*This merger would threaten food supplies around the world. Who will stop it?*

"It’s the worst corporate merger you’ve probably never heard of, and one that could spell disaster for our global farming system. #Bayer recently started the clock for the European Union to approve its $65bn takeover of #Monsanto. On Tuesday, EU regulators announced that they would now launch an in-depth assessment of the merger on anti-competitive grounds …"

#capitalism #monopoly

whenever I think about hacker/coder bootcamps and schools, I can't help but think that they're training new software developers to fit into the capitalist logic of current software development.

I fear that #coding schools can be used as "reserve army of labor" in an attempt to keep wages and salaries down because they don't offer enough knowledge/education.

coding schools should be low-cost, curriculum + material should be free (creative commons licensed?)

#opensource #capitalism #anarchism

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This is why I'm more than pessimistic about humanity's future, and I'm not even thinking long-term. The world's govs will never get it together enough fast enough to make it out of the current #Anthropocene. And all govs must act together. Doesn't seem likely.

In any case, I'm not sure any government model tried before is going to work anyway. We're in the shit up to our earlobes from history's turns already.

But, yeah, certainly not #capitalism.


Just a reminder than when Adam Smith talked about the Invisible Hand, he didn't mean it metaphorically. He was talking about the literal hand of god. He thought capitalism would inevitably distribute resources fairly because it was ultimately controlled by god. This is a wee bit problematic if you don't believe in god (or even if you do but don't believe god is directly intervening in the global economy).

#capitalism #economics #religion

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What #ancaps are doing cause of #charlottesville:

'it's a market oportunity and everyone is free to take advantege out of it'

(waiting for the day ancaps is again just refferd to what it is: #capitalism)

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@jd Quoting myself:

"This is disappointing. #LBRY is all about a cryptocurrency called LBC. Just another currency to pay for content. Just another form of #capitalism. People with more LBC can view more content. People with more regular money can buy more LBC, can watch/download more content, etc, etc.

It's probably better than the traditional ad-model, but still it doesn't make content freely available for everyone. As is my coal."

Listen to this NPR story. People who get cancer young will never be profitable for insurers to cover.

Unless you solve the problem of health care requiring profit, people will continue to die or be burdened with lifetime debt because they aren't rich.

#healthcare #healthinsurance #health #cancer #debt #npr #capitalism

Work takes more out of you then you take out of it.

You can purchase numerous commodities, but you can't ever buy back the hours of your life sold to capital.

Whether you get paid in grades for you academic piecework or wages for facilitating commodity consumption, work is everywhere an alienation of your capacity to determine your own life.

- No Loyality for bosses -
- no loyality to the institutions -

(found here:
#work #capitalism

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is distinguished by its insistence that the underlying problem with society is our . and the not only cause extraordinary material suffering and , they also rob us of the ability to play a meaningful role in our own lives and communities .cultivate the new society within the shell of the old by eroding the state’s popular legitimacy and dissolving its power into face-to-face people’s assemblies and confederations

$5,300,000,000,000 a year for #capitalism killing the planet

– '...fossil fuels are expensive. Much of their costs are hidden, however, as subsidies....

A study was just published... that quantifies the amount of subsidies directed toward fossil fuels globally, and the results are shocking. The authors work at the IMF and are well-skilled to quantify the subsidies discussed in the paper.

Let’s give the final numbers and then back up to dig into the details. The subsidies were $4.9 tn in 2013 and they rose to $5.3 tn just two years later. According to the authors, these subsidies are important because first, they promote fossil fuel use which damages the environment.

With these truths made plain, why haven’t subsidies been eliminated?...'

The forgiveness of debt is another pillar of early Christian ethics abandoned in the age of #capitalism. I would further suggest that those Jesus drove from the Temple were usurers