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I meant like a pizza party


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I meant like a pizza party


ps : join the IWW !

I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
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#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people #meme
#food #union #capitalism #pizza #party #work #job
 
Quote of the day:

"Something is wrong with today’s version of capitalism. It’s not just that it’s unfair. It’s that it’s no longer capable of delivering products that work. The root cause is the generation of high and persistent profits, to the exclusion of production. We have let financiers take over our corporations. They monopolize industries and then loot the corporations they run."

Via Boeing's travails show what's wrong with modern capitalism

#capitalism #inequality #greed
 
A random jobs rant I wrote in a comment:

I appreciate where De Blasio's mentality and ideals come from, but I pretty much completely disagree with them. The full time job is a historical aberration and will ultimately be seen as a tragedy for humanity - as Rick and Morty described it, "Slavery with extra steps".

Humans are indeed hardwired to perform "work" - but not the sort of work capitalism has imposed on us. The sorts of work we instinctively value are devalued by capitalism to the point that we suffer from not being able to do them. We're supposed to "work" alongside our friends and family, doing things together and raising our children; caring for our elders.

Instead, we commute to jobs where we do the bidding of employers who treat us as replaceable cogs (and if they don't, they get put out of business by competitors which do). We spend precious little time with our friends and family. We pay others to fill in the gaps - others who will never have the same sort of genuine relationship with our children and elders because money is involved.

The job is, in fact, a travesty that has been destroying what it even means to be human. And we culturally know it in our bones. Every year, we celebrate countless heartwarming Christmas stories about Ebenezer Scrooges learning the true meaning of humanity. There isn't even some debate about it. When these Christmas movies tell us spending time with our families and friends matter more than money ... we just accept it.

... and then go back to work, because Capitalism compels us.

It's a sham. There's no good reason for us humans to tie our value to jobs and we actually already culturally know it. Centuries of Capitalism has not been able to erase it, because it's innate within our nature.

#Capitalism
 
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Wonders of #capitalism strike again!

It is apple harvest time and this season is generous. Some people are giving them out for free. These pictured were given to someone who lives outside of Moscow and that person brought some to me. I am sorting them so I can consume ones that are about to spoil first. I like apples.

At the same time I went to a supermarket a week ago and they had apples for about the same price as mangoes. The price was cheap for mango but it was way too high for apples. Not unaffordable but isn't right. How something that has to be shipped from overseas cost the same as something that is so abundant that it has to be buried in the ground about 100 kilometers away?

Not that I mind cheap mangoes and prices will of course correct soon but...

#life
 
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Wonders of #capitalism strike again!

It is apple harvest time and this season is generous. Some people are giving them out for free. These pictured were given to someone who lives outside of Moscow and that person brought some to me. I am sorting them so I can consume ones that are about to spoil first. I like apples.

At the same time I went to a supermarket a week ago and they had apples for about the same price as mangoes. The price was cheap for mango but it was way too high for apples. Not unaffordable but isn't right. How something that has to be shipped from overseas cost the same as something that is so abundant that it has to be buried in the ground about 100 kilometers away?

Not that I mind cheap mangoes and prices will of course correct soon but...

#life
 
Quote of the week:

"Trumpist policies favor the rich and US corporations, advance an economic version of Social Darwinism, with all-out competition ensuring that only the most powerful survive and the rest face precarity, debt, and ruin. Trumpism tries to compensate for the social void created by this neoliberal individualism by fostering what we can call repressive collectivism, and which, as the present author suggests, can be analyzed at three levels — economic, political, and ideological."

"On the level of political economy, repressive collectivism is organized as an antagonism between austerity and precarity, which is used to advance protectionist policies that favor the interests of US capital."

"At the level of politics and the state, deregulation, privatization, and commodification give wide freedoms to corporations while policing the poor, promoting law-and-order politics, and instituting progressively more draconian racist immigration policies. At the level of ideology and culture, we find a combination of hyper-consumerist, narcissistic individualism, the cult of leadership, and nationalism. Under repressive collectivism, nationalism promotes the idea of the unity of US capital and US labor and advances the racist and xenophobic scapegoating of immigrants, refugees, people of color, Muslims, and foreigners."

Via To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism

#Trump #GOP #fascism #capitalism
To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism
 
Definitely worth a read.

To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism

"Henry A. Giroux’s book 'The Terror of the Unforeseen' analyzes the conditions that have enabled and led to Donald Trump’s rule and the consequences of that rule, which have ushered in an authoritarian version of capitalism. Giroux provides a realistic analysis that holds out the hope that, through collective efforts, change is possible and democracy can be saved."

"There is an intellectual debate on whether or not the power wielded by the likes of Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, Geert Wilders, Heinz-Christian Strache, or Jörg Meuthen and Alexander Gauland constitutes fascism. Some analysts — such as Noam Chomsky, Neil Faulkner, John Bellamy Foster, Robert Kagan, Gáspar Miklós Tamás, and Enzo Traverso — speak of creeping fascism, new fascism, or post-fascism. They find both continuities and discontinuities between the classical forms of fascism in Italy and Germany and these contemporary right-wing politicians. Representatives of this position hold that Trump is not Hitler, but stress certain similarities between the two."

"Others — including Wendy Brown, Nancy Fraser, Roger Griffin, Chantal Mouffe, Cas Mudde, Robert Paxton, David Renton, and Slavoj Žižek — argue that it is an exaggeration to characterize Trump and other contemporary demagogues as fascists. They prefer terms such as the new authoritarianism, libertarian authoritarianism, reactionary neoliberalism, right-wing populism, the populist radical right, or demagoguery on behalf of oligarchy. They see Trump as dangerous, but stress that his authoritarianism is quite different from classical fascism and Hitler."

