In this “Our Changing Climate” video essay, we look at why the myth of overpopulation is actually a problem. Specifically, how overpopulation is leading to dangerous conclusions both on the right and the left. On the right, it’s leading to conclusions of population control, murder, and ethnic cleansing. On the left, it manifests as birth control access, but is still couched in the ideas of population control. Overpopulation is ultimately a myth that at best distracts from the needed work of climate action, and at worst leads to violence. Click here and watch this and more without interruption on Nebula.
Cities Are Spending More to Brutalize Homeless People Than It Would Cost to House Them By Luke Savage Staff-Writer @Jacobin Few scenes are as emblematic of the barbarism of American capitalism as the now-routine “sweeps” in which police round up homeless people and destroy their belongings. By some estimates, it would be cheaper to just provide them with housing. Read full article…
“The signal in the physical world is the foundation of design. We can understand how the human system works in order to design the most effective signals in a world full of distractions.” ― Dano Qualls
The laws governing copyrights and patents now are the product of generations of Oligarchs and their corporate proxies legally bribing lawmakers.
It is now virtually impossible for any individual of common means to own and defend property without becoming part of an absolutely corrupt system.
One of several reasons it’s so important to create a functioning cooperative model of intellectual property management that is just and equitable.
You cannot claim to own the means of production in this world without liberating intellectually property.
I have a catalogue of over 165 patentable integral product/service systems that I intend to see developed and eventually held as common property of the union for future research and product development exclusively by constituent members of the union.
The revenue from this system dedicated exclusively to funding, in perpetuity, the ongoing research, development, and operation of critical social infrastructure like free universal healthcare as one example.
San Francisco SROs, or single-room-occupancy hotels, often fail to help formerly homeless people due to ramshackle conditions. Here’s what it would take to build better housing.
Supportive housing is the linchpin of San Francisco’s effort to pull homeless people off the streets. The idea is that the city’s most vulnerable can rebuild their lives, but that they need help with challenges like poor health, joblessness and drug addiction.
The city, which now spends more than $600 million a year on homelessness services, hopes to add hundreds of new supportive housing units over the next few years. But how these units are created matters.
A Chronicle investigation this year found that the ageing single-room-occupancy hotels known as SROs often fail to help people due to ramshackle conditions and understaffing. In some ways, they are designed to fail (full article).