Money is simply a paper IOU (and not really even paper) that is only as valuable as the faith you put in the promise. And usually not even paper – only about 5% of the world's money is in physical form. The rest are simply electrons floating around in some cyber cloud. So what is money and how does it work?
What are some of the alternatives to traditional money systems. Are we in the process of moving from country-based money to technology-based money?
Can you live comfortably in an economy that is not rooted in the concept of money?
And what happens when the money-based economy stumbles or crumbles?
About 30 years ago, Annie and Jay Warmke decided to build an Earthship (a home made of tires, cans, bottles, mud and recycled materials) in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Over the years, many of the nearly 40,000 visitors have had questions about the hardships and realities of seeking a sustainable and purpose-driven life.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion what was gained and what was lost in dropping out of the consumption-driven lifestyle to build a life more connected to the earth.
So how can you live your dream but still pay the rent? Many see it as a choice of either working at a soul-sucking job or struggling to make ends meet as you build your little cabin in the woods. But there is a lot of space between those two choices.
Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station are joined by Elyse Perruchon, who has co authored a recent book, the Family Guide to Medical School Admissions. So how does this relate to sustainability?
Getting into an elite school involves a great deal of self-evaluation, developing your narrative, marketing yourself, and relying to the support of your family and community. Living a purpose-driven life requires the same.
Most major automobile companies have announced that they are transitioning to a fully electric fleet over the next decade or two. EVs (electric vehicles) are becoming more common – accounting for 25% of all cars sold in 2020. India and China will soon challenge Detroit and Japan as they build their EV manufacturing capacity. We are witnessing the death (or maybe a slide into retirement) of the internal combustion engine.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion where we are as a society with electric vehicles today – and where we are headed in the next decade or so.