally, “free economy”): “Freiwirtschaft” in the German Wikipedia (good introduction) “Freiwirtschaft” in the English Wikipedia (incomplete) Now I’m not a liberalist (any more): […]

  • Self-employment can be bad slavery

    I am on track of an interesting phenomenon that’s important when working self-employed: you have to protect yourself from economic self-exploitation. When being employed at another company, you might see your job as slavery. The thing however is, it is highly probably that your boss has learned that he’s got to treat his workforce not […]