according to my research, YouTube could remove its recommendation algorithm entirely tomorrow and it would still be one of the largest sources of far-right propaganda and radicalization online.

ffwd.medium.com/all-of-youtube

Beware of totalizing relationships - with people and with products and services.

In both cases, institutional experts thoroughly ignored centuries, and arguably millenia, of *successful* management of common resources in order to justify stealing those resources for the rich.

Lloyd's writings remain influential in economics studies today, but the term really took off after a Canadian, H. Scott Gordon, adapted it to justify taking fisheries from Canadian first nations.

Gordon died last year.

The term "tragedy of the commons" was coined pretty much from whole cloth by a 19th-century English economist, who wanted a just-so story on why it was okay for the king to take the commons from the public and give it to the wealthy to "manage" for profit.

It's propaganda, in other words.

Ethically sourced goods with Fair Trade labels may cost more, but they help ensure better conditions for farmers in impoverished countries. And thatโ€™s important, considering how many things, like sugar and chocolate, are farmed.

I like to cultivate the attitude that, if I canโ€™t afford something without relying on post-imperialist systems of exploitation, then I canโ€™t afford it at all.

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I memed a meme in days gone byyyyy
When hope was high and life worth living
I memed that love would never diiiiiiie
I memed that God would be for<voice breaks>giving
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@garfiald "This is complete horseshit: a guide to historiography by @garfiald" ilu so much

(I would suggest that 1417 and 1440ish are also watershed moments in changes in European thought and methods-of-thought, though; while I agree with your point, I think it's not a complete accountโ€”and doesn't need to be, for the purposes of Mastodon!)

@InvaderXan And for me, that's what you describe; I'm at peace with being a heterotroph, but industrial farming and meat especially is something I try to avoid!

@InvaderXan I feel this, for real.

I will say, as someone who grew up with local farms eating local eggs, produce, and to an extent, meatโ€”you get used to the idea that ethical is the norm, and it is valuable to be shocked out of that view, so you can and will actively seek it.

meta, fat 

@soum @SlowRain Pretty durable; they'll discolor and develop patina over time from exposure to oils in skin, and extreme drying out can crack them if they're not treated (but I'm in a very dry climate now and not likely to live anywhere drier by choice).

"Most narratives about connectivity -- often pitched by Big Tech -- use slogans like: โ€œConnecting the next billionโ€, โ€œBringing access worldwideโ€, โ€œConnecting the unconnectedโ€, and so on. Those projects are mostly one-size-fits-all. The basic difference to community networksโ€™ approach is that we work within communitiesโ€™ realities, instead of delivering top-down, ready-made solutions."

-Bruna Zanolli on community networks, foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog

Uh oh, I got a new . Hand-carved in naturally shed moose antler, and it's a delight to write with.

@InvaderXan also, with a real diet ("here, have an elk carcass") their breath smells *amazing*.

This was at a rescue center not too far from us. These were the friendly wolves who wanted to meet people. Some other wolves preferred their privacy.

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