Posts Tagged ‘consumption’

The Remi Review Episode 18 Online Democracy

January 14, 2013

We have the tools for a real democracy online, just like facebook but means something. Vote on everything, vote all the time. Why not? Beats handing our power over to toothy liars. Also look at cigarettes and TD bank giving out fake bills! Then some Remi original music.

The Remi Review Episode 15 – Crank Turners Part 2

January 14, 2013

Policy makers made decisions, not crank turners, and certainly not consumers. Poverty, starvation, tyranny – they make all the worst decisions. Also, Reward Points Cards. Pecksniffs! Al Green A Cappella. Canadian government buying 1 billion in bomb carrying drones!

The Remi Review Episode II

May 14, 2012

2 days late, this is a Friday show. If i screw up again you might win a t-shirt! Some things got better, some worse.

 

 

Thanks for watching!

You Built It, You Bought It.

May 22, 2011


You’ve got a sweet tooth, you bought your favourite morsel from the corner store and carried it home. It’s got dried pineapple from South America, macadamias from Madagascar and ted nugent from Michigan…. If we ignore your own physical exertion, what’s your carbon footprint?… Zero! All you did was eat it! In no way did you force someone to refine oil into that wrapper, grow sugarcane or burn gallons of fuel shipping across oceans.


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Fixing Prices and Everything Else

February 11, 2010


Planned obsolescence as an industry standard is price fixing. Its the legal, hidden equivalent to retailers jacking their prices in unison. Purchases: remember its not just the price, but how much you’re getting. Take something like dish soap. The water and container aren’t of any use to you, so lets assume when you buy a container of dish soap you are really just after a quantity of soap ingredients. (more…)

Quality over Cost

September 14, 2009


I haven’t got a problem with money. ‘Money’ done properly could be a great system for keeping track of who’s done what and who deserves how much. The problem is that money is awarded not dependent on who is making the best contribution, but rather on who can turn the crank the fastest. (more…)

Tips for dealing with your garbage during the garbage strike:

July 10, 2009



Researching what i could do with my garbage, I found that most sources are granola bloggers who’ve really just taken this opportunity to brag about how they compost on their bicycles, make art from old pop cans and buy nothing. This is my list of helpful tips for real people. I’m not going to sugar coat this or pretend that these solutions are green or fair (more…)

Working an Ethical Job

May 5, 2009



A very small percentage of the global population is engaged in fulfilling humanity’s needs while at work. Engineers are drawing up faster breaking cell phones, mathematicians assess market data, artists make commercials, philosophers become lawyers, and scientists design make-up for dogs. (more…)

New Capitalism: the production and trade of packaging.

February 11, 2009

Read an interesting article, here in Ontario we are unable to process all our recycled goods. So we ship 40000 tonnes of plastic to China to be melted down and shipped back to us as cheap toys and such. Much of this tonnage is comprised of the water bottles that they use to sell us tap water with european names (more…)

Building Energy Conservation

January 19, 2009

Live in a cold climate, a common cityscape has tall buildings shooting steam up into the sky during extreme cold to vent pressure in their heating systems. Solutions? Build a green roof, seal the structure in for winter, and heat it with the excess steam during cold snaps. You could also process and feed the energy back into the building. Maybe have it turn a small generator that charges the boss’s laptop. (more…)


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