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  1. Sep 2023
    1. In January 2018, Deutsche Bank produced an 81-page report, “US Income and Wealth Inequality”,

      Link to the PDF has moved.

  2. Jun 2023
    1. But that failed when Congress took another step and passed an amendment to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act in 1986, which held that no owner or operator of an underground storage tank could transfer that liability to someone else.

      All contractual liability transfers should be banned.

    1. In Chile, two million Chileans were estimated to have been killed by the Pinochet regime

      Totally overblown, 3065 dead, ~40k tortured, 200k exiled from Chile by Pinochet.

  3. May 2023
  4. Apr 2023
  5. Mar 2023
    1. Can you imagine a world without limits? Having to navigate a citywithout any limits on how people drive, for example? Or no limits onwhat harm we may do to others? Societies need limits to allow thecommon pursuit of individual and societal wellbeing.
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      • related to the previous comment on limits
    2. The concept understands humans tobe social beings and assumes that living within societies is associatedwith collective responsibilities, which includes the acceptance of cer-tain limits on individual freedoms.
      • Comment
      • This is pretty obvious that living within society means abiding by laws, but still shockingly ignored by many, especially of the libertarian persuasion.
    3. Theconcept of consumption corridors combines notions of human needs,individual preferences, and freedom as the basis for a good life for all.
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      • When
        • human needs
        • individual preferences
        • individual freedom
      • are combined, it provides the individual with agency, creativity and freedom to choose a lifetsyle within ecological limits
      • Especially when we are collectively in overshoot, we must adhere to such limits
      • Limits always exist within any society. There is no such thing as absolute freedom
      • However, we have been abusing our ecological freedom and have thereby threatened our own existence by doing so
  6. Jan 2023
    1. Why do we not see a man like Kandiaronk as an importanttheorist of human freedom? He clearly was

      Kandiaronk was an important theorist of human freedom.

    2. the Enlightenment project, one now seen inrevolutionary quarters as a false dream of liberation that has insteadunleashed unspeakable cruelty upon the world

      Was the Enlightenment a false dream of liberation which has really unleashed an unspeakable cruelty upon the world?

    1. The freedom objection to effective climate governance says that we must make a tragic choice on behalf of freedom. We must choose the loss of some present and future lives in order to preserve a way of life, the lynchpins of which are individual freedom, private property, steep social and monetary inequality, economic growth, and energy-intensive production and consumption. Yet the lives some would choose to lose need not be lost if the right and the good—living up to the best in our humanity and being morally responsible—were seen in new ways.

      !- a middle way solution : meeting libertarians half way? - present palatable alternatives that are not so threatening?

    2. “Better dead than Red,” as people used to say when I was growing up in America’s heartland during the Cold War.[9] Apparently, it’s better to be dead than Green now. That argument is made in public with a straight face. It is not enough, then, to interpret climate denial (as well as vaccine denial, and even pandemic denial) as merely venal or ignorant, though much of it is that. This denial goes deeper and is more philosophically significant because it is rooted in a broken conception of individual freedom in a political morality whose time is passing, if not already past.

      !- libertarian position : climate change stance - incompatible because libertarians defend individual freedom at ALL costs, even contradictory ones

    1. open window

      Open window here is a symbol of desires of Mrs. Mallard .had for freedom and her hope for a change into independence.

    2. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature.

      This passage brings forth the question whether she was suffering during her relationship either directly from husband or indirectly from the cultural hardships married women faced especially in the past.

    3. When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under hte breath: "free, free, free!" The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes.

      Usually when one abandons their will and gives in they become almost lifeless; however, it is the exact opposite in this situation. This begs the question whether she was hoping something would happen to her husband to set her free.

    4. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.

      This is interesting as it now seems she is excited to live a life for just herself.

    1. News outlets make myriad subjective judgment calls pursuant to processes that are not made public to readers/viewers and that are often not written down or audited after the fact.

      To prevent extreme propaganda, the Mass Media must be forced to publish automatically the inventory of news broadcasted throughout the year, categorized.

  7. Dec 2022
    1. Alas, lawmakers are way behind the curve on this, demanding new "online safety" rules that require firms to break E2E and block third-party de-enshittification tools: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/online-safety-made-dangerous/ The online free speech debate is stupid because it has all the wrong focuses: Focusing on improving algorithms, not whether you can even get a feed of things you asked to see; Focusing on whether unsolicited messages are delivered, not whether solicited messages reach their readers; Focusing on algorithmic transparency, not whether you can opt out of the behavioral tracking that produces training data for algorithms; Focusing on whether platforms are policing their users well enough, not whether we can leave a platform without losing our important social, professional and personal ties; Focusing on whether the limits on our speech violate the First Amendment, rather than whether they are unfair: https://doctorow.medium.com/yes-its-censorship-2026c9edc0fd

      This list is particularly good.

