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Self-Serving Bias & Locus of Control

edited by O Society May 25, 2019

The self-serving bias is the tendency people have to seek out information and use it in ways that advance their self-interest. 957 more words

Beliefs, Cognitive Bias, Psychology

Reforming Capitalism

Figure 1: Attribution: By LinkedIn , via LinkedIn Pulse

A friend sent me this article and I found it to be a really good summary of what is wrong with capitalism in the United States and in an increasing extent the rest of the world. 2,705 more words


Computers and socialism

Project Cybersyn was a Chilean project from 1971–1973 during the presidency of Salvador Allende aimed at constructing a distributed decision support system to aid in the management of the national economy.

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A history of council housing: Municipal Dreams brings the national story of housing to life

25 May 2019 — Verso Books

Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing John Boughton

“An elegant and compendious ongoing exploration of Britain’s social history through its council estate… There couldn’t be a better time for this book.” – Lynsey Hanley, Guardian

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Consumption, Capitalism, Control, and the Climate.

Consumption distracts people. You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.

Noam Chomsky1

In the face of the biggest threat to humankind, it…

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Capitalist Realism, Mental Illness, and Societies of Control

Capitalist realism (aka neoliberalism) is the ambient all-pervasive atmosphere where it’s just sort of implied capitalism is all there is. It conditions how we view the world, how we work, our social relations, even our thoughts and behaviors. 1,351 more words