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"The coming crisis of capitalism is not only economic; it’s also a moral and political crisis. A constitution in tatters is the death knell of democracy. By the same token, corporate monopolies are incompatible with a market economy."

Via Capitalism in America: The coming crisis

#inequality #capitalism
Capitalism in America: The coming crisis
 
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"The coming crisis of capitalism is not only economic; it’s also a moral and political crisis. A constitution in tatters is the death knell of democracy. By the same token, corporate monopolies are incompatible with a market economy."

Via Capitalism in America: The coming crisis

#inequality #capitalism
Capitalism in America: The coming crisis
 
Who owns Berlin? - EXBERLINER.com https://www.exberliner.com/features/people/who-owns-berlin/

#berlin #housing #corruption #capitalism
 
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"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 
Quote of note:

"...Michele Usuelli, a doctor and regional councillor for the small, leftwing party, Più Europa, pins much of the blame on politics and healthcare mismanagement. He said Lombardy’s fate began to be charted out in the late 1990s when the Italian government decentralised healthcare, giving regions more autonomy."

"At the same time, the privatisation of healthcare became more prevalent. Although other regions continued to mostly maintain the public health system, a succession of Lombardy governors, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia between 1995 and 2013, and Matteo Salvini’s far-right League since then, allowed the private and public systems to compete for funds based on efficiency."

"Even though Lombardy developed one of the most enviable healthcare systems in Italy, the strategy left private firms free to invest in areas of care that made more money, inevitably leading to a reduction of beds in the public system and leaving the region less equipped to meet all types of health needs."

Via Why was Lombardy hit harder than Italy's other regions?

#COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #Italy #Lombardy #healthcare #MedicareForAll #inequality #capitalism
 

A virus removes the veil of bourgeois democracy


Here you will find the English version




Anm.: Während sich hier sowohl in diesem #Forum wie auch außerhalb die #Wohlstandslinke in ihren Home-Office zurückzieht und die "#Volksgemeinschaft" beschwört in dem sie Masken näht und zu deren Tragen auffordert oder aber Sprüche ihrer Stars nachäfft, "stay home", geht der #Kampf in anderen sozialen #Klassen unvermittelt weiter.

Pandemie Kriegstagebücher – Der vorweggenommene Aufstand


Quelle: https://non.copyriot.com/pandemie-kriegstagebuecher-der-vorweggenommene-aufstand/
von Sebastian Lotzer
Seit fünf Abenden knallt es in den Vororten Frankreichs. Trotz oder gerade wegen Ausnahmezustand und Ausgangssperre. Bullen werden in Hinterhalte gelockt, Autos und Rathäuser werden in Brand gesteckt. Fünf tote Menschen seit der Ausrufung des Ausnahmezustandes im Zusammenhang mit Polizeiaktionen zur Durchsetzung der Ausgangssperre. Etliche Verletzte, viele davon schwer

Von Sibirien über den afrikanischen Kontinent bis nach Nord- und Lateinamerika brennen die Knäste. Tag für Tag. Auch hier in Europa, in Italien, Frankreich,… Nacht für Nacht. Hungerrevolten in Afrika, dem indischen Subkontinent, in Kolumbien, Argentinien, Venezuela,…

Diejenigen, die die #Transformation in einen weltweiten #Pandemie #Faschismus unmittelbar und nicht in der Abstraktion einer gelehrten Wohlstandslinken erfahren, haben den Kampf schon lange aufgenommen.

Seit Jahrzehnten sind hier Texte und Analysen über die “ #Faschisierung ” erschienen. Und nun, wo alle Theorie grau wird angesichts der realen Entwicklung, kein Wort, keine realen Widerstandshandlungen, von einigen wenigen nächtlichen Exkursionen abgesehen. Sowie hilflosen symbolischen Handlungen, die zwar moralisch aller Ehren wert seien, aber eben auch nicht mehr. Nur Unterordnung und #Angst. Nein, Angst mag hier die falsche Begrifflichkeit sein. Denn gegen Angst an und für sich ist nichts einzuwenden. Sie gehört zu uns, wie die Liebe und der Hass. Man müsste lieber von feiger #Bequemlichkeit sprechen und einer neurotisch narzisstischen Verortung in der Welt, die sich als #Altruismus tarnt.So der so. Der Bruch mit einem Großteil “der Linken” war schon lange überfällig, nach der derzeitigen Unterwerfung, die nicht von ungefähr an jene von 77 erinnert, steht sie endlich ganz oben auf der Tagesordnung Derjenigen, die noch ein ernstes Interesse an einer aufständischen Umwälzung haben. Denn auch Jene gibt es, auch wenn sie minoritär innerhalb der Mahlbewegung der diversen pseudorevolutionären Grüppchen und Klüngel sind, die nur darauf warten, ihr Tagesgeschäft wieder aufnehmen zu können, als sei nicht geschehen.