      Proper regulation of end to end services would encourage the creation of filtering and other tools which would tend to benefit users rather than benefit the rent seeking of the corporations which own the pipes.

    2. That same enshittification is on every platform, and "freedom of speech is not freedom of reach" is just a way of saying, "Now that you're stuck here, we're going to enshittify your experience."
    1. Activists within this movement, as well as academics writing about online harassment, have tended to ground their discussions of the problem with reference to free speech discourse. However, this language, with its grounding in the Western liberal tradition, comes with considerable limitations. I argue here that an intersectional approach requires us to explore a much more radical rethinking of the political traditions in which we ground responses to online harassment.
    1. The real question isn’t whether platforms like Twitter and Facebook are public squares (because they aren’t), but whether they should be. Should everyone have a right to access these platforms and speak through them the way we all have a right to stand on a soap box downtown and speak through a megaphone? It’s a more complicated ask than we realize—certainly more complicated than those (including Elon Musk himself) who seem to think merely declaring Twitter a public square is sufficient.
    2. This tweet, along with the reinstatement of Donald Trump’s Twitter account, has caused a whirlwind of discussion and debate on the platform—the same arguments about free speech and social media as the “digital public square” that seem to go nowhere, regardless of how often we try. And part of the reason they go nowhere is because the situation is both more simple and more complicated than many of us want to recognize.
  8. Nov 2022
    1. governments create an official version of rules (e.g. laws and regulations) ina machine-consumable form, which allows rules to be understood and actioned by computer systems in aconsistent way.

      Discovered by this tweet.



    1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision.

      Ιατρικές πράξεις ΜΟΝΟ με ενημέρωμένη συναίνεση χωρίς καμία βία.

    1. 11/30 Youth Collaborative

      I went through some of the pieces in the collection. It is important to give a platform to the voices that are missing from the conversation usually.

      Just a few similar initiatives that you might want to check out:

      Storycorps - people can record their stories via an app

      Project Voice - spoken word poetry

      Living Library - sharing one's story

      Freedom Writers - book and curriculum based on real-life stories

    1. Amazing how Nixon & Reagan begun the War on Drugs to actually taret hippies (Peace movement) & niggers (Civil rights movements).

    1. engineers and product people just hate working on features “sold” by the sales department without asking them in an effort to meet objectives for bonuses.

      Allmost all corporations isolate sales from development, and that's a root cause of the decline (see Microsoft's dissapointing software products, eg. Teams).

    2. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. (Lao Tzu)

      No rulers allowed without a good excuse.

    1. . Barbrook shows how this futurist prophecy is borrowed from America’s defunct Cold War enemy: Stalinist Russia. Technological progress was the catalyst of social transformation. With copyright weakening, intellectual commodities were mutating into gifts. Invented in capitalist America, the Net in the late-1990s had become the first working model of communism in human history.

      Amazing mix of stalinism, gift-economy, less copyrights & social progress in one paragraph.

    1. You can also go to the Ruby OAuth Client Library to download the source code and run: 1gem build intuit-oauth.gemspec to build your own gem if you want to modify certain functions in the library.
    1. ι δυσάρεστες αυτές τάσεις περιορίστηκανκαι η Ελλάδα επανήλθε στη βασική φιλελεύθερη κοίτη τηςπαράδοσής της.

      εγω: μοιαζει με ιστορική προκατάληψη των ελληνων πως ειμασταν "φιλελεύθεροι" (δες Μαυρογορδάτο για ρίζες της βασιλείας).



    1. τις άλλες γλώσσες, χρησιμοποιείται κατά κανόνα ο ίδιοςόρος (monarchy) για δύο ξεχωριστές έννοιες, που στα ελληνικά υπάρχει ηευχέρεια να αποδοθούν με δύο διαφορετικούς όρους: «βασιλεία» και«μοναρχία». Κατά συνέπεια, μπορεί στα ελληνικά να γίνει λόγος για«βασιλευόμενη δημοκρατία», ενώ στις άλλες γλώσσες το ίδιο ακριβώςκοινοβουλευτικό πολίτευμα ορίζεται ως «συνταγματική μοναρχία»(constitutional monarchy).

      Για το πως αποκαλουμε τα πολιτευματα.



  9. Oct 2022
    1. The freedom to play with ideas, and to explore new ways of thinking, critiquing, deploying, and analyzing ed tech provided by metaphors, is much needed if we are to develop a better appreciation of its possibilities, implications, and limitations.

