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A recurring viral genre during the lockdown is photos of signs on the front doors of low-waged establishments (especially fast food restaurants) asking customers to have patience with long wait-times brought on by staffing shortages "because no one wants to work."

1/ The cover of McJob zine #2,...
These signs go on to claim that "overgenerous" unemployment benefits in the Biden stimulus have encouraged work-shyness among the lazy slobs of the working class. It's a complaint that's been picked up and amplified by the @USChamber.…

They're not entirely wrong.

After all, the subtext of these signs is, "Our pay is so low, and our working conditions are so awful, that only the truly desperate would do this job. In forestalling that desperation, the federal government has deprived us of our workforce."

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1/7 FEC reports are out. @AOC's Courage to Change PAC doesn't live up to its own declared purpose. She gave $5,000 to @RepOHalleran, one of the top recipients of corporate health care donations in Congress and a strong opponent of #MedicareForAll and #GND.
2/7 AOC'c PAC claims: " reward challengers and incumbents who display political courage — people who refuse to bow to establishment pressure, who advocate ferociously for working-class families, and who have lived the same struggles as the people they seek to represent.
3/7 cont. "... to make early investments in progressive challengers that can even the playing field against established incumbents, and bolster progressive leaders in Congress who take difficult but righteous stands.
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If #EUGreendeal #GND new infrastructure, its production & transport, adds to current world emissions, and if workers spend earnings on climate sabotage, we're fucked. We've GOT to reduce 50% of CO2e (e !) by 2030.
Stray only a little and the task will…
"Irony of Biden's climate plan is that a blitz of construction and manufacturing would almost certainly drive emissions up, at least in the short term"

There's only 1 answer: safely curb global economic activity so 50% less CO2e (e !) by 2030 has a chance.
"Democrats' answer to that paradox is twofold: Clean up American manufacturing and source everything domestically."
The direction of thought is correct. But it's not the thought that counts. CO2e emissions count. And don't forget: not only US and EU are increasing infrastructure
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Did folks forget Biden is implementing the #GND and that Harris not only ran on it, but was the first to co-sponsor it and co-wrote GND legislation with AOC? Also, ICE was established by Bush2 to profile and deport brown people, which is ALL it does. It's 100% racist AND fascist.
ICE is the GOP-bred goon squad that nabs parents outside schools, old people outside churches and undocumented workers doing jobs Americans refuse to do. Only the GOP is pro-ICE. If ICE is your immigration plan, rethink it.
People are all riled up about the border when they should be riled up about the GOP seditionists still in the House and Senate. Even moderate Democrats know ICE needs to go.
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Ahora en Español! A sido un rato desde que hicimos esto, entonces es hora de regresar a los básicos. El Green New Deal es una de las políticas más populares en el país. Pero qué es el #GND2030? Dejanos explicar ⬇️! Comparte este hilo con quien este interesado en aprender más!
El #GND entro a nuestra politica nacional cuando @AOC y @EdMarkey introdujeron la Resolución GND en el 2019.

Sin Embargo, el Partido Verde originó la idea en el 2006. La ONU promovió un GND global en el 2009. Algunos miembros del partido Demócrata adoptaron la idea en el 2018
Entonces que es el #GND? En general, es un plan para gran inversion publica en energía verde y infraestructura climática.

El objetivo es salvar el planeta, eliminar emisiones de carbono para el 2030, y generar miliones de buenos trabajos.
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It's been a while since we've done this, so it's time to go back to the basics. I'm sure at this point most of us have heard about the need for a "Green New Deal". But what exactly is the GND? Here is a brief explainer ⬇️! Share this with anyone who needs some convincing
Most of us first heard about the #GND2030 when @AOC and @EdMarkey introduced the GND Resolution in 2019.

However, the Green Party came up with the original iteration of the Green New Deal in 2006 and the UN even urged the adoption of a global GND in 2009
So what is the GND? Broadly, it's a plan for massive government investment in green energy and climate infrastructure in order to decarbonize the country and create millions of new, high-paying jobs.

The goal is to save the planet by ending carbon-emissions in the US by 2030.
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Our brand-new article is available online now:

Ehnts, D., Paetz, M. COVID-19 and its economic consequences for the Euro Area. Eurasian Economic Review (2021).
While in the short-run national governments are able to do whatever is necessary, there is the risk of a quick return to pre-crisis austerity policies that would lead to yet another lost .. decade. Hence, .. policy makers should .. bring forward the following reform proposals:
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"Harvesting the oceans under the Blue Economy": "The #OECD suggests that the #ocean economy is likely to outpace the global economy in the next 15 years."

