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With threats of #homelessness and #bankruptcy in the air as the #eviction moratoriums subside, both renters & small #landlords are getting pinched by predatory #tech #capitalism as the #gigeconomy hits the #RealEstate market.
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/kushner-linked…
A “tsunami” of #evictions is about to sweep across the US when the 120-day #moratorium ends today, threatening millions of Americans with #homelessness or worse – a new set of #landlords called #Facebook, #Google and #Apple.
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/tech-giants-po…
Powerful #tech players like #IBM, #Microsoft and #Facebook are teaming up with hospital networks with links to the #Vatican and tech lobbying groups to shape the conversation about the future role of tech in the public sphere.
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo
mintpressnews.com/big-tech-giant…
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A new report by the #WWF shows that humans are overusing earth’s biocapacity by over 50%, rendering over 68% of all the world’s animal life extinct.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/new-report-lin… #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Capitalism #animals
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see #ClimateChange, #inequality and #capitalism as bound together.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/worlds-super-w…
If the wealthiest ten percent of society continue to live as they do, the world’s entire carbon budget will be blown by 2033, even if all other emissions drop to zero.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/top-1-create-d… #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #inequality #WealthManagement #Finances
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/22/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/dai…
Matt Blaze: A Cryptologic Mystery

mattblaze.org/blog/neinnines/

#cryptography #mystery
Researchers discover new molecules for tracking Parkinson's disease

phys.org/news/2020-09-m…

#disease #tracking #Parkinsons
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Why are capitalist societies compelled to grow? What are the socio-ecological consequences of this relentless growth? Why should a #postcapitalist society be a #degrowth society?

Thread based on great chapter of Eric Pineault in our book 1/12 ImageImage
Everyone interested in these questions should read Erics chapter, entitled "The growth imperative in capitalist society." It lays the foundations for a theory of #accumulation that includes monetary flows, ideology, and ecology. 2/
Its core claims are:
If a capitalist economy can be defined by the drive towards accumulation, then growth is the materialization of this process & capitalism appears as growth. This appearance, capital’s materialization, is biophysical and ecological as much as it is social. 3/
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/20/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/dai…
The Pandemic, From the Virus's Point of View

nytimes.com/2020/09/19/opi…

#COVID19
The World Is Losing the Vaccine Race

foreignpolicy.com/2020/09/19/the…

#vaccine #COVID19
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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (1938):

"There are in my view two enemies which the workers of this country have to deal with. The two enemies are #Brahmanism and #Capitalism. 1/n
By Brahmanism I do not mean the power, privileges and interests of Brahmins as a community...By Brahmanism I mean the negation of the spirit of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. 2/n
In that sense it is rampant in classes and is not confined to the Brahmins alone, though they have been the originators of it. This Brahmanism which pervades everywhere and which regulates the thought and deeds of all classes is an incontrovertible fact. 3/n
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Eleanor Goldfield, @ActivistEleanor, reports from #Stockholm on how #COVID_19 has laid bare the #US-style capitalist reality taking hold in #Sweden and how the #pandemic ushered in the end of #DemocraticSocialism in the country.
mintpressnews.com/covid-19-marks… #capitalism
This #coronavirus #pandemic has laid bare the exclusion of whole subsets of the most vulnerable in our society, exemplifying the toxic mix of #racism, #sexism, #imperialism, and #capitalism that the US blends so well.
by Eleanor Goldfield @ActivistEleanor
mintpressnews.com/surviving-coro…
Laid-off flight attendants learn basic skills to work in nursing homes due to the @coronavirus outbreak, in #Stockholm.
Photo by David Keyton | AP
#Sweden #COVID19SWEDEN #pandemic #COVID__19 Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/12/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/dai…
Biodiversity scientists must fight the creeping rise of extinction denial | Nature Ecology & Evolution

nature.com/articles/s4155…

#biodiversity #extinction #denial #ecology
COVID vaccine, treatment trials create monkey shortage for science

usatoday.com/story/news/hea…

#trials #COVID19 #vaccine #monkey #shortage #consequence
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WHAT IS #GASLIGHTING?

