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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Jan 20

3 Essential Pillars For a New Mutual Aid CommunityWeaving image by Wei-Cheng Wu on UnsplashI published the Microsolidarity proposal a year ago and really struck a chord with people. I’m overdue to give folks an update, and there’s really a lot of exciting news. So first I’ll give a quick recap, then I’ll share what’s happening in 2020.The essence of the original proposal was to start a small exclusive community, oriented towards a deep kind of mutual aid: where we support each other in our personal growth, generating health and prosperity for our collective, while producing significant benefits that ripple out into …

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3 Essential Pillars For a New Mutual Aid CommunityWeaving image by Wei-Cheng Wu on UnsplashI published the Microsolidarity proposal a year ago and really struck a chord with people. I’m overdue to give folks an update, and there’s really a lot of exciting news. So first I’ll give a quick recap, then I’ll share what’s happening in 2020.The essence of the original …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Feb 19

Why I Went Back to a Flip Phone, and How You Can TooBy Jim RuttMini BioRecently, after more than 10 years as a smartphone user, I ditched my fancy iPhone X for a flip phone. Yep, a flip phone: Verizon’s bottom-of-the-line Kyocera Cadence LTE. It doesn’t get much more basic.As a result, I’ve begun reclaiming my time, my deep-thinking ability, and, in a real sense, my cognitive sovereignty.This essay describes what prompted me to go down this path, what I learned about smartphone overuse, what I decided to do about it, and then how I did it.Definitely Not a LudditeBefore going any further, let’s be …

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Why I Went Back to a Flip Phone, and How You Can TooBy Jim RuttMini BioRecently, after more than 10 years as a smartphone user, I ditched my fancy iPhone X for a flip phone. Yep, a flip phone: Verizon’s bottom-of-the-line Kyocera Cadence LTE. It doesn’t get much more basic.As a result, I’ve begun reclaiming my time, my deep-thinking ability, and, in a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Feb 18

The Nordic countries are not merely cute. There are things going on there beyond the open sandwiches and the charming crime dramas. And whatever their secret is, I’m fairly sure it goes beyond merely folksy notions about ‘coziness’ or ‘enoughness’ like ‘Hygge’ in Denmark or ‘Lagom’ in Sweden.Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and all their associated territories are (mostly) exemplars of successful societies — consistently ranked among the happiest, most prosperous, and most peaceful countries in the world. They generally have low levels of inequality, healthy economies, relatively good protection of nature and high levels of social trust. Some argue that the way …

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The Nordic countries are not merely cute. There are things going on there beyond the open sandwiches and the charming crime dramas. And whatever their secret is, I’m fairly sure it goes beyond merely folksy notions about ‘coziness’ or ‘enoughness’ like ‘Hygge’ in Denmark or ‘Lagom’ in Sweden.Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and all their associated territories are (mostly) exemplars of …

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