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Last Updated: 4 Mar 2021

These are all of the external links that I have referenced in my site here.

Introduction

The Books You Need to Read

  1. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the Biopsychosocial Model
  2. The Spirit Level
    1. How Economic Inequality Harms Societies (TED Talk, Jul 2011)
    2. Read: The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
    3. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (Picket and Wilkinson, 2009)
  3. The Inner Level
    1. Read: The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being
    2. The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being (Picket and Wilkinson, 2019)
  4. Doughnut Economics
    1. Kate: Doughnut Economics (RSA, Jan 2013)
    2. Kate Raworth (Official)
    3. Doughnut Economics (Amazon)
    4. Doughnut Economics (Official Site)
    5. Doughnut Economic, Lecture by economist Kate Raworth (in Netherlands) (YouTube, ~1 hour)
  5. The New Human Rights Movement
    1. Peter Joseph in Nov 2017 covering his book (YouTube)
    2. The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression (Peter Joseph, 2017)
  6. The Best Money Can’t Buy
    1. The Best that Money Can’t Buy (Jacque Fresco, 2002/2018)
    2. The 4 Books You Need to Read! (paperback)
    3. The 4 Books You Need to Read! (Kindle)
  7. Honorable Mentions
    1. The Case for a Maximum Wage by Sam Pizzigati
    2. The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton
    3. Honorable Mention Books (paperback)
    4. Honorable Mention Books (Kindle)

Part I – Philosophical Foundations

  1. Declaration of the Universal Rights of Humanity
    1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights as set forth by the United Nations
    2. Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights
    3. Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights
    4. Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
  2. Universal Declaration Of The Rights Of Mother Earth
    1. Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth
  3. Economies For The Common Good
    1. Common Good Balance Sheet from a TED Talk

Part II – Global Domestic Policies

Education

  1. Introduction
    1. System Suppression Inherent in America’s Two-Party System
  2. Administrative and Meta
    1. The Military Targets Youth for Recruitment, Especially at Poor Schools, Teen Vogue Jan 2019)
    2. National Association for Year Round Education
    3. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Biopsychosocial models
  3. Curriculum
    1. Howard Zinn’s works such as The People’s History of the United States
    2. Sex Education: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
    3. video from TV 2 Denmark titled All That We Share
    4. video fromTV2 Denmark titled ‘We have so much in common’
    5.  We have so much in common (EN version)
    6. Checkout Human Books at the Human Library
    7. Human Library Project
    8. Human Library link
    9. Eye Contact With Strangers (The Liberators International, Jun 2015)
    10. One Heart (Kickstarter)
    11. Node (Kickstarter)
    12. So (Kickstarter)
    13. Vertellis
    14. DIY Human
    15. Fluster
    16. amazing program by KnowB4
  4. Public Education Programs
    1. Udacity 
    2. The Great Courses

Electoral Reform

  1. Introduction
    1. Suppression Inherent in America’s Two-Party System 
    2. Lesser of Two-Evils Voting is Antithetical to Democracy
    3. U.S. ranked worst among Western democracies
    4. Land of the free? Harvard study ranks America worst in the West for fair elections
    5. Shameful. American democracy ranks 45th in the world in electoral integrity
    6. our representatives do not care about public opinion unless you are rich (The Young Turks coverage)
    7. in 2016 barely 9% of the population selected Clinton and Trump and in the primary elections
    8. Electoral Reform
  2. Constitutional Amendments
    1. Citizens United Supreme Court decision
    2. Move to Amend
    3. In Switzerland, they take it in turns to be president (WE Forum)
    4. In Switzerland people take turns being president (World Economic Forum)
    5.  proportional representation methods 
    6. Suppression Inherent in America’s Two-Party System 
    7. Legislative Process for a Consensus Based Digital Democracy.
  3. Financing of Elections
    1. our representatives do not care about public opinion unless you are rich (The Young Turks coverage)
    2. Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (TED Talk)
    3. Jimmy Carter calls for return to publicly financed elections)
    4. Democracy in the U.K. – Road To…Wait That’s Where the Prime Minister Lives (The Daily Show)
  4. News and Media Reform
    1. Fairness Doctrine
    2. Telecommunications Act of 1996
    3. ISideWith.com
  5. Voting Reform
    1. Why you need to vote in EVERY… Single… Election!
    2. Instant run-off Voting
    3. Blockchain Voting (see Follow My Vote for more info, Kickstarter)
    4. Helios Vote or Clear Vote
    5. Voting (Last Week Tonight)
  6. Supporting Electoral Reform
    1. Term Limits for Politicians Solve Very Little (Free Xenon, Jul 2019)
  7. An Inclusive Democracy
    1. US Territories [Last Week Tonight])
    2. Territories of the United States (Wikipedia)
    3. The Disenfranchised Voters No One Is Talking About: Residents of U.S. Colonies (In These Times, Oct 2020)
    4. (Washington DC Statehood [Last Week Tonight])
  8. Documentaries to Learn More
    1. The Best Documentaries on US Voting Fraud & Rigged Elections (IMDB)