The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play Gas Light, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944
In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife & others that she is insane by manipulating small elements of their environment & insisting that she is mistaken, remembering things incorrectly, or delusional when she points out these changes.
The play's title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home, while pretending nothing has changed, in an effort to make his wife doubt her own perceptions.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/04/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/dai…
Study blows 'greenhouse theory out of the water'

wnd.com/2017/07/study-…

#ClimateChange #greenhouse
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The main strength of the doctrine of Individualism is “Locality of failure”. Under a system of "responsibility for self", failure is local to the individual. The individual is connected probably with 5 or 6 other people who can provide some assistance, i.e. bail them out. 1/4
However, when a collectivised system fails i.e. a system where everyone is relying on everyone else, then everyone is in the same boat and there is no one capable of bailing anyone else out, let alone the whole system. 2/4
This is why all forms of coerced collectivism throughout history have killed 100’s of millions of people. Whereas individualistic capitalism has created the greatest levels of wealth, 3/4
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1/A mini photo-essay on how we used to move/how we move & what is lost/gained in #postsocialist #capitalism. The first photo is of the railway terminal in #Sibenik, Croatia. While it was never large, during peak #socialism it was very busy, connecting the town to the rest of... Image
2/...the country. Long train compositions would depart for Split, Zagreb, even Belgrade, connecting people on the cheap. Now, it’s a barely functioning ruin. The one-wagon train pictured travels only as far as the nearby Knin. Nobody sane would try to get to Zagreb by rail.
3/ Part of the reason was the war, but really the criminal privatization and the lack of strategic investment into PUBLIC infrastructure. Many of the buildings date back to Austria-Hungary. What little is new ironically attests not to investment, but to neglect. In the second...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/29/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/29/dai…
Opinion | Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2019/10/14/opi…

#capitalism #economics
Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2020/08/27/hea…

#risks #water #health #schools #lockdown
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/28/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/?p=6360
Rare Volatility Jump Flashes Warning for Record U.S. Stock Rally - Bloomberg

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

#stock #warning #rally
'Threadbare' US System Denounced as Study Shows 12 Million Lost Employer-Tied Health Care During Pandemic | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com/2020/08/thread…

#HealthCare #pandemic #capitalism
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/26/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/dai…
World Bank’s ‘Mobilizing Finance for Development’ Not Financing Development | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com/2020/08/world-…

#finance #WorldBank #development #capitalism
Plastics, waste and recycling: It's not just a packaging problem

phys.org/news/2020-08-p…

#recycling #environment #plastics #packaging
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Can you imagine a world without intellectual property?

A place where the idea of owning ideas is a strange idea.

It's actually the way human civilization has functioned for most of its history.

See this book by Johns press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book…

#AuburnWorldHistory
As Johns shows, the power to monopolize ideas was crucial to the birth of modern #capitalism and modernity writ large. Prior to owning ideas, everything was 'open source' (or at the very least 'owned' by God and/or the king). @NoahKle20975324
In other words, intellectual property is the privatization of the commons.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/24/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/24/dai…
Phenomenal World | Logistics, Labor, and State Power

phenomenalworld.org/interviews/lal…

#labor #state #logistics #power
How Does Commodity Trading Work? Not Well Enough for Some European Banks - Bloomberg

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

#symbiotic #european #trading #memetic #banks
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WEF's Klaus Schwab: "In all likelihood, unless the #pandemic evolves in an unforeseen way, the consequences of COVID-19 in terms of health & mortality will be mild..."

New week-end thread w/ @spencerlatu

#Covid19 as catalyst for #WEF #greatreset
#NewNormalFeudalism
Written by Klaus Schwab & Thierry Malleret, Geneva, July 2020.

