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benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of 'One Nation Under God' : NPR

On some of the orchestration done with rich people's funding to conflate Christianity with capitalism and the American way.

benjamin melançon

Seth's Blog: Deconstructing urgent vs. important

"Our choice, then, is to decide whether we want to engage in the hobby of living through other people's breaking news instead of focusing on what's actually important."

benjamin melançon

On the dangers of a blockchain monoculture

Seems to me throwing out BitCoin's expensive 'make-work' is step 1, and that isn't mentioned in this post. Or rather, i do not understand if the proof-of-work concept is intrinsically tied to expensive calculations or if doing the simplest thing to do your part in keeping track of decentralized transactions is possible and still fit in the author's definition of blockchain.

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon

Amputating Life Close to Its Base | George Monbiot

On the duty of universities to counter the finely tuned entrapment of financial and management seeking their top students, never to make a useful contribution to society again. Seems to me a key part of countering this must be building the real economy, the goods and services that benefit people, not capital (and indirectly the few people who hold capital), as something autonomous of global finance and corporate management.

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Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of "purge" - Baltimore Sun

A reporter actually talking to people from the neighborhoods suffering property damage.

benjamin melançon

benjamin melançon