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The world has decided bottom up is the way it's going to stop climate change — Quartz
I think that was the only choice all along.
At no point are entrenched elites going to give up power and privilege.
Even if the participants wanted to, capitalism and its oligarchical structure will always aggregate power and privilege to itself.
This means giving up the trappings and conveniences of inexpensive airfare and imported food.

This is a generational conflict. People born before 1990 will never truly see the outcome of what we've done.
climate.change  energy  capitalism  power  elite  oligarchy  imperialism 
7 days ago by po
Claire Bishop on PALACE IN PLUNDERLAND - Artforum International
"The construction of yet another enormous venue for culture feels like the harbinger of a horrible new world in which all public services are drained of resources but every High Net Worth Individual can evade taxes by pouring a fraction of their profits into a cultural project that enhances their social status. The über-wealthy once gave a percentage of their riches to the church; today they give them to flexible and adaptable visual art/performance spaces."



"A Schema for a School is one thing; the more radical proposition would be a cultural institution that includes within its architecture crucial services like a public school, day care, or a branch of the New York Public Library."
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13 days ago by robertogreco
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh’s opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
oligarchy  trumpAristocracy  judicialIncompetence 
16 days ago by joeybaker
The Harder-To-Measure Benefits of Getting Older | Outside Online
The Harder-To-Measure Benefits of Getting Older | Outside Online via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2NzQXDo
age  oligarchy 
17 days ago by craniac

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