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by oldbeyond
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Steve's Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Steve's Journal

I started my journal in a similar position to yours and also tackled investing first. In my mind there are three parts to investing: dealing with the market (what securities to buy, managing risk, portfolio composition and more), dealing with the government (taxes, retirement accounts, how your weal...
by oldbeyond
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Holistic Management by Allan Savory: the next level after ERE?

There is a lot to gain from studying permaculture/regenerative agriculture/holistic management et al, even for those of us who don’t farm. There are a lot of great examples of beautifully designed systems out there, and they’re of course very concrete and often quite beautiful. And a lot of the prin...
by oldbeyond
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Remote Work - life implications
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Remote Work - life implications

In terms of space your typical European scenario describes our situation perfectly. Our daughter is only a year old so there’s room for a desk in the spare bedroom. But I can make out computer monitors in my neighbours kitchens and living rooms, so it seems to be more of a challenge for a lot of peo...
by oldbeyond
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)
Replies: 123
Views: 27271

Re: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)

Aren't we complicating the calculation? The US ecologial footprint is 8.0, biocapacity 1.7 and US GDP/capita 65297. 65297/(8/1.7) gives $13875/capita. Perhaps I'm missing some part of the argument as this is quite a bit higher than what we've discussed before.
by oldbeyond
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE Motivations
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: ERE Motivations

I found ERE somewhere around 2011/2012. Back then the GFC was still on everyones mind and the peak oil community was very active. I was drawn to the book and the forums as it there weren’t many other frameworks around that acknowledged limits in a practical way. A lot of people where either lost in ...
by oldbeyond
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 19
Views: 1630

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

I’ll submit Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture. Poke around his youtube channel or listen to some podcast with him to get the story. I could have chosen some other prominent figure in the regenerative agriculture universe but I’m most familiar with him. Basically he runs a complex farming ope...
by oldbeyond
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)
Replies: 123
Views: 27271

Re: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)

I recently came accross this argument which states that TFR is mostly a factor of child mortality (a variable that of course correlates with income, access to health care, female education et al): https://ifstudies.org/blog/african-fertility-is-right-where-it-should-be I feel that JAFI and similar c...
by oldbeyond
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 297
Views: 134664

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Five videos outlining Strong Town's views on the financial viability of different types of development patterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_SXXTB ... LN69ehUTVa

A lot on urbanism and biking more generally on the same channel.
by oldbeyond
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 297
Views: 134664

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Western Red Cedar: I enjoyed the film and the photography is beautiful. But I did find the story a bit hard to relate to. You'd expect them to sell their overpriced condo or whatever, buy a farm and pull themselves up by their bootstraps as it usually goes, but apparently they borrowed $millions (?)...
by oldbeyond
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: oldbeyond's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14473

Re: oldbeyond's journal

I feel like I have collected an a lot of positive habits and practices in my life, that has improved it substantially, have had me avoid a lot of common pitfalls and now seems to have me entering the steep part of the S-curve in a lot of areas in my life. This is something to be celebrated and to be...
by oldbeyond
Mon May 31, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Optionality by Richard Meadows
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Optionality by Richard Meadows

Yes. I’ve been very good at avoiding negatives (debt, junk food, video games) but not as aggressive in pursuing the opportunity for powerfully positive outcomes. A lot of writing selling the latter is scammy and/or not replicable, but there is not like all action is pointless. It is more a case of p...
by oldbeyond
Sat May 29, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Optionality by Richard Meadows
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: Optionality by Richard Meadows

Yes, there is a trade off between exploring new options and exploiting the ones you already have which he discusses in the book. Also, ultimately deliberately sacrificing options to gain meaning or community might be the right use for your stash. Here’s a more thorough review (from another blog I re...
by oldbeyond
Fri May 28, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Optionality by Richard Meadows
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Optionality by Richard Meadows

I just finished reading this, written by personal finance journalist/digital nomad/angel investor/pizza freak Richard of thedeepdish.org The title has it - it’s a book exploring optionality from various angles relating to lifestyle design in a broad sense. In short, cultivating high quality options ...
by oldbeyond
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design
Replies: 89
Views: 6901

Re: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design

feel there’s a yearning for community in many places; I can feel it in myself as well. There’s a parallell with the practical skills we hone, in that community is also a skill, where a lot of knowledge has been lost as solutions to problems happen in the market or the bureaucracy and not in the home...
by oldbeyond
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: oldbeyond's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14473

Re: oldbeyond's journal

I’m a bit late to it, but thinking back on the year that’s now in the past always seems to be worth the time. FAMILY Contrary to popular assessment, 2020 was a wonderful year, as it saw our daughter come into the world. Definitely the most substantial thing to happen during the year (for mankind I m...
by oldbeyond
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design
Replies: 89
Views: 6901

Re: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design

I thought the sound was fine, apart from some occasional glitches from the transmission. No expert here, but as a viewer I wasn’t distracted by it. I think you’ve really improved how you present your message in this video and the Mad Fientist episode compared to previous appearances. The labels (del...
by oldbeyond
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 317
Views: 24175

Re: Food and climate change

@slsdly: I would not consider our current diets very traditional, gains in net energy have transformed what you once ate at feasts (if at all) to everyday staples, and spared us a lot of gruel, porridge and bread (or what the locality in question permitted). Nor is tradition necessarily an argument ...
by oldbeyond
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 317
Views: 24175

Re: Food and climate change

My eating habits mostly resemble flexitarianism. I avoid beef but we eat some dairy. But I’ve been working on adding more plant based foods gradually (this weeks menu is clam chowder, fish soup with mixed vegetables and a splash of cream, cheese and carrot patties with ajvar and bulghur and fennel p...
by oldbeyond
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 317
Views: 24175

Re: Food and climate change

In general the protein craze is sort of like people buying crazily expensive road bikes while being not all that fit. Not a relevant focus for 90% of people who do it. If you’re a professional athlete worrying about the aerodynamics of your helmet or eating 3 grams of protein / kg body weight (you’r...
by oldbeyond
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 317
Views: 24175

Re: Food and climate change

Was reading this earlier today: https://interactive.carbonbrief.org/what-is-the-climate-impact-of-eating-meat-and-dairy/ Pretty good infographic. Pareto moves would be minimizing beef and lamb. Then pork and dairy even if they’re quite a bit lower in impact. Eggs and poultry are quite a bit more com...