Es folgt eine Übersetzung eines Textes von Gianfranco Sanguinetti


Quell: https://non.copyriot.com/pandemie-kriegstagebuecher-der-vorweggenommene-aufstand/
Die Konversion der westlichen repräsentativen Demokratien zu einer völlig neuen Form des Despotismus hat durch den Virus die juristischen Züge der höheren Gewalt angenommen

Und so ist der neue Virus gleichzeitig der Katalysator des Ereignisses und die Ablenkung der Massen durch Angst

Später, von Giuseppe Conte bis Orban, von Johnson bis Trump (11) usw., begriffen all diese Politiker – so rüpelhaft sie auch sein mochten – schnell, dass der Virus ihnen erlaubte, mit den alten Verfassungen, Regeln und Gesetzen zu tun, was ihnen gefiel. Der Zustand der Notwendigkeit würde alle Rechtswidrigkeiten verzeihen.

Übrigens bestätigt der konterrevolutionäre Ansatz, den der fälschlicherweise als “Krieg gegen das Virus” bezeichnete Krieg sofort und überall aufgegriffen hat, die Absicht, die den “humanitären” Operationen dieses Krieges zugrunde liegt, der nicht gegen das Virus, sondern gegen alle Regeln, Rechte, Garantien, Institutionen und Menschen der alten Welt geführt wird: Ich spreche hier von der Welt und den Institutionen, die seit der Französischen Revolution bestehen und die jetzt im Laufe einiger Monate vor unseren Augen verschwinden in einer Geschwindigkeit in der einst die SU verschwand.

Die Epidemie wird enden, aber nicht die #Maßnahmen, Möglichkeiten und #Folgen, die sie ausgelöst hat und die wir jetzt erleben. Wir gebären eine neue Welt im Schmerz.

Der #Neoliberalismus hat nichts mit den Klassenkämpfen von einst zu tun; er hat nicht einmal eine Erinnerung an sie; er glaubt, sie aus dem Wörterbuch gelöscht zu haben. Er hält sich für allmächtig, was nicht heißt, dass er den #Klassenkampf nicht fürchtet, denn er weiß genau, was er dem Volk zuzufügen gedenkt

Es ist offensichtlich, dass das Volk bald #Hunger leiden wird; es ist offensichtlich, dass die #Arbeitslosen zahlreich sein werden; es ist offensichtlich, dass die Menschen, die nach Vorschrift arbeiten (vier Millionen in Italien), keine #Unterstützung haben werden. Und diejenigen, die in prekären Arbeitsverhältnissen leben und nichts zu verlieren haben, werden anfangen zu kämpfen und Sabotage zu betreiben. Das erklärt, warum die Strategie der Reaktion auf die Pandemie vor allem eine Strategie der Aufstandsbekämpfung ist. Wir werden dies in Amerika mit aller Macht sehen.

**Dank des Virus erscheint die Zerbrechlichkeit unserer Welt jetzt am helllichten Tag. Das Spiel, das derzeit gespielt wird, ist unendlich viel gefährlicher als das Virus und wird noch viel mehr Tote fordern. Und doch fürchten unsere Zeitgenossen nur das Virus. **

Wenn eine einfache #Mikrobe genügt hat, um unsere Welt in den Gehorsam gegenüber dem widerlichsten Despotismus zu stürzen, bedeutet dies, dass unsere Welt bereits so reif für den #Despotismus war, dass eine einfache Mikrobe genügen würde.
#Frankreich #Italien #Deutschland #Linke #Repression #4IR #politics #Politik #violence #covis19 #corona #capitalism
Gianfranco Sanguinetti: A virus removes the veil of bourgeois democracy

Autonomies: Gianfranco Sanguinetti: A virus removes the veil of bourgeois democracy (Julius Gavroche)

 
Frank has posted some ventilator service manuals, and gotten cease-and-desist letters from some manufacturers: “Download prohibited by Dräger. Support is not desired,” is a message he posted next to some previously-available repair manuals. In Italy, device manufacturers have threatened to sue makers who have 3D printed parts for medical devices used to treat Covid-19 patients.
#capitalism and #kakistocracy at it's best....
reshare from @Free Software Foundation

#DRM on medical equipment has always been a threat to human health and lives, as well as a violation of our rights, and now DRM on ventilators may actually cost lives: https://u.fsf.org/30n
 
Frank has posted some ventilator service manuals, and gotten cease-and-desist letters from some manufacturers: “Download prohibited by Dräger. Support is not desired,” is a message he posted next to some previously-available repair manuals. In Italy, device manufacturers have threatened to sue makers who have 3D printed parts for medical devices used to treat Covid-19 patients.
#capitalism and #kakistocracy at it's best....
reshare from @Free Software Foundation

#DRM on medical equipment has always been a threat to human health and lives, as well as a violation of our rights, and now DRM on ventilators may actually cost lives: https://u.fsf.org/30n
 
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Ad Blocker never skips leg day and neither should we.


