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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Cargo Cult and Smart Books
    • After World War II anthropologists discovered that an unusual religion had developed among the islanders of the South Pacific. It was oriented around the concept of cargo which the islanders perceived as the source of the wealth and power of the Europeans and Americans. This religion, known as the Cargo Cult, held that if the proper ceremonies were performed shipments of riches would be sent from some heavenly place. It was all very logical to the islanders. The islanders saw that they worked hard but were poor whereas the Europeans and Americans did not work but instead wrote things down on paper and in due time a shipment of wonderful things would arrive.

      The Cargo Cult members built replicas of airports and airplanes out of twigs and branches and made the sounds associated with airplanes to try to activate the shipment of cargo.

      Although the existence of the Cargo Cult only became known after World War II the cult had developed long before, when the Europeans first arrived in the area in ships.

      It is very interesting that same logic lies in the head of the people who buy millions of books with biographies of millionaires and billionaires, as well as books with "smart advice" on how to become one yourself.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Good Quote: Kenneth E. Boulding
    • In 1859 the human race discovered a huge treasure chest in its basement. This was oil and gas, a fantastically cheap and easily available source of energy. We did, or at least some of us did, what anybody does who discovers a treasure in the basement - live it up, and we have been spending this treasure with great enjoyment

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    Capitalism: Bourgeoisie all around the world pushes workers rights back
    • It will be possible for the French to work 48 hours a week, 60 with an ‘exceptional authorization’.

      The new proposals will open up the possibility of splitting up the 11 hours of rest between two days of work

      New law will allow companies to set their own overtime rates, circumventing any industry-level agreements.

      Note that France have one of the strongest unions.

      But steady and slowly they'll be pushed back. Steady and slowly, With sometimes one step back, but three steps forward after pause.

      Btw.

      35-hours is “simply a threshold above which overtime or rest days start to kick in”, according to French economist Jean-Marie Perbost.

      French Labour Code is more than 3,500 pages to its latest edition,

      :-) In hope no one can read it :-)

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    brianl
    Capitalism: Global chains of 50 top companies and real T-shirt cost
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      With global GDP having trebled in just 30 years and major corporations commanding 60 per cent of global production, transport and services through their supply chains, the respect for rights, the guarantee of minimum living wages and collective bargaining for a fair share of the profits through higher wages with safe, secure and skilled work should be the norm.

      Instead we have a model where companies can’t or won’t identify their supply chains and their hidden workforce. They preside over profits based on low wages, lobby against minimum living wages or regulations designed to ensure safe and secure work and turn a blind eye to the use of informal work or even slavery in their employ.

      Check all report http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/pdffrontlines_scandal_en-2.pdf

      Unions do not understand that you can win only locally and temporary.
      All long time victories came from completely different source - existence of socialism states and extreme fear of capitalists.
      Communists call pointless fight (if it is only for this!) for wages standards and increase of standards as "economism".
      It is good idea locally, but only as base for much more fundamental changes and demands.

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      They are fucking you in all holes all day and night, and if you somehow do not trust them, well... they do not give a fuck.

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      If you want to change something in all this fucking life - do something more than "do not trust".

      http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/pdffrontlines_scandal_en-2.pdf

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    Tick-Tack painful death or 10nm Intel process has serious issues
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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Streaming Music
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      What do you see on this charts?

      It is new monopolies forming. And new absolute information control schemes implemented.
      As most people will be paying for subscription (or use streaming for free), proportion of time users are listening to self proclaimed top hits is rising fast.
      All small guys now have tiny chance to even been noticed.
      And if, by accident, they become noticed (usually thanks to some other mass media monopoly) they have no chance to get any good revenue.
      As streaming service eats all the money and pay almost nothing (hence whole idea).

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