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Block Nazis. Centralized providers have an ethical obligation to block Nazis. However, the position that centralized providers find themselves in is also problematic because they get to decide what content is acceptable on their networks. But it is not up to centralized providers to erase themselves, to decentralize their privledged position into irrelevance, only we the people can do that. When we the people have individual and collective ownership of our own means of communication (such as on ssb), it is our own ethical imperitive to block Nazis.

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@wmhilton I mean that neutrality can never be achieved. We are embedded in culture and science, the arts, and the stories we tell ourselves all come from somewhere and express particular cultural perspectives. There is no outside view, and that is something we need to acknowledge to process information critically. I do not mean that gathering evidence is pointless, only that to have a fulller, richer view of how the world really is, we should consider the totality of how and why that evidence was collected and which perspectives are being held up at the expense of which other perspectives.

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Primer is kinda slow paced. Coherence has really great acting and maintains suspense as its mystery unfolds.

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Or rather, each actor received a page of notes each day and had to improvise the rest. They didn't know what any of the other actors knew except as revealed through the dialog.

@WookieDefense in #film

Coherence 2013

This movie was shot in 5 days with a budget of $50,000 USD. The actors were given a paragraph each and told to improvise the rest, but a year of writing and planning went in to those short instructions. The whole movie takes place in the director's house and on the street immediately outside, similar to Cube's singular location in more ways than one.

I don't want to spoil the plot, but this movie is definitely worth watching!

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You would get deletionist wikipedia, an archivist wikipedia, a wikipedia that respects and centers primary voice and perspective, more wikipedias than there are people. The false "neutral" of "objectivity" has been an oppressive force for too long. The project of an encyclopedia is flawed from the start.

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If you're on land, you can also cut off a bit of veg from living plants as you need them. We have carrots, cabbage, bok choy, onions, and potatoes in our garden that have grown back from being partly eaten plus parsley and basil. With leafy veg and spring onions you can cut off a bit without even digging them up.

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I already run without my heels hitting the ground but the ground is way too sharp in my neighborhood to run without a hard sole. The ground here is soft cinders with jagged hard bits of basalt poking through. I've tried to run barefoot and it's pretty impossible. I can kind of run with slippers (flip-flops) but I feel the sharp rocks through the padding too much. When I try to run barefoot or with slippers, I actually run on my heels more because I distribute the sharpness across a bigger area.

@WookieDefense in #running

My thrift store running shoes fell apart for the second time... running. I glued the soles back on last time but it didn't do so much good I guess. This time I'm going to stitch the soles on thoroughly with some thick string and a nail to poke through the material then I'll glue all that together.

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Some of my friends from university in Alaska have pretty cool adventureful blogs:

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Vietnam's Low-tech Food System Takes Advantage of Decay

«At the entrance of a market in Hanoi, a woman with a dưa chua stand tells us that making ‘sour vegetables’ is easy: you just add salt to some cabbage and let it sit for a couple of days. »

«Is fermentation really so effortless? The short answer is yes. Many recipes will call for two things: water and salt. At just a 1:50 ratio (2%) of salt to food, you can create an environment undesireable for all the bad bacteria and encourage all the good ones. Sauerkraut, kimchi, fish sauce, sriracha, and kosher dill pickles—are all made according to this principle.»

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new album from @disasteradio today!

https://disasteradio.bandcamp.com/album/sweatshop

pay as you like, cc-by-nc-nd 3.0

@WookieDefense in #politics
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#2 is more that state violence (or the threat of violence) is required to administer any private property regime. #1 is also about how capitalists don't work themselves, they get rich by accumulating the surpluses of workers. If we didn't have this social relation known as "employment" and "wage labor" then one group of people couldn't go around capturing all that wealth, the workers would retain the products of their labor.

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« The working relationships, the religion and the life style changed quickly after Captain Cook came. The white men began to trade ships and guns and other white men's goods for sandalwood, called "'Iliahi" in Hawaiian. When Kamehameha I gained a monopoly over the sandalwood trade, he ordered his sub chiefs to send their maka‘ inana into the hills to collect it. Without knowing it, he was changing the production-for-use economy into a production-for-profit economy. »

«It should be noted, as Hawai‘i's National Labor Relations Board officer first remarked, that "our Hawaiian advocates of "free enterprise," like their mainland confreres, never hesitated to call upon the government to interfere with business for their special benefit."»