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Ad Blocker never skips leg day and neither should we.


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I think that might be a forest spirit seeking revenge.

Comrade Kangaroo Terrorises Bougie Golfers


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I think that might be a forest spirit seeking revenge.

Comrade Kangaroo Terrorises Bougie Golfers


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Anyone else thinks hackatons are a terrible idea?


A group of programmers in my country ( #czech ) decided they'll create #software for #government for free during 48 hours, for free. While that seems cool at first, I think that is in fact a very #bad idea. Why?

Well imagine you want to do the same e.g. with a building. To save the architect's time and money on his salary you tell him to design the building in one hour as best as he can. While you'll immediately save money, the result will likely be a building that's badly designed, will have many issues you'll be paying for during the next decades.

Hackatons, gaming jams etc. are extremely popular because they look cool and save time, but they create terrible results and teach very bad practice, which is driven by today's short-sighted society. The whole history of #engineering taught us that haste makes waste, but nowadays we're abandoning all sanity because of #capitalism, #markets and #consumerism. The result of course is huge #bloat, ugly, wasteful, obscure, unmaintainable, buggy and even dangerous technology. Let's not do this.

#hackaton #programming #game #jam #suckless #escapekeysociety
 

Anyone else thinks hackatons are a terrible idea?


A group of programmers in my country ( #czech ) decided they'll create #software for #government for free during 48 hours, for free. While that seems cool at first, I think that is in fact a very #bad idea. Why?

Well imagine you want to do the same e.g. with a building. To save the architect's time and money on his salary you tell him to design the building in one hour as best as he can. While you'll immediately save money, the result will likely be a building that's badly designed, will have many issues you'll be paying for during the next decades.

Hackatons, gaming jams etc. are extremely popular because they look cool and save time, but they create terrible results and teach very bad practice, which is driven by today's short-sighted society. The whole history of #engineering taught us that haste makes waste, but nowadays we're abandoning all sanity because of #capitalism, #markets and #consumerism. The result of course is huge #bloat, ugly, wasteful, obscure, unmaintainable, buggy and even dangerous technology. Let's not do this.

#hackaton #programming #game #jam #suckless #escapekeysociety
 
Some interesting pointers why Singapore on Thames is unlikely to happen (despite the fantasies of the ERG and their ilk)

Boris Johnson comes to power just as free market economics is going out of favour…

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #economy #capitalism #deregulation #trade #freemarkets #business
Boris Johnson comes to power just as free market economics is going out of favour…
 
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Chile Avengers - artwork of real Chilean hero protesters


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Chile Avengers - artwork of real Chilean hero protesters


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No Thanksgiving


After 14 years, !Password has gone to the Venture Capitalists for money.

I've been a longtime user, who has only sometimes been disappointed by the product. Generally, the more whizz bangers was added, the less I liked it, and I was less than happy that they did so little to support iCab and other alternative browsers.

I was more than a little worried about this when they switched to their subscription model. Fortunately, there are now other alternatives.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/fourteen-years-after-launching-1password-takes-first-funding-a-200m-series-a/

#tech #web #1Password #VentureCaplitalism #capitalism
Fourteen years after launching, 1Password takes a $200M Series A
 

No Thanksgiving


After 14 years, !Password has gone to the Venture Capitalists for money.

I've been a longtime user, who has only sometimes been disappointed by the product. Generally, the more whizz bangers was added, the less I liked it, and I was less than happy that they did so little to support iCab and other alternative browsers.

I was more than a little worried about this when they switched to their subscription model. Fortunately, there are now other alternatives.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/fourteen-years-after-launching-1password-takes-first-funding-a-200m-series-a/

#tech #web #1Password #VentureCaplitalism #capitalism
Fourteen years after launching, 1Password takes a $200M Series A
 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science
 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science
 
Karl Sharro auf Twitter: „Soviet Union: Party membership Late Capitalism: Amazon Prime membership“ / Twitter

#capitalism
 
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Yes !


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Quite fitting for the most capitalist and consumerist country in the world.....



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#You kidding me ?

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Level 34! Woo!


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A response to the Delta Airlines union busting program ! AH AH AH AH AH !


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A response to the Delta Airlines union busting program ! AH AH AH AH AH !


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