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More on the US oligarchy study thanks to the young turks.  If you live in the US you should get behind the effort to kick the 1% and their money out of politics.

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+Jon Roder "That whole republican job creator thing is total bullshit"
So who creates jobs? Poor people?
I've never seen anyone being hired by a poor person.
The more factories the rich own, the more jobs for poor people.
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If we're going to have a social safety net then have one.

Compromising the primary goal of such a program for punitive or social engineering reasons not only punishes the weak, but ends up costing more to the tax payer due to administration of the scheme.

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The broadcast media industry doesn't want citizens with fast internet because they know the primary purpose of it will be media consumption, which will hit their already failing business model with a mallet.

The really annoying this is that they will inevitably fail any way as the rest of the world moves under them and we the people of Australia will be left with a broken infrastructure that can no longer cope with the technology of the day.

This so that Murdoch can hang on to his empire for 10 more years.

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Think we can't afford a proper NBN? "NBN Co would actually make a modest return on the Government’s investment in the project, ranging from 1.7 percent to 5.3 percent. This means that the Coalition’s MTM policy would make slightly more money than Labor’s FTTP option — but neither will, in the long-run, cost the Government anything. The money will be recouped through monthly broadband subscriber fees." http://delimiter.com.au/2014/04/17/turnbull-lies-nbn-triple-j-listeners/
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I'll pledge to halve the number of frames in any puerile animated gifs I create from now on, to save bandwidth for the non NBN Australia.
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OMFG.  If this is any indication we will never see the NBN, and if we do, it'll likely be an anachronistic mess that causes more problems than it solves.

This terrible govt is intent on selling our future to pay their mates and prop up the terrible entrenched monopolies of the current media landscape.

Thanks for making the situation totally clear for us Scott Ludlam, and thanks to all the spineless traitors in the LNP for selling us all out.

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Oh man. Comforting to see the NBN is in good hands 
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My wife is away for a week, and I have 3 teenage boys at home on school break (plus random friends).

Day 4 and our house is looking like the inside of a Borg cube.  Power and network cable bundles criss cross rooms and pale faced red eyed drones move about on maintenance tasks or sit motionless at terminals.  They dont appear to need sleep but they have overridden the environmental systems as the humidity in those rooms is unbearably high.

We also seem to have run out of milk, cereal, bread, cheese and ketchup.

This video made me feel slightly better.

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This. It's going to be a rocky ride getting people to accept some if the inevitable changes to society. Probably a generational change required.

PS a new term for what we will spend time doing in the future.

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We're seeing the first glimpses of a new economic system entering onto the world stage, the first new system since the advent of capitalism, and its antagonist, socialism, says Jeremy Rifkin. The new system is the collaborative commons, and what's triggering a shift to this new paradigm is zero marginal cost. Zero marginal cost is when the cost of producing an additional unit of a good or service after your fixed costs are covered go to zero. The paradox at the center of the capitalist system is the success of the invisible hand leads to its own demise.

Businesses have always sought reduction of marginal costs to increase profits, but never imagined they could go to near-zero. When that happens, goods and services go beyond the market exchange economy. As consumers became pro-sumers, newspapers went out of business. People going from free-mium to premium was wishful thinking. The notion that zero marginal cost won't cross the wall from virtual goods and services to the physical world is also wishful thinking. The internet is expanding to "an internet of things". By 2030 we will have a hundred trillion sensors.

For energy, solar has near zero marginal cost. Once you've paid for the installation of the solar panels, each unit of electricity is essentially free -- near zero marginal cost. When millions of people share knowledge on Wikipedia, they wipe out the encyclopedia industry. When millions of people share energy on an internet of energy, they wipe out the conventional energy industry.

What will people do for work after the zero marginal cost revolution? He says the answer is the social commons.

The same concept applied to employment is near-zero marginal cost labor. We have workerless factories and virtual retailing We're eliminating knowledge workers, like accountants, attorneys, and radiologists -- we can do it with software. There's going to be one last surge of wage labor in the next 30 years, and that's to build out the infrastructure for the internet of things.

Driverless cars and fuel cell vehicles powered by renewables will do the same thing to transportation. Airbnb's success is zero marginal cost. They have the web, they have the homes and apartments -- the fixed costs are already paid, they're already paying the mortgage. The marginal cost is near zero; how to the hotel chains compete?

We have a generation growing up thinking it's not about ownership, it's access. As people share what they have, less has to be produced.

Employment will all be in the social commons, where people create social capital.
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Apparently the US is actually an oligarchy, with the average voter having no statistically significant impact on policy outcomes.

Im sure Australia is just as bad in spite of our tighter regulation of campaign spending etc.  Given the strong authoritarian streak that sometimes runs through Australian politics, I wonder if we might drift closer to fascism in the longer term.

Original (PDF) paper - http://goo.gl/WBmYKO

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Yes, MMOs are good at that.
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Good to see we're working on our global reputation.

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Pretty much on the money. The fossil fuel industry is a dead man walking. The only thing that remains is a 20 year rear guard action as they squeeze the last drops of profit out.

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