Category Archives: Politics

Who Moved My Cheese

I started working at a company named Arvin in 1994. It no longer exists. In 2000, they had a “merger of equals” with a company named Meritor. They promised the Arvin shareholders that, in 2 years, the CEO of Arvin, … Continue reading

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A TikToker’s recording of her male classmates joking about rape and saying that ‘silence is consent’ has viewers horrified. Source: TikToker who’s the ‘only girl in tech class’ films male classmates joking that ‘silence is consent’ right in front of … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow: Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability – Locus Online

The story of how this came to pass is tawdry and oft-told: it’s the tale of how switching competition law’s enforcement to focus on “consumer welfare” (low prices) destroyed labor markets, national resiliency, and the credibility of democratic institutions. It’s … Continue reading

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Biden’s Lawless Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry Funding Both Parties – by Glenn Greenwald – Glenn Greenwald

Indeed, anyone invested in endless war in the Middle East — including the entire U.S. intelligence community and the weapons industry which feeds off of it — must be thrilled by all of this. Each time the U.S. “retaliates” against … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry brilliantly sums up importance of monarchy – ‘Happiest countries in the world’ | Royal | News | Express.co.uk

Mr Fry told the podcast: “I look at America and I think if only Donald Trump and now Biden, if every week they had to walk up the hill and go into a mansion in Washington and there was uncle … Continue reading

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New York State to Revolutionize Antitrust

The Amazon H2Q fight in 2019 woke up the anti-monopolists in New York. Now they are moving forward with a new stronger trust-busting law. “Too Much Power in Too Few Hands” – An Interview with Senator Michael Gianaris: Senator, first … Continue reading

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The State of Social Media

Caught this today on an image sharing site, with the title “Failed the History Class.” Really? Let’s look at it. We get one sentence which casts the situation hard to one side. Then another statement that casts the situation hard … Continue reading

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How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero

But Zuboff also claims that surveillance literally robs us of our free will — that when our personal data is mixed with machine learning, it creates a system of persuasion so devastating that we are helpless before it. That is, … Continue reading

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The Two Middle Classes – Quillette

The struggle between the two middle classes is not just a matter of wealth and power, but also of retaining the social basis for democracy itself. Without a strong, independent middle class operating outside the control of large institutions, be … Continue reading

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Burning Down Companies for Fun and Profit

The entire premise that capitalism is founded on is that if you are willing to risk your future on a business venture, and you win bigly, then you get to reap the rewards. The flip side of that coin is … Continue reading

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