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capitalism-and-analytics · 2 days ago
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septictankie · a day ago
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gaylienz · a day ago
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STOP! Before you pathologize every part of your life or delve into psychology for all the answers...
so we (all humans on earth right now) have this thing available to us called the sociological ~imagination~ (coined by  a dude named C Wright Mills who said “Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both” ). This allows us to look at what we might at first think is an individual, personal problem and trace it back to the wider social forces that we are surrounded by every day. we can relate what we experience, our struggles, to the wider history of our society.
i say ‘stop’ about psychology bc its very, very focused on people as individuals and our society right now LOVES psychology. of course, there is validity and importance to be found within the subject....but when it is the only place people look for solutions, within their own minds, it can be very isolating and used for ill ends or to reinforce structural barriers.
it is very, very, VERY easy to blame ourselves, as individuals for the problems we face. it’s easy to boil all of the WORLD’S problems into individual ones. it’s tempting because then at least there is a feeling of control. But it often does more harm than good to blame a single thing when often it’s much more complex, with many variables (but also many solutions).
i want people to understand that capitalism is very,very reliant on this mindset....that we can fix our problems by buying good, services, subscriptions and prescriptions etc (I say this as someone on medication. I wonder if i would need it if the world i lived in was different).
Corporations and the Elite (read: the super ultra mega fucking rich) rely on this to avoid consequences and deflect blame. and we know both corporate interests and the elite occupy/influence the government so.....
i know everyone likes to joke and say “WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY” but it’s true? we do?? and I don’t understand why it isn’t a topic that fascinates and drives us. it doesn’t mean we get rid of personal responsibility, or that we should all assimilate....but there is real value in understanding the larger social forces and institutions we interact with.
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deathtoskinnyjeans · 2 days ago
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A Twitter Thread About Short Staffing aka Lean Staffing
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gnommunist · 2 days ago
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"with Russia and China jointly threatening the democratic world" fuck off fuck off fuck off there has never been a greater threat to the so-called 'democratic world' than the West's own vile tenets of imperialism colonialism capitalism and individualism and to even call it 'democratic' demonstrates how completely untethered from reality you are
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wowitsdiscourse · 14 hours ago
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Stop saying capitalism when you mean corporatism or monopolies.
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hussyknee · 18 hours ago
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It's this little guy, the internet's favourite fur baby:
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Just to sprinkle a little Jorts, Jean and joy on your dash today. Never underestimate the power of a soft paw. ❤️
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mywitchcultblr · a month ago
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sreegs · 4 months ago
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As the staff post about ad-free tumblr continues to get thousands of notes telling staff to fuck off in the tags, I wanna remind you that this website's days are numbered. Tumblr is still unprofitable and by some modern-day miracle none of its acquiring companies pulled the plug on this money pit. But it will happen if it continues its trajectory.
Whether you like it or not, Tumblr needs to make money off you somehow in order to stay up. It either serves ads or asks for money to use it. This has been a paradigm on the web longer than many of you have been alive. It's Tumblr's job to make money right now because it's well past its grace period of being a black hole for cash. This has actually always been Tumblr's job, since it is a corporation, but that's capitalism for ya.
If you want Tumblr to be here for free and you want to continue to use it, you do yourself a disservice by opposing any changes Tumblr makes in order to pay for its costs. When this site finally goes belly-up then you're gonna be Tumblr-less until whatever startup takes its place and the cycle repeats itself.
If you think it should just ask for donations Wikipedia-style, remember that if and when that happens, there will be users repeating the same tired bullshit about giving Tumblr any money.
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mysharona1987 · 4 months ago
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capitalism-and-analytics · 2 days ago
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mamatriedtoraisemebetter · 5 months ago
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shinobicyrus · 3 months ago
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Companies are no longer grounded in reality.
My roommate recently came home pale-faced, like he’d seen a ghost. More like witnessed a massacre. Mass-firings were just done at his company. His job, he’d been assured, was safe. All of his coworkers weren’t so safe, and he had to get texts and phone calls from his work-friends, people he’d worked alongside for years, people he‘d gone out to have drinks with, learn they were no longer employed. To say he had survivor’s guilt would not be hyperbole.
Was this because the company had fallen on hard times? The pandemic has been rough for a lot of industries. No, actually, the company had turned a very nice profit both last year and previous, even in such a troublesome market.
The problem was, you see, the company’s stock price hadn’t risen quite as high as had been projected. They’d made money, sure. Quite a lot of money, in fact. But too many people had projected, i.e., bet the company would do better.
How did the company offset this “loss”? Easy: fire people. Quickest and easiest way to pad the numbers.
No but you don’t understand stock had fallen a percentage point! There was no other way!
We see it all the time. Hugely successful companies reporting ‘record-breaking’ profits then fire huge segments of their workforce - the very people responsible for those record-breaking profits. Why? The money “saved” on personnel costs can boost the stocks even higher!
If your company is struggling, not turning a profit, losing money, people expect layoffs. But to work hard, be successful, your company churning along strong and healthy, and you still lose your job? For what? Because half a percentage point that was dictated by speculation, guessing, by gambling that things would go up or down a certain amount on a graph of rich-people feelings?
I wonder how next year’s speculations will be affected with the information that the company laid off a lot of the people responsible for last year’s profits? Probably not much because the workers are just the components at the company; it’s the leadership that drives the ship, that makes the successes. Those leaders whose bonuses are coincidentally decided by, among other things, the stock price.
Companies are no longer grounded in reality.
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pamelabeesly · 2 months ago
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jot that down
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hadeantaiga · 2 months ago
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I have made a meme to explain how Millennials aren’t destroying industries, the industries are destroying us:
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Thank you for coming to my TED talk.
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muffinlevelchicanery · 5 months ago
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whydidisavethistomyphone · 6 months ago
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prokopetz · a month ago
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What we’ve gotta understand is that “the modern Internet is abolishing spaces for adults” and “the modern Internet is abolishing space for children” are compatible phenomena. Neither group is being favoured: the modern Internet is abolishing spaces for adults (i.e., because grown-up topics aren’t advertiser friendly) and the modern Internet is abolishing spaces for children (i.e., because online communities which consist principally of people who have no money are hard to sell things to). The Internet that contemporary corporate interests are trying to build isn’t a space for anyone – it’s the digital equivalent of an Ikea showroom.
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politijohn · 5 months ago
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Solidarity with Kroger workers
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mysharona1987 · 5 months ago
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