#GreatReset #NewDealForNature #DeepSeaMining
Under guise of protecting #biodiversity:

"Framed as perhaps the last untapped, under-explored & under-exploited region in the world, the Pacific #Ocean is set to be a contested space for resources."

#WorldEconomicForum #SDGs
"The #BlueEconomy heralds a new race to carve up the Pacific, turning the Pacific Ocean, from surface to seafloor, into a crowded/contested space. Pacific state leaders are courted w/ economic gains that are a fraction of the value of the ocean resources that will be #extracted."
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"#Coders behind bars: The #prisoners training for future tech jobs"

Uptake of #automation has been accelerated by design.

"Around 40 million US jobs were lost in the early stages of the crisis, w/ an est. 42% believed to be gone for good."

40 million US jobs were lost in the EARLY STAGES of #lockdowns, w/ an est. 42% "believed to be gone for good".

That's 16-17 million jobs - in 1st round - gone for good.

Billionaires Ivanka #Trump & Marc #Benioff discussing "reskilling revolution":

Luca Visentini, trade #unionist, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation:

"#Jobs will be destroyed & new types of jobs will be created, but 90% of these new jobs [] are very low remunerated, & very low protected."


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1/ In reflecting on my work this year I have just realized that everything I published concerned climate change: here is a roundup of my 2020 writing on #climate #justice, climate #reparations, climate #debt, climate #displacement, climate #mobilities & #disaster #recovery
2/ My most recent online piece is on #Arctic #Mobilities, #climate #displacement and #Indigenous rights, originating from a great workshop @PennLaw_CERL…
3/ Last month I also wrote about #climate #displacement and the case for #climate #reparations and #open #borders for those fleeing climate disasters…
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$600/wk Unemployment Insurance cannot deliver the benefits of a $600/wk Job Guarantee. From the outset, I should say JG is not a replacement for UI, no matter what you may have heard. I’ll get to this later, but read this long 🧶 w/ that in mind.
Automatic stabilization: Both $600/wk UI and JG will provide counter cyclical spending. But UI will be weaker. Counter-cyclical stabilization is not just about the absence of income. It is also about the transmission and structure of economy
Firms don't like to hire the unemployed. Mass and long-term unemployment make the problem worse. JG would recover labor markets much faster than a UI of the same amount, both b/c of the higher direct, induced & tertiary employment effects & b/c of private firm hiring preferences.
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Dec 8 2020: "In launching this new initiative, the #Hewlett Foundation is mindful of how an earlier generation of #funders helped create, nurture, and promote #neoliberalism."

"Just as philanthropy effectively spurred the development & ascendance of #neoliberalism, the Hewlett Foundation will support an ideologically diverse set of ideas and thinkers capable of leading a shift every bit as widespread and profound."
Led by Jennifer Harris, director of the Economy & Society Initiative, "the Hewlett Foundation is joined by a growing group of #funders interested in nurturing a #movement to supersede #neoliberalism."

"The Initiative will fund thinkers and organizations in the US & abroad."
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please reply, RT, DM, and share for all those who support #M4A, #DefundThePolice, #GND and #EndAllWars

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To begin with, a website/app that will (2/25)
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Accounting prof and #GND cofounder @RichardJMurphy wrote an astounding thread over the weekend explaining where money comes from and what purpose taxation serves.

He's since published an edited version under the title "Macroeconomics, money and post-Brexit recovery, all in one Twitter thread," saying it "took four hours and 40 years of thinking to write."…

It's a masterclass in the real world of money creation and taxation, beyond simplistic - and ahistorical - stories about money emerging from barter, followed by confiscation of our money by governments.

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@AOC Dear Alexandria, please be inspired not offended that we see you as a leader of the squad. Maybe it's not fair, maybe it's media created but it is a fact that when you think the Squad, YOU are the first person that comes to mind. So please BE a leader for us.
Perhaps you have been already too long on the hill to really feel the pulse of the country but believe us, we are desperate and very impatient for bold action not clever behind the scenes politics. This is the moment requiring POLITICAL WILL. Please rise up to that moment.
Please start by setting up, with other members of the Squad, a formal caucus that is called "leftist" or "left" caucus and only allows those who are anti-war, pro #GND and pro #M4A. You can make the rest negotiable but not those 3 principal left policies.
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Dec 9, 2020: "Human-made materials now outweigh Earth's entire biomass... human-made mass – driven mostly by enhanced consumption & urban development – exceeds the overall living biomass on Earth."

#IndustrialCiv #Capitalism "Green" #Growth #GND…
"On average, every person in the world is responsible for the creation of human-made matter equal to more than their bodyweight each week, the paper published in Nature says."

