A Theory of Power by Jeff Vail

By Jeff Vail

A concept OF strength - In his penetrating research of the constitution of energy and the human situation, Jeff Vail unravels the functioning of our global and proposes a center thought of styles of power-relationships. This old critique of hierarchy sweeps from anthropology and psychology to economics and politics, finally proposing a version for a sustainable, human-compatible destiny. "A thought of Power" is the main cutting edge method of anarchist idea in a new release, breaking loose from the chains of previous dogma and integrating the most up-tp-date wisdom of the functioning of our international.

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"Very wealthy, stimulating and ambitious... I salute your very important work!"
--John Zerzan, anarchist thinker, writer of "Elements of Refusal, destiny Primitive" and "Running on Emptiness"

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--Noam Chomsky, writer of "Hegemony or Survival," defined by means of the "New York Times" as "arguably crucial highbrow alive."

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Energy corporations then expend enormous resources to gather that fuel from naturally dispersed positions to a centralized location. Then, using incredibly inefficient processes which create toxic wastes, they combust the fuel and convert the resulting heat into electricity. Using expensive transmission lines they distribute the electricity, with a great loss in the process. Finally, consumers convert the electricity back into heat (in most cases) using, again, incredibly inefficient processes.

All of these locations combined higher-density hunter-gatherer populations, fauna suitable to agricultural development along with the catalyst of climate change. 13 While tribes that experimented with agriculture experienced a net loss of productivity, they gained the ability to support far denser populations on a given area of land. Population growth, however, continued even after the population reached the local carrying capacity for incipient agriculture, resulting in expansionary pressures.

It has the ability to organize other meme-driven collections of human activity by connecting the possible outputs and desired inputs of each with a complementary match. The marketplace has evolved from inter-group feasts exchanging surpluses and specialties through an elaborate series of gifts1 to computer-mediated exchanges using price to regulate the global production, transportation and consumption of countless commodities. The state emerges as a closely related development, often inseparable from the market.

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