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The idea of intellectual property is nonsensical and pernicious | Aeon Essays
The grand term ‘intellectual property’ covers a lot of ground: the software that runs our lives, the movies we watch, the songs we listen to.
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How Universal Basic Income Solves Widespread Insecurity and Radical Inequality - Evonomics
Can we not find a method of combining [the advantages of anarchism and socialism]? It seems to me that we can
[…]. The plan we are advocating amounts essentially to this: that a certain small income, sufficient for necessaries, should be secured to all, whether they work or not
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The role of history in a society afflicted by short-termism | Aeon Essays
It has long been fashionable to say that the globe is shrinking. In the wake of the telegraph, the steamship and the railway, thinkers from the late 19th century onwards often wrote of space and time being annihilated by new technologies.
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2 days ago
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From: Report of the Commander, Seventh Expeditionary Force, Andromedan Paleoanthropological Mission What puzzled our research teams was the suddenness of collapse and the speed of reversion to barbarism, in this multigalactic civilization of the biped race.
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Winners Take All: Modern philanthropy means that giving some away is more important than how you got it / Boing Boing
Anand Giridharadas was a former McKinsey consultant turned "thought leader," invited to the stages of the best "ideas festivals" and to TED (twice), the author of some very good and successful books, and as a kind of capstone to this career, he was named a fellow to the Aspen Institute, an elite co
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The walls have crumbled for Trump / Boing Boing
Political scientist and journalist David Rothkopf says Trump's days in the White House are numbered.
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3 days ago
It’s science, stupid: Why do Trump supporters believe so many things that are crazy and wrong? | Salon.com
Kahan also works as a researcher and educator for the Cultural Cognition Projection, where researchers look into "the tendency of individuals to conform their beliefs about disputed matters of fact ... to values that define their cultural identities.
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3 days ago
Twitter
Face recognition:
- is often implemented with little oversight or privacy protection
- may lead to faulty systems
-…
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4 days ago
Stonekettle Station
Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief. You notice things.
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4 days ago
Rick Scott Accuses Democrats of Trying to Thwart G.O.P.’s Successful Voter Suppression | The New Yorker
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (The Borowitz Report)—In a hastily called press conference on Thursday evening, Florida Governor Rick Scott accused Democrats of nefariously plotting to undo the Republican Party’s highly successful voter-suppression effort.
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4 days ago
CONTRARY BRIN: Talk of "a new civil war" goes mainstream
I despise notions of "cyclical history." But nations do often fall into traps that look similar.
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5 days ago
Why are we surprised that therapy has its downsides? | Oliver Burkeman | Life and style | The Guardian
‘Get help and get happy!” runs a tagline for one of the new generation of e-counselling services, offering psychotherapy by text, phone and video chat. Except it turns out that getting happy is by no means guaranteed to be therapy’s only outcome.
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5 days ago
Twitter
Does it make sense for every mass shooting (or at least every one that fits a particular pattern) to be reported as…
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6 days ago
» Ten Great Adventure-Game Puzzles The Digital Antiquarian
This blog has become, among other things, an examination of good and bad game-design practices down through the years, particularly within the genre of adventure games.
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6 days ago
What Jeff Sessions’s Resignation Could Mean For The Mueller Investigation | FiveThirtyEight
And here it is, the first big Trump Cabinet shakeup of the post-midterms season: Jeff Sessions just resigned from his job as attorney general. And it appears the decision wasn’t voluntary. In his letter of resignation, Sessions wrote that President Trump had asked him to step down.
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6 days ago
CONTRARY BRIN: A letter to my sane-conservative friends
And so, we are at the wire. And all of those who would stand up for the Republic appear to have already decided – like Jennifer Rubin and George F. Will – to step up at last. Still, I know many residually adult-sane conservatives… I had lunch with one, yesterday.
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All Goals in Life Are Problematic — Except One – Personal Growth – Medium
The late physicist Richard Feynman famously won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. But here’s something most people don’t know about him: He was also a world-class safecracker.
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"But How Will We Pay for It?": Modern Monetary Theory and Democratic Socialism
Medicare for All has quickly become a principal rallying cry for many progressives and leftists alike.
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