On internet privacy, be very afraid

‘Surveillance is the business model of the internet,’ Berkman and Belfer fellow says As published in The Harvard Gazette BY Liz Mineo Harvard Staff Writer August 24, 2017 In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted […]

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Alberta’s United Conservative Party Has Seized Control of Its Public-Sector Pension Funds

Published in Jacobin Magazine AN INTERVIEW WITH GREG MEEKER As part of its anti-union agenda, Alberta’s right-wing government has wrested control of workers’ retirement funds from a joint board that gave them a guaranteed say. Workers in the province are preparing to mount a legal challenge to the power grab.   In 2019, Alberta’s United […]

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The power, potential and peril of the GameStop affair

Is the online rebellion of small investors a sign of a wider revolt against capitalism, or financialization in a new form? ROAR Magazine Author_ Max Haiven February 3, 2021 There is an apocryphal story that, in the ancient mediterranean, slaves being transported to market in the hold of a ship realized that, though otherwise powerless, […]

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Chrystia Freeland’s side gig with the WEF is endangering Canadian democracy

There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view By Rupa Subramanya Feb 02, 2021 National Post Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, seen in a file photo from Oct. 28, 2020, sits on the board of trustees of the World Economic Forum […]

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Gamestop — And the Financial Game that Never Stops!

This past week a video game company in trouble, Gamestop, became the center of media attention.  Day traders had driven up the company’s stock price by thousands of percent in just one day. The mainstream media narrative was the ‘small guy’ investor challenged the big boys of finance who had bet Gamestop stock price would […]

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