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As social groups and classes live, if not in their productive then in their ‘social’ relations, increasingly fragmented and sectionally differentiated lives, the mass media are more and more responsible (a) for providing the basis on which groups and classes … Continue reading

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The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of … Continue reading

HOW CORPORATIONS ARE CHANGING SKATEBOARDING AND WHY IT MATTERS

As George Ritzer points out in The McDonaldization of Society, businesses attempt to operate in an extremely efficient fashion. They focus on making everything quantifiable (skatemetrics) rather than focusing on creating subjective quality (“best” video part), they want everything to be predictable (i.e. standardized, the same experience every time), and they want all aspects of a business or activity to be easily controlled, basically the antithesis of what skateboarding is today. As the corporation’s values become more and more apart of skateboarding and influence the ideologies of individual skaters, the greater the potential that our activity will fundamentally change.

 

Full Story at JenkemMag.com  (HERE)

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The Illusion of Choice

 

Visualizing CO2 Emissions: Case Study NYC

For one thing, he [Pushker Kharecha of Columbia University’s Earth Institute] says, as I suspected, New York isn’t as bad as other places. If you compare cities to suburbs and rural areas, cities are often more energy efficient. People who live in detached houses, who drive everywhere, whose power comes from coal and gas, often have much higher CO2 emissions per capita.

Bill Nye Goes To South Korea

Michele Leonhart – DEA – Drug Enforcement Based on Science

… it doesn’t seem so.