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    Capitalism: Apple fight against users who want cheap repair
    • Four states — Minnesota, Nebraska, Massachusetts and New York — have considered adopting “right to repair” amendments, which would update existing laws regarding the sale of electronic equipment. Amending these laws would make it easier to fix your devices and would help reduce “e-waste,” a catch-all term for any electronic detritus.

      “Currently, electronics companies are running a repair monopoly. This repair monopoly, and the subsequent lack of competition, leads to higher costs for consumers and businesses,” Cronin said via emailed statement.

      Matt Mincieli of TechNet, a coalition of electronics companies that Apple belongs to, told HuffPost that the right to repair amendments in New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota are too vague and affect too many industries to be acceptable.

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    Good quote: On deception
    • People always have been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they always will be until they have learnt to seek out the interests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, political and social phrases, declarations and promises.


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    Capitalism: Forward and backwards
    • Competition becomes transformed into monopoly. The result is immense progress in the socialisation of production. In particular, the process of technical invention and improvement becomes socialised.

      This is something quite different from the old free competition between manufacturers, scattered and out of touch with one another, and producing for an unknown market. Concentration has reached the point at which it is possible to make an approximate estimate of all sources of raw materials (for example, the iron ore deposits) of a country and even, as we shall see, of several countries, or of the whole world. Not only are such estimates made, but these sources are captured by gigantic monopolist associations. An approximate estimate of the capacity of markets is also made, and the associations “divide” them up amongst themselves by agreement. Skilled labour is monopolised, the best engineers are engaged; the means of transport are captured—railways in America, shipping companies in Europe and America. Capitalism in its imperialist stage leads directly to the most comprehensive socialisation of production; it, so to speak, drags the capitalists, against their will and consciousness, into some sort of a new social order, a transitional one from complete free competition to complete socialisation.

      Production becomes social, but appropriation remains private. The social means of production remain the private property of a few. The general framework of formally recognised free competition remains, and the yoke of a few monopolists on the rest of the population becomes a hundred times heavier, more burdensome and intolerable.

      Lenin. Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism.

      As it is extremely clear there is only one way in imperialism (where we all live now) - forward to socialism. With globalization and due to spreading to new areas capitalism can buy some more time, yes. But outcome is still the same.

      Idea of Austrian economics school to go back in time by breaking all economic laws is just profanation.

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    Good quote: Knock Knock
    • So long as a mode of production still describes an ascending curve of development, it is enthusiastically welcomed even by those who come off worst from its corresponding mode of distribution. This was the case with the English workers in the beginnings of modern industry. And even while this mode of production remains normal for society, there is, in general, contentment with the distribution, and if objections to it begin to be raised, these come from within the ruling class itself and find no response whatever among the exploited masses. Only when the mode of production in question has already described a good part of its descending curve, when it has half outlived its day, when the conditions of its existence have to a large extent disappeared, and its successor is already knocking at the door — it is only at this stage that the constantly increasing inequality of distribution appears as unjust, it is only then that appeal is made from the facts which have had their day to so-called eternal justice.

      Frederick Engels

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    Story of Idiots: Elon Musk
    • Elon Musk says we could all be living in a video game.

      Thing that you see here is stupid attempt to bring wrong argument to find foundation for their inner ideology - idealism.
      As it becomes more clear that Mosk as other capitalists are not saviors of humanity, but huge block on the road of progress, they try to invent some pseudo materialistic version of idealism.

      Due to science and education advancements it is hard to insist on soul and such. And all they are doing is using simple words trick to make it looks that their ideas are new, that they are not cancer of our race what must be cut by knife of history.

    9 comments 10 comments Vitaliy_KiselevJune 7Last reply - June 7 by Vitaliy_Kiselev
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