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Why and How Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed (I)

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by Raymond Dalio +++ Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist*. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's largest hedge funds. Bloomberg ranked him as the world's 79th wealthiest person in January 2019. +++ Summary I was fortunate enough to be raised in a middle-class family by parents who took good care of me, to go to good public schools, and to come into a job market that offered me equal opportunity. I was…

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Why and How Capitalism Needs to Be Reformed (II)

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Dalio's Diagnosis of Why Capitalism Is Now Not Working Well for the Majority of People +++ I believe that reality works like a machine with cause/effect relationships that produce outcomes, and that when the outcomes fall short of the goals one needs to diagnose why the machine is working inadequately and then reform it. I also believe that most everything happens over and over again through history, and by observing and thinking through these patterns one can better understand how reality works…

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SYSTEMS | EDUCATION

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What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building +++ Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood approaches, students rarely heed this advice. Most treat high school and college like a game, not an opportunity to…

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FRONT | LAWN

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✈  I. Z. Nessuno-Raskolnikov: "It's sproing!" [here] "We're so excited we wet our plants." | "We're extremely passionate about nurturing a healthy vibrant lawn." -Please do not stomp* here.

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the REVOLUTION will be SEXY

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  Love:Articles and Poetry about love. A Frank AnswerLowell, Feb. 13, 1846From the Valentine OfferingDear Angelic Girl: You may be surprised that I should dare to address your angelic goodness, being almost an entire stranger to you; but be assured I have long known and adored you. Who that has a soul capable of appreciating true worth and real goodness, could behold so much shrouded in a form divinely fair, and not become entangled in the criss-cross net of love, his heart bleeding at every…

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Local Politics Kills Another Salem OR IOPS Project

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By Sarah Owens   Originally posted January 30, 2018 in CANDO Archive under the title "KMUZ Politics Trumps Programming.")   Bill Smaldone, the president of the board of Salem's community radio station, KMUZ (100.7 FM in Salem), "confirmed" recently that the Willamette Wake Up Tuesday team was not fired because of the absent mayor segment, which he referred to as the "encounter with the Mayor."  Smaldone was speaking at the December 8 meeting of the Salem Chapter of the International…

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Montana Antifa Whitefish Action

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As incoming neo-Nazis organized by Andrew Anglin and the Daily Stormer promise to descend on Whitefish, Montana, Montana Antifa is one of the organizations creating the counter-demonstration.  While Love Lives Here has been doing the base-building work of organizing the community against the anti-Semitic and racist harassment they have endured for weeks, they are not going to engage with the skinheads and Alt Righters who are promising to march through the streets with automatic weapons.  Montana…

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Pipe And Protest, Chicago’s NoDAPL

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BY @BOXCROWS, @Anarchimedia and The Chicago Chapter ON SATURDAY, THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER, CHICAGO saw a great intersectional protest. There were Feminists, Black Lives Matter activists, LGBT activists, Libertarians, Socialists, Anarchists, Revolutionaries, Mass media and concerned citizens. The protesters’ objective was to curb the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline and to show solidarity and support the often overlooked and fetishized Native American people. The question I ask…

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