«Many workers began to feel that their conditions were comparable to the conditions of slavery. The plantation management set up rules controlling employees' lives even after working hours. They were not permitted to leave the plantation in the evenings. There were rules as to when they had to be in bed -usually by 8:30 in the evening - no talking was allowed after lights out and so forth.»

«On June 14, 1900 Hawai‘i became a territory of the United States. This had no immediate effect on the workers pay, hours and conditions of employment, except in two respects. The labor contracts became illegal because they violated the U.S. Constitution which prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude.

...

The year of 1900 found the workers utilizing their new freedom in a rash of strikes. There were no unions as we know them today and so these actions were always temporary combinations or blocs of workers joining together to resolve a particular "hot" issue or to press for some immediate demands. Twenty-five strikes were recorded that year. Most of them were lost, but they had an impact on management. Within a year wages went up by 10 cents a day bringing pay rates to 70 cents a day. »

«On June 7th, 1909 the companies evicted the workers from their homes in Kahuku, 'Ewa and Waialua with only 24 hours notice. The people picked up their few belongings and families by the hundreds, by the thousands, began the trek into Honolulu. Yes, even from Kahuku 600 marched along the coast and over the Pali to Palama. It took them two days. There, and in Kaka‘ako and Moili'ili, makeshift housing was established where 5,000 adults and many children lived, slept and were fed. But this too failed to break the strike.

On June 8th, police rounded up Waipahu strikers who were staying with friends and forced them at gunpoint to return to work. Thirty of their friends, non-strikers, were arrested, charged with "inciting unrest." On June 10, the four leaders of the strike, Negoro, Makino, Soga and Tasaka were arrested and charged with conspiracy to obstruct the operation of the plantations. On June 11th, the chief of police banned all public speeches for the duration of the strike. In a cat and mouse game, the authorities released the strike leaders on bond then re-arrested them within a few days. The documents of the defense were seized at the office of the Japanese newspaper which supported the strike. In the trial of the leaders, which began on July 26th, the only evidence against them was the Japanese newspaper articles and these were translated in such a way as to twist the words and give them a more violent meaning. »

«Arrests of strike leaders was used to destroy the workers solidarity. People were bribed to testify against them. On September 9th, 1924 outraged strikers seized two scabs at Hanap p , Kaua'i and prevented them from going to work. The police, armed with clubs and guns came to the "rescue."28 The Filipino strikers used home made weapons and knives to defend themselves.

The Associated Press flashed the story of what followed across the nation in the following words: Honolulu. - Twenty persons dead, unnumbered injured lying in hospital, officers under orders to shoot strikers as they approached, distracted widows with children tracking from jails to hospitals and morgues in search of missing strikers - this was the aftermath of a clash between cane strikers and workers on the McBryde plantation, Tuesday at Hanapēpē , island of Kauaʻi. The dead included sixteen Filipinos and four policemen. »

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Hawai'i Labor History from before European contact to the 1970s. This is a fascinating account of how wage labor and private land ownership were developed and resisted in a place where those ideas were very alien.

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A floating compost station could generate methane if the compost is submerged in fresh water. You could stop by to make a deposit of waste and fill up a beach ball (or inflatable dingy!) with cooking gas.

This may be a terrible idea.

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Marina got a truckload full of cinders mixed with soil last week and we've planted many of our existing potted plants plus some new trees.

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strawberry, bean plant, and coffee in a puka

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papayas in the foreground, coffee in the back. tomatoes unseen in the middle

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cacao tree

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cashew tree

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relocated some of the papaya sprouts, some others remain to be relocated

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The strawberry guavas, the #1 invasive species of Hawai'i, are in season. There are so many.

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Don't be this guy: https://longreads.com/2017/08/08/hard-lessons-in-living-off-the-grid/

"But they still have rainy weeks where they run out of power and have to run their gas-powered generator to keep the refrigerator from spoiling."

