Doug Vining Doing away with borders

As the New Scientist says in this article, nation states are an increasingly poor way to organise and run a planet. The current migration crises prove that here and now, in 2016, borders are a problem that can't easily be solved. Are they morally and philosophically defensible? In a future where national currencies are replaced by blockchains and tax regimes compete for residents, will countries still have meaning? We published a MindBullet last year, highlighting these issues. Which scenario will emerge?
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Posted: 20 June 2016 at 10:21

Doug Vining Beyond borders, and the nation state

From the Guardian, a long read:
"On the eve of its centenary, our nation-state system is already in a crisis from which it does not currently possess the capacity to extricate itself. It is time to think how that capacity might be built. We do not yet know what it will look like. But we have learned a lot from the economic and technological phases of globalisation, and we now possess the basic concepts for the next phase: building the politics of our integrated world system. We are confronted, of course, by an enterprise of political imagination as significant as that which produced the great visions of the 18th century – and, with them, the French and American Republics. But we are now in a position to begin."
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Posted: 24 April 2018 at 14:31

Doug Vining A home for digital nomads

The gig worker's life is becoming increasingly nomadic, and people who live as digital nomads increasingly have nowhere they call home. They also need unique products and services that suit their lifestyles. Recognising that the gig economy is becoming a bigger and bigger portion of the global economy, and looking to attract talent to their country, Estonia has produced a digital nomad visa, which allows them to work and live there for up to a year. Estonia shows it is thinking about the future!
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Posted: 6 August 2018 at 15:09
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