More Europe Less Brussels. #Brexit #ConquestofDough

This is a wonderful visionary and reflective piece. Carl Bildt is to be congratulated in tackling the Aachen Mafia. These issues of Subsidiarity are most obvious in the Exclusive competencies of the Commission and its relationship to the ECB. Bernar Leitaer advised on , indeed all but designed the ERM, his early design was torn up in a rush for Political Expediency and much of the wisdom of Prof. Leitaer was thrown out along with with the Infant of promise, complementary currencies and subsidiary sovereignty for member States.
More Europe amd less Brussels a reversal of polartiy from the boundaries to the centre and not the other way around.
Meet The Fuggers.

More Europe, Less Brussels

STOCKHOLM – The failed coup in Turkey has reminded us – as though a reminder was needed – of the once-inconceivable stability that the European Union has brought to Europe. But if the post-Brexit EU is to survive, it will need to change the way it thinks about itself.
So far, sad to say, this isn’t happening. Immediately after the Brexit vote, for example, the six founding countries of what used to be the European Economic Community (EEC) – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands – gathered to discuss what to do. To no one’s surprise, the other 21 EU member states felt offended at being left out.
This incident points to the larger challenge that the EU must overcome if it is to secure its post-Brexit future. Simply put, the idea of the Union must resonate with all Europeans, not just those who get invited to exclusive meetings.
The EEC was established in 1957, and the official aspiration then, as it is now for the EU, was to recreate the Europe of Charlemagne that existed more than a thousand years ago.
Since then, European leaders have gathered time and again by Charlemagne’s ancient throne in Aachen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, to deliver visionary speeches announcing that the time has finally come to build a truly integrated Europe. Aachen has turned into the Mecca for true believers in the EU’s founding myth.
While I agree that Charlemagne is an intriguing historical personality, I do not find him particularly inspiring. He was an impressive warrior, but probably an illiterate one, and the empire he created fell apart soon after his death. The rise of Europe and the West certainly did not start with Charlemagne.
The Europe that inspires me is not the Europe of old warriors; it is the Europe of the thinkers and the traders. It is their contributions that, over the centuries, transformed Europe from the global backwater it had become after the fall of Rome into a hub of intellectual progress and innovation that created the West and changed the course of humanity.
This is the Europe of Copernicus and Erasmus, Henry the Navigator and Isaac Newton, and all the other pioneers who unshackled the human mind from the superstition and prejudice of the immediate past. Their Europe was wide and borderless, far larger than the Europe of Charlemagne. Immanuel Kant’s treatises on how republics could achieve “perpetual peace” were written in Königsberg, in what today is a part of Russia. And the great trading cities of Gdansk, Seville, and Venice maintained links far beyond the borders of today’s EU.
The European project can be renewed only if those who support it move away from the limited Charlemagne-inspired vision, stop talking about “old” and “new” members, and demonstrate in words as well as deeds that they are open to ideas from every part of Europe. The EU will not work unless all member states are regarded as equals in determining a common future.

How Grains Domesticated Us. Re-post Formatting problems. Written For the COnquest of Dough Blog.

For some strange reason I can not get this page to format properly with this combination of content? The formatting worked perfectly well on the Novels web site so hhere a link where this post can be read properly formatted , strangely enough at the home for which it was intended.


A brilliant lecture. These themes and insights are essential to realising the need for a federated approach to monetary measures of value and exchange. The political impasse which Neo Liberalism has inevitably reached sees the move to a Globalised centralised State built upon Elitism ranged against the Technological possibility and nascent ability to nurture decentralised distributed networks built around trustless contracts. Centralised Banking Power or decentralised complementary currencies. These themes are all examined in my current Novel The Conquest of Dough. A pun on Kropotkin’s The Conquest of Bread.

When one looks at The Economics doctrines of Economies of Scale and the attendant race to the bottom of Global Competitiveness it is easy to forget the Flip Side of that doctrine which is, of course, Diminishing Marginal utility/returns. This, of course, begs the question who´s Utility

With Energy networks, social networks and Cellular communications networks and the notion of National Electricity and Gas Grids wee can look at Inputs ( Feed In Tariffs ) and Outputs ( Grid surplus export) and see that localisation of and subsidiarity of ownership and production decisions are now all possible.

The Key to this distributed network whole system ( society thinking ) is a question Subsidiarity where the end user is the Subsidiary instigator of Network decisions in is a question of changing the polarity of our Governance circuits so that the Current flows from the Subsidiaries to the Hubs and from the hubs to a central information exchange of pooled instructions which can be filtered and read for signals of symbiotic advantages and possible contradictions which might benefit from further thought.