US Machine for War and Terrorism

  1. Introduction
    1. the US has been at war for 222 out of 239 years of its existence?
    2. the United States spends more money on war then the next 7 countries combined?
    3. Bushes’ Reign dropped 70,000 bombs in 5 countries, Obama’s reign dropped 100,000 bombs in 7 countries, Trump’s first year dropped 44,000 bombs along with Inexplicably we are running out of bombs
    4. the US military is the largest global polluter?
    5. 3% of US Military spending could end global starvation?
    6. We Have Spent $32 Million Per Hour on War Since 2001 (Common Dreams, Mar 2018)
    7. We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon (Truthout, Sep 2019)
    8. The CIA is a Terrorist Organization (Second Thought, Nov 2020)
    9. The planet cannot begin to heal until we rip the mask off the West’s war machine (Jonathan Cook Blog, Nov 2020)
    10.  article and map
  2. Domestic Control
    1. A Veteran’s Reflection on Veterans Day (Free Xenon, Nov 2019).
    2. Reclaiming Armistice Day (Acronym TV, Nov 2015)
    3. These vets want to reclaim ‘Armistice Day (Newsy, Nov 2018)
    4. Armistice Day (Wikipedia)
    5. 5 Things You Need to know about Armistice day (History Extra)
    6. Veterans for Peace
  3. Stop Supporting and Creating Terrorists and Terrorist States
    1. A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
  4. Nuclear Arms
    1. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
  5. Department of Peace
    1. Kerner Report (Free Xenon, June 2020)
    2. A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism (Kurzgesagt, Mar 2018)
    3.  Demographic Transition

Environment and Sustainability

  1. Introduction
    1. We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon (Truthout, Sep 2019)
    2. US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries – shrinking this war machine is a must (The Conversation, Jun 2019)
    3. Man by Steve Cut
    4. Carl Sagan from his Keynote Speech at the Emerging Issues Forum in Feb of 1990
    5. A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature Since the Last Ice Age Glaciation (XKCD)
    6. Who Is Responsible For Climate Change? Who Needs to Fix It? by Kurzgesagt
    7. Who Is Responsible For Climate Change? Who Needs to Fix It? by Kurzgesagt
    8. Anthropocene
    9. Sixth (6th) Great Extinction
    10. we have known about climate change since the early 1800’s (Wikipedia)
  2. Disaster Preparation
    1. amazing project that uses algae
    2. Upward Bound: Power Satellites (SFIA)
    3. Interstellar Highways (SFIA)
    4. Project Drawdown
    5. New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States (Propublica, Sep 2020)
    6. Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime (Atlas Pro)
  3. Environmental Preservation
    1. with drones
    2. Land could be worth more left to nature than when farmed, study finds (The Guardian, Mar 2021)
    3. New EU ‘Right to Repair’ Laws Require Technology to Last for a Decade (Independent, Mar 2021)
  4. Sustainable Energy
    1. Google and Amazon are Now in the Oil Business (Vox, Jan 2020) 
    2. live streaming on Twitch.tv
    3. BOINC
    4. ‘Invisible killer’: fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds (The Guardian, Feb 2021)
    5. Stanford researcher maps out an alternative energy future for New York (Stanford, Mar 2013).
    6. The Price of a Fully Renewable US Grid: $4.5 Trillion (Green Tech Media, Jun 2019) (Full Study)
    7. blue membrane
    8. Power Satellites 
    9. Interstellar Highways
    10. gravity weight based storage
    11. flywheels
    12. solar to hydrogen
    13. mass transit system
    14. The Venus Project 
    15. Earthships 
    16. Arcologies 
    17. Earthscrapers (or groundscrapers)
    18. Living Cocoon
    19. Mushroom Burial Suit (Ted Talks) – Coeio
    20. Organic Burial Pods (True Activist)
    21. Recompose, the first human-composting funeral home in the U.S., is now open for business (The Columbian, Feb 2021)
  5. Food Production
    1. International Tribunal Finds Monsanto Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity (News Target)
    2. America throws away nearly 40% of the food it produces worth near $165 billion each year. (Food Waste Last Week Tonight 2015)
    3. Wasted Food in the U.S. Could Feed Much of Population (How Stuff Works 2017)
    4. We already grow enough crops to feed an extra 10 billion people (Medium, Nov 2019)
    5. hemp
    6. mushrooms
    7. pineapple

