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  1. Comment on Does anyone else feels tired of the oppressive system that rules our lives? Even after all these years of evolution, capitalism is the best system we could come up with? in ~talk

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    i just wanted to ask why do we persist with this system or why does this system has such a hold over us as we are destroying the planet or just some book recommendations on the topic pardon any...

    i just wanted to ask why do we persist with this system or why does this system has such a hold over us as we are destroying the planet or just some book recommendations on the topic

    pardon any mistakes as english isnt my first language

  2. Comment on Tild~ers who live in multi-party systems, what are the parties present and their positions? in ~talk

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    non political question but how popular is Tana French and her Dublin Murder Squad series? what authors/books are popular over there, right now?

    non political question but how popular is Tana French and her Dublin Murder Squad series? what authors/books are popular over there, right now?

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  3. Comment on Can someone ELI5 arctic tipping points or how close we are to runaway climate change? in ~enviro

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    thanks for the informative comment. If I may ask, are you scared of what the future may hold?

    thanks for the informative comment.

    If I may ask, are you scared of what the future may hold?

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  4. Can someone ELI5 arctic tipping points or how close we are to runaway climate change?

    As the various Arctic climate feedbacks show, we are fast approaching the stage when climate change will be playing the tune for us while we stand by and watch helplessly, with our reductions in...

    As the various Arctic climate feedbacks show, we are fast approaching the stage when climate change will be playing the tune for us while we stand by and watch helplessly, with our reductions in CO2 emissions having no effect in the face of, say, runaway emissions of methane.

    from this article: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as_arctic_ocean_ice_disappears_global_climate_impacts_intensify_wadhams

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  5. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    can i just jump in or do i need to have some background in philosophy or some other stuff?

    can i just jump in or do i need to have some background in philosophy or some other stuff?

  6. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    Yes, I don't know the correct terminology but there are some tipping points and we are going to cross them in the near future. So all I was asking was how much time do we have left until...

    Yes, I don't know the correct terminology but there are some tipping points and we are going to cross them in the near future.

    So all I was asking was how much time do we have left until catastrophic crop failure or until the arctic is ice free in summers and and the climate change equation is taken out of our hands

  7. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    we are running out of resources, society is gonna break down sooner or later

    we are running out of resources, society is gonna break down sooner or later

  8. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    how long until catastrophic breakdown of organised society?

    how long until catastrophic breakdown of organised society?

  9. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    conclusion? that we are the virus or our system capitalism is to blame?

    conclusion? that we are the virus or our system capitalism is to blame?

  10. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    arent we running out of cheap and plentiful energy and other resources and isnt the arctic albedo effect a huge destabilising factor?

    arent we running out of cheap and plentiful energy and other resources and isnt the arctic albedo effect a huge destabilising factor?

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  11. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    is this guy credible? read some reviews where he is portrayed as a lunatic

    is this guy credible? read some reviews where he is portrayed as a lunatic

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  12. Comment on Suggestions for non-fiction books about the decay and decline of human civilisation? in ~books

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    thanks for the reply. have edited the post.

    thanks for the reply. have edited the post.

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  13. Comment on Why Mitch Mcconnell wants U.S. states to go bankrupt in ~misc

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    I'm not an American, I have just read 2-3 books on US politics

    I'm not an American, I have just read 2-3 books on US politics

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  14. Comment on Why Mitch Mcconnell wants U.S. states to go bankrupt in ~misc

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    In Matt Taibbi's book, Griftopia, he mentions that US states are selling their turnpikes and highways and parking meter systems to Sovereign Wealth Funds, and in process, the country is becoming a...

    In Matt Taibbi's book, Griftopia, he mentions that US states are selling their turnpikes and highways and parking meter systems to Sovereign Wealth Funds, and in process, the country is becoming a vassal state of other nations. This book was published in 2010. Any updates on this situation?

    Also, has there been a discussion about how the Koch network is close to realizing their dream of changing the American Constitution, Nancy MacLean claimed in 2017 that it was just 3-5 years away

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  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    The Separation by Christopher Priest

    The Separation by Christopher Priest

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  16. How did we reach 7 billion people without informing/educating all about how we really live?

    [M/29/small town India, English isn't my first language] I'll admit to being what is called a country bumpkin. The education I received was lacking in many ways, I wasn't taught about the real...

    [M/29/small town India, English isn't my first language]

    I'll admit to being what is called a country bumpkin. The education I received was lacking in many ways, I wasn't taught about the real world, I never really thought about how the food on my plate was grown or how we plunder the living world for resources etc.

    My question is, how did humanity reach 7 billion plus people without even paying a thought about educating the kids properly.

    There is a bitter irony to the fact that we have all been convinced to use the word "growth" to describe what is ultimately a process of depletion and breakdown. tweet

    If we are depleting the earth of all resources, how will coming generations live?

    But if we don't grow, how can we progress?

    Edit: Why can't we have good quality education for everyone and good quality healthcare for everyone on this planet?

    21 votes
  17. Comment on What's something you wish people would take more seriously? in ~talk

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    We need a new economic system that puts people over profits, that doesn't dehumanize human beings. I just wish people took this more seriously.

    We need a new economic system that puts people over profits, that doesn't dehumanize human beings. I just wish people took this more seriously.

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  18. What do you guys think about socialism or other utopias?

    Is socialism achievable in our lifetimes? I'm M/29/India. I haven't read Marx or Kropotkin. 1 Honestly, at some point you have to ask yourself: if our economic system doesn't secure public health...

    Is socialism achievable in our lifetimes? I'm M/29/India. I haven't read Marx or Kropotkin.

    1 Honestly, at some point you have to ask yourself: if our economic system doesn't secure public health and well-being, and doesn't protect and regenerate ecology, then what's actually the point?

    2 This economic crisis is revealing that the main reason we all have to work for wages isn't just to buy the things we need, but to pay rents and debts - in other words, to give money to the holders of capital.

    If capitalism is preventing a large majority of human population from leading happy and dignified lives, then why can't we change the economic system?

    20 votes