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Feb
2019

You need to hear: A conversation with Dr. Kristian Niemietz

As we were wrapping up production on Dr Kristian Niemietz’s “Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies” we got together on Skype to discuss, “not real socialism”, democratic socialism, and why this bad idea that never works, never dies…. Listen on Youtube or check out the audiobook.

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12
Feb
2019

Money and Work Unchained by Charles Hugh Smith

The current conventional-wisdom view of our soon-to-be future is rose-tinted: Automation will free millions of people from the drudgery of work, then by taxing the robots doing all the work, we can pay everyone universal basic income (UBI), enabling a life of leisure and artistic pursuit for all. The result: a future of universal happiness. But is this accurate? Is this what UBI is actually capable of doing? More importantly, is this what we want? And even more importantly: Will this “future” be our best future? Will it account for and manage the practicalities of work, money, and automation, given the limits of endless growth on a finite planet? Money and Work Unchained drags the now-popular concept of universal basic income (UBI) from the shadows of pundit blather into a harsh, illuminating light, and in doing so presents an entirely new view of the future that upends our conventional understanding of work and money. This audiobook lays out a practical pathway that realigns work, money, and human fulfillment into a sustainable system that sheds the inequalities and injustices of the status quo in favor of a human-scale way of living. Get Audiobook

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12
Feb
2019

Inequality and the Collapse of Privilege by Charles Hugh Smith

Inequality is rising globally, and rising inequality is destabilizing. A status quo of increasing inequality self-destructs. To avoid this fate, we must answer this question: Why is the gulf between the wealthy and everyone else widening so dramaticall...

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23
Jan
2019

Munchery is over.

On demand food delivery start-up Munchery is bankrupt and shutting down effective immediately. They’ve burned through $125 million in VC, their last round was $87 million in 2015 at a $300 million valuation. Apparently the early effects of this are bare shelves in Amazon’s Go Stores. It’s like a Lehman Brothers moment which could cascade throughout the entire dime-a-dozen mobile food-on-demand-delivery service start-up sector. Read more.

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19
Jan
2019

Politics and the Occult by Gary Lachman

The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen The gritty business of politics is not something we usually associate with the occult. But esoteric beliefs have influenced the destiny of nations since the time of ancient Egypt and China, when decisions ...

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