Planning for an Interstellar Humanity

  1. Introduction
    1. Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur
    2.  my post on the Kardashev Scale (Free Xenon, Mar 2019)
    3. video of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Keynote Speech for the 28th National Space Symposium (2012)
  2. Greatly Increase Funding for NASA
    1. Here’s what NASA could accomplish if it had the US military’s $600 billion budget (Business Insider)
    2. Budget of NASA (Wikipedia)
  3. Planning for An Interstellar Humanity
    1. Fusion: Powering a Bright Future (SFIA)
    2. The Impact of Nuclear Fusion (SFIA)
    3. Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator (Smithsonian)
    4. Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?, (Kurzgesagt)
    5. Upward Bound: Space Elevators (Science and Futurism)
    6. How to build a space elevator (Cosmos)
    7. O’Neill Cylinders (Science and Futurism)
    8. Space Ports (Science and Futurism)
    9. The Gateway Foundation (an organization working on building a Von Braun space station now)
    10. SpaceX Starship and The Von Braun Rotating Space Station (video from the Gateway Foundation)
    11. Orbital Assembly (a sub-company of the the Gateway Foundation concentrating tools for space manufacturing)
    12. their Drones for Space Operation Kickstarter from 2018
    13. solar panels on the moon
    14. Moon Base Concepts (SFIA)
    15. Moon: Industrial Complex (SFIA)
    16. (Kurzgesagt)
    17. Megastructures 1.1: Dyson Spheres (SFIA)
    18. How to Build a Dyson Sphere (Kurzgesagt)
    19. Should We Build a Dyson Sphere? (PBS)
    20. How to Build a Dyson Swarm (Real Clear Science
  4. National Space Society’s 31 Steps to an Interstellar Humanity
    1. Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur’s Coverage
      1. SFIA Coverage (Part I – Steps 1 – 12 – General)
      2. SFIA Coverage (Part II – Steps 13 – 17 – Cislunar Space)
      3. SFIA Coverage (Part III – Steps 18 – 21 – The Moon)
      4. SFIA Coverage (Part IV – Steps 22 – 25 – Mars Base)
      5. SFIA Coverage (Part V – Steps 26 – 28 – Asteroid Mining & Orbital Settlements)
      6. SFIA Coverage (Part VI – Step 29 – Terrforming)
    2.  National Space Society’s 31 Steps to an Interstellar Humanity. (PDF of the entire Roadmap)
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. Part I: GENERAL MILESTONES – GENERAL BARRIERS TO SPACE SETTLEMENT
      3. Part II. UTILIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CISLUNAR SPACE
      4. Part III. TO THE MOON – PARTICULAR BARRIERS
      5. Part IV. TO MARS – PARTICULAR BARRIERS
      6. Part V. ASTEROID MINING AND ORBITAL SPACE SETTLEMENTS 
        1. MILESTONE 26: Robotic Characterization of Asteroid
        2. MILESTONE 27: Utilization of Asteroids 
        3. MILESTONE 28: Development of Orbital Space Settlements
      7. Part VI. ADDITIONAL EXPANSION AND GREATER SUSTAINABILITY OF HUMAN CIVILIZATIONMILESTONE
        1. 29: Terraforming and Para-Terraforming
        2. MILESTONE 30: Development of Interstellar Travel and Settlement
        3. MILESTONE 31: Survival of the Human Species via Space Settlement