This is poor (perhaps deliberate) framing.

Corbyn: "The Climate Change Committee's report shows the scale of transformation & investment that is needed to tackle the climate emergency. We need a #netzero strategy w/ social justice at its heart."

There is no justice in destroying what remains to "save" climate. #Language
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Klein: "It is, first & foremost, about blocking a real
#GreenNewDeal, which most assuredly would not have the support of BP, Mastercard, the #Prince of #Wales, & all of the other #GreatReset partners."

Guess again. We mean Business/ Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group. 👇 ImageImageImageImage
Strategic funders of #C40 Cities (founded by Bill #Clinton, 2006): #Bloomberg Phil., Children's Invest. Fund Found. (#XR) & #Realdania.

Funders include #Mastercard, #Citi, #Wellcome, #Rockefeller, J&J, etc...

#GND #GGND #GreatReset #WorldBank ImageImageImageImage
Nov 9, 2020, #C40 Cities: "Together, we can change everything"

Sept 18, 2019: The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The #Behavioural #Change Project “To Change Everything” [Volume II, Act V]…

#GGND #GND #GreatReset ImageImageImageImage
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We are live now! Join us at on #ESGX
#ESG #MMT #GreenJobs #PublicBanks #GND
First off, #GISPfellow Amir Khaleghi presents the latest updates from the #GreenJobs report
Our Green jobs report combines BLS employment data with @HIPinvestor company ratings to determine how green or how extractive an industry is
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Important clarifying thread from @jbouie. He notes that it would be good if folks read what AOC said rather than hear something else. Why she never gets credit for her work is a factor of misogyny +racism. But she is 100% right that we should be focusing on Democrats not GOP.
It is significant that Kamala Harris worked on bills with her they co-sponsored. One of the critiques of Harris when she was running for POTUS was that she was too left. And her Senate ranking is in the top three. My endorsement of Harris was because of her progressive policy.
Being a progressive senator is not a bad thing. @KamalaHarris's LIFT proposal is something I reported on in depth and it was far more progressive and far reaching than any other anti-poverty program and would radically add to Black wealth by raising people into the middle class.
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Ahead, as part of the #GreatReset, is the finacialization of nature. "#Ecosystem services" & #biodiversity will be bought, sold & traded on #WallStreet. This will be the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history.
It must be stopped. @nodealfornature
Assigning monetary value to nature ("#NaturalCapital") will replace #GDP. The very corporations & institutions that have destroyed the natural world, will then own what remains - what they have not yet destroyed.

Nature's contribution (theft) to the global economy is est. at 125 trillion $ annually, while world's annual #GDP is est. at 85.9 trillion dollars (2018). "Natural Capital" accounting will replace #GDP.

The financialization of #SocialCapital will follow.

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The third Little Brother book, ATTACK SURFACE, came out in the UK on Oct 1 (it'll be published in the US/Canada on Oct 13 - that's TUESDAY!). In honour of the launch, I sat down for an interview with @tuckerian, @ObserverUK's science and tech editor.…

It's a really good interview: Tucker got right into the issues of technological optimism and pessimism, letting me talk about how these balance: the belief that tech can be a force for liberation, the terror of how it can be force for oppression.

This is really the core of the Little Brother books (and my activism).

Attack Surface is about a techie who spent her career building oppressive tech and has to confront her moral legacy when the cyberweapons she built for use overseas are turned on her friends in the US.

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The surest recipe for despair is to fall prey to the fallacy of #CapitalistRealism: the idea that "it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism."

When the world is on fire, sickened, flooding, and on the brink of out-of-control violence and you literally can't imagine any of that changing, it feels like you should just give up.

This is the point of capitalist realism: to make us believe, as Margaret Thatcher liked to say, that "there is no alternative." It's not just a counsel of despair - it's also a statement in opposition to science fiction's core tenet, that alternatives can always be imagined.

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“Voters respect strength... Screaming from rafters about the dangers of a rigged conservative court and then not using the one power given by the Constitution to resolve it is not reasonable, it’s weak.” 🔥 @danpfeiffer lays out case to #expandSCOTUS…
If Democrats ever want to aspire to have an FDR like presidency ushering in bold progressive legs like #M4A #GND & restore #VRA, to preserve those legs they will need to enact big structural changes: abolish the filibuster & #ExpandTheCourt @karavoght…
Expanding #SCOTUS = "[T]he proportionate, legitimate response to the GOP’s illegitimate power grab." If Republicans illegitimately fill RBG's seat then Dems should immediately expand the Court. - @jamisonfoser on why Dems must @TakeBacktheCt…
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