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How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism

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Class & Inequality :: Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson has written an article [below] in which she analyzes and reviews the political and economic theories of Thomas Paine, Friedrich Hayek, and others. Anderson identifies the roots of modern systems of social insurance in Paine's Agrarian Justice. She traces the history of the idea and its implementation through the late 1800s — when German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck instituted the world's first social insurance scheme — and on to…

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Old Ben and the Sea

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POLITICS +++ CULTURE +++ STRATEGY +++ OBEY1 ON "FORM FOLLOWS FOOLERY" (FFF#19) •"Obey-Funkin Obey is a great mentor; as wise as Maestro योद्धा Muppet, as powerful as Maestrix Dark Meat, and as strategic as Admiral Takbīr Akbar." ―Darth Willhelm Freyywänker III; Raulduke of New Oxfordshire Obey-Funkin Obey; Yoda Maestro; First Chancellor of the 2nd Empire [1871-1890 ABY]    QUOTESQUOTESQUOTES   • "Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows…

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Green New Deal: Radical Opening?

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There is considerable momentum building here in the US around the concept of a Green New Deal. At the moment it remains vague enough to bring together liberals like Corey Booker and radicals like DSA and System Change Not Climate Change (both groups I belong to). Multiple versions abound, from the Green Party, Sunrise Movement, Data For Progress, Climate Justice Alliance, etc...Just enough nostalgic, populist Americanismto intrigue YES Magazine, enough language around justice and planning to bring…

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FFF | CHOMSKY

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VISION +++ CULTURE +++ ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES +++  $3.50  NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_100) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_075) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_050) NOAMSAYN? (set_opacity_025)   (set_noise_20,19)   http://www.iopsociety.org/ PROPOSITIONISSUE2187 OCCUPYZNET FNORD: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisici elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequat.…

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KURO | 黒

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de1337ious i:re | 2121AD qRAWnon(F.A.M) T A T E R  D I D  I T C H O M S K Y   W A S  H E R E TITLE | 黒 >>You LLL_ived a LLL_ife of PPP_rivilege and CCC_omfort; SSS_heltered in the Upper City; Until 1 DDD_ay a CCC_hance EEE_ncounter turns your WWW_orld UUU_pside DDD_own. RRR_eluctantly, now YYY_ou must TTT_ravel to the Lower City that holds the only *KEY* to YYY_our way out of this mess. Along the way, YYY_ou uncover more than you ever expected, and YYY_ou find out the…

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ROBOT | CHICKEN

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CULTURE +++ KINSHIP +++ INTERNATIONALISM +++ Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced for Adult Swim by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root. The writers, especially Green, also provide many of the voices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Chicken [..]

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Erik Olin Wright

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Erik Olin Wright (1947–2019) By Vivek Chibber Source: Jacobin Magazine January 27, 2019 Erik Olin Wright passed away yesterday, just months after being diagnosed with advanced Leukemia. In the early days after his diagnosis, he had put the finishing touches on his book How to be an Anti-Capitalist for the Twenty-First Century, due to be released later this year. The book would surely not have been his last, had he lived. Though Erik was seventy-one, an age at which most academics’ thoughts…

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ft2.exe

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"The 90s are alive!"; with a free, modern clone of "FastTracker II"  # It ran natively in MS-DOS, then died by the end of the 90s. But now it’s back: one of the greatest chip music trackers of all time has been cloned to run on modern machines.  # FastTracker II will now run on Windows and Mac (and should run on Linux). The clone project started over a year ago, but it seems to have picked up pace – a new set of binaries is out, and MIDI input support was added. // (YAY!)  …

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Form, Function, Fairytale

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    FFF#1 :: Form Follows Function :: is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design which says that the shape of an artifact/object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose. :: Roman architect, engineer, and author Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, who first asserted in his book De architectura (probably written between 30 and 15 BC) that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas >> Solid; Useful; Beautiful…

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