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Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

Sup y'all. I'm Yancey — writer, founder of the Bento Society, cofounder of Kickstarter, and author of "This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World." Subscribe to stay in touch.

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When the Bento met the Doughnut

A collaborative experiment in combining the Bento and Doughnut Economics

When the Bento met the Doughnut
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Introducing the Library of Economic Possibility

And the Future Us Grant

Introducing the Library of Economic Possibility
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Open your senses and close the noise

Changing our relationship to time

Open your senses and close the noise
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Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell on moving from hope to action

“Hope for me feels like the opposite of admitting that you have to do it. ‘I hope someone else will fix it.’ That’s a disaster. Hope dies and action begins.” — Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell

Extinction Rebellion cofounder Clare Farrell on moving from hope to action
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Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured

“It makes me uneasy when I think about how much corporations are measuring about human interactions today and not making considered decisions about what gets measured. Deciding what gets measured is a political and ethical choice." — Jeff Hammerbacher

Scientist Jeff Hammerbacher on what gets measured
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Artist Hank Willis Thomas on playing infinite games

“A lot of people that I have come to admire are infinite game players stuck in a finite game… Playing outside of the rules of the game, and making up our own rules, but somehow still abiding by the boundaries of the finite game that our society has created for us.” — Hank Willis Thomas

Artist Hank Willis Thomas on playing infinite games
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The blessing and the thirst

After the pandemic, we're all in the Dark Forest now

The blessing and the thirst
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Professor Mariana Mazzucato on how to create value

“I think of it like a fight, like guerrilla warfare. You build up your adrenaline to do it. Even though it might be easier to do research, you’re on the front line repeating your message.” — Mariana Mazzucato

Professor Mariana Mazzucato on how to create value
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Doughnut Economics author Kate Raworth on the century of natural data

“These ideas are in the ether. There's this lovely quote from André Gide: ‘Everything that needs to be said has already been said, but since nobody was listening it has to be said again.’” — Kate Raworth

Doughnut Economics author Kate Raworth on the century of natural data
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Author David Wallace Wells on the new economics of climate

“The conditions of possibility have really changed. The landscape used to look tilted against decarbonization. Now it's tilted towards decarbonization.” — David Wallace Wells

Author David Wallace Wells on the new economics of climate