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https://www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learnings-amazing-ability-to-predict-chaos-20180418/

Winnie Mandela died :'(

Posted: 2018/04/02 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

She was not as well known as her ex husband Nelson, but deserves at least as much respect for her struggle, as well as recognition gor being right about the problem of winning political freedom without economic power.

Lovely quote from Ernst Bloch in Jacobin magazine.

Posted: 2018/03/27 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

That is why all improvers of our situation who merely concentrate on health are so petit-bourgeois and odd, the raw fruit and vegetable brigade, the passionate herbivores, or even those who practice special breathing techniques. All this is a mockery compared with solid misery, compared with diseases which are produced not by weak flesh but by powerful hunger, not by faulty breathing but by dust, smoke, and lead. Of course there are people who breathe correctly, who combine a pleasant self-assurance with well-ventilated lungs and an upright torso which is flexible to a ripe old age. But it remains a prerequisite that these people have money; which is more beneficial for a stooped posture than the art of breathing.
— Ernst Bloch, The Principle of Hope

https://catalyst-journal.com/vol1/no4/the-basic-income-illusion

Very important step in using blockchain tech for privacy

Posted: 2018/03/17 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-canadian-bank-files-patent-to-make-credit-scores-transparent-via-blockchain

The Empty Piety of the American Press (Chris Hedges)

Posted: 2018/03/12 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/empty-piety-american-press/
The press, giddy with its newfound sense of mission and purpose, is carrying out a moral crusade against Donald Trump. The airwaves and print have shed their traditional claims of “impartiality” and “objectivity.” They fulminate against Trump, charging—falsely—that he was elected because of Russian interference and

calling him a liar, ignorant and incompetent. They give airtime to his bitterest critics and bizarre associates, such as Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a onetime star of “The Apprentice” and now a fired White House aide, and Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who says she had a sexual relationship with Trump. It is great entertainment. It is great for ratings. It is great for profits. But it is not moral, and it is not journalism.

It’s Imperialism. by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Posted: 2018/02/16 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

https://www.rethinkingschools.org/articles/it-s-imperialism