Michael Centra


Michael Centra was born in 1967 and raised on the East Coast of the United States. He is an advocate of a resourced based economy, low-impact, self sufficient living models and maintains an active twitter account at https://twitter.com/michaelcentra. A sequel to Energia is mostly complete and will follow in due course.

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Twitter: @michaelcentra


Force or Inconvenience: Is all government really an instrument of force?
Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6YegshrM9pGhRT25MrM0hnjRRQ3NEN_85Ffl9oAkc4/edit?usp=sharing

The Capitalist Price Obsolescence Problem: Why Von Mises Is Wrong and Prices Will Die
Published on Dec 15, 2016 The Capitalist Price Obsolescence Problem: Why Von Mises Is Wrong and Prices Will Die Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13... Links to different versions of "Energia", my sci-fi socio-economic novella: @ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view... Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g... Artwork by M. Centra Music "Echo Out" by Ronald Jenkees with permission Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License


Price: Free! Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a high profile interview conducted in an undisclosed area of Northern England, an advanced extraterrestrial official attempts to convey to a competitive human race the intricate details of his highly cooperative species and civilization.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Centra

  • Silver Spooned - Feeble Right Wing Fallasies on Feb. 10, 2016

    This book, to me, represents a well formulated foundation from which economic leftists and opponents of austerity can organize and base their objections around. I took a lot away from this book and feel better prepared to handle capitalist defenders of deregulation and libertarians. Even though I'm from the United States I can see that much of this book still applies here and has also provided added insight into the economic debate in Great Britain. Very worthwhile read and highly recommended.
  • The Elegant Solution on Feb. 27, 2016

    I removed my previous review because I forgot to mention I thought the author handle the majority of the solutions well. On that basis I think the book is well worth reading and recommend it. That said, I can't tell if this is intended as serious or humor since it does have "humor" as one of its tags. I thought the author could have given more attention to the biosphere solution, though. Assuming humans can perfect habitable biospheres before we ruin our natural environment, having to live in biospheres--- whether on Earth or in Earth orbit--- would force humans (if they want to survive) to be accountable for every aspect of their consumption and reproduction. Such, small, self-contained Eco-systems would have to be properly maintained and managed and that would require us to finally change our habits of overconsumption and resource waste. Of course, the Earth is one large biosphere but, due to its size, we don't immediately notice the consequences of our poor resource management. In a world of smaller biospheres, the ramifications of poor management would be more immediate and require us to limit our behavior patterns if we wanted to survive. The great thing about e-books is they can be updated and it would be nice if the author gave a more serious consideration of the biosphere solution in a subsequent edition of this work.