Session 33 – 20th August 2013 - notes

* Please note earlier Time: 6pm to 8pm (for this week only because Friends House is closing early)

Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road NW1 2BJ - on the ground floor in the corridor outside the cafe

Agenda

1. Round up of week's news/events (10 mins)

2. Documentation for dropbox - (10 mins)

3. Vensim model of land values - per the Duelling loops videos (1 hour)

4. Free discussion - (30 mins)

5. AOB and planning for next session (10 mins)

NB. Tuesday 17th September 2013 - Linda Kaucher will be coming to talk about international trade, employment, housing and immigration.

Session 33 on 20th August 2013 - notes

1. Balcombe protest split in two – hijacked by the global warming movement. Caroline Lucas arrested for not moving from the road. Passing Clouds: Reinvestigate 9/11. Princess Diana reinvestigation. GCHQ smashing Guardian computers – Edward Snowden. Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum. Sports – not taxed on advertising revenue. Human rights not extended to finance. 

2. All documents to Alex to be uploaded and then Clive/Alex will organise the links to the materials. Cards. Need to think about system to organise documents – future meeting. Alex2 Twitter and Facebook. 

3. Discussion on how to develop a model of the appropriation of land and consequences. Images of the diagrams were emailed to members of the group for people to work at getting them into a Vensim model. Prerequisite for participation: watch the twelve Duelling loops videos and read Donella Meadows on LeveragePoints.

4. Next week we will continue the development of the models for the new economy.

Review session on Tuesday 11th December 2012

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road NW1 2BJ - on the ground floor in the corridor outside the cafe

 

Agenda

1. Review to date - actions outstanding on materials

2. A new economy

3. Modules for next year:

Education

GMO foods and pharmaceuticals

Energy

Geo-engineering

4. AOB

Year 2 will start on Tuesday 8th January 2013 - same time, same place.

Review session on Tuesday 13th November 2012

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road NW1 2BJ - on the ground floor in the corridor outside the cafe

Agenda

1. Review of materials:

Banking and the monetary system (Clive) - 20mins

Sub-prime crisis (Clive) - 20mins

Wars of the 21st Century (Mike) - 20mins

Climate change (Arvind) - 20mins

Alternative economic system (Janos) - 20mins

2. Website development and planning - 20mins