Today I listened to a die-hard III%er explain how he came to realize that the people of the patriot movement had been manipulated into being foot soldiers for the rich elite. He shared this story to compel others like him to think hard about who their actions were benefitting, and encouraging them to stop fighting other poor folk and instead unite to take on their shared enemy.
There is hope.
@LeoSammallahti One option would be same number of workers could own/operate more automated stores more efficiently. However, human relationship is an important factor that automated stores will lose. Worker presence in the store creates relationship & affiliation for the customer. Workers can "curate" merchandise, meet customer needs better than any algorithm.
Traditional banks = banks that lend to customers they know well, use mostly retail deposits for their funding, have physical branches and do little or no investment banking.
During recent decades, traditional banks have failed considerably less often than "fancier" credit institutions (according to data from the U.S.). This was true especially during the financial crisis: https://www.communitybanking.org/~/media/files/communitybanking/session1_paper1_deyoung.pdf
i am so impressed by the rallying cry that Heather Heyer's mother gave at the memorial:
"If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention. Make a point to look at it. That’s how you make her death worthwhile.
"I’d rather have my child, but if I can’t have her, by golly we’re going to make it count."