Category Archives: Technology

Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

By Paul Buchheit Source: CommonDreams Last year it was 8 men, then down to 6, and now almost 5. While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the … Continue reading

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Escaping the iron cage of hopelessness

By Edward Curtin Source: Intrepid Report “Specialists without spirit, sensualists without heart; this nullity imagines that it has attained a level of civilization never before achieved”—Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism “In this frightful round of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rollerball (1975)

The Science Fiction of Rollerball Is Nothing Compared to the Facts of Real Life Control By Rich Monetti Source: Omni If you’ve never seen Rollerball, stop what you’re doing and dial up the DVD for this 1975 Science Fiction Movie … Continue reading

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Godzilla Amazon: The Amount of Power in Jeff Bezos’ Hands Should Frighten All Americans

Amazon very effectively uses technology and data to sidestep traditional restrictions on monopoly power. By Matt Stoller Source: AlterNet To understand the depth and breadth of Jeff Bezos’ ambitions for the company he built, type www.relentless.com into your browser. The domain Bezos … Continue reading

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The West’s War on Free Speech

By Tony Cartalucci Source: Land Destroyer With a name like the “National Democratic Institute” (NDI) one might expect the US State Department-funded, corporate-financier chaired front to be the premier proponent of freedom and democracy worldwide. And although it poses as … Continue reading

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Luddism and Economic Ideology

Source: the HipCrime Vocab Smithsonian Magazine has a very good feature on the Luddites, well worth a read. There are many elements you just don’t read in many economic histories; for example, the 40-hour work week was not brought down … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Obsolete

Source: Truthstream Media The Future Doesn’t Need Us… Or So We’ve Been Told. With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy, humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Summer Wars

“Summer Wars” (2009) is a sci-fi anime directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and animated by Madhouse studio. The film’s plot follows Kenji Koiso, an eleventh-grade math prodigy who, while visiting his friend Natsuki’s great-grandmother, is … Continue reading

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