"Until 2011, Mr. Malleret was a senior partner at the Geneva-based IJ (Informed Judgment) Partners, an investment boutique for ultra-high-net-worth individuals."

#WEF #GlobalRiskNetwork

theglobalist.com/contributors/t…
"Malleret is the co-founder & principal author of the Monthly Barometer, an analytical and predictive newsletter on macro issues for high-level decisionmakers." - "Relevant to all; read by the influential"

monthlybarometer.com
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"The world is still in a state of #climatecrisis denial". Thus no climate protection. "A mix of ignorance, denial & unawareness are the heart of the problem."

So the heart of the climate problem is lack of knowledge? Odd: I thought it was #capitalism.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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By which I mean (oh dear, I fear some #mansplaining coming up, & will be grateful for pointers): capitalism has systemic dynamics that establish their effects *behind actors' backs*. For example: we know (more or less) how & why #deflation occurs. But Japan was stuck in a...
3/x
deflationary cycle for almost 20 years, and in spite of there being political will, no denial, & craploads of awareness, they couldn't work out how to solve the problem. What I'm saying is: I'm increasingly worried that the lack of critical analysis of the structures that...
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1. World Economic Forum - the capitalists who run the #Davos meeting every January

Here is their meeting July 2020

Critical here is minute 33-36

GOVERNMENTS will need to come together and take control

#NewWorldOrder

2. What makes those minutes above significant is that the World Economic Forum has always downplayed the conspiracy theory of #Globalism (a world government controlling #capitalism - #NewWorldOrder)

And now they finally admit it and openly push for it

project-syndicate.org/commentary/dav…
3. The World Economic Forum has always made a distinction between GLOBALIZATION (multinational corporations working together for not only Shareholders but Stakeholders)

Vs

#Globalism (a top-Down conspiracy theory according to them)
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I agree with wearing a mask in public.
I think the majority of the #turn you away. Just I agree with wearing a #mask in public.
I think the majority of the #resistance comes from the #Government mandating it. The
government shouldn’t require it. #Capitalism is giving people the #freedom to make a choice. I agree with businesses that require masks and if you choose not to they have the right to turn you away. Just like the patron has a #choice to abide by the request or not enter...
...the business. #freedomofchoice
Also, I think it would help if people knew the threshold that needs to be reached for the mask recommendations be lifted...
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Rewatching @PhilosophyTube on Darwin vs Marx, and reading the linked articles. On #eugenics, Covid, #ableism #GeenDorHout
"Malthus’s doctrines are still useful to explain away the disasters of the wealthy as the biological and moral defaults of the poor."
#ClimateChange #Colonialism
#Capitalism
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"Attempts to aid the weakest in society, such as improving the living and working conditions of the poorest people, was dangerously mistaken. It risked impeding the forces of evolutionary advance - Spencer"
#eugenics #class #racism
bl.uk/romantics-and-…
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#WWF storytelling as they #greenwash corporate #plunder & bear responsibility for the displacement, torture & murder of #Indigenous peoples:

"Building a sustainable & equitable future. For nature. For you."

Reality: "The financialization of #nature" Image
To obtain the required social license, the ruling class devised a strategy. A corporate campaign that would harness the momentum of the youth - to achieve the ruling class objectives & desired goals. #NewDealForNature

#FridaysForFuture
#NewPower
#Uganda ImageImageImageImage
An apt reminder for the aforementioned tweet - that TIME is wholly owned by Salesforce founder/CEO Marc Benioff - #WEF Board of Trustees & Chair, WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

#VoiceForThePlanet & #NewDealForNature - sister campaigns of #WEF, #WWF, #UN, #4IR ImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/09/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/dai…
Collective behavior: How animals work together

knowablemagazine.org/article/living…

#animals #collective #behavior
Why capitalism is in constant conflict with democracy

alternet.org/2020/08/why-ca…

#conflict #democracy #capitalism
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