“The corporate mantra is to avoid paying taxes, exploit consumers & workers at every opportunity; to squeeze the most profit from the least outlay possible. Corporate interests have pacified conservatives with money and liberals with meaningless woke jargon. Meanwhile, corporate capitalism does nothing to improve society in any form unless it profits, or costs nothing. By default this means a stratified society of winners and consumers and losers.”
“It’s going to take something more than a profit motive to give the losers a humane future but we can’t look to business to show humanity when our politicians have been corrupted. The political class must be made accountable. The ruling elites must not be allowed to enrich themselves at the cost of a fair and just society; not if we want to build a world where ‘all men are created equal’ is more than an empty tagline for a neo-feudal lineage plutarchy.”
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VIDEO: Yanis Varoufakis - former Greek Finance Minister - Explains Technofeudalism to Slavoj Zizek in Slovenia (21-Oct-2021)
Why are these big corporations Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca given vast public funding to develop their vaccine tech, but then no taxpayer share in the astronomical profits and no free access to the medical innovation they've funded? Why are these corporations private profit, public funding, immune from ALL legal consequences of the vaccines AFTER full approval i.e. they're no longer experimental? (see questions on Rabble coronavirus).
How does Tor maintain anonymity when a source and destination are required at the end? question and answer on stackexchange website, plus index of similar answers.
How To Destroy Surveillance Capitalism - Cory Doctorow long read article about Big Tech/State surveillance, monopoly; myths and existential threats.
John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny excerpted from "The Great Nation of Futurity" The United States Democratic Review 1839 (vol 6, issue 23).
Smashing Windows with Windows article on transparency design and Wikileaks. Openleaks, Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary.
The Safe Network Primer - an introductory guide to the world's first fully autonomous data and communications network (last update: August 2020) at safenetwork.org.