@codeawayhaley The most baffling thing about it to me is that "the commons" is how every society in the world structured itself from the agricultural revolution until the industrial revolution. There's no damn hypothetical about it, it worked, it works, it will work
The United States does not exercise its "police power" to help other countries. The idea of American benevolence in international affairs is a myth. the whole "policeman of the world" thing is just PR. it's marketing, sold to the American people and credulous foreigners, as a bit of sugar to make the bitter pill of power projection go down.
The American government acts in the interest of America's capitalists. Period. if anyone else benefits, including american citizens, it's almost entirely accidental.
facebook coin is aiming at ppl around the world who don't have banks. I don't have any data to back this up but my hunch is the majority of those people don't live in the west (because most people don't live in the west). Facebook is targeting the global south to hold onto what little money they have and to make a profit on relatively small fees on a giant economy of scale.
it seems like a kind of weird new imperialism where a stateless, multicultural entity is targeting the global poor.
<barrucadu> At work we have a large postgres table called "mongodb" with two columns called "collection" and "document", the latter of which is JSONB. Apparently it works well
From #haskell on freenode.
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Forget the official name, I heard a better one:
It's so apt and succint.
The launch of Zuckerbucks Show more
Remember in the 90s, when teens were more tech savvy than adults, and everyone assumed that the savviest would just keep getting younger? Now it's 2017, and the people who were teens in the 90s are the most tech savvy generation and probably will be until they die.
Kids don't grow up with computers any more, they grow up with iPhones. If it's possible to learn to code on an iPhone, it's despite Apple's best efforts.
#Libra #currency "could prove useful even if it flops, for it offers a blueprint for how #Facebook itself could one day be governed…
An equivalent Association could be composed of representatives of users, advertisers, data-protection authorities and so on. Their job could be to oversee the #socialgraph, another database, which lists all of Facebook’s users and the links between them—and to guarantee that Facebook users can post to another #socialnetwork and vice versa."
@Gargron There is no "unregulated" when you start a business interfacing with state fiat currencies. But I think you're right, it is similar to starting a bank.
The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
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