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So true that quality is a better way to live! However, as it's measured, I don't think cheaper inputs to a product or service change the GDP. To avoid double counting they won't measure components made to become part of a final product that a consumer buys; they just measure the price the final product sells at. But, if cheaper inputs lower the final products price they will sell more units and thus raise the total GDP. Is that what you meant?


The theorybiz article has many of the items that I was thinking of, especially the increasing #scarcity. For example, the topsoil in the #USA is being depleted and is a positive in the GDP figures. Increasing the farming quality so that we have no net loss of topsoil should lead to the best possible results in whatever measure is used.

Oh shit, GAB...

I see why GAB software was a problem.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab_(social_network)
#RWNJ's trying to find their safe-space, but still, shove their hate in other people's faces. Latest news: they're stealing #Mastodon code cause they can't get their shit together.
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#Disney #Oligarchy #Antitrust #Monopoly #Graft #Corruption #POTUS #Injustice #Entertainment #Marvel Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Entertainment (x) Politics (x) Society (x)
Its leftist bias is showing
Can you edit that so it's coherent?

Lendy.co.uk a P2P lending service is going bankrupt after a few years of operations...

I spend a lot of time thinking about alternatives to #Banking. I'm not really sure how I feel about this story yet. I first heard about it in the last few minutes of the FT #Podcast called #BankingWeekly.

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#deepfake #video #music #johnlennon #imagine #deeplearning #ai #art Philosophy (x) Technology (x)
We obviously have much more to talk about than just this one thread.
Your specific examples all have merits. I don't know if I can make valid counterclaims that you couldn't make valid counterclaims to, so maybe I'll leave this thread here as it is. An example of intractable counterclaims would be on the topic of restrictive laws. I know some laws are written with wild leeway for the law enforcement authorities (eg. malfunctioning automobile taillight), and I know that they do this for a reason; to detain people without probable cause that would hold up in court whereas the timely circumstantial evidence appears to convict the person of interest. The tail-light stop is nearly never used by authorities, and at times I see them driving with a tail-light out, but if a person driving (in a law-abiding way), inside a matching car that was identified in an armed robbery, with the same number of occupants, the nearby police would make a stop claiming the tail-light was out even if it was functioning (can't prove it wasn't for a moment when he looked). If the routine check on the occupan... show more
@Michael Rupp coincidentally I have found a great source I can now refer to (feel free to comment on that thread), rather than spend hours in threads trying to word the arguments myself. I feel like I've made my main points here and don't want to go much deeper in this thread either, but for you as well as other readers, let me try to use my newly found source:
I’m not unwilling to have my mind changed

I’ve never been convinced that Anarchism was a valid approach to life in general due to the state of human nature.
Anarchist FAQ: What about "human nature"? -- this should address that point. If you're genuinely open-minded here, give it a read, it won't be a wasted time 😀

#TheWilderness #Liberal #MeetsHighStandards #UnitedStates Democracy (x) Democratic Party (x) Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

#WorldWeekly #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
Like the other FT News podcasts, a very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting which focuses on international politics and how it affects us as investors.

#BankingWeekly #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
Like the other FT News podcasts, a very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting which focuses on decisions banking sector's make and how it affects us.

#NewsInFocus #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)
A very unbiased podcast with timely, impactful reporting for people who invest excess capital into marketable securities.

#FreakonomicsRadio #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) Economics (x) News (x) Philosophy (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

#TheBigRead #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #World #UnitedKingdom #UnitedStates Banking (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Securities (x) Trade (x)

Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

Politics Matter!!!

This is a very nuanced thing. I didn't say it was the only thing that matters. I didn't say all publicly traded companies are affected by politics.

To be clear, governments—even good democracies—will have some of the people holding political power who act in self-serving ways by sneaking in legislation that gives a company or group of companies they are allied with an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. Normally we only hear about it when it reaches scandalous proportions.

Typically we don't even think about politics because it's all so complex, and who's got time to read and understand the ramifications of all the laws passed in just their own home country? Nobody, that's who. In the long-range plans of #OutsourcedMath, there will be a group dedicated to the analysis of legislation who report on the expectations of those nefarious acts.
#OutsourcedMath Business (x) Economics (x) Legislation (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

Trump getting closer to the cliff?

In the 1980s all kinds of reputable news companies began to cover the Trump debacle. This podcast reminds me of that. He was always as bad as he is now. His only superpower is to throw chaff and flares in his wake to avoid the takedown.

Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

This is very bad.

Now the question is why are some communities still holding international conferences in the USA...

Notes to yourself and privacy...

If you make notes or use #GoogleKeep you should know about this #Masterpiece in progress. The work of @Carnet is delivering a Note taking app called #Carnet for our new treacherous age of information. I access mine via my private #Nextcloud server, but they have other ways too. Register at https://carnet.live/index.php/apps/registration/ and access via the mobile app, web browser or desktop program.
#GoogleKeep #Masterpiece #Carnet #Nextcloud @Carnet Privacy (x) Technology (x)

The latest episode of #FreakonomicsRadio struck a few nerves with me. If you have opinions about #Secrecy #Privacy #DNA #Healthcare #Pharma and so on, you're probably going to want to hear this one.

