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Now That We’ve Incentivized Sociopaths–Guess What Happens Next

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds As long as central banks create and distribute trillions in conscience-free credit to conscience-free financiers and corporations, the incentives for sociopathy only increase. “Sociopath” is a word we now encounter regularly in … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Dead

By John Semley Source: The Baffler “It was an embarrasser; what did I want? I hadn’t thought that far ahead. Me, caught without a program!” —Bruce Bethke, “Cyberpunk” (1983) Held annually in a downtown L.A. convention center so massive and … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Insects

By Robert J. Burrowes About 12,000 years ago, late stone age humans precipitated the neolithic (agricultural) revolution that marked the start of the steady rise to civilization. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time as the beginning of what is … Continue reading

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Zuck’s New Scam

Don’t buy into Facebook’s pivot to privacy By Lizzie O’Shea Source: The Baffler THE RHETORIC AT FACEBOOK—the largest social media platform in the world—is changing. In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg claimed that privacy was no longer a “social norm.” Today, the … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Now and No One Knows What to Do With It

By Pattern Theory Source: Modern Mythology Cyberpunk broke science fiction. Creeping in alongside the commercialization of the internet, it extrapolated the corruption and dysfunction of its present into a brutal and interconnected future that remained just a heartbeat away. Cyberpunk … Continue reading

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Multi-Billion Dollar Giveaway to Amazon

By Stephen Lendman Source: StephanLendman.org Seattle-based Amazon is like corporate predator Walmart, exploiting communities, along with harming local businesses and workers for maximum productivity and profits. The company’s $100 billion dollar CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t get super-rich by being worker … Continue reading

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Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

By Jonathan Cook Source: Information Clearing House I rarely use this blog to tell readers what they should believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in … Continue reading

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Amazon and Apple: Wall Street’s Trillion Dollar Babies

By Dean Baker Source: CounterPunch Last month Amazon joined Apple, becoming the second company in the world to have a $1 trillion market capitalization. Amazon’s accomplishment didn’t cause quite as much celebration as Apple’s – it pays to be number … Continue reading

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