Economic

  1. Banking
    1. Switzerland is trying to do it!
    2. Pennies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (Nov 2015)
  2. General Economic
    1. The Monopolization of America (Robert Reich)
    2. The IRS Admits It Doesn’t Audit the Rich Because It’s Too Hard (GQ Magazine, Oct 2019)
    3. IRS Fails To Pursue High-Income Nonfilers Who Owe $46 Billion In Back Taxes, Watchdog Says (Forbes, June 2020)
    4. 1970 Postal Reorganization Act 
    5. 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
    6. spreadsheet on Google Sheets that puts this all together
    7. The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax (ProPublica, Jun 2021)
    8.  (Mic on Facebook 2015) (Inc 2015) (Quartz 2015) (TYT on YouTube 2019)
    9. The Case for a Maximum Wage
    10. Denmark’s “Democratic Ownership” Agenda Shows We Can Run Our Own Lives (Jacobin, Dec 2020)
    11. Worker Cooperatives: Expanding Democracy In The Workplace (Second Thought, Oct 2020) YouTube
    12. What’s the Difference Between a Worker Co-op and an ESOP? (Cooperative Development Institute, Oct 2014)
  3. Tech and Infrastructure
    1. has completely digitized their government
    2. is issuing E-Residency to people world wide
    3. is establishing a cryptocurrency (estcoin) which will work with their e-Residency program 
    4. Switzerland is also using blockchain
    5. Some Technical Steps Towards Implementing a Global Resource Based Economy

Healthcare

  1. Introduction
    1. 1/3 of Go Fund Me campaigns are for medical bills
    2. 66.5% of bankruptcies were tied to medical bills
    3. Analyst Salveen Richter
    4. HMO Act of 1973 which was signed by Richard Nixon
  2. Healthcare System
    1. Finland’s government gifts all new parents a 60-item baby starter kit, and it shows how the country is better than America at ‘harmonious’ capitalism (Business Insider, Feb 2020)

Social Policies

  1. Consensual Crimes
    1. Some More News’ coverage
    2. my article on sex work
  2. Metrics
    1. Time Daylight Saving Time (Last Week Tonight)
    2. Reformed International Fixed Calendar (IFC) (Free Xenon)
  3. Religious Abuses
    1. Blue Laws

Law Enforcement and Guns

  1. Criminal Justice
    1. Private Prison Sues State for Not Having Enough Prisoners
    2. Chris Hedges On The Prison Industrial Complex (YouTube)
    3. Finland does thisMunicipal Violations (John Oliver)
    4. Washington Post 2015Last Week Tonight 2014)
    5. In 2015 Animal Protection League and Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana started a program called F.O.R.W.A.R.
  2. Guns/Violence
    1. Japanese model (World Economic Forum)

Political Reform

  1. Political Process
    1. Filibuster @ Last Week tonight
    2. The Senate Filibuster Is Another Monument to White Supremacy (The Atlantic, Jun 2020)
  2. Legislative Reform
    1. Legislative Process For A Consensus Based Digital Democracy
    2. Suppression Inherent in America’s Two-Party System

Part III – Evolving Beyond Poverty, War, and Suffering

  1. Tension within Methods of Exchange (Free Xenon)
  2. The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote
  3. Capitalism and Resource Based Economies Q&A from Facebook (Dec 2020)
  4. Productivity and Motivation?
  5. How will a Resource Based Economy work? What will it look like?
  6. Human Nature, Competition, Employment, and Housing within a Resource Based Economy 
  7. Benefits of a Resource Based Economy for Industries and Businesses
  8. Some Technical Steps Towards Implementing a Global Resource Based Economy
  9. How might an RBE playout, if it ever did?
  10. What Could the Cities of Tomorrow Under a Resource Based Economy Look Like?
  11. How might an RBE playout, if it ever did?
  12. Money Free Party Campaign Videos with Steve Saylor
  13. Money Free Party USA
  14. Money Free Party USA (Facebook)
  15. Money Free Party (Twitter)
  16. Money Free Party (Wikipedia)
  17. The Flag of Humanity
  18. World Service Authority: World Government of World Citizens
  19. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
  20. Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights
  21. Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights
  22. Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights