HumanIPO

“Invest in people you believe in…HumanIPO is a marketplace for capitalizing human potential.

https://humanipo.app/

Ingenious new form of finance under late-stage capitalism or fresh coat on old idea. Thought experiment what if the unit of shares were expressed in years? That’d be called indentured servitude. Express it as fraction of a share or in dollars, you’ve suddenly have an intriguing new financial instrument. Magic!

Against Hustle

“Even Thomas Merton — a mid-twentieth century activist monk who lived at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, and whom Odell holds up as a model of informed, participatory refusal — might have difficulty following the same path today. My mom lives a couple hours away from the Abbey of Gethsemani and when we went there a few months ago there were barely any monks left. Reading a flyer I realized that not only do you have to renounce all worldly belongings to join the Abbey, you can’t bring any debt with you. Charities can alleviate some of the burden, but even becoming a monk won’t necessarily help you escape student loans.”

—Rebecca McCarthy, “Against Hustle: Jenny Odell Is Taking Her Time at the End of the World.” Longreads.com. April 2019.