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javascript - SyntaxError: Unexpected token o in JSON at position 1 - Stack Overflow
Encountered this issue with Vue and Vuex store library when setting some getters and the initial value of the state object property is an object.
stackoverflow  howto  example  troubleshoot  fix  json  class  parse  method  empty  object  guide  reference  javascript 
4 hours ago by racl101
An inevitable division: the politics and consequences of the Labour split | openDemocracy
As I’ve pointed out before most of the Blairite MPs became Labour MPs on the basis of a particular implicit understanding of what that role entailed. According to this understanding, the purpose of a Labour MP is to try to persuade the richest and most powerful individuals, groups and institutions to make minor concessions to the interests of the disadvantaged, while persuading the latter to accept that these minor concessions are the best that they can hope for. That job description might well entail some occasional grandstanding when corporate institutions are engaged in particularly egregious forms of behaviour (such as making loans to very poor people at clearly exorbitant rates), or when the political right is engaged in explicit displays of racism or misogyny. But it doesn’t entail any actual attempt to change the underlying distributions of power in British society; and in fact it does necessarily, and structurally, entail extreme hostility towards anybody who proposes to do that.
UK  politics  LabourParty  IndependentGroup  split  UmunnaChuka  Blairism  GapesMike  LabourFirst  Progress  class  capitalism  centrism  managerialism  anti-Semitism  Corbynism  Brexit  Labourism  coalition  Germany  FreeDemocraticParty  dctagged  dc:creator=GilbertJeremy 
yesterday by petej
An inevitable division: the politics and consequences of the Labour split | openDemocracy
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Corbyn could convert to Judaism, apply for Israeli citizenship and call for a People’s Vote tomorrow: their attacks on him would not relent for one second unless he agreed to give up control of the party; or at least to commit to a policy agenda approved by Merrill Lynch.
labour_party  analysis  class  government  2019 
yesterday by UnchartedWorlds
How We Analyzed Video Gambling in Illinois | ProPublica Illinois
More often than not, video gambling machines are found in lower-income communities, our analysis of demographic data found. Devices can be found in Berwyn but not Oak Park, Waukegan but not Lake Forest, Harvey but not Palos Park. In fact, as the average income level of a community decreases, the average number of machines increases. The city of Chicago does not allow gambling machines within the city limits and has therefore been excluded from this analysis.

We found a significant negative correlation between the number of video gambling machines and the average household income of a city and a county.
Games  Video  sociology  class  inequalities 
yesterday by oripsolob
How We Analyzed Video Gambling in Illinois | ProPublica Illinois
The first story in the series, published Jan. 16, looks at the finances behind the expansion of video gambling. For this story, we conducted a demographic analysis of where machines are distributed. The analysis found the number of machines increases as the average income level of the community decreases.
sociology  class  inequalities  Games 
yesterday by oripsolob
Social Explanation and Social Structure
What is a social structure?
Social structures are theoretical entities, postulated to do work in a social theory. Examples: the wage-labor system of industrial capitalism; the heteronormative/bionormative nuclear family; the internal organization of an American university. What work do structures do in a social theory?
a) They are invoked in structural explanations;
b) They enable us to identify and critique structural injustice;
c) They provide the context for human agency;
d) They are, in some sense, constituted by actions of and relations between individuals.
pol.185  structure  sociology  marxism  Power_materials  class  inequalities  Methodology 
yesterday by Jibarosoy
Class Dismissed
Alison Stine/Longreads, February 2019.
class  college 
2 days ago by markcoddington
The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.
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The Aristocracy Is Dead …
For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my grandparents’ country clubs in Chicago, Palm Beach, or Asheville, North Carolina. The breakfast buffets were magnificent, and Grandfather was a jovial host, always ready with a familiar story, rarely missing an opportunity for gentle instruction on proper club etiquette. At the age of 11 or 12, I gathered from him, between his puffs of cigar smoke, that we owed our weeks of plenty to Great-Grandfather, Colonel Robert W. Stewart, a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt who made his fortune as the chairman of Standard Oil of Indiana in the 1920s. I was also given to understand that, for reasons traceable to some ancient and incomprehensible dispute, the Rockefellers were the mortal enemies of our clan. Only much later in life did I learn that the stories about the Colonel and his tangles with titans fell far short of the truth.
At the end of each week, we would return to our place. My reality was the aggressively middle-class world of 1960s and ’70s U.S. military bases and the communities around them. Life was good there, too, but the pizza came from a box, and it was Lucky Charms for breakfast. Our glory peaked on the day my parents came home with a new Volkswagen camper bus. As I got older, the holiday pomp of patriotic luncheons and bridge-playing rituals came to seem faintly ridiculous and even offensive, like an endless birthday party for people whose chief accomplishment in life was just showing up. I belonged to a new generation that believed in getting ahead through merit, and we defined merit in a straightforward way: test scores, grades, competitive résumé-stuffing, supremacy in board games and pickup basketball, and, of course, working for our keep. For me that meant taking on chores for the neighbors, punching the clock at a local fast-food restaurant, and collecting scholarships to get through college and graduate school. I came into many advantages by birth, but money was not among them.
usa  class  money  politics  economics 
3 days ago by rgl7194
Student Debt Is Dragging A Whole Generation Down
A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.
debt  loans  class  education 
3 days ago by PBR
Why Class Matters
Just to reiterate my main point: real utopias become viable when they span these two strategies, taming and eroding capitalism. That’s why it’s different from old-fashioned Bernsteinian evolutionary socialism. The role of the state in such a transformational project is to defend and expand the spaces in which alternatives are built from below, rather than for the state to provide, to be the central actor in the provision of needs.
class  Marxism  inequality  domination  power  exploitation  Marx  Weber  socialism  anti-capitalism  analyticalMarxism  Althusser  Poulantzas  AlbertMichael  markets  cooperative  utopias  interview  dctagged  dc:contributor=WrightErikOlins 
3 days ago by petej
Happy to help – Merci Victoria Grace – Medium
There’s a specific mundane situation I repeatedly find myself in: someone in my current social class assumes that I work at whatever store or restaurant we’re both in. Eventually they discover that I don’t work there and are incredibly, authentically embarrassed. They apologize profusely to me for their mistake. The common thread across these various experiences hasn’t been what I’m wearing or even the context itself, but my behavior toward the people around me. I am helpful and friendly in a way that is sometimes perceived as lower class.
The thing that embarrasses me about these interactions is not the mistake itself. It is that the apologies inevitably happen in full view of the actual staff: How embarrassing, that I thought you worked here, they say. How embarrassing to work here, I hear. This is not their intention, of course, but they don’t know that I was born into a family and community that sees any steady job as an unambiguously Good Thing. I cannot imagine being embarrassed about it.
Ironically, this decidedly working class mindset is what we call an “ownership mentality” in startups. Especially in the early stages of building a company, you want to hire people who have a helpful mindset: people who don’t consider themselves “too good” for any task that moves the team forward. People who never tell you that something is not their job.
One of the least-celebrated but most impactful reasons for Slack’s success is the company’s service-centric approach. This is obvious in the joyful service of Slack’s Twitter voice, the quality customer experience and the intuitive product design. Everyone who worked at Slack early on was required to take a shift helping customers in Zendesk, a program called Everyone does Support. We often talked about approaching our work in a manner that modeled the service industry: Slack was our restaurant, and our customers were the guests we served.
product  class  culture 
4 days ago by mike

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