      "Playful" activity as inherently "free" and actively necessary - compare to earlier sentence about whether that's "appropriate in the formal requirements" of a job.

  10. Sep 2022
    1. the interconnected world of the open internet

      This is the "open internet" that is a tool for furthering freedom and democracy - a mission that FB supports. There's another take on "open internet", where it is about curbing the power of corporate monopolies.

  11. Aug 2022
    1. Indeed, judging from the accounts of the many employees who have now gone on record about this issue, the “debates” that have been happening at Basecamp are precisely the kinds of conversations that happen when you have a diverse workforce. Different issues affect different people differently, and being able to speak freely about those differences is the hallmark of a healthy culture. But by framing these discussions as “acrimonious debates” rather than “challenging conversations,” Hansson has positioned himself not as a peacemaker, but as a tyrant hell-bent on taking his toys and going home; shutting down discussions rather than holding space for growth and discovery.
  12. www.janeausten.pludhlab.org www.janeausten.pludhlab.org
    1. youthful infatuation

      Potential parallels to Mr Bennet's feelings for Mrs Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. Mr Bennet had been "captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good-humour which youth and beauty generally give, [and] had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put an end to all real affection for her." (P&P Chapter 42) Perhaps this also parallels Sir Thomas Bertram's feelings for Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park. It's never stated that Sir Thomas regrets his match but she "captivated" him (chapter 1 MP) and became a "woman who spent her days in sitting, nicely dressed, on a sofa, doing some long piece of needlework, of little use and no beauty, thinking more of her pug than her children" (chapter 2 MP). It seems more fitting somehow that it was the men making choices led my their hormones more than the women (though you must consider Lydia Bennet). Austen points out constantly how women had few choices in life and marriage, they had to make good ones as they would be trapped, they did not have the same freedoms as men.

  13. Jul 2022
    1. Can they reshape the contours and boundaries of their socialsituations instead of being shaped by them?

      !- key insight : can an individual reshape the contours of their social situations instead of being shaped by them? * This realization would open up the door to authentic inner transformation * This is an important way to describe the discovery of personal empowerment and agency via realization of the bare human spirit, the "thought sans image"

    2. Underneath whatever threads they have already identified with, there isalways a pregnant potentiality of thoughts yet to be shaped.

      !- Insight : thought sans image * If we recognize our intrinsic bare human spirit, it opens up possibilities to leave our identity behind like a suit we can take off * Nothing is socially predestined and in that recognition, there is a new-found freedom to replace our current personware

    1. This is the paradoxical practice of Zen. How can we take care of the ordinary things and people in our daily life with care and attentiveness and still understand and know their impermanence? In practicing these two views simultaneously, we can come to understand freedom and to completely inhabit our one precious and unique human life. They mutually support each other and yet retain their distinctive qualities. We don’t call something that is white, black and yet we understand that white and black share the same essence. This understanding defines a good Zen practice. We take care of cause and effect from the basis of operation of boundless, timeless, open awareness.

      We straddle the absolute and relative with each step, each action in the simultaneous relative and absolute world. As Dasietz Suzuki said, "The elbow does not bend backwards". The world limits us, but freedom is all around.

  14. Jun 2022
    1. “Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.” ― John Waters, Role Models
    1. We will continue to listen and work to make Hypothesis a safe and welcoming place for expression and conversation on the web

      What has been done to improve this situation since this post six years ago?

    1. In France, a wealthyvoter giving 7,500 euros (the current ceiling) to his preferred politicalparty has a right to a tax deduction of 5,000 euros, financed by the restof the taxpayers.
    1. The intent of this specification and related tools is to expand the reach of development containers, allow the usage of containers by themselves or different orchestration technologies, and allow any tool to manage and create them.
    2. and they've been focused on using Docker or Docker Compose
    1. First, the majority population in eastern Virginia were enslaved blacks. Whites lived in constant fear of slave insurrection. Everyone knew about the 1739 slave rebellion in Stono, S.C., when blacks broke into a store, decapitated the shopkeepers, seized guns and powder, and marched with flying banners, beating drums and cries of “Liberty!” Up to 100 joined the rebellion before being engaged by a contingent of armed, mounted militiamen. Scores died in the ensuing battle.
    1. It is a fact that lands have been sold for five shillings, which were worth one hundred pounds: if sheriffs, thus immediately under the eye of our state legislature and judiciary, have dared to commit these outrages, what would they not have done if their masters had been at Philadelphia or New York?

      This is almost hilarious in light of how the U.S. Government has since repeatedly dispossessed Indigenous Americans of their lands for far less than "five shillings."

