A Public School keeps kids out of an outdoor carnival to make a profit.

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Actual news headlines.

I cannot believe that I’m sharing this story in 2015 with all of the talk in the world about inequity to see it being ingrained in children in such a over the top mind blowing way is really just sad.

Susan Edelman broke this story and It seems that Principe Joan Monrone  of PS 120 in Flushings’ allowed an even to be staged in a Public School, during school hours to profit a select few while punishing another select few.

The carnival cost about $6,200, including fees to a carnival company, Send in the Clowns, and reaped a $2,000 to $3,000 profit, he added.

Just wanting everyone reading to get this straight they needed to make a profit at this school more then they needed to develop, educate, and stimulate every single kid?   Nope if your parents weren’t able to help off set the loss of profit for a party than you got to sit in a auditorium supervised.

If there is place for the Marginal Utility of Public Good it’s in schools and that the principle of this schools is more concerned being a CEO than a Civil Servant –means that both she and the structure in place needs to be reviewed and offered a course correction if it’s found that they’re more concerned about the  Money over the Utility Public Good.

Please read the full story and share it widely.

http://nypost.com/2015/05/24/no-pay-no-play-kids-who-cant-pay-10-fee-banned-from-school-carnival/

PS why not at least try some crowd funding or holding the carnival during the weekend like 99 precent of the rest of the fundraisers do.

The sharing economy is coming to music’s A&R game

One only has to look at the TV entertainment line up in any market place  from Voice, MGT, American Idol being entertained is still something that we’ll really care about and need.  Well this whole bring the crowd to the table  it’s about to get a bit more lousy -goosey with the Majors and Independent Entertainment companies looking for the crowd to help them understand what needs to be in the marketplace and what needs to go home and work on it a bit more.  TV was just the start of it.

No where has the recruitment process been more asymmetric than the A&R, recruiting and signing of music talent. With a very few  individuals –with the right ear, words and credit card these kingpins ruled. From getting the Rolling Stones to resign to a deal at the height of their popularity or that new band to take a jump and quit that soda stand  errr programming job and go out on the road — All of this was done by a select few. — Ive called it the mock turtleneck effect.

Well! today a wholesale shift is upon us.  The companies that are now responding to this are seeing what any particular artists is able to generate from fans and thus will set the whole supply-chain on notices as to who is BuyingThis(tm)  and where’s the FanHeatMap.com  –and getting there already from Canada .

“Film distributor Entertainment One (eOne) is utilizing the platform’s popularity among amateur singers in a new campaign promoting the release of the movie Begin Again.In the YouTube contest, launched Wendesday, Canadian singers and bands can upload their original videos and songs for a chance to win a recording session at Metalworks Studios and a digital distribution opportunity from eOne Music worth up to $10,000″. http://streamdaily.tv/2014/06/19/eone-launches-youtube-campaign-to-promote-begin-again/

Now that we know what is scratching the surface what will come will be more exciting to more people based upon the idea of Marginal Utility of Public Good. Which basically means more people will have more interests and more interests means more economy of scale and a more fans represent a release system that solves Jay Forrester Beer Game by booting up Crowd Found Music.

Get ready Crowd you’re about to find and help launch the next generation of entertainment stars.

Can we be this inequitable and call the US a christian nation?

Having grow in my formative years a Texas Lutheran and then attending Catholic High School my last two years at Saint John DeMatha High School where they asked me to consider joining the order, which I politely turned down. And having spent from that time studying the major religious poems, texts, Stella’a ~ translated. I’m pretty sure I can ex spouse about what it means to be a Christian as well as anyone else.

So when I see headlines like this. “U.S. income inequality, on rise for decades, is now highest since 1928”

Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley, has been doing just that for years. And according to his research, U.S. income inequality has been increasing steadily since the 1970s, and now has reached levels not seen since 1928.

From Pew Research

This claim by John Fugelsang is one that needs to be considered.

John Fugelsang to GOP ‘If you don’t want to… by ewillies

Another point from the same Pew Research poll

“And 61% of Democrats and 50% of independents said the gap was a very big problem, versus only 28% of Republicans”

This mean that 72 percent of the GOP is ok with gross inequities and I have to ask name because I’ve not found it in 32 years of of looking where it’s ok in any religion to allow this to happen. When I say this I mean this…

Income inequality: The U.S. ranks third among all the advanced economies in the amount of income inequality. The top 1% of Americans control nearly a quarter of all the country’s income, the highest share controlled by the top 1% since 1928.

http://web.stanford.edu/group/scspi/

 

This, the USA,  is not a compassionate nation and I believe one of the fundamental tenets of Christianity was as I was taught is to be carrying for the sick the tired the poor and we don’t even come close in the USA today. 

Fluidity of Currency – Economics of Transactions

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I have be amused more than once to see the similarity to reactions to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the introduction of using  “online shopping” in the 1990s let alone the Credit Card or Charge Card which appeared in the 1950′ and took till 1970’s, via an intervention by Congress to even take off,  versus the speed and rate of altcoin or cryptocurrency -which is less then – So why is that?  For me the answer came from a conversation with someone at a CryptoCurrency Security Meetup in DC and I recalled saying we need to come up with a way to explain this adoption rate and why folks are so interested one way or the other in Bitcoin.

For me the answer is partially shaded by consumers who can engage in transactions today that require very little interference in their personal buying ability and people like this new ability — because it’s easy or fluid.  Hence the idea of Fluidity of Currency.

noun

1.the quality or state of being fluid.
2. Physics.

a.the ability of a substance to flow.
b. a measure of this ability, the reciprocal of the coefficient of viscosity.
noun, plural cur·ren·cies.

1.something that is used as a medium of exchange; money.
2.general acceptance; prevalence; vogue.
3.a time or period during which something is widely accepted and circulated.

With this as the bases of the theory is about the ability of buyer sellers to transact business that has the least resistance. And, with the advent of Smart Contracts and  DAC “Distributed Automated Corporations ” both will be covered  in another blog ) there is no question that cryptocurrency will have a role and it’s because of it’s Fluidity as compared to others and it seems that a currencies ability to interact with as many as possible with become the hallmark of a successful one based upon this new principle of economics.

Ok I give Economic is not science~ it’s a reflection of us

Today we ask you to consider such a magnanimous leap of understanding and go from I to We when you now start to think about economics.  Since Western man’s bases his understanding or metaphor to live by of on the Greek concept of oikonomia (how you run your household) and perhaps we’ve been a bit misdirected in our attention by the politics not economic of life.   Since anyone running  a home has to think about everyone in it or they’re not running it and it don’t take a scientist to understand that basic fact of life. Harmony in the home makes for a better home.  For the record economics really predates the Greeks and goes all the way back into antediluvian times ..

System of accounting had grown up based on little clay counters in the shapes of commodities (hides, jars of oil, bars of metal, etc.) Also glyptic seals had been invented with images used heraldically to designate the seals’ owners. Counters and seals were pressed into slabs of wet clay and the records were held in Temple archives-probably records of debts owed to the Temple Link to Sumerian Economics.

This need to account is based upon the fact that you will be interacting with more than yourself.  So if we’ve known for almost ten thousand years about this need let’s stop the bickering about external issues and concentrate on the part of how do we progress together. Since no one does it alone.  With that in mind We-conomics and other Co-creation/education/manifestations are linked.  By acknowledging this link we can go from playing checkers in a chess reality to enjoying the game of life and make it work for the many.  As there is no world without us. 

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