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The End of Capitalism Has Begun

The End of Capitalism Has Begun
The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above. For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an economy beyond capitalism. The force would be applied by the working class, either at the ballot box or on the barricades. The lever would be the state. The opportunity would come through frequent episodes of economic collapse. Instead over the past 25 years it has been the left’s project that has collapsed. If you lived through all this, and disliked capitalism, it was traumatic. As with the end of feudalism 500 years ago, capitalism’s replacement by postcapitalism will be accelerated by external shocks and shaped by the emergence of a new kind of human being. Postcapitalism is possible because of three major changes information technology has brought about in the past 25 years.

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Rewilding Our National Parks By Paula Mackay and John Davis Rocky Wilson and his wife had settled into camp for the evening when they caught sight of a bear emerging from the brush. It was late September 1968 and the Wilsons were hunting in Fisher Basin, one of their favorite places in Washington State's North Cascades mountains. This Former Industrial Chicken Farmer Wants to Go Big With Pasture-Raised Eggs As Carole Morison puts it, she’s existed on both extremes of the agriculture industry over her decades-long career as a chicken farmer. For 23 years, she raised broilers as a contract farmer for a big poultry company. That period of her life ended after she invited a film crew to shoot footage inside her barns—images that became a major part of the 2008 documentary Food, Inc. She lost her contract after the film came out, but that was OK with Morison, who now raises pastured laying hens. In a new video on the ag-crowdfunding website Barnraiser, the reformed farmer says that when her contract was dropped, “we had reached a point where we had had enough.

What Each Myers-Briggs Type Does In A Rut (The Rise Of The Inferior Function) Each Myers-Briggs personality type reacts to prolonged stress in a slightly different form. While there may be a simple answer for helping each type through a bad day, the solution to helping each type snap out of a rut is slightly more complicated. We tend to fall into ruts when our first three cognitive functions have failed to aid us in a particular situation and we are forced to rely on our inferior function to get by.* Because we are not used to relying primarily on our inferior function, doing so often facilitates the development of an unhealthy mindset (or a ‘rut’) that we have trouble snapping out of.

Hypercube of Duads Hypercube of Duads – Greg Egan This picture by Greg Egan shows a hypercube with all vertices except the bottom labelled by duads, that is, 2-element subsets of a 6-element set. There are 15 duads, while the hypercube has 16 vertices. In fact, we can think of this hypercube as a 4-dimensional vector space over the field with two elements, F2. I Had No Idea That THIS Could Cause Back Pain, But Now My Whole Life Has Changed! Life can sometimes be an emotional roller coaster. Some days you’re up and some days you’re down. But I was shocked to discover that the emotions you feel and the thoughts you think can have a direct impact on your physical health. According to Dr. Susanne Babbel, a psychologist specializing in trauma and depression writes in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”

Rewilding the Future New research shows that the loss of large animals has had strong effects on ecosystem functions, and that reintroducing large animal faunas may restore biodiverse ecosystems. Rewilding is gaining a lot of interest as an alternative conservation and land management approach in recent years, but remains controversial. It is increasingly clear that Earth harbored rich faunas of large animals -- such as elephants, wild horses and big cats -- pretty much everywhere, but that these have starkly declined with the spread of humans across the world -- a decline that continues in many areas. A range of studies now show that these losses have had strong effects on ecosystem functions, and a prominent strain of rewilding, trophic rewilding, focuses on restoring large animal faunas and their top-down food-web effects to promote self-regulating biodiverse ecosystems.

Children need microbes — not antibiotics — to develop immunity, scientists say By Brandie WeikleSpecial to the Star Thu., Oct. 20, 2016 Yes, it’s important to wash your hands. Semen has controlling power over female genes and behaviour Semen says turn those genes on (Image: CNRI/SPL) THERE’S more to semen than sperm. In many animals, seminal fluid alters both the bodies and sometimes even the behaviour of females.

Making of STANR VR — No Ghost From Chris Didlick, Owner of Box Of Toys Audio The sound for the VR experience was integrated via the FMOD Studio plugin in UE4. We implemented a combination of 3D and 2D sound to up the immersion whereby objects and events were localised and ambiences were generalised. Even though the experience was largely linear and on rails, we also implemented some procedural sound so that, for example, audio for repeating character animation events did not become tiring to listen to. In that sense the experience is slightly different every time it’s played. We were going for an 80’s vision of the future, particularly in the opening stages, however we blended in some more dynamic and contemporary elements to add some wow factor. The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá Leer en español The Beginning They were two pretty young women in search of pork ribs for a barbecue later that day, a Saturday in the summer of 2013.

Humans Have Already Reached a Natural Lifespan Limit Human beings have a natural limit to their lifespan which means it is highly unlikely anyone will ever live for more than 125 years, according to new research. Scientists carried out a statistical analysis of the trends in the UK, US, France and Japan, the countries with the largest number of “super-centenarians” – those aged 110 or more. They found the average age at death for this group had not increased since 1968 and the chances of anyone exceeding 125 in any given year were less than one in 10,000, according to a paper in the journal Nature. “We feel that the observed trajectories are compelling and our results strongly suggest that human lifespan has a natural limit,” the researchers wrote. “What could be the biological causes of this limit to human lifespan?

Thanks to Trump, Scientists Are Going to Run for Office - The Atlantic For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly cast doubt upon the reality of human-made climate change, questioned the repeatedly proven safety of vaccines. Since the inauguration, the administration has already frozen grants and contracts by the Environmental Protection Agency and gagged researchers at the US Department of Agriculture. Many scientists are asking themselves: What can I do?

Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong : All Tech Considered Long gone are the days when you could pass off all your computer issues to an expert — IT support or the broadband 1-800 number. Today, in this always-connected, mobile world, regular people find themselves in a challenging situation. On our own, we have to manage security on our devices, patch software and update passwords.