The system is cannibalizing itself before our eyes. Even the basic foundations that keep society operational – infrastructure, education, government – are all being dismantled or underfunded to feed capitalist profits.
“American ISPs charge some of the highest prices in the world in exchange for awful service. Your money isn’t being used to build better infrastructure, but to make the rich even richer: Comcast’s CEO earned $33m last year. Internationally, we’re an embarrassment: the country that invented the internet ranks tenth in average connection speeds, far below South Korea and Norway. And that number doesn’t capture the significant disparities in service that disproportionately affect poor and rural communities.”
Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse
I wonder how we elected a president who is ignorant and lacks basic knowledge….
Progressives, dont get caught in the trap of “Unviersal Basic Income” it sounds very good, In reality its a Neo-Liberal trap to dismantle organised Labor and Social Protection, that is why Milton Friedman and Friedrich Von Heyak were for it, stay well away from Groups that are proposing it, such a program as UBI cannot even be considered untill The FIRE Sector is cut down to size, the Federal Reserve is Nationalised, Medicare For All and Tuition Free College has been implemented, the Federal Minimum Wage is atleast $20 per hour, most of the Workforce has become Unionised, and FDRs Economic Bill of Rights has been Established.
For those who are Interested in the idea of “Basic Income”, The example of the Alaska Perminant Fund is probebly the best model, this is also A Georgist principle, and a principle expressed in Thomas Paines “Agrarian Justice”.
Thom Hartmann discusses the Alaska Permanent Fund which refunds thousands of dollars from oil profits every year to each resident of the state of Alaska and …
Israel has Election Day in its Basic Law.
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