    2. Some minds are agitated by foreign alarms. Happily for us, there is no real danger from Europe; that country is engaged in more arduous business: from that quarter there is no cause of fear: you may sleep in safety forever for them.

      When talking about "disciplined armies", "defense", and "militias" at the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788, Patrick Henry explicitly says that the United States is not in danger from European powers:

      Some minds are agitated by foreign alarms. Happily for us, there is no real danger from Europe; that country is engaged in more arduous business: from that quarter there is no cause of fear: you may sleep in safety forever for them.

  15. May 2022
    1. “By the way,” she wrote, “in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.” She went on, “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”

      —Abigail Adams, March 1776, in a letter to her husband John Adams serving in the Continental Congress


      all men would be tyrants if they could.

  16. Apr 2022
  17. Mar 2022
    1. “As with many of the articles with which these proceedings are concerned, the respondent does not merely identify information, put the material before the public, and ask questions arising from it. He acts as arbiter, presenting the matter on the basis that his belief, opinions and interpretation of the information, assuming that is the right word to use, is “the full truth,”” the judges noted in their opinion [PDF] on March 25.
    2. According to Kerr, Dorrian, who presided over both Salmond’s trial and Murray’s contempt of court proceedings, “has led the campaign to get rid of juries in the cases of sex offenses in Scotland.”

      Dorisn is the judge that persuaded both Alex's and Murray's trials!

    1. Προπαγάνδα λοιπόν είναι να θεωρείς ότι οι Πούτιν, Ζελένσκυ και Ερντογάν έχουν ως κοινό τους γνώρισμα τον αυταρχισμό, γιατί η αλήθεια είναι ότι το κοινό ανάμεσα τους είναι ότι έχουν, σε αντίθεση με τους Δυτικούς ομολόγους τους, ικανούς να τα καταφέρουν αντιπάλους που απειλούν την εθνική γραμμή. Μπορεί κάποιος να βρει μία δυτική χώρα που να υπάρχει ισχυρή νόμιμη αντιπολίτευση, που πραγματικά να απειλεί την εθνική γραμμή;

      Διεισδυτική παρατηρηση για την Δυτική πλανη με τους Δικτατορες: ειναι οι διαλεκτική σχεση των αντιπολιτεύσεών τους που τους διατηρεί αυταρχικούς.


      Information warfare against Russian propaganda against its own people will not work.

    1. The European Union, in an unprecedented move, has decided to prohibit the broadcasting and distribution of content by these outlets throughout the European Union

      Example of censorship done by our western institutions. The reasoning here is to prevent the spread of one-sided, fact-misrepresenting propaganda -- but it's still censorship.

  18. Feb 2022
    1. When the C.D.C. published the first significant data on the effectiveness of boosters in adults younger than 65 two weeks ago, it left out the numbers for a huge portion of that population: 18- to 49-year-olds, the group least likely to benefit from extra shots, because the first two doses already left them well-protected.

      US is not only the worst country from a death/cases standpoint, but also its governmental health services are not adept to the task.

      US is a failed state in many domains outside defense & security.

    1. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1494322378142359554.html

      from https://twitter.com/NeilLewisJr/status/1494322378142359554


      Some news: yesterday I learned that, by faculty vote, my bid for tenure/promotion was not approved.<br><br>I feel many things, but not shame or regret. I am so proud of our work during our time at yale, and angry that this version of that work will come to an end, this end.

      — Michael W. Kraus (@mwkraus) February 16, 2022
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    1. Other companies look five years ahead and make plans for the next year. They prefer to think like farmers: Look 20 years ahead, and plan only for the next day.

      What a nice metaphor of a sound way to do business.

    1. If the youths chose it for themselves I should have wondered less; but they do not choose it; they have it thrust upon them, and for the most part are disinclined towards it.

      Interesting take on education and freedom. Implies that it's allright for some people not to worry about the unknowable parts of the future.

  19. blogs.baruch.cuny.edu blogs.baruch.cuny.edu
    1. et’s wings

      bird can symbolize freedom or captivity in a poem. Because he mentions too, the bird's wings as a separate entity. There is a distinctive image or flight, liberation, freedom.

    1. Back in 1981, a State Department insider boasted that we would "turn Nicaragua into the Albania of Central America"-that is, poor, isolated and politically radical-so that the Sandinista dream of creating a new, more exemplary political model for Latin America would be in ruins.

      Cruelty of the imperialistic US administrator is telling of what we can achieve without toxic capitlalism.

    1. οι καταλήψεις δεν είναι μόνο εξ ορισμού εφήμερες, αλλά έχουν επιπλεον την επίγνωση ότι είναι εφήμερες.

