In the West we have a cartel system, a few corporate giants who were and are backed by Western states and the business model of these giant firms is the “shareholder” model, while that of Huawei – who also has [Chinese] state backing – employs the “cooperative” business model. And no, Huawei’s employees [who are also stockholders] aren’t paid peanuts. Watch the RT video to learn more.
by Serban V.C. Enache
There are a number of people on the internet, supporters of Universal Basic Income or Basic Income Guarantee, who peddle regressive taxation to “pay for” the program. The most common funding schemes you’ll find on the internet consist of: VAT (Value Added Tax) or a Tax on all financial transactions – the latter’s final goal being that of replacing all other taxes. Continue reading “Debunking UBI funding schemes”
And why technological progress alone does not lead to a better life
by Diego Ramiro Lattes
Technological reactionaries and progressives
Some people have always had a hatred of all things new, romanticizing a “glorious past” and often ignoring that the changes since those times have not been entirely for the worst. We can argue from dawn to dusk then back to dawn all about how there is still inequality and economic injustice in the technological world – but just as much could be said about the pre-technological era of kings and emperors. Yet these people blame progress for social decay, how technology has disconnected people from “the land” and its supposed virtues – that urban society is worse than the glorified agricultural realms of old. Continue reading “Stoll Revisited, Why Transhumanism Is Still Utopian”