Facebook Co-Founder, Lawmakers Call For Social Network Split

We're finally talking seriously about breaking up the monsters. Time for tweeters and faceplace'ers to learn to #Federate.
#Federate Economics (x) Monopoly (x) Politics (x) Social Networking (x)

On Point

wbur.org/onpoint
Part of "WBUR" (90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston's NPR news station)

#OnPoint

Classification: Partisan - #Mainstream | Journalisic Quality - #MeetsHighStandards

Scope: #UnitedStates
#OnPoint #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan fame has some investment advice

In the last few seconds, he reveals the secret to sage investing.
Investing (x)

Interesting Article on Free Speech and Censorship

While #Federated systems branch & bud to maintain #FreeSpeech in online #SocialNetworks, the "evil" Ad based Megalodons struggle with content moderation.
I'm not 100% sure how to moderate my own #Friendica servers when questionable content arises; I know how to delete posts, but it's hard to know why before they arise. My main plan is to not be an #Asshole.
#Federated #FreeSpeech #SocialNetworks #Friendica #Asshole Philosophy (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

Iran suggests oil attacks orchestrated to spark conflict

Sounds like classic #FalseFlag #Bullshit here. I'm supposed to believe an oil exporter doesn't know how to exploit the weak spots on an oil tanker? The "Attack" caused minor damage that merely needs some time in a port to fix it. #Iran #War #Trump #Bolton
#FalseFlag #Bullshit #Iran #War #Trump #Bolton Aggression (x) Politics (x) War (x)

Sam Harris | Making Sense | #155 - Mental Models

I like all episodes of this podcast, but this particular one touches on #Finance and decision making early on. Pay close attention to how he claims top performers like Buffet reduce risk by focusing on stable knowledge of stable business types.



Link to the show's page
# #Finance Economics (x) Logic (x) Philosophy (x)

#MakingSense #Mainstream #Analytical #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) Health (x) News (x) Philosophy (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x) Religion (x)
The host, Sam Harris, has the type of conversational style that can really enrage the engageable people of the world. I don't know if it's a touch of #Asperger's that appears as violent arrogance that sets people off, but I haven't found him enraging. The Making Sense podcast used to be called the Waking Up podcast. It's worth it to listen to them all. I often have disagreements with Sam's content, and many times his guests have aired my grievances for me. Sam handles it with deft dialogue in a way I would like to be handled if somebody thought I was wrong.

I wish all news commentary with guests would go as this show does.

Knock Down The House | Netflix

Reverse spoiler alert. I'm not watching this tomorrow when it's released. Please don't tell me anything about it.



#KnockDownTheHouse
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American Football is getting started, so...

#FantasyFootball is getting going too. If anybody on #Friendica #Mastodon #Diaspora #Prolerma #Pixelfed #GNUsocial or any #Federated #ActivityPub user on earth wants to try it, I can be the Commissioner.

I've run leagues in the past and I set the points so that it's hard for a skilled person with advanced game knowledge to have an advantage, and beginners have a real chance at winning. In the past, I did leagues with buy-in and free to enter. Both are equally fun. The buy-in leagues had trophies and all the buy-ins were paid out in prizes; any manager had 50:50 odd's of winning back their buy-in.

#Marketplace #Mainstream #Analytical #UnitedStates Economics (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
This show is a lot like the #PlanetMoney #Podcast but the shows cover different content. This show's interviews are rarely confrontational, and even if they are it's hard to tell, but they aren't covering fluff either like a lot of finance programs do.

# #remarkable #Science News (x) Science (x)

The Perfect Scam

aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/
Part of "AARP" (American Association of Retired Persons)

#ThePerfectScam

Classification: Partisan - #Mainstream | Journalisic Quality - #Analytical

Scope: #UnitedStates

Is it time to #EatTheRich now?

The latest episode of #OnTheMedia is really scratching my itch, especially the middle two quarters "How #Philanthropy Lets Rich People Off the Hook" and "Inside the #Chickenshit Club". #EatTheRich
# #OnTheMedia #Philanthropy #Chickenshit #EatTheRich Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

#PlanetMoney #Mainstream #Analytical #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
I find the reporting on this podcast the least biased and the most revealing of any financial news shows I have ever listened to. That's not to say I don't know equally great reporting from some other sources, but this one is great.