      Συμφωνα με τον [[taleb]], η θνητότητα των κοινωνικών οργανώσεων ειναι το προτέρημα του Καπιταλισμου σε σχεση με την εκκλησία - κ αρα οι καταλλήψεις, ως [[TAZ]] ειναι επιθυμητές κοινωνικές κατασκευές.

    2. Κάθε κατάληψη πληρώνει ένα “κοινωνικό ενοίκιο” κάθε μέρα σε εργατοώρες που αν αμοίβονταν -ακόμα και με τον πιο υποτιμημένο βασικό μισθό- θα επέτρεπαν στα μέλη της να ζουν άνετα ως ιδιώτες. Αυτό το κοινωνικό ενοίκιο είναι μια σύνθεση του λόγου της, των δράσεων της, των διαδικασιών που ακολουθεί, των χρήσεων που απελευθερώνει, των πόρων που βρίσκει για να αντικαταστήσει το χρήμα, των κοινών τόπων που δημιουργεί.

      Οικονομική θεώρηση για τα positive externallities των καταλήψεων.

  20. Jan 2022
    1. Παρόμοια ΔΙΑΣΚΕΠ μπορούν να οδηγήσουν στον γνήσιο εκδημοκρατισμό του τοπίου των ΜΜΕ, επαναπροσδιορίζοντας τον τρόπο σύστασης του Εθνικού Συμβουλίου Ραδιοτηλεόρασης, με σύσταση του Συμβουλίου και ανάδειξη των μελών που θα αποσυνδεθεί από τη Βουλή και θα περάσει στη δικαιοδοσία των ΔΙΑΣΚΕΠ. Κοινωνικοποιώντας την ΕΡΤ, η οποία για να αποκτήσει πραγματικά δημόσιο χαρακτήρα, θα πρέπει να διοικείται από Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο, το οποίο θα εκλέγεται από το ΔΙΑΣΚΕΠ-ΜΜΕ και θα λογοδοτεί αποκλειστικά σε αυτό, χωρίς την κυβερνητική ποδηγέτηση. Περαιτέρω, θα χρειαστεί μία αναθεώρηση της σύμβασης με την Digea -Ψηφιακό Πάροχο Α.Ε. που αποτελεί μια ελληνική πατέντα συνδυασμού παρόχου δικτύου και παρόχου περιεχομένου.

      Σοβιετικής (με την κυριολεκτική εννοια) εμπνευσης το μοντελο του Μερα25 για την απαγκίστρωση των ΜΜΕ από τους Μεγάλους ιδιοκτήτες της χώρας, μπαβο!

    1. Europeans were constantly squabbling for advantage; societies ofthe Northeast Woodlands, by contrast, guaranteed one another themeans to an autonomous life – or at least ensured no man or womanwas subordinated to any other. Insofar as we can speak ofcommunism, it existed not in opposition to but in support of individualfreedom.

      Why can't we have some of the driving force of capitalism while ensuring that no person is subordinated to another while still supporting individual freedoms?

      Where did Western culture go wrong in getting stuck in a death lock with capitalism?

    1. A.Smith, Έρευνα για τη φύση και τις αιτίες του πλούτου των Εθνών, Το Βήμα, Εκδόσεις Ελληνικά Γράμματα, 2010.Σ. Λατούς, Το Στοίχημα της Απο-ανάπτυξης,Εκδόσεις Βάνιας, 2008.Ζ.Κ.Μισεά, Το Αδιέξοδο Άνταμ Σμιθ, Εναλλακτικές Εκδόσεις, 2008.Κ.Πολάνυι, Ο Μεγάλος Μετασχηματισμός, Εκδόσεις Νησίδες , 2007.Τ.Χομπς, Λεβιάθαν, Εκδόσεις Γνώση, 2006.Γ.Βαρουφάκης, Θεωρία Παιγνίων, Εκδόσεις Gutenberg, 2007.N.Gr.Mankiw, M.P.Taylor, Αρχές Οικονομικής Θεωρίας, Εκδόσεις Gutenberg, 2011.M.Ridley, Οι ρίζες της Αρετής, Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτης, 1998.Α.Σεν, Για την Ηθική και την Οικονομία, Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη,2000.Ζ.Ζ.Ρουσώ, Πραγματεία Περί της Καταγωγής και των Θεμελίων της Ανισότητας ανάμεσα στους Ανθρώπους, Εκδόσεις Σύγχρονη Εποχή, 1999.Φ.Έγκελς, Η Καταγωγή της Οικογένειας, της Ατομικής Ιδιοκτησιας και του Κράτους, Εκδόσεις Σύγχρονη Εποχή, 2013.Ο Παπαλάνγκι, Οι Λόγοι του Φυλάρχου Τουιαβίι από το νησί Τιαβέα του Νότιου Ειρηνικού, Εκδόσεις Ύψιλον, 2010.Μ.Μπούκτσιν, Η Οικολογία της Ελευθερίας, Εκδόσεις Αντιγόνη, 2016.Μ. Σαντέλ, Τί δεν μπορεί να αγοράσει το χρήμα, Εκδόσεις Πόλις, 2016.

