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How to Convert Facebook Fans to E-mail Subscribers in 5 Easy Steps

Shareable Magazine - July 15, 2014 - 18:48

Have you put a lot of effort into building your organization's Facebook Fan Page? Do you want to make the most of the chance to engage supporters and - given declining organic Facebook reach - ensure you can communicate directly with them in the future?

Categories: Economics

VIDEO: Why, Like It Or Not, We'll Have To Live Within Our Means

Chris Martenson - July 15, 2014 - 17:55

Last week, Erin Ade of RT TV's BoomBust interviewed Chris about the launch of the newly-revised Crash Course series. The discussion is quite far ranging, from net energy, to central bank policy, to the role and limitations of technology:

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How To Harvest Honey Using An Extractor

Chris Martenson - July 15, 2014 - 17:01

Once your bees have filled your hives with honey for you, how do you get it out?

This is a question that most aspiring and novice beekeepers don't know the answer to. If you're curious to learn the answer, read on...

I had my first honey harvest of the year this past weekend, and I took pictures of the major steps in order to create this primer and de-mystify things.

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Categories: Economics

Raising Pigs

Chris Martenson - July 15, 2014 - 13:03

I’m sure you saw the title of this article and immediately thought, “I already live with a few.”

However, whether you’re a self-reliant homesteader or just want to cut away from your food budget, raising pigs (of the porcine variety) is a great way to become more self-reliant and sufficient. If you raise your own meat in any scenario, you will have more control over how it is raised and fed, and you can make sure that it is essentially raised organically (whether or not you apply for organic certification). Raising your own meat is less expensive than purchasing meat that is not factory-farmed.

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Categories: Economics

New York City to Make Historic Investment in Worker Cooperatives

Shareable Magazine - July 15, 2014 - 12:03

The Big Apple got behind cooperatives in a small, yet historic way this past month with the adoption of a budget that includes a $1.2 million dollar fund to support the development of worker owned cooperatives.

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The Great Promise of Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives

Shareable Magazine - July 15, 2014 - 09:09

Top image credit: Daryl I / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Article cross-posted from Bollier.org.

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Growing Bamboo

Chris Martenson - July 15, 2014 - 08:45

An interesting look at the many uses for bamboo and whether one should grow an invasive species in the garden. 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/07/14/bamboo-prepper-must-have-resource/

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Daily Digest 7/15 - Afghanistan on the Brink, The New Baby Boom

Chris Martenson - July 15, 2014 - 08:10
  • Anxious Moments for an Afghanistan on the Brink
  • Our Economy Is Not A Machine
  • The New Baby Boom
  • The Silver Conspiracy
  • Silver, Gold and Living By The Sword
  • Would You Eat Vegan Lab Cheese?
  • Huge North Dakota Wastewater Spill Prompts Calls For Fracking Regs
  • When 'Patient Zero' is your backyard tree

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Categories: Economics

On Creating a World Worth Inheriting

Chris Martenson - July 14, 2014 - 12:52

We all know that the current paradigm is unsustainable over longer time frames. Here are a few of the ways in which we can express that concept more specifically:

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Categories: Economics

3 Natural DIY Sunscreen Recipes

Chris Martenson - July 14, 2014 - 10:39

Learn to make your own natural sunscreen with these video tutorials and recipes.

http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/homemade-diy-sunscreen-sunblock-recipes.html

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Are You Ready to Trust a Decentralized Autonomous Organization?

Shareable Magazine - July 14, 2014 - 10:11

Above: Governance by Networks. Credit: Thierry Erhmann

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ShareFest Supports a Culture of Sharing in Youngstown

Shareable Magazine - July 14, 2014 - 08:22

The Mahoning Valley ShareFest in Youngstown, Ohio brought together over 60 people for an afternoon of sharing skills, knowledge, passions, books, clothing and hobbies. Hosted by lead organizer and Timebank Mahoning Watershed board member Tony Budak, as well as numerous volunteers, the event featured dozens of local organizations aligned with the mission to showcase local collaborative giving and receiving.

Categories: Economics

Co-production Wales Empowers Users to Co-create Better Public Services

Shareable Magazine - July 14, 2014 - 07:50

Vale People First, a local self-advocacy group for and by people with learning disabilities in Vale, organized their own conference, pictured here with the Mayor

Co-production in Public Services: a Welsh Story

Categories: Economics

Worker Coop Academy Launches Bay Area Pilot Program

Shareable Magazine - July 14, 2014 - 07:41

Worker-owned cooperatives, far from being relics of 1960s counter-culture, are re-emerging as powerful tools for creating a new economy based on equity. But how does one help grow the cooperative movement when the vast majority of jobs are still built on the often undemocratic private ownership model? The Worker Coop Academy aims to answer that question.

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Daily Digest 7/14 - Don’t Be Surprised When System Collapses, Student Loan Assistance Often Predatory

Chris Martenson - July 14, 2014 - 07:28
  • The World Is Getting Less Peaceful Every Year
  • BIS chief fears fresh Lehman from worldwide debt surge
  • Rickards: Don’t be surprised when the system collapses
  • Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say
  • Colorado Man Infected With Deadliest, Rarest Form Of Plague
  • Trump Plaza owners confirm plan to close in September
  • BP’s Latest Estimate Says World’s Oil Will Last 53.3 Years
  • Some Company Announces Groundbreaking New Battery, Again

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Categories: Economics

John Rubino: Taking Control Of The Time In Which We Live

Chris Martenson - July 13, 2014 - 07:09

In what is quite possibly my favorite podcast so far this year, Chris speaks with John Rubino -- founder of DollarCollapse.com and recent author of The Money Bubble -- about the times in which we live.

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Categories: Economics

High wages, low prices, full employment - doesn't sound like rural Spain!

Community Currency Magazine - July 12, 2014 - 10:52
High wages, low prices, full employment - doesn't sound like rural Spain!


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Daily Digest 7/12 - Road Work Funded By Pension Shorts, Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies

Chris Martenson - July 12, 2014 - 08:58
  • This Road Work Made Possible by Underfunding Pensions
  • For Biggest Cities of 2030, Look Toward the Tropics
  • To Cool Cities, Build Them Tall And Shiny
  • Gold And Silver Price Hugely Diverting From Commodities
  • Focusing on Food Miles is a Mistake
  • These Companies Own All the Food Brands
  • Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies
  • Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

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Categories: Economics

Sharing Cities Network Launches Pilot Fellowship Program

Shareable Magazine - July 11, 2014 - 10:52

Over the past year and a half Shareable has launched head first into nurturing the growth of an organic grassroots movement in communities around the globe. After listening to organizers and groups working at the local level, there was a unified call for two resources that were needed but didn’t exist: a community of practice to learn from experiments by peers and seed funding for new initiatives to take root and flourish in underrepresented parts of the US and the world.

Categories: Economics

Compounding Is The Problem: Crash Course Chapter 4

Chris Martenson - July 11, 2014 - 09:32

Chapter 4 of the Crash Course is now publicly available. It includes Chris' famous "magic eye dropper" example of how the compounding nature of exponential systems speeds up over time, often in ways very non-intuitive to the human mind.

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Categories: Economics