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Jeff Vale
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Former Analyst/Developer and now Libertarian Socialist, advocating for an alternative to Capitalism.
Former Analyst/Developer and now Libertarian Socialist, advocating for an alternative to Capitalism.

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Here's A Philosophical Question For You
Has the basic point to, and strategy of, biological life always been to get to a level of structure where choice (remember how important choice can be in testing things like light?) via a meaning processor, is available? Has it always been a race between tw...

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One Legacy Commodity Made So Complex...
...Over time that it's still undecided whether scheming was going on or not in the distribution of net gain. But if something can be hidden in terms of milking others out of their fair share, according to Murphy's Law the scheming will occur eventually. And...

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Because Knowledge Is A Commodity...
...Because Teaching is A Commodity. Because nearly every social interaction we're involved in is a commercial exchange of some kind; an exchange where the bottom line is always net gain. And of course that's the seller's net gain, not the purchaser's. And e...

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Another No Shit Sherlock Moment
DEATH BY HOPELESSNESS Is Economic Despair What's Killing Middle-Aged White Americans? 14   diggs   The Atlantic   Economics The very act of doing worse than their parents’ generation is what's killing middle-aged white Americans without a college degree.

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If Platform Companies Are So Great...
...Why don't we just create our own, singular platform and call it an alternative to Capitalism. Eliminate the money and the middle man. Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want? On Money By  JOHN HERRMAN  MARCH 21, 2017...

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You Would Think That The Mere Fact Of a Job...
...Would not preclude one from weighing both its benefits, and its problems. This is not the case, of course, when leaders across the political spectrum tout jobs as an end in themselves justification wise; with any further consideration of trade off's not ...

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Another Capitalist Example Of People Working At Contradictory Purposes
Having a situation where great difficulty is structurally perpetuated in a system, when it doesn't have to be is repeated so often in Capitalist society that it's very ubiquitousness makes it almost impossible to see sometimes. And the thing is, it's quite ...

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You Know The Old Saying, Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven...
...But nobody wants to die? Well, Capitalists have their own version: Everybody wants to buy from a competitive market, but no one wants to sell there. This is just stating the problematic relationship they all have with competition another way. And nothing...

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It's Bad Enough When A Company Can Own The Genetics...
...Of a cash crop, and you have to pay the license fee, even though your field was never planted with that seed (because you're downwind of someone who did use patented seeds). That's bad enough, but when your tractor, or other combine equipment, is now so ...

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We Are Very Powerful...
Anyone proposing to "Beef Up Military Spending" needs to be a good deal more specific on where this fits in with the security priorities we have defined. The linked New York Times article below, breaking out the full breadth, and depth of our current milita...
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