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I had not come accross this particular use of technology to seek and generate political consensus before, but v-Taiwan looks to be making tangible moves towards better societal engagement on policy decisions without degenerating into the usual on line shout fests we see. If anyone has any more information on ...Read More
Trump Immigration policy has created the reality that immigrants toddlers are appearing alone in court for deportation, separated from their family... meaning they’ll be deported alone without anyone to be their guardian. As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. ...Read More
"It’s the shortest flights that a smart tax should discourage. The curve that describes the relationship between distance traveled and carbon emissions per passenger per mile is L-shaped: The highest emissions occur during takeoff and landing." ...Read More
"Is it culture or economics? That question frames much of the debate about contemporary populism. Are Donald Trump’s presidency, Brexit and the rise of right-wing nativist political parties in continental Europe the consequence of a deepening rift in values between social conservatives and social liberals, with the former having thrown their support behind xenophobic, ethno-nationalist, authoritarian politicians? ...Read More
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Is Andrew Yang's $1,000/month "Freedom Dividend" enough to jump start trickle up economics? "The idea mimics a form of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money for every citizen but without work requirements or other tests. He says it aims to shield Americans from the pain brought about by the technical revolution that is replacing human jobs via automation. He proposes ...Read More
Yang’s UBI intends to replace most safety net programs like welfare etc. it’s why libertarian bros like it. People who think equity is unfair can only understand ‘every person gets same same, equality yes’ Still, I think on its own UBI is super great, just shouldn’t be an excuse to dismantle existing support structures.
“Life expectancies started to stall just after the austerity cuts were introduced,” said Hiam. “That alone does not prove the latter was the trigger for the former. However, no other plausible suggestion has since survived scrutiny, so it is hard not to conclude austerity cuts are involved.”
“Each of these three elements—a multipolar system, a general disregard for rule-based constraints on behavior, and dominantly political-military forms of rivalry—is present during periods of great-power competition. Yet none of them accurately describes world politics today.”
“5 million New Yorkers have no rent protection at all. Over half of low-income tenants in the state are currently paying more than 50 percent of their income in rent.” Wild to see this article merely two weeks after I left NYC and set my sights on places like Portland ...Read More
According to a Twitter poll I ran, 21% of my crypto audience respondents think Elizabeth Warren’s plan is “on-mission”.
In fact, fascism — and the tendencies that lead toward fascism — pose a more serious threat now than at any time since the end of World War II.
"By providing the working class with the absolute bare minimum, universal basic income becomes doomsday prep for the tech billionaire"
Major foriegn policy shift towards peace will go unnoticed by liberal psuedo-intellectuals who often considered this C.I.A program a 'conspiracy theory'