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*high5!* to @checkervest
real talk i spent like 3/4ths of my university career doing nothing but writing scholarship essays so i could actually afford to get my black ass through school and i'm now a master at them so if you're looking for help with writing one of those and are a minority (POC, LGBTQ+, etc) hit me up and i can help you out
Gina Ortiz Jones would have been the first openly gay congresswoman from Texas. She lost by 1,150 votes. The big tech companies bought this election for her opponent. 4/2
A symbolic victory like a keynote speech is nice. But elections are about real power. The House was in the balance in 2018, and Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Oracle, Facebook and Amazon doubled down to get this Republican elected. He would not have won without that money. 2/2
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if you’ve seen that NYT FALC essay going around, or the book that it’s about, here’s a review of it that will save you the trouble:
> But, if I have to, the most positive thing I can say about the book is that I don’t doubt that it will be Elon Musk’s favourite book of 2019 – and he’ll tweet about it as he prevents his workers from unionising.
ty @darius for linking this to me!
"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.
This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "
Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance
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