It sounds like all this guy's problems were trying to run appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, and electric toasters. Ditch those and this system sounds like it would work fine. For bonus points, run more systems directly off DC.

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https://substack.neocities.org/wire-points-teapot.html

https://ipfs.io/ipns/substack.neocities.org/wire-points-teapot.html

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We use a bucket and our friend made us a seat out of plywood for it that sits firmly on top. We also have a long funnel you can hold for urine dirverting purposes.

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@WookieDefense in #webgl

Cool trick to render a wireframe in a fragment shader using barycentric coordinates.

http://codeflow.org/entries/2012/aug/02/easy-wireframe-display-with-barycentric-coordinates/

I got this trick working for a teapot using a little algorithm I'm working on improving:

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@WookieDefense in #feminism
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This is a very important thing to consider for a decentralized network where nobody can tell anybody else what to do, but simultaneously everybody can decide how to react to the conduct of others and how to communicate that information to their peers. I have already reached for a "nuke it from space" button that I couldn't find for some things I've seen on ssb, and it would be fantastic to have more and better ways to control client and pub replication according to what uxers want to support by allowing it to pass through their computing devices.

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Related to something @ahdinosaur posted earlier, "empathy" should be considered in its totality and we ought to consider how much empathy we bestow upon which people. It might seem empathetic to try to work with these people, but we also ought to think about everyone else who even having this conversation affects and in precisely which ways.

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@dominic I am not saying that I chose not to engage with these people, I am saying that the act of engaging at all can have very negative side effects, particularly as these "debates" will be formative for people who participate in this nascent decentralized network.

If somebody joins this network and sees people seriously debating people who buy into essentialist garbage, they might get the impression that this network thinks things like basic human decency and justice are really up for debate. You can't have a debate with somebody who doesn't believe in logic and you can't have debates about justice with people who reject the basic tennants of equality.

I think the appropriate response is to set acceptable boundaries. Tell more people to fuck off.

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I think it's much more important to set boundaries for abusive behavior like these "manifestos" rather than engaging with empathy which lends legitimacy to this regressive conduct by treating it as a mere difference of opinion. Community spaces and employers are not the government. They may set policy for acceptable norms because otherwise "the default" tends to push other non-toxic people away.

When marginalized groups see people engaging earnestly with ideologies that deny their legitimacy, they see a community that can't or won't set boundaries for toxic conduct. This toxic conduct is very corrosive because it is not an argument or a difference of opinion so much as a rejection of the worth or abilities of whole categories of people, puting the targeted others on the defensive where they feel as though they have to justify their own abilities to the accusatory toxic person.

Please do not engage with this trash fire of ideology. I find some of the points in @rich's articles and some of the other sentiments in this thread (and everything @lostfile and @johnny null have ever said) troubling because they legitimize abuse and contribute to an already white male dominated space becoming even more so by tolerating this bullshit.

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Promoting equality of opportunity against equality of outcome (which is what you're describing here) is like making changes with the idea that you're having an effect, but without ever checking that your policies are having the intended effect. In the real world, results matter and systemic prejudice doesn't disappear without agressive, evidence-based intervention and redistributive political economy.

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I don't understand the libertarian focus on taxes when capitalists run away with much more of your money as a percentage for doing nothing, providing no public benefit, and being completely unaccountable to a democratic process.

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This community needs a critical mass of skilled programmers who are passionate about decentralisation and FLOSS more than it needs a group of women talking about which color curtains to put in their nursery.

I think the opposite is true! This network has plenty of tech people, but that is more of a liability than an asset at a certain level because tech people go on solving tech problems but the problems of a social network are fundamentally human, social problems.

I do get your point that these other groups don't really have a reason to use a system like patchwork if they can find other people more easily on other networks. For people who aren't often offline or engaged in activism work, decentralized platforms don't provide much benefit and have many downsides.

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Farmers can already get untaxed fuel for use on their farms in America, which has a special red dye added.

I don't see why it matters getting "taxed twice". It's just two different sources of revenue for the state. If it were one source, the numbers would have to balance out the same. Toll boths are annoying and fuel taxes have the additional benefit of discouraging consumption of fossil fuels.

