Participatory Economy & Public luxury – by George Monbiot

Labouratory

We should use the political space being opened by the Labour resurgence in the UK to develop a new, participatory economy

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th October 2017

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We are still living in the long 20th Century. We are stuck with its redundant technologies: the internal combustion engine; thermal power […]

#45’s Withdrawal Doctrine

Ditching deals has become Trump’s main foreign policy

via Washington Post Daily 202 by ADAM TAYLOR

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The U.S. government announced Thursday that it would leave UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization that the United States helped found in the aftermath of World War II. According to a release from the State […]

Legalized theft

Note: It’s past time for consumers to fight back against the theft of assets from them by organizations that purport to provide services equitably – but who frequently employ countless scams to steal from their customers. Here are some of the ways theft from the Commons occurs:

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Bank NSF Fees:

Airline Baggage Fees:

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#45’s Bunker Mentality

Stepped-up attacks on the press reflect Trump’s bunker mentality

via Washington Post 202 – BY JAMES HOHMANN with Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve

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THE BIG IDEA: Principled conservatives are recoiling at Donald Trump’s threats against the free press. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter,” Sen. Ben […]

A new explanation of cosmic matter using baryons

Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found

Discoveries seem to back up many of our ideas about how the universe got its large-scale structure

Andrey Kravtsov (The University of Chicago) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University). Visualisation by Andrey Kravtsov

DAILY NEWS – 9 October 2017 – […]

Common wealth

Hope lies with a great, neglected sector of the economy, through which we can create a system that is neither capitalist nor state communist. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th September 2017

******* Are you a statist, or a free marketeer? Do you believe that intervention should be minimised, or that state ownership […]

America’s Gun fetish

America is exceptional for its unique, deadly gun culture

via Washington Post by Ishaan Tharoor – Sep. 9th, 2017

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Americans woke up Monday morning to grisly news: From the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel, a 64-year-old gunman rained down fire on a crowded concert, indiscriminately killing at least 59 people and injuring […]