373: Scarcity Engineering

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Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

KMO welcomes Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation to the C-Realm podcast to talk about strategies for transitioning from an economy dominated by for profit institutions to a “for benefit” model. Michel thinks the current system fails to recognize actual scarcity of resources and imposes an artificial scarcity on knowledge, science and culture, which are naturally abundant. ┬áHe discusses BitCoin as an example of deliberately manufactured scarcity and cites several nascent examples of an enabling ┬ácivic infrastructure that he calls “the partner state” where state institutions help citizens build value on top of a protected commons.

 

Music by the Cadillac Moon Ensemble.