"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.
This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "
Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance
"you can't just give people homes for free"
actually you can and it turns out to be a cheaper alternative for cities and communities than having a homeless population
"but no one wants to have to pay for all this"
its literally cheaper and benefits everyone in the community https://twitter.com/babadookspinoza/status/1135676070605348866
@Shamar I think that we share the same vision, in my opinion the only way to change things is to start from local nodes, work together with the community and educate people so that we get control of technology, never forgetting our values and the society we are walking towards.
We need to learn to discuss and work with people that don't agree with us, find common land. Diversity is key to advance and it's the weakest point of political parties.
What you describe is the way to go.
A tutti coloro che masticano di informatica e parlano italiano: vi piacerebbe un Partito Politico come questo?
I'd like your opinion on this (long, sorry) Italian text:
It's my proposal for a new identity of the Italian Pirate Party.
Come il neoliberismo ha reinventato la democrazia - Tracciando un parallelismo tra scelta di mercato e urna elettorale, i neoliberisti hanno sostituito il cittadino con il consumatore, sostituendo l'economia alla politica. Un modello che ha colonizzato anche il linguaggio della sinistra liberale
#10yrsago Practical joke cocktails: freeze Mentos into the ice-cubes, add to Diet Coke drink https://boingboing.net/2009/06/03/practical-joke-cockt.html
@Shamar That bugtracker does seem to increasingly rule the web.
But even giving Google the benefit of the doubt here, I do not think it's appropriate to say "that bug should be filed elsewhere" without specifying where that elsewhere is. While I understand why devs might say that, it is actively hostile.
Unfortunately those channels seem to be closing off more than they already were, I have less hope of getting heard at WHATWG than I do at W3C.
"Thing is, web developers don’t believe in performance. They say they do, but in reality, they don’t. What they believe in is hype."
A bit harsh, but I can't disagree.
@Shamar Fantastic article! Congratulations!
We need to stop thinking technology is neutral and that we as engineers are not doing politics.
Mi ricordi gli altri collettivi che Bida ha aiutato a metter su server fediverse?
Vorrei citarli qui: https://forum.partito-pirata.it/t/duckduckgo-privacy-essentials/2495/3 (se ti fa piacere puoi farlo tu stesso, l'iscrizione al forum non comporta l'iscrizione al partito)
Per chi fosse curioso di sentire un avvocato in gambissima, attivista del software libero con diversi successi istitituzionali alle spalle parlare a Porta A Porta (!!!), stasera dalle 23.30 su una qualche Rai che non so, Marco Ciurcina parlerà del Partito Pirata per cui si presenta alle Europee.
Lui, Maria Chiara Pievatolo (prof. di Filosofia dell'Informazione) e Carlo Piana (altro avvocato che collabora spesso con FSFE e OSI) sono i candidati che voterò domenica 26.
Tendete un orecchio stasera.
Non ci vorrà molto.
Ma questi 3 in UE valgono un PD intero con tutte le comparse.
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