time after time I'm really surprised when some people say Bitcoin is bad because it's capitalism. But listening to something like this: invidio.us/watch?v=LgI0liAee4s I would expect these ideas and solutions to be music to the ears of anticapitalists. The core idea of peer-to-peer economy without banks as intermediaries is about as punk as it gets, no?

Ok, it's been long enough, so let's try this poll:

- equality of opportunities, or
- equality of outcomes?

Which one do you, people of sunbeam, prefer?

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It's funny how easy it is to add new tax for "tech giants" (whatever that means), but carbon tax seems to be completely forgotten and missing.
news.slashdot.org/story/18/10/

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this same argument is applicable to the debate about "Bitcoin is evil because it uses too much electricity" or "Capitalism is bad because some companies are greedy". Just replace all occurrences of "LED lights" with "capitalism" and you will see: invidio.us/watch?v=GiYO1TObNz8 - best point around 7th minute. (I bet someone will point out that incandescent lights are better than capitalism, because capitalism doesn't melt snow)

Trump administration is like: "World is ending, nothing we can do about it, at least we don't have to save fuel" motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art well I hope Musk will get us to Mars by then

Sunbeam City is an inclusive community, people of all races, all sexes, all backgrounds are welcome. But point out that the beginning of a sentence directly contradicts the end of the sentence and you will be banned from ever thinking that self sustainable solar is the way to go.

There's all the difference in the world between "treating people equally" and "trying to make them equal"

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Erdogan approving Erdogan nominating Erdogan as the chairman of the #Turkey sovereign fund worth $200 billion. Signed - #Erdogan.
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They finally did it. I've been periodically checking on this guy since hist first TED talk m.slashdot.org/story/345668

"any reminder that an issue is “political” can spoil the whole thing."

seems like google is eavesdropping on my mastodon discussions and giving me these youtube suggestions now: youtube.com/watch?v=D99qI42KGB how capitalism is able to fix it's own problems and stop destroying our planet. Not really solarpunk, but a nice summary. Also, I wonder if those who claim capitalism is incompatible with solarpunk are from the US?

Alright, new topic, much more relaxing. Who of you have seen the movie Downsizing? :thinknyan:

The reason I'm asking is that I would hate to be told to stop calling myself solarpunk just because I also kinda think capitalism can work, even though I agree and am fascinated by all the other solarpunk values

why does have to be political? (having anti-capitalism as the first value) is there any reason to expel capitalist solarpunkers?

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