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  • Sorry guys! I didn't make it. But here is a podcast that might be pertinent to the subject- https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7hkvh-69d06f In the broadcast,a professor of economics, Steve Keen, discusses the issuing of government bonds (whic…
  • Two lapel pins for me please.
  • Great!, I'm going to try to get to the meet up in March.
  • No-one's trying to stop anyone else's democratic rights. Anyone's free to discuss or suggest policies, here, on Discord, or at one of the meet-ups. Or to collaborate in PPUK and write policy. The existing policies on the environment can be f…
  • Here's an article with more on the "carbon bubble" at risk of bursting: http://www.corporateknights.com/channels/responsible-investing/make-killing-shorting-coal-companies-14279976/
  • By why put money into something unusable, I meant from the point of view of investors. ExxonMobil are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Real-life J.R. Ewings can weave whatever webs they wish to, but they're beholden to shareholders, ultimatel…
  • From today's copy of The Guardian: "Benoit Hamon, the staunchly leftwing rebel outsider who wants to introduce a universal basic income, legalise cannabis and tax robots has been chosen as the French Socialist party’s presidential candidate." Full…
  • ^that should read "to make up for the company taking maybe 40% of the job price" (i.e. as commission.)
  • ^ I should have said "a massive South Sea Bubble waiting to happen." A Ponzi scheme is a deliberate fraud, a pyramid selling scam. It don't think that's the case with the fossil fuel industry, those in charge probably believe it's viable, or manage …
  • Yes, the direction we're headed in is towards catastrophe. This is from Paul Mason's book, Postcapitalism: ...the global oil and gas companies have declared the existence of 2.8 trillion tonnes of carbon reserves, and their shares are valued as i…
  • Thanks for your post TheInternetRebel. It's a really interesting statistic that just 62 people have as much wealth as half of the world's population. I wonder how many live in the UK. Because I reckon PPUK should offer them a deal: Leave over 50…
    in Anarchism Comment by George S. January 9
  • @TheInternetRebel it's a tricky one, IMO what you're describing may be true of anarcho-syndicalists, whose leaders are recallable delegates (at least in theory, if not always in practice, in the historical record- two anarcho-syndicalists joined the…
  • Frase's book has arrived. Some of it, I think some PPUK members and sympathisers aren't going to appreciate that much, like one bit where Frase is full of glee at libertarians losing their money in BitCoin scams. But overall, I'd recommend it. it's…
  • This is from an article in the Huffington post, by a former democratic congressional candidate, and written following the US election result: Consider this: in 29 states, truck driving is the number one job and it is one of the few jobs left that c…
  • Here's another article by Peter Frase, which discusses festering resentment, as an impediment to political and economic progress. The argument is similar to the one about "negative solidarity" in Srnick and Williams' book. Frase is dismissive a…
  • This video of a talk given by the author is from the publisher's facebook page: Four Futures: Life After CapitalismOne thing we can be certain of is that capitalism will end. Maybe not soon, but probably before too long; humanity has never before m…
  • There's a new book out from Jacobin Press, in the USA, on the subject of Post-capitalism (and Universal basic Income, as a politcal feature of one possible form of Post-capitalism.) http://www.popmatters.com/column/four-futures-life-after-capital…
  • It looks like they got a good turnout for the event anyway: https://twitter.com/davidbridleboyz/status/788032314622312448 There's a petition against the Digital Economy Bill here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ensuring-personal-privacy-and…
  • I've just woken up with a hangover!. I don't think I'm going to make it to the kink event. I don't think I'm going to make it to the burger van either. (I think I need to properly replace the nutrients lost through dehydration. A bloody Mary follo…
  • Great, I can write a new draft policy for the next time I get to the pub. BTW, how do updates to PPUK policy get approved? Would we email the membership, and ask, do they approve the new policy, or want the Citizens Income policy to remain as it …
  • Great meeting! It was a pleasure to chat about U.B.I., and other subjects, with such friendly and knowledgeable people. I was thinking about reading up on fiscal stimulus, as a method to crank up the economy , next, and do the same thing again, p…
  • Hi Harley, Great! Maybe Basic Income would be a good place to start then? If I get time outside of work, I could see if I can find some research on it, what it would cost/save overall, and could bring it along on 20th, if you and other people might…
  • I think one solution might be to promote tolerance, via the simple mechanism of a liberal free speech policy. This article may be of interest here: https://philosophynow.org/issues/114/The_Last_Supper "The key to tolerance is reciprocity, which i…
  • The aims may be similar, but I would have said the methods of the Pirate Party and anarchism aren't compatible with each other. Surely anarchists reject all forms of government in principle, including democracy? There's much to admire in that, but f…
    in Anarchism Comment by George S. July 2016
  • Hi ! New member here. I wish I was rich... Then I could solve the pirate party's money problems... neptunes' "sympathy for the devil remix video remix" style... .It's the bit from @3min 14sec in 3:) Unfortunately, though, in reality, I'm prett…