      Ενδιαφερουσα βιβλιογραφία για την οικονομία της ελευθερίας, του Χάρη Ναξακη,καθηγητής Πολιτικής Οικονομίας στο Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων.

    2. Προς την κατεύθυνση αυτή ήταν οι τελετές Πότλατς, που για αιώνες διοργάνωναν οι τροφοσυλλέκτες κυνηγοί της βορειοδυτικής ακτής της Αμερικής, στις οποίες κατέστρεφαν τα πλεονάσματα, δηλαδή αποσυσσώρευαν τον πλούτο.

      Σοκαριστική λύση στο πρόβλημα της ανισότητας: καταστροφή των πλεονασμάτων!

    1. The crowning reward of general planning is that it will preserve a freedom of inquiry, a freedom of opportunity, that it is not only rational and efficient, but is also a part of a good way of life" (192).

      Merton, Robert King and Barber, Elinor (2004) The Travels And Adventures Of Serendipity : A Study In Sociological Semantics And The Sociology Of Science Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2004

  21. Dec 2021
    1. We will suggest that there isa reason why so many key Enlightenment thinkers insisted that theirideals of individual liberty and political equality were inspired byNative American sources and examples. Because it was true.
    2. As Barbara Alice Mann suggests to us (in personalcommunication), bourgeois women may have especiallyappreciated the Jesuit Relations because it allowed them toread about discussions of women’s sexual freedom in a formthat was entirely acceptable to the Church
    3. Rather, what Rousseaupresented was more of a parable, by way of an attempt to explore afundamental paradox of human politics: how is it that our innate drivefor freedom somehow leads us, time and again, on a ‘spontaneousmarch to inequality’?8
    1. And this explains, again, why this ended up being a book, not about equality, but about freedom: about how early humans, just like us, were keenly aware of their own freedom and determined to use it.

      What is The Dawn of Everything really about? Is it as Miriam Ronzoni suggests, a book about freedom more than it is about equality?

    1. δικαιώνεται» από μία παράνομη εκστρατεία φόβου (για έναν πραγματικό βέβαια ιό

      O [[Βιλλιάρδος]] δεν ειναι αρνητής του ιού, αλλα ως μελος της Ελληνικήες Λύσης, σαν τον "βρεγμένο στη βροχή", σκεφτεται ελεύθερα χωρίς να φοβαται μην τον χαραχτηρίσουν "ψέκα".

    2. οι υιοθετήσεις τεχνικών επιτήρησης εγείρουν σημαντικές ανησυχίες –  όσον αφορά τις μακροπρόθεσμες συνέπειες τους στην επιβολή ολοκληρωτικών καθεστώτων. Δημιουργούν δηλαδή την εντύπωση της δρομολόγησης πολιτικών και ηθικών «εκπαιδευτικών μέτρων» που καθιστούν τα εγγυημένα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα και την προστασία των προσωπικών, καθώς επίσης των ιατρικών δεδομένων, παρωχημένες έννοιες – με την επίκληση τους «εγωιστική»!

      Ο [[Βιλλιάρδος]] διαγιγνώσκει πως προωθείται ο φασιμός από ακροδεξιάς λογικής μέτρα - η αντιφατικότητα του να το διαγιγνώσκε ενα μέλος ενός τετοιου μορφώματος.

  22. Nov 2021
    1. Δώστε ένα πακέτο στα μίνιονς του Kaiser και εύχομαι το billions να είναι ΚαλοPfizer Και όταν θα επέλθει η ανοσία στην αγέλη θα δούμε πόσες μέλισσες θα υπάρχουν στην κυψέλη και εν τέλει

      Στερεη αποψη για τον εμβολιασμό στον covid19.

    1. Parallels between fascism & trumpism.

      But for me it's hard to fail to identify that fascist ideology was structured to deplete communist & class-war ideology of any credibility.

    1. τα κανάλια που βρίσκονταν σήμερα στα δικαστήρια είχαν έρθει για την υπόθεση του ψευτογιατρού, αλλά δεν καλύπτουν βεβαίως την αθώωση των μελών του Ρουβίκωνα. Θα ήταν πολύ πρόθυμα να καλύψουν το θέμα αν είχαν τη χαρά να μπουν φυλακή οι κατηγορούμενοι.

