remixtures, to random Portuguese
@remixtures@tldr.nettime.org avatar

: "Ultimately, Bonefeld masterfully interweaves the best of critical theory, placing the critique of the capitalist form of wealth at its heart. In doing so, he has succeeded in producing a book that is sure to illuminate and provoke in equal measure. Some readers may be left despairing having had their hopes shattered. Such an outcome, though, may not be so bad. Bonefeld’s critical theory, much like Adorno’s, does not shy away from despair. The power of critical theory in its despairing mode lies in its evocation of the necessity for another world. One must recognise just how bad things are to pull the handbrake. Perhaps here we should invert the oft-quoted Raymond Williams’ line. To be truly radical is to make despair possible rather than false hopes convincing. In this, Bonefeld has surely succeeded."
https://marxandphilosophy.org.uk/reviews/21476_a-critical-theory-of-economic-compulsion-wealth-suffering-negation-by-werner-bonefeld-reviewed-by-ross-sparkes/

GryphonSK, to random
@GryphonSK@techhub.social avatar
noellemitchell, to movies
@noellemitchell@mstdn.social avatar

"$50 million is just a lot to give any single human being, and it’s especially a lot to give to a man who made himself the major villain in Hollywood’s biggest strike in decades. What’s more, Warner Bros. Discovery hasn’t been doing particularly well lately, which means that Zaslav is getting rewarded for leading a company that’s losing money."

$50 million is a ridiculously high number.

#Hollywood #movies #film #cinema #news #media #WarnerBros #business #capitalism

https://gizmodo.com/warner-bros-discovery-ceo-david-zaslav-gets-a-big-pay-1851422342

richard, to poetry
@richard@disabled.social avatar

I am more comfortable writing #poetry with a #FountainPen, but that does mean transcribing to my computer. Which is great for revisions, but is time consuming.

Just who are these people with extra time these days? I will admit to being a bigot to people with free-free time. It seems like they are not really suffering the consequences of #inequality of #capitalism. The quality of their #writing suffers from their lack of suffering. Very little critical thinking coming from these people.

SiR_GameZaloT, (edited ) to pakistan
@SiR_GameZaloT@paktodon.asia avatar

Understanding 's electricity conundrum

"The ‘rooftop conundrum’ is another issue, where increased tariffs have spurred demand for rooftop panels, leading to a decline in demand from the national grid.

...contribute to the ‘capacity payment conundrum’, ..purchasing agreements obligate the gov to make payments even when plants are not generating electricity."

https://www.dawn.com/news/1825812


aral, to random
@aral@mastodon.ar.al avatar

“I don’t understand why everything is so fucked up and we seem incapable of fixing any of it!”

This is because you believe you live in a democracy when you actually live under capitalism.

(And it is functioning exactly as designed.)

PS. Not your fault; you’ve been taught your whole life that the two are complementary when they’re diametrically-opposed.

peterjriley2024, to starbucks
@peterjriley2024@mastodon.social avatar
RockyC, to Unions
@RockyC@fosstodon.org avatar
mostaurelius, to prowrestling
@mostaurelius@mas.to avatar

Pro Wrestling Today Is a Microcosm of Corporate Entertainment

Professional wrestling remains tremendously popular media today because it encapsulates our collective obsession with justice. The recent WWE-UFC merger shows that the story of American professional wrestling is also one of ruthless profit maximization.

https://jacobin.com/2024/04/wwe-ufc-merger-corporate-media

remixtures, to workersrights Portuguese
@remixtures@tldr.nettime.org avatar

#Capitalism #Labor #WageSlavery: "If you have the buying power to hold prices down, and workers have the labor power to keep wages up, then the business has to absorb that nickel. We can have a world where workers can pay their rent and you can afford your groceries.

So how do we get bosses to agree to take less so we can have more? They've told us how: for bosses, the thing that motivates workers to show up for shitty jobs is fear – fear of losing their homes, fear of going hungry.

When your boss says, "If you don't want to do this job for minimum wage, there's someone else who will," they're telling you that the way to get a raise out of them is to engineer things so that you can say, "If you don't want to pay me a living wage for this job, there's someone else who will."

