Bamboo Grassroots

Factory Earth Education


What do I mean by Factory Earth? I mean an Earth which is garden of communities.  It appears to be heading towards being a collection of corporate warlord ruled garbage dumps. As far as I'm concerned, we'll only get to the garden of communities by humanely creating and efficiently managing surpluses. I added the word "Factory" to emphasize that it takes work, and little of the work is going to be kicking it with Plato wannabees over glasses of Chardonnay. 


We have a world of 7+ billion where over 5 billion live on less than $10 a day, a world which is 1 big messed up Factory of waste run by managements focused on management riches, on management pyramids, on pyramid schemes and on Ponzi schemes, with, by the way, a few gardens of relative prosperity for relatively few.


http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats


How do we make our world, Factory Earth, run more humanely for all residents, create and manage our surpluses most effectively?


With skills.


How do we acquire and nurture the skills we need?


With education. 


In December of 2010 I ran across 1 of these random reports on the internet. The Prince of Wales has 149 staff, 25 of whom are classified as 'personal'. It is mathematically impossible for 7+  billion people to each have 149 staff ... think about it! Do we exist to be serfs, doormats, catch farts and cannon fodder  for some Master to live large, or should be building the community so all have access to a decent life? We can either a Factory Earth that works for all of us, OR we can all be working so my Factory Earth Master has a bigger yacht or aircraft carrier or floating fortress than your Factory Earth Master!

 

On Factory Earth 7+ Billion people deserve a decent life. They need and want education for their young, need and want training so they're able to do the work of Factory Earth. They need and want their garbage disposed of smartly, need and want their water safe to drink, need and want their sewage properly treated, need and want a roof and walls against the local elements, need and want clothing, need and want reliable and safe food, need and want power for their lights and their washing machine and their frig, need and want means of transportation, need and want their health care so they can enjoy life with friends and family, need and want their retirement secure so they don't have to work in Factory Earth till they drop dead at their post, need and want methods of exchange, need and want fair and efficient methods of governing the community, need and want LIESURE so more than the affluent get to see the Grand Canyon or the Amazon or Antarctica ...


So far,  Factory Earth is 1 big messed up Factory of waste run by managements focused on management riches, on management pyramids, on pyramid schemes and on Ponzi schemes, with, by the way, a few gardens of relative prosperity for relatively few.


What is REALLY needed to get Factory Earth running well, and to keep it running well, are the technical skills in biology, botany, chemistry, physics, math, statistics, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, statistics, finance, accounting, materials sciences, operations research, ... to build Factory Earth into a well run and maintainable garden for ALL Factory Earth inhabitants, even the snail darters.


How do we make our world, Factory Earth, run more fairly and more effectively and more efficiently?


With skills.


How do we acquire and nurture the skills we need?


With education. 

 

(Psst... you need a knowledge of music, art, literature, writing, philosophy, history, sociology, political science, ... to apply those technical skills!)


My thoughts on fair work rules.


MON SEP 05, 2011 AT 06:00 AM PDT

Working Rules For All - We're All Workers