Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

(precarious + proletariat) a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, due to lack of job security; emergence of this class has been ascribed to the entrenchment of neoliberalism; Guy Standing has a book on this

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a growing 'precariat', consisting of millions of people facing unstable, insecure labour, a lack of occupational identity, declining and increasingly volatile real wages, loss of benefits and chronic indebtedness

—p.xi Preface (vii) default author
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a growing 'precariat', consisting of millions of people facing unstable, insecure labour, a lack of occupational identity, declining and increasingly volatile real wages, loss of benefits and chronic indebtedness

—p.xi Preface (vii) default author
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1 year, 4 months ago

lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group, which lessens social cohesion and fosters decline; popularized by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his influential book Suicide

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This mixture of anxiety, anomie, alienation and anger is creating a 'perfect storm'

for hate-filled populism

—p.xi Preface (vii) default author
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This mixture of anxiety, anomie, alienation and anger is creating a 'perfect storm'

for hate-filled populism

—p.xi Preface (vii) default author
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1 year, 4 months ago

a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt; consisted of dissidents who felt at home neither in the existent capitalist, fascist, nor communist systems that had formed at the time

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The Frankfurt School psychoanalyst Erich Fromm advocated a 'universal subsistence guarantee' in a famous 1955 book, The Sane Society

—p.15 Basic Income--Its Meaning and Historical Origins (1) default author
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The Frankfurt School psychoanalyst Erich Fromm advocated a 'universal subsistence guarantee' in a famous 1955 book, The Sane Society

—p.15 Basic Income--Its Meaning and Historical Origins (1) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

a type of building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century; allows all (pan-) inmates to be observed (-opticon) by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched

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libertarian paternalism derives from Bentham's 'panopticon', a prison design enabling prisoners to be watched by a guard at all times and their behaviour monitored. Bentham's idea was to give prisoners apparent free choice, while knowing they would be punished if they made the 'wrong' choice.

—p.56 Basic Income and Freedom (47) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

libertarian paternalism derives from Bentham's 'panopticon', a prison design enabling prisoners to be watched by a guard at all times and their behaviour monitored. Bentham's idea was to give prisoners apparent free choice, while knowing they would be punished if they made the 'wrong' choice.

—p.56 Basic Income and Freedom (47) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) government by the wealthy / (noun) a controlling class of the wealthy

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In the relative sense, the precariat almost certainly loses from growth, because the gains from the sort of growth that is occurring go disproportionately if not entirely to the plutocracy, elite and salariat.

—p.74 Reducing Poverty, Inequality and Insecurity (71) default author
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In the relative sense, the precariat almost certainly loses from growth, because the gains from the sort of growth that is occurring go disproportionately if not entirely to the plutocracy, elite and salariat.

—p.74 Reducing Poverty, Inequality and Insecurity (71) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

a tool of unconventional monetary policy that has been proposed as an alternative to quantitative easing when interest rates are close to zero and the economy remains weak or enters recession; popularised by Milton Friedman in the form of dropping money on the ground (from a helicopter), though he didn't intend it as an actual policy

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The idea of giving money directly to people to boost growth was put forward in a famous 1969 article by Milton Friedman, who used the parable of scattering dollar bills from a helicopter for the public to pick up. 'Helicopter money'--printing money to distribute to the public--has been proposed by American bond investor Bill Gross and by the economics journalist Martin Wolf, among others.

—p.102 The Economic Arguments (95) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

The idea of giving money directly to people to boost growth was put forward in a famous 1969 article by Milton Friedman, who used the parable of scattering dollar bills from a helicopter for the public to pick up. 'Helicopter money'--printing money to distribute to the public--has been proposed by American bond investor Bill Gross and by the economics journalist Martin Wolf, among others.

—p.102 The Economic Arguments (95) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation

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A libertarian might regard that quasi-Darwinian prospect with equanimity; the rest of us might not.

on the likely result of 'helicopter money': the swift and the strong get most of it

—p.103 The Economic Arguments (95) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

A libertarian might regard that quasi-Darwinian prospect with equanimity; the rest of us might not.

on the likely result of 'helicopter money': the swift and the strong get most of it

—p.103 The Economic Arguments (95) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

a Marxist term (though never actually used by Karl Marx himself) refering to those who receive income - usually interest, rent, dividends, capital gains, or profits - from their assets and investments

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they should oppose the many other forms of 'rentier' income derived solely from possession of assets

—p.118 The Standard Objections (109) default author
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they should oppose the many other forms of 'rentier' income derived solely from possession of assets

—p.118 The Standard Objections (109) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago