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All Together Now – 11.02.17

“Eleanor LeCain talks about Future Now, a new organization which supports candidates who push for progress on 7 ambitious, measurable goals in local state governments to drive nationwide change, with Co-founder and Executive Director Daniel Squadron, a former New York state senator.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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CHARLES P. PIERCE – What Happens When Water for 30 Million People Disappears

Believe it or not, there are actual concerns in the world that do not depend on what 1,000 people in Iowa, called at random, think of the trustworthiness of a guy who gets policy advice from Alex Jones. There is, for example, the Lake Chad Basin in Africa, which is probably where our next humanitarian disaster is about to happen. Nine …

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Jay Stanley – China’s Nightmarish Citizen Scores Are a Warning For Americans

HTTPS://WWW.ACLU.ORG/BLOG/FREE-FUTURE/CHINAS-NIGHTMARISH-CITIZEN-SCORES-ARE-WARNING-AMERICANS China is launching a comprehensive “credit score” system, and the more I learn about it, the more nightmarish it seems. China appears to be leveraging all the tools of the information age—electronic purchasing data, social networks, algorithmic sorting—to construct the ultimate tool of social control. It is, as one commentator put it, “authoritarianism, gamified.” Read this piece for the full flavor—it will …