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interesting argument; here's the crux of it, for those of you who don't have the time to read it all: > In plain terms, as writer Jerusalem Demsas puts it, “Homeownership works for some because it cannot work for all.” The wealthy and wealthier buy and sell in the housing market—while pushing the burden of ever-higher costs onto the ownership-ineligible working class through rising rents. > >[...]there is well-documented evidence of the environmental and social ills that homeownership’s progeny—suburban sprawl—wreaks on our country and environment, perhaps best illustrated by a recent poll that found Americans prefer living in a community where “houses are larger and farther apart,” even if amenities are farther away, and thus likely only accessible by car. > > Rather than increase homeownership in the United States, we need to broaden pathways to long-term economic security that do not require it. Envision a renters’ system that encourages long-term financial security, location mobility for work and play, and socially oriented values of shared ownership, environmental protection, and community.

A shop in a small town in England is pioneering a new type of retail – one where goods are exchanged not for cash, but time. The response was overwhelming, with 1,143 hours pledged to help local charities in just one day. It’s a simple idea with a lot of impact, and it’s gaining momentum outside of this small cathedral city.

The news that evolution would be cut from the curriculum for students aged 15–16 was widely reported last month, when thousands of people signed a petition in protest. But official guidance has revealed that a chapter on the periodic table will be cut, too, along with other foundational topics such as sources of energy and environmental sustainability. Younger learners will no longer be taught certain pollution- and climate-related topics, and there are cuts to biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics and physics subjects for older school students.

Universal basic income of £1,600 a month to be trialled in England
"Universal basic income usually covers people’s basic needs but we want to see what effect this unconditional lump sum has on people’s mental and physical health, whether they choose to work or not," says Will Stronge, the director of research at the thinktank Autonomy, which is backing the plan.

Buddhism SN 7:2  Akkosa Sutta | Insult
Akkosaka, these insults are all yours, not mine.

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Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser does an Ask Me Anything
Via []( Lesser was born in Poland in 1928. Most of his family were killed by Nazis. He moved to the United States, became a realtor, and has spent much of his life trying to "prevent the world from developing amnesia." > I named my foundation "Zachor" which is the Hebrew word for "remember" because every generation must re-learn the consequences of hatred and bigotry.

Andrew Battel: Pirate, Convict, Merchant, and Mercenary – Molten Sulfur Blog
Really interesting dude I really wasn't sure where to put this.

Misinformation and echo chambers are often used to explain polarization and political divides between people. New research, however, finds there is another factor we should worry about, namely our online consumption of quality news, or exactly the lack of it.

For those who are unaware, #AudioMo is an annual event, where every June, people try to publish a piece of audio every day. The audio could be some bird song they enjoyed hearing, or an hour long conversation with someone else about a topic that's important to them. It doesn't really matter. What's nice is filtering the hashtag, then scrolling down through, listening to voices from all walks of life, talking about a vast range of subjects that you might never have given any thought to.

subheading: Though insects are a part of our daily lives, they provoke strong and often negative emotions. And yet, they are precious allies of biodiversity. What if we learned to get to know them, so as to better appreciate them?

Since Russia's invasion, Ukrainian artists and cultural workers swiftly has been shifting their focus to contributing to war efforts, including on the front lines. But they are also working to maintain and promote Ukraine's unique artistic and cultural heritage.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin once again reiterated his favourite sentiment: “It was only after the October Revolution that various quasi-states appeared and the Soviet government created Soviet Ukraine. It is a well-known fact.” To historian Alexander Orlov such statements are not only incorrect, but they show the Russian government's "passeism", the hostility towards the present and future.

The textbook (without giving context) quotes Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov’s statement regarding Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union: “Our cause is just! The enemy will be defeated! Victory will be ours!” It is supposed to become a part of the school curriculum starting September 1, 2023. However, the publication Podyom (“Rise”) writes that the textbook will not be mandatory, citing the Russian Word publishing house.

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