I am currently an unemployed IT-sector employee, who prefers software engineering work. I a... more
I am currently an unemployed IT-sector employee, who prefers software engineering work. I also participate in the martial study of Aikido, where I am ranked nikkyu (2nd kyu, or more simply, "brown belt" for those who don't understand the ranking system).
I am becoming increasingly interested in ParEcon; although, I must admit to some skepticism that it'd work on a "large scale" (meaning, anything approximating a state-wide implementation). I have no problems trusting in ParEcon's institutions for any given economy size, for I've seen proper subsets of ParEcon used in capitalist corporations already, and with substantially beneficial results. Rather, I'm more concerned about how ParEcon would work over a larger geographical area, something approximating the size of a single U.S. state, let alone the nation as a whole.
I am quite interested in seeing further developments in ParEcon, however, particularly in light of my experiences in the commercial sector, other movements such as Technocracy, Inc. and the Network of European Technocrats, and of course, The Venus Project. In fact, The Venus Project appears to be a purely participatory version of Technocracy, combining the best elements of both systems in part by fully automating ParEcon's facilitation board system.
I've been told by many that I've a great voice for radio, and for a while, participated in a home-recorded, completely unfit for broadcast parody of right-wing media. I played the role of "Professor Stanley Dinn Mudd", dean of the fictitious University of Conservative Ethics, and holder of over a thousand Ph.D. credentials, honorary or otherwise, and has countless military commendations and medals for his service in both the American Civil war all the way through to the Vietnam war, and yet still manages to be as young as a 30-year old. You can see how preposterous the show got with these kinds of creds!
Anyway, not too many found it funny, although myself and my co-conspirator at the time fould it hilarious. Unfortunately, the show no longer is in production, since he lives in Illinois and I in California.