Martin Wolf writing in yesterday's Financial Times:

"Some of the new populists are considering radical, but necessary, changes in competition, regulatory and tax policies. But others rely on xenophobic dog whistles while continuing to promote a capitalism rigged to favour a small elite. Such activities could well end up with the death of liberal democracy itself."

Special issue dedicated to the crisis of Capitalism. They're worried.

ft.com/content/5a8ab27e-d470-1

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According to this, there are ~3.5 million fediverse accounts, which I assume are owned by about 2000 different people that can’t decide which instance to pick.

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To all GNU project members past and present. I want to hear from you. Please email me.

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Every time you think: "But what about all the good things he did", consider: "What about all the people and potentially great contributions we lost because of him."

#RMS #FreeSoftware

We don't need leaders any more. We never did.

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Look, I’m just doing my incredibly racist and harmful job. Stop being mean to me!

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I said the words state capitalism in class today and no one objected. This means if all goes well in two weeks all my students will have usurped my authority and turned the school into a squat

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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

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andy ngo 

Brit politics 

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“Over 2,000 years ago Aristotle dreamt of a self-weaving loom that would end slavery and exploitation. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the Luddites broke weaving machines in protest against the domination and destitution that came with the new contraptions, only to be unfairly remembered as opponents of progress. Today, in our own optimistic reveries about labor-saving devices, we too often forget to ask: who owns the looms?“

—Astra Taylor (The Automation Charade)

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Today, trackers follow you around the web, skulking in the digital shadows in order to guess what kind of person you are. In Google’s "Privacy Sandbox," your browser will do their job for them. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/dont

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Transcribed screencap:

Still have no idea how people can...

* work a full-time job
* cook dinner often
* exercise regularly
* enjoy weekends
* keep the apartment clean

Seems basic, but I can't consistently do it.

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Current full-time (40hr/wk) jobs aren't designed for single people to do this; they're post-war relics & depend on the unpaid labor of a spouse for cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc.

You're not deficient for not being able to do it yourself

reproductive rights 

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