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Fuck off.

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webgl! You can make interactive demos that run very fast on the gpu and you can share your work with others as a hyperlink.

Generative algorithms for geometry are fun and you can get very far. Otherwise you can use a 3d modeling or CAD/CAM software to create your geometry and you can import those models into your scene.

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@customdesigned I think your terminology is holding you back here. When socialists use the phrase "private property" they generally mean ownership of a productive asset: something that can generate returns like a factory or rents like an apartment building. These are social relations which require the enforcement of a state to operate.

If we didn't have pieces of paper issued by a state (and enforced by its guns) that created invisible lines over the earth, we wouldn't have landlords and we wouldn't have renters. We would have to work with each other as equals instead to come to a mutually acceptable arrangement for how to share this planet.

Likewise, if we didn't have banks (created by the state) and laws that govern ownership stakes in private companies, we wouldn't have financialized control of productive assets like factories or other enterprises. There are many models for social ownership of production but they usually entail worker or public control or some mixture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_property#Criticism

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"The only things standing in the way of the new Nuber are a few motivated individuals, a GitHub account, and enough chocolate-covered coffee beans to keep the teams awake while they work on it. Which is the whole point. There’s basically nothing standing in the way of this new approach to economic equality. "

Except the people who write and maintain that software don't need "chocolate-covered coffee beans" to "keep awake". They need money to give to landlords and to eat food and have a reasonable quality of life. Which is why people raise money from VCs to pay software programmers, which is why we get centralized platforms. This is the same collective action problem that drivers have. The reason people drive (or write software) for others is that they don't have much money.

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This is the precursor wave equation to the navier stokes I was looking at.

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Maybe there is a way with dat to do that? I could put all the demos in the same repo I guess but I would rather use explicit commands rather than having dat watch the files in the repo.

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I think the workflow is not as good. I like ipfs add because it connects to a daemon I'm already running. I don't have to have to spin up a new server for every html file I want to publish.

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https://substack.neocities.org/spooky.html

/ipfs/QmPNbtfkMBpbniE3XgYSpJyPvdSqKE4DqgThizNximK2ev

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If you have a fruit tree or living plants, you also don't need to refrigerate if you are content to eat the food as it becomes available. The growing season here is all year and many plants produce fruit continuously or they have a randomly offset cycle like avocados (which produce 1/4 of the year). If you have enough confused seasonal plants with different offsets, you can obtain food year-round.

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reading about navier stokes from my old professor's lecture notes https://www.cs.uaf.edu/2011/spring/cs493/lecture/04_05_navier_stokes.html

@WookieDefense in #new-people
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I wouldn't put much stock in the dates for Exodus:

"A century of research by archaeologists and Egyptologists has found no evidence which can be directly related to the Exodus captivity and the escape and travels through the wilderness, and archaeologists generally agree that the Israelites had Canaanite origins."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exodus#Historicity

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If you take the amtrak or a bus to Salem you'll get a much better show from the looks of that map. Or you could go to Newport on the Oregon coast, near where @maxogden's family lives but it might be cloudy.

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Welcome! Check out #resist-capitalism (and #resistcapitalism), #anarchitecture, #cooperative, and #against-consensus

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This is a gold dust day gecko. These are the most common kind of gecko that I usually see here.

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@WookieDefense dug I believe that is a male northern cardinal.
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I paired with a bluetooth thinkpad keyboard.

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cool browser debug trick:

adb logcat 'chromium:*' '*:S'
@WookieDefense dug In Eugene, OR now, about an hour from camp; spending a couple days here, w
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Both deep cycles finally charged all the way up today. It's been a cloudy and rainy, but today was bright. We were pulling 18 amps for an hour.

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https://substack.neocities.org/illuminatibunny/

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@WookieDefense dug I'd tie this into Baudrillard's idea of symbolic value. Classical economics
@WookieDefense dug Approx 450,000 Kiwis rely on roof water. That's 10% of us, and in many part
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Gardening update. New plants:

  • 2 giant banana tree trunks
  • 3 coffee bushes
  • 1 zuchini
  • 2 green bean plants
  • 1 strawberry plant
  • 1 green kale plant
  • many more sprouted tomatoes, papaya, some mystery sprouts
  • potted farmer market cilantro
  • more sprouted onions, cabbage, lettuce from food remnants

We harvested the first 2 eggplant. There are about 5 green tomatoes on the vine now. Some of them are quite large. Some of the green beans are already ready to harvest.

