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Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott | The Guardian

By Charles | December 17, 2017

Neoclassical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous So very true. Source: Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian Continue reading Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott | The Guardian

Net neutrality: Here’s what Thursday’s vote to repeal is really all about

By Underground Network | December 14, 2017

Ahead of Thursday’s FCC net neutrality vote, here’s what you need to know as the fight for the future of the internet comes to a head. The most important paragraph in this … Continue reading Net neutrality: Here’s what Thursday’s vote to repeal is really all about

Think our governments can no longer control capitalism? You’ve been duped

By Underground Network | December 14, 2017

  In reality there has been a class war, in which [corporations] spent decades using the state to undermine workers, writes Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott Interesting article that discusses how attacks … Continue reading Think our governments can no longer control capitalism? You’ve been duped

McDonald’s to Make First-Ever ‘McVegan’ Burger a Permanent Menu Option

By Underground Network | December 13, 2017

After a small trial “blew all the expectations out of the water,” the meat-free burger is expanding its reach. It’s only in Finland and Sweden, but with its success there it’s sure … Continue reading McDonald’s to Make First-Ever ‘McVegan’ Burger a Permanent Menu Option

France’s top internet regulator, Sébastien Soriano, has a message for Americans on net neutrality.

By Underground Network | December 12, 2017

He fears the FCC has not considered the full consequences of altering the open web. Europe, which has adopted net neutrality rules for some time can give us some insight into whether … Continue reading France’s top internet regulator, Sébastien Soriano, has a message for Americans on net neutrality.

All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs

By Underground Network | December 12, 2017

Congress took $101 million in donations from the ISP industry — here’s how much your lawmaker got. Article shows how much our politicians are owned by our Internet providers. Source: All 535 … Continue reading All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs

Globalisation: time to look at the past to plot the future

By Underground Network | December 5, 2017

Trade deals were hammered out in secret by multinationals at the expense of workers and citizens. Benefits must be shared if the global economy is to work The fact that these free … Continue reading Globalisation: time to look at the past to plot the future

Can We Cut the Crap on the Debt from the Tax Bill Hurting Our Kids? That’s the wrong argument.

By Underground Network | December 2, 2017

The Republican tax bill is an abomination. It gives hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks over the next decade to the country’s richest people. The Trump family alone stands to … Continue reading Can We Cut the Crap on the Debt from the Tax Bill Hurting Our Kids? That’s the wrong argument.

Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account

By Underground Network | November 30, 2017

As Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information and illicit content, there have been … Continue reading Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account

It’s time to take the internet off the free market – and make it a basic right

By Underground Network | November 29, 2017

Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse This article is correct. We … Continue reading It’s time to take the internet off the free market – and make it a basic right

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There’s a big math problem with the FCC chairman’s main argument for repealing net neutrality

By Underground Network | November 28, 2017

The FCC’s argument for repealing net neutrality is based on an assertion that investment in broadband has decreased. But the data doesn’t back up that claim. The whole basis behind him destroying … Continue reading There’s a big math problem with the FCC chairman’s main argument for repealing net neutrality

Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity a year than Ireland

By Underground Network | November 27, 2017

Network’s estimated power use also exceeds that of 19 other European countries, consuming more than five times output of continent’s largest windfarm This is worrisome as bitcoin power consumption is nowhere near … Continue reading Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity a year than Ireland