This ratio is all about the perfect fifth interval in music, which can be expressed as 2:3 or 3:2. The ratio 3:2 can be expressed as 3/2 = 1.5, the generator used to build a scale by stacking fifths. But the ratio also suggests a tension between two concepts: duality and trinity, a dichotomy and…
Month: June 2021
Chartalism before it was cool
Plato wasn’t the big promoter of democracy and equality that he’s praised for being. In fact, economist Joseph Schumpeter described Plato’s views as just shy of fascism.
The ratio of three deciduous forests to one ship’s peanut
The term “inflation” causes glazed eyes. Call it a “leaf problem,” instead, and more people might sit up and take notice.
The secret to economic sustainability
The act of sharing is energized by the HEART chakra. But we can’t share without ascending through the first three matter-based chakras. That’s because you can’t share without first producing something, then consuming some of it (so you have energy to move) and then saving some of it. The secret to economic sustainability is in…
Just Constellations (Roomful of Teeth) – the justly intonated human voice
The human voice naturally tunes to pure intervals and tends to drift sharp – beautifully ascendant! Now, let’s do the same thing in our economy.
Mobius Circuit meets Crantor’s Lambda
In music and economics there’s a creative tension between the numbers 2 and 3. Using discrete mathematics, we can reduce the act of doubling to a single-digit pattern of 1-2-4-8-7-5. This is the matter-based process of Rodin’s Mobius Circuit. Using a similar process, we can simplify the series of tripled numbers into a repeating 9…
THE NEXT OCTAVE due out in the summer of 2021
Three is to two (3:2) as nine is to six (9:6). Encoded in this expanded ratio is a clue regarding the power of three: it conquers duality and transcends polarization consciousness, the foundation of our current debt-based economic system. A new book due out in the summer of 2021, The Next Octave: a Sustainable Economy…