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Zeitgeist Spam: A dear friend is an epidemiologist. I asked her why so much apparent incompetence in dealing with the virus. “Budget cuts.” Austerity capitalism has been killing us all along. In this crisis we can count the dead …

This analysis is a result of a collective discussion by TNI staff on the many dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic drawing on the wisdom of many allies and friends. We hope it helps join some of the dots of this complex and still unfolding health emergency and supports the movements fighting to protect the most marginalised and to build a more just world.

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: A dear friend is an epidemiologist. I asked her why so much apparent incompetence in dealing with the virus. “Budget cuts.” Austerity capitalism has been killing us all along. In this crisis we can count the dead …

Warren Health Plan Tightens Democrats’ Embrace of Tax Increases – The New York Times

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“Ms. Warren’s plan would move the costs of the entire American health care system, which she pegs at just under $52 trillion over the next decade, onto the books of the federal government. She says that would reduce overall health spending and spare Americans the financial burden of paying directly for care.

To cover those costs, Ms. Warren would impose a new tax on financial transactions, like buying and selling stocks and bonds. She would also tax profits from investments that increase in value on an annual basis — like shares in Google or Apple — not just when the assets are sold. She would raise taxes on American companies that book profits overseas.

Ms. Warren would also increase her wealth tax on billionaires to 6 percent of the value of all their assets above $1 billion, up from her previous proposal of 3 percent. And she would assess a tax on corporations that roughly equates to what they currently pay for employees’ health care, with a slight savings.” – Jim Tankersley, The New York Times

The iPhone X | Daring Fireball

The iPhone X is not the work of an overcautious company. It’s a risk to so fundamentally change the most profitable platform in the world. But Apple is gambling on the taste of the team who lived with the iPhone X during its development. Ossification is a risk with a platform as popular and successful as the iPhone — fear of making unpopular changes can lead a platform vendor to make no significant changes. Another risk, though, is hubris — making changes just for the sake of making changes that show off how clever the folks at Apple still are.

After two months using an iPhone X, I’m convinced Apple succeeded. The iPhone X is a triumph, a delightful conceptual modernization of a ten-year-old platform that, prior to using the iPhone X, I didn’t think needed a modernization. Almost nothing7 about the iPhone X calls undue attention to its cleverness. It all just seems like the new normal, and it’s a lot of fun. – Daring Fireball

A Paradigm For Peace | MyFDL

A Paradigm For Peace | MyFDL.

Living the Geologic Turn in NYC « FOP

Eve Mosher, walking NYC’s High Water Line in 2008

Living the Geologic Turn in NYC « FOP.

Analysis of Ana Božičević’s War on a Lunchbreak / HTMLGIANT

Analysis of War on a Lunchbreak | HTMLGIANT.

Energy Innovation: Obama’s State of the Union a Frothy Mix of Promise and Prattle | capitoilette

Energy Innovation: Obama’s State of the Union a Frothy Mix of Promise and Prattle | capitoilette.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”? / Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

 

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Say “Revolution”? « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Michelle Alexander: U. S. Prisons, The New Jim Crow