@Ingo Jürgensmann I see you in the global directory,
All (friendly) creatures welcome! Free registration. Server located in Germany. As a registered user on Nerdica.Net you are also able to use XMPP (Jabber) under the same address and with your password. Get the best of free and open networks at Nerdica.Net! 😀


I tried getting Jabber to work a couple of months ago. I gave up. Do you have instructions for how to achieve this feat of technical prowess?
What are the the issues you've faced with XMPP/Jabber? Is it in general or getting XMPP work with Friendica?
Theirs this history of it.
https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues/6636

But I remember trying to get a Jabber server working for my Nextcloud server over a year ago and never did it right. For that one, I gave up because they have a native system they call "Talk" which is a Spreed type system.
Well, in fact it is just a matter of where the user data resides and how you can access it.

For Friendica I'm using a external auth script for my Prosody XMPP server that queries the Friendica database. As described in that Friendica issue, it is important to have BOSH working properly. For Prosody you'll to also add some trusted list for the domains you want to use with the BOSH connection.

For Nextcloud it's basically the same.

Be aware that Nextcloud Talk uses foreign cloud services unless you are hosting your own TURN server and such, which can become a mess to setup.

For Nerdica you can find some information here:
- https://nerdica.net/display/a85d7459-105c-48bc-8b21-08a827437810
- https://nerdica.net/display/a85d7459-105c-59e0-fa1b-ed0595618689

Because you are using ejabberd there is not much I can help with specific details in configuration.
The nextcloud has 3 options, I took the dummy option. I'm too ignorant to really know the trade-offs. I'll be looking at your suggestions in the coming weeks. Thanks for your help so far.

Image/Photo
Uhm, well, that the settings for Talk addon, not for the Javascript XMPP client.
For the XMPP addon you may need to fill in the following settings:
- XMPP domain
- BOSH URL, like: /http-bind/
- API URL, like: https://yourdomain.org/apps/ojsxc/ajax/externalApi.php
- Secure API token should be filled

#PodSaveAmerica #Liberal #Analytical Democracy (x) Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x) Society (x)
Their topics are always timely. They center their talks on issues of power imbalances in the #USA and sometimes the world. They have an air of #Comedy to their reporting/round table discussion. I believe most (if not all) of the members had official positions in the Obama administration. It seems like they always, "give the game away."

Death & Taxes

I've done my taxes since the only option was paper filing and hand-writing in the numbers. Until a few years ago, I thought the IRS was the problem. I know Accounting firms are the problem. I use https://www.freetaxusa.com/ now.

Enjoy this episode by @OnTheMedia

#Tax #IRS #Form1040 #IT201 #America #USA #TaxFiling #FreeFile
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This Podcast does a #DeepDive format about timely issues. They are raw and polished at the same time (try some of their post-Trump election episodes). I love all their episodes.

I'll bet #Trump #voters didn't think they were getting this...

#Inflation hurts a lender.
"This has led to a #Fed that is far more concerned about keeping down inflation (a concern of #bankers) than the full #employment portion of its mandate."

Suppose you #borrow $50,000 in a year that you were paid $40,000/year. Inflation and mandated COLA pay raises makes your earnings go to $60,000/year. You aren't richer because your milk, bread, gas, and other things are more expensive too, but your loan is still $50,000 on their books. The bank feels like they lost $20,000.



#Trump #voters

The "Shell Company" scam

Before addressing the scam, I want to address the legitimate use of a shell company. Also, you should be advised the OTC Markets will identify Shell vs. Shell Risk companies when you look at their ticker page; e.g. ADHG - Ando Holdings Ltd. is a Risk but BFCH - BitFrontier Capital Holdings, Inc. is not. Neither of these conditions on the OTC is saying they are a scam.

A typical legitimate use of a Shell Corporation would be to obtain early seed funding by investors with enough wealth to speculate on a whim. You are buying a promise of something at such a low price that if you were wrong you wouldn't care. It's akin to regular people buying a few lottery tickets and not minding when they become worthless.... show more
Cautionary Tales (x)

The Perfect Predictions Scam

It would be surprising if you were to be a victim of this scam in the future, but knowing how it works is important.

From the point of view of the person being scammed, you get a message that says somebody can predict price changes of stocks and that they do it for a fee, but you are getting a free sample; this letter/eMail/SMS includes a ticker symbol and an up or down prediction for this week. You discover that the prediction was correct. A week later you get another similar message, the ticker symbol might be different but it will have a prediction. Again you will discover that the prediction was right! Amazing? This pattern will go on for many weeks and you will be convinced that paying for the service will grant you access to this insiders club where you can make a fortune and fix all the problems in your life.

The way it works, in reality, is the scammer sends out a million messages, but half say the stock ticker will go up and the other half say it will go down. Some buy after the first week; they are done. Some got the wrong prediction so they get no more messag... show more
Cautionary Tales (x)

Education in K-12 is an incidental byproduct of American Public Schools

A #school's #Principal, #Superintendent, and #Board / #Committee are basically reproductive organs of societies status quo.

They come from within a culture expressly for the purpose of reproducing that culture. A School Board (elected by a tiny minority of society who are in-the-know), are typically made up of the local royalty; wealthy people who control industry and decide what type of workforce they need to crank out of our #PublicSchool's. The Superintendents serve at... show more
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