How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State By Derrick Broze Inspired by the work of Samuel E. Konkin III As humanity enters the second decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a Technocratic Age where Artificial ...
Author: Derrick Broze
Publisher: Tcr Books
How to Opt-Out of the Technocratic State By Derrick Broze Inspired by the work of Samuel E. Konkin III As humanity enters the second decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a Technocratic Age where Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Technology, and the Internet of Things are becoming a part of everyday life. This technology provides benefits but comes at a cost--corporations, governments, law enforcement, and hackers are all capable of peering into our lives at any moment. Corporations and governments are even learning to use technology in a way that allows them to be the "social engineers" of society. The concept of social credit is also becoming increasingly popular, and the likelihood that citizens will face negative consequences for choosing to speak about controversial topics or criticizing authorities is only going to increase. In his new book, author Derrick Broze examines the current push towards smart grid technology and explores the concept of Technocracy. Is this obscure political theory from the 20th century the guiding force behind the move towards a digital dystopia? What are the implications for a world that is always plugged in and on "the grid"? How can one maintain privacy and liberty in a society that is based on mass surveillance, technological control, and the loss of individuality? Broze believes the answers to our problems can be found in the work of political philosopher Samuel E. Konkin, and what he termed, Counter-Economics. Konkin outlined a specific strategy and mentality that encouraged "opting out" of the State's economic system, as well as any other system that does not align with one's values. By understanding the importance of Konkin's ideas it may be possible to adapt them to our digital world and forge a path towards liberty, privacy, and equality. Do you want to understand the philosophy which guides our digital world? Are you looking for practical solutions to maintain privacy and liberty? It is time to learn how to opt-out of the Technocratic State.
If our ultimate assumptions are those of a centralized technocratic state , we shall
never get far . We must opt for a participatory democracy as our form of politics ,
and the source of our social and economic policy . Starting from that principle ...
In fact , let us go one step further in our role - playing and assume the posture of
an " opt - out " . You are now the member of that small ... But you have not waited
for the technocratic state to award you this prize . You have grasped it - ahead of
Author: United States. Congress. House. Education and LaborPublish On: 1971
United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor. What then can you as an
" opt - out ” hope to do that is likely to ... initiative and taken for themselves the
prize that the Technocrats and the Marxists have long implied they would win for
Author: United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on EducationPublish On: 1971
In fact, let us go one step further in our role-playing and assume the posture of an
"opt-out". You are now the member of that small but ... waited for the technocratic state to award you this prize. You have grasped it — ahead of schedule, as it ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Select Subcommittee on EducationPublish On: 1971
In fac let us go one step further in our role-playing and assume the posture of a “ opt-out”. ... But you have not waited for the technocratic state to award you this pri
You have grasped it—ahead of schedule, as it were—and are confronted wi the ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Select Subcommittee on Education
For Member States to uphold their identity in the ongoing European Integration
process the instrument of opt - ins or opt - outs is essential . This is ... One of the
main characteristics of the “ SPAs ” is their focus on bureaucracy and technocracy
... has largely been the prerogative of those crusaders who have tried to opt out of
the technocracy and set out to plan ... authorising the Secretary of State ( if he
wishes ) to authorise local councils ( if they wish ) to collect certain unspecified ...
Within a technocratic system the traditional authority of the headteacher, defined
in terms of ... vision of professional leadership, a perspective from which to resist
simply becoming a functionary of the state. ... 4 Teacher researchers in schools
tend to opt for quantitative methods of data collection, such as questionnaires, ...
Author: Elliot , John
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book is concerned with action research as a form of teacher professional development. In it, John Elliot traces the historical emergence and current significance of action research in schools. He examines action research as a "cultural innovation" with transformative possibilities for both the professional culture of teachers and teacher educators in academia and explores how action research can be a form of creative resistance to the technical rationality underpinning government policy. He explains the role of action research in the specific contexts of the national curriculum, teacher appraisal and competence-based teacher training.
The government's goal was to concentrate all strategic planning for the country's
infrastructure in the state holding company ... refer to the Allende period as one of
extreme “ politicization ” and the Pinochet era as one of an " insulated , " technocratic state . Surprisingly , the military regime carried out the
nationalization of the telecommunication sector that Allende had started in the
1970s ; it only opted for ...
And the party faces significant choices concerning the scope of reform and the
institutional means to carry them out . The first option would be basic continuity .
The technocratic state seeks to sustain economic prosperity and social stability
by attracting foreign investment and ... and imaginative enough regarding both
policy and structure to co - opt and accommodate societal and sectoral demands
The foundations for genuine economic growth should be built on a home market
economic strategy as advocated by Usman ( 1986 ) . 4 . Conclusions ... to , a
blissful state . The second and third groups identified above would favour the technocratic critique and opt for further reforms of the SAP package . The first
For almost two decades after 1961 , South Korea opted for something resembling
what some political scientists have ... repressive , bureaucratic , and technocratic state closely linked to international capital , of which Brazil is “ undoubtedly the ...
Author: Robert A. Scalapino
Publisher: University of California Inst of East
Category: Social Science
Papers from a workshop held in Sept. 1983 and in March 1984.
Author: Professor Department of Political Science Richard GuntherPublish On: 2006-11-16
Some bureaucrats whose careers and interests had been associated with the
deposed regime may choose , out of ... of their technocratic or managerial skills
useful to any regime , or their ability to facilitate the continuity of the state during ...
Author: Professor Department of Political Science Richard Gunther
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Analysing the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s, this volume makes a major contribution to work on democratic regime transition in southern Europe.
... to the extent that they remain based on technocratic considerations are
particularly apt to opt for this kind of solution . ... 1974 local government
councillors in the state showed that the social stratum that emerged as
spokesmen for the rural ...
Person points out that it is simply not possible to be human without having a
culture , that is , a sense of organic nationhood relying ... at a more founding
fathers had opted for to fundamental level , of changing its demonstrate that they
were not political structure in a revolutionary English . ... by technocratic state
apparatus , a political vacuum nowadays inevitably arises presenting difficulties
for that state .
But this is only a transient state and as we have indicated above the technocrats
are realising little by little the need to ... It is not a question of the administered opting out , but of a bargain which is based on an extensive interpretation of the ...