Category Archives: Ecotopia

Robert Stark interviews Jeffery J. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEFFERY J. SMITH published The Geonomist, which won a California GreenLight Award, has appeared in both the popular press (e.g.,TruthOut) and academic journals (e.g., USC’s “Planning and Markets”), been interviewed on radio and TV, lobbied officials, testified before the Russian Duma, conducted research (e.g., for Portland’s mass transit agency), and recruited activists and academics to Progress.org. A member of the International Society for Ecological Economics and of Mensa, he lives amidst the beauty of Northern California. Jeffery is currently Chief Editor at Progress.org.

Topics:

Jeffery Smith’s new science fiction novel Perfect Timing about time travel to a future society
How the book conveys the tone of Hitchhiker’s Guide, offers insights like Stranger in a Strange Land, and presents an upbeat alternative to Brave New World
The theme and implementation of a Basic Income in the future society
Why a basic income is necessary and ways to implement it
The artificial notion of the work week and the book The Overworked American
The Post-scarcity economy and how the surplus of wealth is concentrated in the top 1%
The theme of Utopia; Aldous Huxley’s utopian novel Island
The future society of Geotopia, the theme of Ecotopia, and the book by Ernest Callenbach
Ecological based economics; Herman Daly’s Steady State Economics
Geonomics, Georgism, and the land value tax
How a land value tax is different from a property tax and leads to more efficient land use
City Density—Friend of Trip Efficiency
The book Better NOT Bigger: How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve your Community
Jeffery Smith’s upcoming book on measuring the indicators of land value

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Robert Stark interviews Author Ray Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Pilleater interview writer Ray Harris. He is based out of Australia and is the author of Paradise Reclaimed which is available on ebook.

Topics:

Ray’s Science Fiction Novel Paradise Reclaimed about the story of the first interstellar colony
The warning of dystopia on earth and creating a utopia from scratch
Trans-humanism, the idea of both genetic and social engineering, lentivirus CRISPR Gene Editing, and the influence of Julian and Aldous Huxley
Ecotopia, SOLAR PUNK, Soleri’s Arcosanti, and combining the primitive and futuristic
How we have the technology to advance civilization but corporate and political corruption stands in the way
Aldous Huxley’s Novel Island
Jungian archetypes
The upcoming sequel to the book “The Golden City” about the colonist returning to earth after being isolated
Social Nudity, it’s place in the book’s space colony, and whether our aversion to it is rational
The historic of Social Nudity, attitudes in Europe and Japan, and the Freikörperkultur movement in Germany
Different cultural attitudes towards Sex in America, Europe, and Japan
Developmental vs. chronological age
The history of attitudes towards sexuality in the West, age of consent laws, and how they affected the arts
Nudity in Art; French Rococo painter François Boucher’s “Leda and the Swan; work by Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Japanese Shunga Art
The debate about what is Art and what is Erotica
Controversial nude photographers Bill Henson, Jock Sturges and David Hamilton
The film Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978), Eva Ionesco, and Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional


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