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"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

Thatcher parody, eye contact, California fires, original content 

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(to be fair this is a bit rich coming from a company that deals with Foxconn)

Do these people go through life just being miserable or what

Nintendo: The next Animal Crossing will have a range of skin tones to choose from and hairstyles will not be gender-dependant

Gamers™️ on Twitter:

"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

I'm not one of these "and yet you participate in Capitalism people" but if you're gonna turn your politics into a superficial performance, expect them to be judged as such

Just walked past a KFC in town and saw someone wearing a leather jacket with photos of Marx and Lenin on the back :blobhyperthink:

"A truly bizarre trend is having an impact on the economy — wealthy people and corporations have so much money they literally don't know what to do with it.

Why it matters: At a time when growing income inequality is fueling voter discontent and underpinning an array of social movements, the top 1% of earners and big companies are holding record levels of unused cash."

amp.axios.com/money-companies-

Since I've been organising in "real life" more, I have noticed that political organising in person is extremely different from interacting in political spaces online. Although, I wonder if this is different in other places such as the US, where it seems like "Internet culture" and social media bleed much more readily into meatspace.

constantly getting angry online? a little sunshine and fresh air can do wonders for your mood and perspective

Possibly far right flag idk 

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Sorry for the quiet, everyone - this weekend I will be checking up on any recent Loomio proposals and actioning them. It has been an extremely busy and stressful month.

Obviously it says "broke but in love" to... Wouldn't be hipster if it didn't romanticise poverty

This is the quote (sorry I'm in a rush and don't have time to make a photo desc right now)

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