The DisCO manifesto induces a song in the heart and a skip in the step to those who, like me, yearn to see varied collectives of self-organised people empowered through more distributed forms of governance.
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I think that plain language is useful because; It communicates clearly to more people who might be able to use the ideas; It is structured and makes mistakes in logic or argument more obvious; and it helps translate-programs to be more accurate so we can work across languages and cultures. sometimes when you use plain…
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Your WordPress site can be faster, and more secure, and you can make this happen! This page will explain why this matters to you, and then how you can fix it. Why PHP Matters To You PHP is the codi… Source: Get a faster, more secure website: update your PHP today – WordPress.org Forums
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A year ago, El Salvador became the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender – alongside the US dollar, which the Central American country adopted in 2001 to replace its own currency, the colón.
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LETSystem Design Manual
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This version was supported and published by the Birmingham Co-operative Development Agency.
Written by Michael Linton and Angus Soutar for Landsman Community Services Ltd of Canada.
Source: Reid technique – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEACE_method_of_interrogation there was a court decision that the police alre allowed to tell lies
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In Spain, an industrial-sized conglomerate owned by its workers suggests an alternative future for capitalism. Source: How Mondragon Became the World’s Largest Co-Op | The New Yorker
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A strong defense against online misinformation may be to administer a digital vaccine: Exposing yourself to common deception methods may help you recognize sensationalized headlines, misleading TikToks, or social media fabrications in the future. In collaboration with Google and its tech unit Jigsaw, a team of psychologists added short videos to YouTube’s ad lineup, educating people about how to spot common misinformation tactics. In an online campaign, they found these clips were an effective way to get people to identify what’s real and what’s fake news.
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The cumulation of a huge amount of work has gone into 14 Community Inclusion Currency Launches last week. So proud of the team and grateful for all the hard work. Source: Grassroots Economics – Launching Community Inclusion Currencies
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Civility will never defeat fascism, no matter what The Economist thinks. Source: No, I Will Not Debate You
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In mechanism design, a Vickrey–Clarke–Groves (VCG) mechanism is a generic truthful mechanism for achieving a socially-optimal solution. It is a generalization of a Vickrey–Clarke–Groves auction. A VCG auction performs a specific task: dividing items among people. A VCG mechanism is more general: it can be used to select any outcome out of a set of…
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Globally, there is a widening divide in the wellbeing of people at the top of the
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socioeconomic ladder and people at the bottom. Despite tremendous economic
growth, more than 75% of people in developing countries are living in societies that
are more unequal today than they were in the 1990s (UNDP 2013). In Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, the ratio of average
disposable income in the top versus the bottom decile now stands at 9.5; up from
around 7 in the 1980s (Keeley 2015).