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Hoisted from Comments: What Climate Change Reformers Get Wrong

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 6:04pm in

Climate change activists too often wind up bypassing core issues. Here are a couple of them.

Industrial Policy Coming Into Vogue After China Cleans US Clock by Using It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 5:23pm in

Industrial policy is an idea whose time has arrived in DC. Too bad the thinking seems stuck in the fad-chashing phase.

Fed Up With Democrats, Thousands March to Demand Medicare for All

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 2:56pm in

More voters recognize that the Democrats will do squat about expanded health coverage like Medicare for All unless they feel some heat

Grassroots Fight for $15 Movement Has Won $150 Billion in Raises for Millions of Workers, Study Shows

The campaign to raise the hourly wage to $15 has been racking up successes, even if the press doesn't much take notice.

Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent – Bob Smith Pt 1/2

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/07/2021 - 11:55pm in

The New York Times is impartial when convenient...which wasn't during Watergate, My Lai, the Iraq War, and the Trump era, for instance

DSA’s Flawed International Outlook: The Appeal of the Mass Party and its Contradictions

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/07/2021 - 8:11am in

There’s something contradictory in this position that needs to be pointed out. The parties that DSA has focused on weren’t always mass parties. Often, they began as just the kind of plebeian networks or far left grouplets that DSA eschews as irrelevant.

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Andreas Malm Versus Property: ‘Because Nothing Else Has Worked’

Is going after property the only viable option for containing climate damage? Andreas Malm thinks so.

Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job)

Yves here. Two things about increased automation frost me. One is its stealth or main purpose as forcing planned obsolescence. So irrespective of the impact on job/labor content, any savings won’t necessarily accrue to users. Two is automation/AI serving as an excuse to shift costs and tasks onto consumers. How many times do customer service […]

Social Explosion in Cuba: The Ignored Signals

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 1:39am in

In my opinion, there are two determining factors that have led to this moment of malaise. On the one hand, the inability of our rulers to channel a successful reform path...On the other hand, there is the ability of citizens to submit this incapacity to public judgment, which is something new.

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From Cuba: A Description of the Protests

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 20/07/2021 - 6:22am in

On Sunday 11 July, Cuba experienced a series of social outbreaks that encompassed at least six of the 14 provinces that make up the country. In the 62 years since the triumph of the revolution, Cuba had not faced a situation like this.

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