Just one example is the work being done regarding Electricity Grid Balancing with Electric vehicle charging using Car Power cell arrays as a sink for storage of energy production peaks off the grid for use in low production but high production periods.


that we’re going to put on them in the
network was never really designed to
have so many things all in one place it
was designed for powering people’s homes
for cooking it wasn’t originally
designed for transportation fuel as well
there’s a couple of streets with 50 or
60 electric cars that are all plugged in
at the same time and people come home at
night things like time-of-use tariffs
can’t can help and to a certain extent
the market will dictate when those
carrots are and will help alleviate some
of the overall issues that that local
clustering effect probably still needs
an element of the significant upgrade in
an area or a bit of smart intelligence
applying to it just to make sure that if
you’re unexpected does happen we
suddenly get a lot of charging all at
once that we don’t end up with an issue
on the Mount that’s the last thing we
want is the lights to go out we’ve all
seen those graphs where as this huge
spike of demand in the evening and then
it drops right off during the night and
one of the arguments I’ve heard from
some of the National Grid as if we if
there were a lot of electric cars
charging at night then that usage would
would level a bit yeah yet yet were I
mean I mean lots of modeling has been
done into how consumers with cars may
well decide decide to charge and there’s
lots of different results one of the
things that is common is what one thing
you do see even with time of use talax
is a big increase in that Peaks or tea
time demand so at a time when people
come home from work and that’s one of
the things through the smart charging
that we’re proposing will just be a way
of limiting at that peak at those times
and avoid over sizing the grid yeah well
ultimately if we oversize it you know


they’re able to control the grid better
using various technologies and then
you’ve got storage which is coming
online and there’s a lot of storage
either hydro pump storage batteries you
know imagine the future with all the
electric cars acting as a reservoir for
all the wind farms and that is
technologies not so far away the

renewables industry in general is
Welcome to the Future, The PeoplesRepublicc of Doug.
This is an early implementation through to a more up to date look at Ethereum with the latest version of solidity. Gav Woods work on localised voting systems is also relevant to this general field of direct democraticdistributionn networks implementing subsidiarity concepts with the polarity from the boundary to the centre and not vice versa. 



Ethereum, The prescient augur of exchange.




Ethereum, The prescient augur of exchange.

Bitcoin ‘creator’: ‘I want to be left alone’, Crypto Currencies vis Blockchain , Money Unit of Account? Store of Value vis Means of Exchange,

You heard about Crypto Currencies,

Bitcoin infographic

The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017

In last December I got a totally unexpected email, that had an invitation to give a 18 minute talk in front of 2000 people in a very big and a famous event in Vancouver, Canada: on the next TED conference.

The distributed web is above all about Democracy. There are many watered down versions of democracy and also models of governance calling themselves democratic which are nothing of the sort. Your Platform, IPFS and Swarm and others I have not heard of, I am sure.,are at the Elite end of Computing. Within the proprietary software model even distributed systems would leave existing Elite hierarchies in control manipulating and rationing information and access to the fruits of what we call Society or civilisation.
Richard Stallman the founder of GNU describes what free software is.
´´Free software means the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
More precisely, free software means users of a program have the four essential freedoms:

  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).

The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia

Scott has put rural and marginal people at the center of his previous studies, and here he offers a history of the estimated 100 million people who live in a vast hill and mountain zone that runs across southwest China, northeast India, and parts of five Southeast Asian countries. These populations fled into the hills over the course of two millennia, he argues, to avoid the imposition of slavery, indentured labor, and taxes by expanding states. There they evolved languages, economies, and ways of life designed to keep the state at bay. Outside of Asia, too, such fugitive populations define the “ungovernable” territories and “minority” or “tribal” identities usually thought of as exceptions to the norm. Scott often returns to the complex example of Myanmar (also called Burma) to explain how states mapped terrain, classified populations, and acquired resources as they expanded — and to show how the Kachins, the Hmong, and others resisted. He believes that the uplanders’ strategies of avoidance are approaching an endgame as new technologies give the modern state a longer reach. But the news from Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as from Myanmar, suggests that these ungoverned groups may hold out longer than Scott thinks.
The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia is a book-length anthropological and historical study of the Zomia highlands of Southeast Asia written by James C. Scott and published in 2009.[1]


For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the size of Europe that consists of portions of seven Asian countries) have fled the projects of the nation state societies that surround them—slaveryconscription, taxes, corvée, epidemics, and warfare.[1][2] This book, essentially an “anarchist history,” is the first-ever examination of the huge literature on nation-building whose author evaluates why people would deliberately and reactively remain stateless.
Scott’s main argument is that these people are “barbaric by design”: their social organization, geographical location, subsistence practices and culture have been carved to discourage states to annex them to their territories. Likewise, states want to integrate Zomia to increase the amount of land, resources and people subject to taxation. In other words, to raise their revenue. [3]
Zomia’s ethnic groups were formed mostly by people running away from states, seeking for refuge, each of them with their own ethnicity. Adding the isolation of the terrain, these characteristics encouraged a specialization of languages, dialects and cultural practices. [3]  Moreover, to remain stateless they have used this specialization along with agricultural practices that enhance mobility; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and maintenance of a largely oral culture to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they move between and around states.[citation needed].
Scott admits to making “bold claims” in his book[4] but credits many other scholars, including the French anthropologist Pierre Clastres and the American historian Owen Lattimore, as influences.[4]

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