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NO YOU FUCKING DIDN'T, what is wrong with those people, why can't you just find a non-google calendar, a non-google reader, a non google music player, a non google camera, etc, etc.
If you admitted you managed to install a blocking filter and your laptop is from fucking PURISM, you can and perfectly able to flash your goddamn phone.
Communism and socialism are ideas that are just so elegant, simple, and appealing, that they'll never go away.
Even if you drove every vestige of them out, someone would inevitably think of them again.
Anyone who wonders how to improve the world inevitably comes to some form of these systems.
And it's hard for me to believe that so many humans--who've been mentally conceiving solutions to problems, then executing them, for at least as long as language has been around--can be wrong-headed; that the whole concept is utopian.
We can see it clearly in our heads: a post-scarcity society with no rulers, with resources divided equally, driven by needs rather than an addiction to constant growth, with everyone having access to land or a domicile, etc.--it's not hard to imagine.
But there's a large minority of people with highly-vested interests in making it seem impossible--in sabotaging it; in dividing people.
It's harder for me to believe them than it is to believe in a better world.
Piketty’s Capital comes to the big screen, urging us to make the world less terrible | The Spinoff
https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/24-07-2019/pikettys-capital-comes-to-the-big-screen-urging-us-to-make-the-world-less-terrible/ The film does a brisk job of compressing two hundred years of global economic history into a hundred-odd minutes while communicating Piketty’s thesis.
Capitalism as we know it is over
These are the pathways that keep us under already catastrophic 2°
Our system of exploitation & short-termism will never achieve the precipitous drop needed
Under our current system emissions are still rising
Capitalism cannot even achieve a leveling off of emissions - and that is the easiest part
Regulations & incentives are already failing: the inherent incentives of the capitalism will always empower those who cheat and game the system
The question is just what comes next:
A more equitable world for all
Or fascist corporate feudalism
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I've been thinking a lot about spheres of "value logic" whilst reading doughnut economics book. Something like this, in order of proximity to oneself:
Friends/family freeconomy → managed commons → state → market
Capitalism seems to like to move things from left to right, in general I'd like to move things from right to left.
The further left, the more non-monetary benefits seem to emerge. Like community. And enjoyment. Very effective if you calculated full value to people.
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