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Obtained a second deep cycle battery from Wal-Mart. We're holding at 12.2v at 20:06 with all 3 thinkpads in use and it was rainy and not particularly bright all day.

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You can set a custom easing function. It defaults to linear. I also plan to implement smooth-and-efficient-zooming-and-panning.pdf

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https://substack.neocities.org/mixmap/demos/zoom.html

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@WookieDefense dug UPDATE In Oregon now, my crew and I have encamped by a fabulous hot spring
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Another benefit of putting solar panels on rooftops (or other inhabited places) is that the energy can be put to use near where it is generated, saving a substantial amount of power lost in long-distance transmission. Rooftops are also a much more decentralized approach to electricity generation.

For legacy reasons including stories we tell ourselves about convenience, planning codes, and what "proper" living is, many people are very keen to get their rooftop solar systems plugged into the grid so they can have power at night (when they are asleep!) without batteries to run their fridge. If you have a big enough garden or change the kinds of foods you eat, you don't need a fridge! I think time will show how inconvenient these modern "conveniences" really are.

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@WookieDefense dug > IMHO, solar panels should be mainly placed of roof tops, not on random un
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Correction ~4h after the sun is set. I wrote a handy program for this kind of thing:

 $ tzloc offset --utc shelton ct
UTC-4
$ tzloc offset --utc wellington nz
UTC+12
$ tzloc offset --utc hilo hi
UTC-10

Those numbers check out and sound good to me:

$ tzloc 12pm in hilo to shelton ct time
2017-07-23 18:00:00
$ tzloc 12pm in hilo to wellington nz time
2017-07-24 10:00:00
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It's easiest for me time-wise if the sun is up or ~4h before the sun has set so that I've got plenty of battery power even if it's a cloudy day. Internet access is not time constrained, only bandwidth capped unless I go into town, but there aren't good spots to do a voice meeting on those network connections.

@WookieDefense in #cooperative
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@customdesigned There's a lot of ground to cover here, but one of the first things is the difference between "capitalism" and having a market. Having trade, currency, and starting businesses are all activities which can exist in models outside of capitalism or what you call "corporatism" (more on this later). One example is "market socialism", where in some way productive businesses (the means of production) are owned socially either by a society at large, by the workers themselves, or some combination. Worker cooperatives, the former Yugoslavia, and autonomous zones throughout history have many traits in common with market socialism, althrough there are other tendencies of socialism that don't share these traits.

Capitalism is a system that has trade and markets, but it also has a regime or private property which is administered by a state. The private property regime through the administration of a legal system, monetary policy and currency issue, creates a system where individuals may invest in private enterprise and generate a profit from that investment. The mechanism for that investment is an ownership stake in the company. The rules about how stock ownership works are administered by the private company's own internal governance documents and the regulatory regime of the state which provides additional rules and also binds the participants to the terms of the company's governance and ownership structures.

Under capitalism, investors and executives hold most of the ownership stock in private firms. Under more socialist models such as worker cooperatives, the workers own the firm collectively or the firm is owned in some way by the broader society. When firms are run by investors, they will tend to act in ways that preserve their own interests at the expense of the workers. Successful investors also tend to accumulate large amounts of wealth from their investments (which could have been distributed to workers or re-invested back into the firms) which can be turned into political power through various means. This process is called "regulatory capture" and I think that is a more suitable, uncontroversial term for what you are getting at than "crony capitalism". There are ways in which worker-owned firms could also be participants in regulatory capture although I think worker-owned firms are generally too small to have much political power and I also doubt that worker control of the political process would be as much of a problem.

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@mixmix I would be keen to join in on this session. I have some questions about using earnings from contracts to pivot into some product development.

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I made some performance improvements on mixmap. I've nearly got a demo where I can drag and drop a geojson file of mexico onto a web page and it smoothly zooms in.

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