Pinned toot

A business that:

A) Extracts wealth through anti-consumer behaviors
B) Hurts workers through unsustainable work conditions
C) Poisons the market through anti-competitive behaviors

Is a failure, regardless of profits or wealth.

Which has hurt you the most?

The stock market is a measure of how efficiently the capital owner class is exploiting the working class.

The Secretary of the Interior has ordered the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Nation's reservation to be disestablished and their land be taken out of trust.

"...on the very day that the United States has reached a record 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and our Tribe is desperately struggling with responding to this devastating pandemic -- the Bureau of Indian Affairs informed me that the Secretary of the Interior has ordered that our reservation be disestablished."

wbur.org/news/2020/03/28/mashp

I feel like there's space to distinguish between and

is for everyone! Some projects _can_ be socioeconomically sustainable with a fully open-source model.

However, most projects are kept alive by funding/employees of megacorps.

is . You can use the software you contribute back to; either in-kind _or_ in-cash.

Also hat tip to @lanesweets for asking for the documentation that folks actually need to contribute! I am... very bad at thinking this kind of thing through unless people ask for specific things and are very patient with my fuckups.

I'm happy to see the work on refining to something more broadly useful coming along.

We're up to three active contributors now; and most patches have been documentation and tests: github.com/zinc-collective/com

I even went ahead and broke down the roadmap and put it into a WIP board so that it's easier for folks to contribute: github.com/orgs/zinc-collectiv

I'm shifting more to a "product" role and I'm trying to be OK with that. It's hard tho.

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covid19 mask makers psa 

Learn which party represents your fiscal policy leanings with the Duck Sized Horses Test:

"Would you rather fund 2 million un(der)-employed people at $2 thousand per month or 2 thousand over-leveraged grifters at $2 million per month?"

covid19, finance, markets, investing 

is a white-billionaire-simulator.

Hear me out!

1. You go to an island with a bunch of non-humans whose entire purpose is to entertain and amuse you.
2. You get praised and rewarded for literally everything you do; regardless of utility.
3. There is massive work being done behind the scenes that you never have to even think about. (15 bugs does not build a god-damn massive museum!)
4. You only ever interact with the humans you already know.
5. And it's all framed as "rugged"

Today is not a good day for me.

Nothing bad happened; just ... anxiety.

PSA:

"I'm not afraid to get Corona" is fake punk.
"I'm gonna protect my community" is real punk.

the only important information comes from enraged Italian mayors

So I’ve learned how to play animal crossing!

Uhh first rule of animal crossing!

don’t break all the rocks. :X that’s how you get no iron bars.

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