      Απιστευτα κυνικο - οι δημοσιογραφοι που το ειπαν, φερουν ακαίρεα την ευθυνη αφού δεν το αποκαλυπτουν.

    1. ένα αποκλειστικά λευκό σώμα ενόρκων

      Η επιλογή των ενόρκων πρεπει να ειναι τυχαία ή σταθμισμένη (όπως γινόταν με τις "φυλές" της αρχαίας Αθήνας)? Κι ας έχουμε εδώ κ την ανάποδη ένδειξη, όπου 10 λευκοί + 1 μαύρος ένορκοι καταδίκασαν 3 λευκούς φονιάδες.

    1. “It’s just unfortunate that these are the circumstances that we’re talking about Mastodon again,” he tells me. “I would much prefer it was something specifically about Mastodon. Rather than, you know, Gab.”

      Rochko (mastodon creator) said that at the closing of the interview.

    1. Yet our investigation revealed that YouTube blocked advertisers’ ability to find social justice content, potentially restricting ad revenue for those YouTubers.

      Check the gif from the Google-Ads blocking #BLM, but not "all lives matter"!

    1. even if you share a photo of someone who was like killed by an Israeli soldier you go to jail and you go to jail for the amount of like

      Small difference between Israel's law on Palestianians publishing on the internet & Saudi Arabia…

    1. «Νομίζω ότι είναι καιρός για τον λαό και τις ελίτ της Γερμανίας», δήλωσε προ ημερών σε συνέντευξή του στην Deutsche Welle o Παλαιστίνιος αναλυτής Αλί Αμπουνιμάχ, «να σταματήσουν να τιμωρούν τα παιδιά στη Λωρίδα της Γάζας για τα εγκλήματα που πραγματοποίησαν οι ίδιοι εναντίον των Εβραίων της Ευρώπης». Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν ότι ο σταθμός απολογήθηκε στους τηλεθεατές γιατί του έδωσε τον λόγο και διέγραψε τη συνέντευξη.

      Pravda-like censorship and cleansing of historical tracks!

    1. They keep our options open. They will allow the Commission to choose non-open technologies where there are good reasons to do so, while encouraging us to plan for future open-source alternatives.

      This point is EC;s FOSS strategy has been criticized by [[FSFE]].



    1. so we're going to ask first who thinks capitalism albeit with tweaks and reforms is still the best economic system we've got so if you think that give us a wave

      It seems as if 80% raised their hands, believing that Capitalism if the best economic system, and very few raised hands, later, believing that a new economic system is needed. A bit reasonable, since it would cost thousands to enter the room, no?

    1. I want to to encourage you to join DiEM25 because we are doing an enormous amount of work. Yesterday

      [[DiEM25 ]] still had no "plugin architecture", and asks all of us to join - it's not feasible, please find ways for all people to help your purpose, and the opposite.

    2. So there's a rich society for the very wealthy and the owners, the illegitimate owners of capital, but no society for the general population and that's basically neoliberalism, in a nutshell.

      [[Chomsky]] detailing what Warren Buffett stated: there is class-war, and my class is winning it!

      Immediately below he clarifies that "this structure has to be dismantled from top-to-bottom".

    3. These are not laws of nature. These are structures designed and imposed by the very wealthy,
    4. no consultation with anyone. This is just the organized international capital saying here's the way we can rob people for the long term by imposing the kinds of extensive property rights which guarantee monopoly pricing opportunities, indefinitely.

      [[Chomsky]] rightly pints out that TRIPS is from the Uruguay round (which i never had hear before) the root of neoliberalism domination internationally.

    5. at the level of increasing the so-called reputational risk to compel those who illegitimately own capital to use it in the common interest.

      According to [[Chomsky]], one underestimated method for subordinating the elites is to threaten them with reputational risk.

    6. but it's also the question of property rights. [

      [[Varoufakis]] is very serious about [[property rights]], so it's [[communism]] without calling the cursed word :-)

    7. So the only way to do that, Yanis, is to manage capital mobility - trans-border capital flows -

      Because we cannot raise taxes to the rich anymore, since they shift their earnings to tax-heavens.

