Coming towards the end of The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. Thoroughly enjoying it. It does a great job of presenting an alternative to our present, dominant system. From an outsider's perspective. It shows how inconceivable some of its characteristics and excesses would seem if you hadn't grown up immersed in them. Fantastically written, too.
The major public critique from our opponents is that our cost of capital is too high (though our opponent is a heavily leveraged publicly traded company), so would welcome suggestions as to sources of friendly $$ to bite off pieces of the high interest loan that is currently most of our #coop's financing! #btv
Someday I look forward to spending more time on Social.coop than on the Social.coop Loomio forums.
1. Set 3 months as our target runway.
2. Made income levels from "barely surviving" to "I can't imagine earning more."
3. Wrote what we would each need/want at each level.
4. Normalized everyone on the maximum per-level answer and multiplied by members.
6. Monthly we distribute at the level that gives us 3 months of runway with a 30% budgeted overhead.
How do you do it?
Nice intro piece by @ntnsndr . I think we need more like this with examples of how specific tools could be used.
"The Rise of a Cooperatively Owned Internet"
mastodon.social now running v2.0.0rc3
CWs, trigger warnings, and "free speech" Show more
To my surprise, I've found that the CW feature lets me express myself more freely and talk about a wider range of things than on Twitter.
One example: I have friends who are sober, or who have eating disorders, and I don't want to flood their TL with stuff about food or alcohol because they've talked about how difficult that is.
So it's very convenient being able to hide things behind a cut. Ofc this is only the case bc I'm not a huge fucking asshole
"the goal of every venture-backed company is to increase usage by some metric end over end over until the people who gave you that startup capital get their payday.
#Twitter never saw #Trump as a problem, because they saw him as the solution…Where does your responsibility lie?"
“One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” by Mike Monteiro
#capitalism, #finance Show more
@frankiesaxx Cool! My wife is a Cemetery Commisioner in our town, and something of a graveyard nerd. I'll have to ask if she's heard of the podcast! Sounds like something up her alley...
My guess is if you brought a high-powered hand spotlight you could see something, but, barring that, just a dark hole...
Apparently there was a New Haven, #Vermont doctor in the 1800s who had a phobia about being buried alive, so he designed his coffin to have a viewing window. We visited it today but sadly/thankfully the window has long since been obscured by condensation... https://social.coop/media/-582q61pioBIFe9KT8Y