Their accusation – that you only give someone else a fair shake when you're afraid of losing out – is a confession: to get them to give you a fair shake, we have to make them afraid. They're showing us who they are, and we should believe them."

https://pluralistic.net/2024/04/19/make-them-afraid/#fear-is-their-mind-killer

Wiz, to asklemmy in Are things just shittier or are we more aware of shittiness?

https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/8c8a57e2-c1a4-458d-8530-c98d4b57a640.png

(Sorry, I still don’t know how to do a Lemmy link.)

mastodon.ar.al/

From Aral Balkin: “I don’t understand why everything is so fucked up and we seem incapable of fixing any of it!” This is because you believe you live in a democracy when you actually live under capitalism. (And it is functioning exactly as designed.) PS. Not your fault; you’ve been taught your whole life that the two are complementary when they’re diametrically-opposed. #capitalism #versus #democracy

libramoon, to random
@libramoon@mastodon.social avatar

https://autside.substack.com/p/theres-got-to-be-a-better-way-an?r=1d2z7x&utm_medium=ios&triedRedirect=true

There's got to be a better way: an of
JIM HOERRICKS

..."These poor conditions are not inevitable, but rather the result of policy choices that have prioritised low or no taxes for corporations, austerity, and the interests of the wealthy over the needs of the most vulnerable. The US spends far less on social programs as a percentage of GDP co"...

anubis2814, to history
dougiec3, to Texas
@dougiec3@libretooth.gr avatar

According to Texas law, shouldn't incidents like these lead to negligent homicide charges (at least) against the institutions refusing to attend a woman in distress?
https://apnews.com/article/pregnancy-emergency-care-abortion-supreme-court-roe-9ce6c87c8fc653c840654de1ae5f7a1c

Lazarou, to mentalhealth
@Lazarou@mastodon.social avatar

Experts ignoring the elephant in the room, younger generations are sick and tired of CAPITALISM, it's not 'smartphones' or whatever bullshit excuse the Media comes up with, it's the very toxic society you've forced on us which is making us ill.

avldigital, to germanistik German
@avldigital@openbiblio.social avatar

The "Seeing and Feeling Financial : Bodies and Finance" will take place at the 2024 () in Palm Springs on November 7-10, 2024.

🗓️Deadline for Abstracts: April 25, 2024

📌Further Information:
https://avldigital.de/de/vernetzen/details/callforpapers/seeing-and-feeling-financial-capitalism-bodies-and-finance-pamla-2024-pamla/ @litstudies @germanistik @italianstudies

DropBear, to Economics
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Radical_EgoCom, to random
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autogestion, to greece
@autogestion@union.place avatar
rberger, to random
@rberger@hachyderm.io avatar

“Conflict is a reliable way to know whether or not you're a leftist. As Steven Brust says, the way to distinguish a leftist is to ask "What's more important, human rights, or property rights?" If you answer "Property rights are human right," you're not a leftist. Leftists don't necessarily oppose all property rights - they just think they're less important than human rights.”

Hate

https://pluralistic.net/2024/04/18/in-extremis-veritas/

maz, to environment
@maz@syzito.xyz avatar

Average world incomes to drop by nearly a fifth by 2050.

Cost of damage will be six times higher than price of limiting global heating to 2C, according to study.

Yet we still need to make that profit and attain exponential growth because the laws of says so.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/17/climate-crisis-average-world-incomes-to-drop-by-nearly-a-fifth-by-2050

lovelylovely, to random
@lovelylovely@masto.ai avatar

Fuck Trump.

3paul_k,
@3paul_k@mstdn.social avatar

@lovelylovely is simply a mirror. The real enemy is greedy

The sooner we all accept that sufficient money is enough, the better. It has been drummed into Americans to chase millionaire status, but where will we be if Chinese and Indian populations think and act that way?

Off topic perhaps, but what exactly does he mean by MAGA?

Radical_EgoCom,
@Radical_EgoCom@mastodon.social avatar

@3paul_k @lovelylovely
I have a similar, yet differing opinion:
The real enemy is g̶r̶e̶e̶d̶y̶ . Capitalism is a system that inherently puts the pursuit of profits over the well-being of people, and it is capitalism that exacerbates human greed and allows the people who own the means of production to exploit those who don't.
𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨.

Ayulduz42, to Marriage Turkish
@Ayulduz42@mastodon.com.tr avatar

Once upon a time, the world was like this.?!?!

and
in each other's .

Radical_EgoCom,
@Radical_EgoCom@mastodon.social avatar

@LaurenceMorgan @taschenorakel @Ayulduz42
I don't think a middle ground would suffice in dealing with the problems of . Attempting to compromise within capitalism's framework only perpetuates its injustices. We should instead try to create a society based on voluntary cooperation and decentralized decision-making to truly address systemic inequality and exploitation.

RememberUsAlways, (edited ) to random
@RememberUsAlways@newsie.social avatar

Who has the most control of in the ?

Please boost for accuracy.

RememberUsAlways,
@RememberUsAlways@newsie.social avatar

@ZeroSum06

is infused into every aspect of American life. The "quasi" Government structure is necessary because Congress controls the leadership but said Government agencies have a separate revenue stream. BLM, IRS, postal service and the Fed are revenue streams for the US government.

@rfichoke

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