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Ten Days That Shook the Wold – Sergei M. Eisenstein

Soviet silent film made in 1927 by Sergei Eisenstein, sometimes referred to simply as October in English. It is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 October Revolution. The title is taken from John Reed’s book on the Revolution, “Ten Days That Shook The World”.

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Trump or Clinton? US voters and the world face a terrible choice!

Trump’s morality merely expresses the morality of capitalism: rapacious, bullying, racist, sexist, and demeaning. But it is inconvenient for ruling class attitudes such as this to be aired publicly—they are normally reserved for corporate board rooms, cabinet and war room meetings, and masked orgies at secluded mansions.

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US, UK, India, China – a statistical comparison

Agriculture GDP and employment account for less than 2% in UK and US. In China and India agriculture GDP % is far less than agriculture occupation %. That means, farmers and agricultural labour are squeezed in favour of services and industry.

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Federal Reserve’s Money Printing Failure

Federal Reserve’s Money Printing Failure 

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CTS in trouble? What trouble?

CTS might manage to cover its tracks successfully and come out of this episode with little damage to its top management and shareholders. The losers will be only CTS employees and the public.

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For the Love of Physics

How to teach and make students love physics? On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book For The Love Of Physics: From the …

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US – Productivity increases, income not keeping up!

US Productivity, GDP, Employment and Income : 1953 to 2011 (source) Labour Productivity increased by 600% (from 100 to 600). That is the phenomenal growth of technology has increased output per person employed. But employment grew by only 400% (from 100 to about 400+). That is relatively less people are employed, which may be due …

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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Story about the beginning of two of the most formidable tech companies

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Salt of The Earth

  Struggle by Mexican American workers union for equality (all kinds of…) and solidarity of other workers.  

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Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers on strike

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job on Wednesday in one of the largest U.S. strikes in recent years after contract talks hit an impasse. The strike was called by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that jointly represent employees with such jobs as customer services representatives …

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Focus on feeding platforms like Twitter and Facebook generates junk news

Ev Williams is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as tantamount to junk food. “We’re still stuck in some very naive thinking, with the idea that people consuming media …

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Can technology solve social problems?

Technology empowers people, opens up multiple opportunities, but will it get rid of the biases, prejudices and injustice inherent in a society? Uber, the taxi riding company said “only” 5 claims of rape and less than 170 claims of sexual assault were received by the company between December 2012 and August 2015 in US. This …

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Minimum wages raised in California, New York

California state government reached a deal to raise minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15 by 2022. (On Thursday, March 31, 2016) Just hours later, lawmakers in Albany struck a deal that will raise the minimum within New York City to $15 by the end of 2018, before gradually …

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