"Giroux takes the first position. He speaks of 'the new form of fascism updated under the Trump administration' and 'an updated American version of fascism of which Trump is both symptom and endpoint'. He argues that Trump does not use storm troopers and gas chambers, but divisive language, language that is itself a form of violent action. Fascism is not uniform, but dynamic and therefore takes on variegated forms in different historical and societal contexts. For Giroux, Trump constitutes the rise of neoliberal fascism and the culmination of a long history of authoritarianism that includes historical moments such as the oppression of Native Americans, slavery, US imperialism, torture, and extrajudicial detention and imprisonment (Guantánamo). One of the backgrounds to Trump’s rise is the culture of fear since 9/11, but another is neoliberalism’s dismantling of public education, critical reason, and radical imagination that represents a 'full-scale attack on thoughtful reasoning'."

#Trump #GOP #fascism #capitalism
To Defeat Fascism, We Must Dismantle Capitalism
 
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Spotted on the London Underground.


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Spotted on the London Underground.


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Spotted on the London Underground.


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#capitalism #comics #meme #corporation #humor
 
Good read on #degrowth, #localism and a planned economy.

How Do You Degrow an Economy, Without Causing Chaos?

'Houston, we have a problem’. On the one hand, there is growing acceptance among environmentally conscious people that rich nations and affluent regions of the global economy must dramatically reduce overall resource and energy consumption levels – that is, undergo a process of ‘degrowth’ – if humanity is to bring about a sustainable world order. On the other hand, we have a growth economy that cannot go two steps in this direction without causing huge economic and social problems.
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“1) The contraction of the economies of the world must occur in an orderly way. Otherwise there will be unbearable breakdowns of whole societies. An orderly contraction can only take place in a planned economy, not in a capitalist market economy. 2) Only a socialist political order can achieve, by means of egalitarian distribution of the costs and benefits, a broad acceptance of the necessary contraction, 3) Only in a planned socialist economy can the problem of unemployment be solved, which would otherwise become more and more acute in a contracting economy. To this end, a planned economy can consciously use labor-intensive technologies and methods, which, in addition, result in less use of resources.” (Sarkar)
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Sarkar argues that a socialist economic framework will be necessary if we are to contract the economy in an orderly, peaceful and socially just way. This would involve a process in which the state nationalises and/or shuts down most large-scale firms in the economy and actively plans the process of contraction via mechanisms such as quantitative controls, price controls, a quota system etc. But what about smaller firms and co-ops, operating at the local level? Here, it is plausible that a quasi-market economy – albeit operating within a very different no-growth culture and firmly under social control – would be viable.
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But herein lies a problem for the eco-socialist, and wider degrowth movement. Trainer points out that these new local communities will not work well unless they are based on the active participation and cooperation of most, if not all, ordinary citizens in the locality. This will be necessary to ensure that all are provided for and the economy works within local eco-system limits. Active and inclusive participation by all (or at least most), Trainer argues, is ‘the crucial prerequisite… that will be needed if ordinary citizens are to eventually run highly self-sufficient local communities well.’ Widespread civic participation and cooperation simply cannot be imposed ‘top-down’ via states, even if they wanted to. In any case, Trainer argues, only if movements for localism and simpler living emerge first, is there any chance of building the eventual political will that will make a process of societal degrowth at the national and global levels possible.
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#capitalism #socialism #economy #plannedeconomy
How Do You Degrow an Economy, Without Causing Chaos?

Resilience: How Do You Degrow an Economy, Without Causing Chaos? (Asher)

 
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This capitalism, this seeming "modernity," represents a Neolithic world that has in fact been going on for five millennia. And that means that it is old — far too old.

The #neolithic, #capitalism, and #communism https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3948-the-neolithic-capitalism-and-communism
 
"Global capitalism is, indeed, destroying the Earth."

"A blockbuster UN report on global biodiversity details how economic systems are driving a million species toward extinction—and imperiling the survival of humanity."

"The crux of the report is that incessant economic growth is fundamentally at odds with the survival of life."

#Deforestation #ClimateChange #Environment #Biodiversity #Pollution #Capitalism
 

Reform capitalism or face revolution


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19835839
Posted by jdc (karma: 1120)
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\#HackerNews #capitalism #face #reform #revolution
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Worth a read.

Six people who prove capitalism is broken in America

"Work hard, get paid, thrive. That’s the way the system is supposed to work. If you’re not thriving, according to this logic, you’re simply not working hard enough."

"But that’s not the reality many people live, even in wealthy, industrialized nations like the United States. For many Americans, long hours and unrelenting dedication to their job are not enough to save them from homelessness, debt, and other humiliations."

"In 2018, the world’s richest 2,200 billionaires saw a 12% increase in wealth, according to a report by the development charity Oxfam, while the world’s poorest half saw an 11% drop in wealth. And in the United States today, the richest three Americans hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the country."

"This widening gulf means, on the one hand, stories of the children of billionaires ruining their parents’ multimillion-dollar paintings with cornflakes – and, on the other, the many employees of billion-dollar companies who struggle to pay rent."

"Over the last few years, the Guardian talked to many people for whom capitalism as we know it isn’t working. Here are a few of their stories..."

#inequality #capitalism

 
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