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Also, banning AC would make Social Security and Medicare easier to sustain, by causing mass death of old people
Unpopular take: Air conditioning is bad and contributes to climate change. It’s changed how we build, where we live, and how we commute. We talk about how/why car dependency is bad, but rarely AC dependency. Yes, I live in the south where it has been nearly 100° all week.
TIL the first company that Henry Wells and William Fargo co-founded, along with a guy named Butterfield, was American Express. They did Wells Fargo later because Butterfield objected to their idea of expanding to California. Both companies initially did shipping not finance.
We should define class in terms of people's relationship to the means of production.
it's always funny when people say "you can't define class solely by income" and then their expanded definition of class is basically just income + wealth. it's like, ok, great, thank you.
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin
In America, most people own their home and most people own stock so they're at least a little bit capitalists. Most people work as employees so they have labor interests. But a very large bloc are retired, and some people are self-employed.
Am working on the final set of episodes. With wide open eyes I know I am voluntarily choosing to spend the rest of my life fighting a losing battle to get people to listen to this one before yelling at me about it.
This is how we keep the volcano god appeased
U.S. tourist tumbles into Mount Vesuvius after trying to snap selfie https://t.co/86V1bOEFYY https://t.co/H2aYZuPT44
The Hill @thehill
Socialists are always against imperialism until it’s imperialism they deem acceptable done by Russia or China. https://t.co/sVGBq0KaEE
🧵 5 months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the war has no seeming end in sight. The US has mainly focused on fueling conflict with nearly $35B in military aid. With looming global economic crises and conflict, people demand change. Contact Congress: https://t.co/joJUKcQBTQ https://t.co/ATNNVnZH9S
DSA International Committee 🌹 @DSA_Intl_Comm