    1. Γιατί λοιπόν να μην είμαι ελεύθερος να πουλήσω ή να αγοράσω από κάποιον ένα νεφρό; Γιατί η πορνεία να μην είναι ένα επάγγελμα σαν όλα τα άλλα, μια προσωπική υπηρεσία, που ο νόμος της προσφοράς και της ζήτησης καθορίζει την τιμή της; Γιατί να μην αποκτήσω ένα παιδί πληρώνοντας μια παρένθετη μητέρα; Γιατί να μην επιτρέπεται η χρήση εμβρύων για τη δημιουργία νέων καλλυντικών ή να μην χρησιμοποιήσουμε την γενετική μηχανική για να δημιουργήσουμε μωρά με προσχεδιασμένα χαρακτηριστικά; Επίσης γιατί να μην μπορεί ένας φυλακισμένος να αγοράσει την αναβάθμιση του κελιού του, ένας γιατρός να πουλάει έναντι μιας ετήσιας αμοιβής τη διαθεσιμότητα του τηλεφώνου του κι εμείς να διαθέτουμε το μέτωπό μας ως διαφημιστικό χώρο;

      Καλή συλλογή από neoliberal absurdities.

    1. then with this paper um they said we want to have open source whenever it makes sense so without explaining when it is like this and also they

      Critique is head for this paragraph of EC's Open Source strategy (PDF hostin site)

    1. "Over the past few years I've come to appreciate that freedom of [mental] movement is the key," he said, highlighting the nature of liquidity in putting thoughts to the page. "When you look about the freedom of your own hands moving, you have such incredible freedom of movement."'
    1. Context: Sonia was watching Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 3: "Episode 1" and had previously been watching a documentary One of Us about people who had left oppressive seeming Hassidic Jewish communities.

      I can't help but that that every culture could be considered a "cult" in which some percentage of people are trapped with comparison to all other cultures on Earth. Based on one's upbringing and personal compass, perhaps living and submitting to one's culture can become oppressive and may seem particularly unfair given power structures and the insidiousness of hypocrisy.

      Given this, could there logically be a utopian society in which everyone lives freely?

      Even within the United States there are smaller sub-cultures withiin which people feel trapped and which have the features of cults, but which are so large as to not be considered such. Even the space in which I freely live might be considered a cult by others who don't agree with it. It's only the vast size of the power of the group which prevents the majority who comfortably live within it from viewing it as a bad thing.

      A Democrat may view the Republican Party as a cult and vice versa, something which becomes more apparent when one polarizes these communities toward the edges rather than allowing them to drift into each other in a consensus.

      An African American may think they're stuck in a broader American cult which marginalizes them.

      A Hassidic Jew may feel they're stuck in a cult (of religious restrictions) with respect to the perceived freedoms of broader American Culture. Some may feel more comfortable within these strictures than others.

      A gender non-comforming person living in the deep South of the United States surrounded by the Southern Baptist Convention may feel they're stuck in a cult based on social norms of one culture versus what they experience personally.

      What are the roots of something being a cult? Could it be hypocrisy? A person or a broader group feeling as if they know "best" and creating a rule structure by which others are forced to follow, but from which they themselves are exempt? This also seems to be the way in which authoritarian rules arise when privileging one group above another based solely on (perceived) power.

      Another potential thing at play here may be the lack of diversity within a community. The level of cult within a society may be related to the shape of the bell curve of that society with respect to how large the center is with respect to the tails. Those who are most likely to feel they're within a "cult" (using the broader definition) are those three or more standard deviations from the center. In non-diverse communities only those within a standard deviation of the norm are likely to feel comfortable and accepted and those two deviations away will feel very uncomfortable while those who are farther away will be shunned and pushed beyond the pale.

      How can we help create more diverse and broadly accepting communities? We're all just people, aren't we? How can we design communities and governments to be accepting of even the most marginalized? In a heavily connected world, even the oddball teenager in a small community can now manage to find their own sub-community using the internet. (Even child pornographers manage to find their community online.)

      The opposite of this is at what point do we circumscribe the norms of the community? Take the idea of "Your freedom to strike me ends at my nose." Perhaps we only shun those extreme instances like murder and pornography, and other actions which take extreme advantage of others' freedoms? [This needs to be heavily expanded and contemplated...] What about the over-financialization of the economy which takes advantage of the unprivileged who don't know that system and are uncapable of the mathematics and computation to succeed. Similarly hucksters and snake oil salesmen who take advantage of their targets' weaknesses and lack of knowledge and sophistication. Or the unregulated vitamin industry taking rents from millions for their superstitions? How do we regulate these to allow "cultural freedom" or "religious freedom" without them taking mass-scale advantage of their targets? (Or are some of these acculturated examples simply inequalities institutionally built into societies and cultures as a means of extracting power and rents from the larger system by those in power?)

      Compare with Hester Prynne and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

    1. με την εξαίρεση του συναδέλφου του που δήλωσε ότι η προβολή και μόνο του φιλμ ειναι «πράξη ρατσιστική, ανεξάρτητα από τις προθέσεις του καθηγητή [Σενγκ]»

      Inconceivable that accusators want to ban art works back-in-time. It's like burning books, but virtually.