We’re on the Path for Another Economic Disaster — So It’s Time to Reboot Capitalism | Alternet

The financial crisis of 2008 has not led us to take sufficient steps to avoid the next economic disaster. The dips in stock markets last February and just recently, together with dire predictions for early 2019, are setting off alarm bells.

Source: We’re on the Path for Another Economic Disaster — So It’s Time to Reboot Capitalism | Alternet

1918: first year of the Russian Revolution, part four – backs against the wall

Whilst the broad mass of the working class continued to give their support to the Bolshevik Party, activists within the party were often split on crucial issues. The issue of whether or not to wage a revolutionary war against Germany and its forces of occupation proved one of the more divisive questions that very nearly led to a complete split in the party.

Source: 1918: first year of the Russian Revolution, part four – backs against the wall

The Rise of the Robot Farmer | Portside

In a quiet corner of rural Hampshire, a robot called Rachel is pootling around an overgrown field. With bright orange casing and a smartphone clipped to her back end, she looks like a cross between an expensive toy and the kind of rover used on space missions. Up close, she has four USB ports, a disc-like GPS receiver, and the nuts and bolts of a system called Lidar, which enables her to orient herself using laser beams.

Source: The Rise of the Robot Farmer | Portside

What’s Left of Darwinism? | Uncommon Descent

In a previous post, I indicated that Dr. Frances Arnold’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry points out that Artificial Selection is more powerful a force than Natural Selection.In a new paper, the authors show that the idea of the ‘gradual’ evolution of foraminifera turns out to be wrong and that what ac

Source: What’s Left of Darwinism? | Uncommon Descent

Here Are Three Easy Fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About | Alternet

Republicans would love to get rid of Social Security and Medicare. But they can’t, because Social Security and Medicare are among the most popular of all federal programs. Besides, most Americans have been paying into them their whole working lives, and depend on them.So how will Republicans attempt to end these programs? By doing nothing to save Medicare and Social Security. 

Source: Here Are Three Easy Fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About | Alternet

Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: ‘We Can’t Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change’

“The politics that’s needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn’t exist today,” says Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old from Sweden. “We need to change the system.”

Source: Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: ‘We Can’t Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change’