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lobotomizedskull · 2 years
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catchymemes · 2 years
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p4radox99 · 8 months
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I’m so sick of older generations shitting on younger ones for not having a mansion and a car and a family and an education and a well paying job. Yet every time you try to tell them it’s not as easy as it was for them, they suddenly walked 70 miles in a blizzard, barefoot and no clothes to get to school?-.-
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Living with Folk Art: Ethnic Styles from Around the World, 1991
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dindooku · 2 years
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this is getting out of hand
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omararib · 2 months
Human resources and Economic flourishing
  In the context of the ongoing economic crisis caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, I thought I want to share my point of view about the situation and how a certain country can stand against the disadvantages of such problem, of any kind of crisis and all what comes with it of economic hardships. Digging into this subject, I will break down the topic into three important parts that turn around the human resources, considering they are the ones with the biggest potential to change things: Basic needs, desire control and scientific research.
  To empower a country's economics, humans need first to survive, and that's by affording their vital needs from good nutrition to appropriate education. We are physically weak creatures, spending few days without having a source of drinkable water and eatable food can bring so much harm to our physical and mental health, that's if it didn't kill us. A good health service and social security are also very important, because if missing, that would bring humans to the same previous consequences. And finally, a life component that I think is as much vital is education, if not educated we would live like animals in a forest, the strongest physically gets it all, as Nelson Mandela said: '' Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world''.
All these survival components match to economic development in the way that the countries, mostly those they belong to the third world, struggle only with such basic things, which actually prevents them from thinking of their own home's economic improvement and fixing.
  To proceed, We are creatures that never get satisfied, we always wish for a better life, and our desires fulfillment can play for and against us. A lot of scientific researches proved for example that practicing sports have a positive impact on one's intellectual and physical capacities, according to Harvard University :''Exercise improves mood and sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety'', and that's by controlling hormones and chemicals in the brain. In the other hand, stopping the human beings from satisfying some of their own cravings or necessities improve their adapting capacities, according to Oxford University, creativity is related to effective problem solving and adaptability.
Improving the skills of thinking and creativity are a key component to economic flourishing, because it's the tool by which people think of new marketing strategies for example.
  To finish, scientific research is a sign of economic blossom, take for example the United States of America, one of the strongest economies of the world, this one has the most noble prizes, she has about 400, ranking first in the world. Research is a very effective way to boost the economy, considering it is the meeting point of different fields, take for example building an advertisement, we need to be provided by the latest technology, engineering, psychological theories... To create an impacting publication for the viewers.
With that being said, the government has to take in consideration offering tools and atmospheres to enable scientific learning.
  To sum up, the best investment a country can bring to its economy is giving humans biological necessities, a balanced fulfillment of desires and tools to open up about knowledge and what science hides of wonderful secrets.
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melyzard · 8 months
Holy shit, gang, I just watched this video about commercial aviation in Russia right now and Holy Shit I had not considered some of the implications of not only Russia severing all international flights but also Putin straight up "nationalizing" (ie STEALING) hundreds of billions of dollars worth of aircraft last week. The entire global aviation industry is being reconfigured now, this doesn't even touch on the impact to fuel industries, manufacturing, or military aviation.
Can Russian Aviation Survive Without The West?
Short answer? No.
Holy shit.
(Also, I did not know that the USSR shot down commercial planes back in its day, and now I understand why comm air started routing around Russia so fast. I thought it was more anti-russian bullshit at first, but since the USSR's biggest fanboy just went round the bend, I can see why they won't risk it).
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loxias · 5 months
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$100 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart by Joyce Ma.
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fieriframes · 8 months
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[So that's it for this trip, but don't worry, there's plenty more Vaunted progress as a major player in the global economy. I'll be looking for you next week on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives."]
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ch1eff · 1 year
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thoughtlessarse · 2 months
Decades of work to reduce hunger in Africa are being reversed as the continent struggles to cope with conflict, climate crisis and the global economic downturn, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned.
