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perhaps if we focus more on augmenting our interconnectedness.. we’ll find we truly need/crave less/different.. that means we need everyone of us to be thinking for/from ourselves.. everyday.. and so.. begs a mech to listen to every voice everyday ie: tech as it could be..
perched in London (@cityeyrie) tweeted at 2:15 AM – 29 Jan 2018 :
Like money, housing in the UK is a distribution, and *not* a scarcity problem https://t.co/AqWIdmy8QS (http://twitter.com/cityeyrie/status/957905072603762688?s=17)
from Sarah Manguso’s ongoingness:
i’m watching my little son change, though, from day to day and minute to minute.. it’s terrifying and beautiful..
(on rainbows being common where her husband grew up) they are no less amazing for their prevalence.. ditto birds, trees, stars, clouds, children, and so on.. to the laws of supply and demand the real world is immune
have\need ness working out just fine (ie: we have all we need) if we just get back/to an undisturbed ecosystem.. ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows
from market ness page:
4 min – jm: one of central notions of econ – how to bring supply and demand into equilibrium..
the equilib we need is in getting back/to an undisturbed ecosystem ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows
socially beneficial use of the data stream our online meanderings leave behind,
as opposed to current use to advertise to us?I could get behind that.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/klaitner/status/1222713412636950528
[whole thread on coincidence of wants page]
if the wealth of society corresponded to the actual needs of all its members, there would be no problem of distributing it; each member could take from the social product as much as he likes, or needs, and there would be no need of regulation , except in the purely technical sense of distribution.. but aside from primitive societies, this condition has never existed up to now in human history.. t
the needs were always greater than the sum total of the social product, and therefore regulation had to be made on how to distribute it.. in most highly developed societies of the past, this decision was made essentially by force.. often implemented by social/religious tradition.. which constituted such a strong psychic force w/in people that it often made the threat of physical force unnecessary..
Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) tweeted at 3:50 AM on Wed, Jun 03, 2020:
Capitalism structurally compels us to work and produce beyond society’s actual needs. And the more we produce, the more we have to consume, to mop up overproduction. Consumption becomes a structural imperative – a form of labour in itself. The consumer is not sovereign, but serf.