@matiu_bidule This started right when the neo-liberal reaction (Reagan, Thatcher, ecc.) took power and dismantled the social-democratic compromise in the early 80's.

Yeah, that's not even a secret, but I feel it should always pointed out. We should not forget that privatizations, free trade, "austerity" policies, create misery and barbarism.

Dal “Selmayrgate”, al suicidio di Laura , fino al divieto di accesso agli atti dietro le ragioni dello stop ai finanziamenti greci. Contro l'oscura trasparenza UE dobbiamo salvare la sovranità democratica e nazionale.


Trotzky on :

"Through the fascist agency, capitalism sets in motion the masses of the crazed petty bourgeoisie and the bands of declassed and demoralized lumpenproletariat"

@Shamar @alexl
Japan proves at least 3 things:
1) it's indeed possible to sustain large budget deficits without necessarily having high inflation rate.
2) with a fixed exchange rate, balance of trade will eventually adjust itself (this also explains, in part, why inflation is still low).
3) the yield of government bonds has nothing to do with what the financial markets think or feel, only a central bank has the power to ultimately set the rates.

@Shamar @alexl I see what Weber meant, but I don't think this is really still the case in 21st century. If anything, how would Japan, which doesn't even have an army, be able to sustain its huge debt monetization program? Bank of Japan in the last decade created huge amounts of money out of thin air, becoming the sole buyer of government bonds, which, in turn, have the lowest yield rate on the world (JP is one of the very few countries to have a negative spread with GER)

@Shamar @alexl what you say it's true: you need resources to sustain JG. But money is not a real resource. Money is basically unlimited for any currency-issuing country (which Italy is not, sadly), the only constraint is the availability of actual real resources (workforce, skills, natural resources).

This doesn't mean taxes are useless or we shouldn't tax the riches. But this means that JG is at least financially sustainable.

@danishcookies @Wewereseeds i disagree with you there. The state can absolutely serve the people, if it is controlled by the people. The reason we have so much corruption is because we elect our politicians every few years, and after that they can do whatever they want. So politicians just make promises for elections, and once they are elected, make politics for the rich and the companies.

On the other hand, elections work differently in socialist states like Cuba or China. There, politicians can be recalled at any time if they don't do what their voters want.

@freakazoid @aral

Law (even the international one) originates from national Constitutions. The Italian one clearly says private initiative is free as long as it does not compromise the collective interest and even private property is not a right but a concession that can be withdrawn when it is not functional to the interests of the community.

This doesn't mean Italy isn't liberal, instead this makes it a REAL liberal State and not a *liberist* one. In theory.

@walruslifestyle @freakazoid @aral

You are pretty naive if you think that regulation constraints big existing players.

The problem with regulating software now ia that it is still too primitive. We would hurt innovation that occurs on free software.

The solution for these issues is very simple: cap company size. Split Google, Facebook, Amazon and friends in a few thousands little company. Problem solved.

Dear #lollypop users, please help me making Lollypop 1.0 rock solid by testing current master:
- Using my devel packages: wiki.gnome.org/action/login/Ap
- Using GitLab CI

Plan to release on March 17 ( my birthday :-) )

Our GNOME 3.32 release is on the horizon, and it is jam-packed with goodies of all sorts! We have major performance improvements, fractional scaling, deeper Flatpak integration, and much, much more. What are y'all most excited for?

When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

@django didn't notice that. The pattern goes like this:
1 - I spot some toot about a hot topic
2 - I decide to reply (politely) with my (often controversial) point of view.
3 - I get insulted and blocked :(

Happened at least 5 times in the last week. Feels bad. Maybe it's that I'm used to a birdsite-like approach...

@postkeynesian sì! Gli autori di questo blog sono post-keynesiani duri e puri, visto il tuo username ti consiglio di seguirlo. Però ti avverto, questi qua sono di sinistra (per davvero, non come er post-keynesiano de Pescara).

The fediverse is actually the most hostile and unsafe online place I ever saw. I get insulted and/or blocked by half of the people I engage with. That's so frustrating.

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