About 278 million people in Africa – approximately one-fifth of the total population – went hungry in 2021, an increase of 50 million people since 2019, according to UN figures. Based on current trends, this is projected to rise to 310 million by 2030.
“Africa is moving backwards in its efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition,” Abebe Haile-Gabriel, an FAO assistant director general and its regional representative for Africa, told a conference in Addis Ababa on Monday.
Haile-Gabriel attributed the increase to “multiple and overlapping shocks and protracted crises in Africa” including the climate crisis, the lingering effects of the Covid pandemic, regional conflicts and the global surge in fuel prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He said that most African countries lack the resilience and mechanisms to cope with these shocks, resulting in the livelihoods of millions of people being wiped out.
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The climate crisis, global economic downturn, and local conflicts are all the fault of developed countries.
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sunsethide-away · 7 months
"As pain floods my heart, overflowing and seeping through my skin, like sweat on a hot summer's eve; pain spills from the clouds of my mind, watering my sorrows, I know now not only the depths of these scars nor the weight of your words in breaking my spirit but also the power of your touch and its ability to break me with it."
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sataniccapitalist · 17 days
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themoderatespeaks · 7 months
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balkanradfem · 1 year
“Today, nearly every government in the world, rich and poor alike, is focused single-mindedly on GDP growth. This is no longer a matter of choice. In a globalised world where capital can move freely across borders at the click of a mouse, nations are forced to compete with one another to attract foreign investment. Governments find themselves under pressure to cut workers’ rights, slash environmental protections, open up public land to developers, privatise public services – whatever it takes to please the barons of international capital in what has become a global rush towards self-imposed structural adjustment. 
GDP tallies up monetised economic activity, but it doesn’t care whether that activity is useful or destructive. If you cut down a forest for timber, GDP goes up. If you extend the working day and push back the retirement age, GDP goes up. If pollution causes hospital visits to rise, GDP goes up. But GDP includes no cost accounting. It says nothing about the loss of the forest as habitat for wildlife, or as a sink for emissions. It says nothing about the toll that too much work and pollution takes on people’s bodies and minds. And not only does it leave out what is bad, it also leaves out much of what is good: it doesn’t count non-monetised economic activities, even when they are essential to human life and well-being. If you grow your own food, clean your own house or care for your ageing parents, GDP says nothing. It only counts if you pay companies to do these things for you.
Under capitalism, the rate of growth is the rate at which nature is being commodified and roped into circuits of accumulation. That we have come to rely on this as our primary indicator of progress reveals the extent to which we have come to see the world from the perspective of capital rather than from the perspective of life. Indeed, there is a bitter irony to the fact that we have been persuaded to use the word ‘growth’ to describe what has now become primarily a process of breakdown.
The thing about growth is that it sounds so good. It’s a powerful metaphor that’s rooted deeply in our understanding of natural processes: children grow, crops grow … and so too the economy should grow. But this framing plays on a false analogy. The natural process of growth is always finite. We want our children to grow, but not to the point of becoming 9 feet tall, and we certainly don’t want them to grow on an endless exponential curve; rather, we want them to grow to a point of maturity, and then to maintain a healthy balance. We want our crops to grow, but only until they are ripe, at which point we harvest them and plant afresh. This is how growth works in the living world. It levels off.
The capitalist economy looks nothing like this. Under capital’s growth imperative, there is no horizon – no future point at which economists and politicians say we will have enough money or enough stuff. There is no end, in the double sense of the term: no maturity and no purpose. The unquestioned assumption is that growth can and should carry on for ever, for its own sake. It is astonishing, when you think about it, that the dominant belief in economics holds that no matter how rich a country has become, their GDP should keep rising, year after year, with no identifiable end point. It is the definition of absurdity. We do see this pattern playing out in nature, sometimes, but only with devastating consequences: cancer cells are programmed to replicate for the sake of replicating, but the result is deadly to living systems.”
- Jason Hickel, Less is More
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saloomy-memes · 2 years
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