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browsers, capitaism, Brave 

The Brave browser is not safer, faster or more just. It's run by a long time homophobe as a cryptocurrency play to directly monetize your attention and have *you* manage the accounting.

You have no ethical browser choices, and you need to accept that under capitalism there is no ethical consumption. There is not one secret product to give you a free pass.

Ignoring this fact to feel better for a day is one of the ways that capitalism remains in power.

browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@endomain I mean... there's always Mothra...

browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@jordan31

Brendan Eich.

browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@jordan31

And I don't "hate" Capitalism. I just want there to be free, stable markets. Capitalism definitionally destroys free markets because the interfere with oligarchy, and I dislike outcome.

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@jordan31

No, I don't think it can.

That's in the definition of the mechanics or capitalism. Wealth naturally concentrates and unless you do something about that the free market will collapse into an oligarchy.

The thing we have now, state capitalism? That's actually the reason the free markets have persisted as long as they have.

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@jordan31

Another formulation of this idea: keeping a free market free is a bit like a prisoners dilemma, if an actor cheats they're rewarded at the expense of everything else.

State Capitalism proposed the "mafia boss" solution to the prisoner's dilemma. The State is a mafia boss.

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@jordan31

Actual stable solutions to the prisoner's dilemma that don't appeal to hierarchy are rare, but interesting.

The Mafia Boss solution is useful because of its simplicity and appeal to human nature. But it's not elegant nor is it very stable itself.

browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@endomain It's also based on chrome/chromium so probably still phones home.

And there was a bunch of weird shit where it would collect money for people who weren't even associated with Brave

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@foks

Sorry, but I gotta object. I don't either really "phone home" in ways that are undisclosed to the user. You can prove it at the network level.

There are plenty of things to complain about with the major browser projects and I would like to focus on the provable aspects.

browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@endomain Just use uBlock

re: browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@nuclear I do, although I'm not really sure why this is relevant.

re: browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@endomain So why would you need or be concerned with Brave? And what does capitalism have to do with it?

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@nuclear

For the first question, I don't understand it.

For the second one, it has to do with how most browsers are built and why.

re: browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@endomain They are built by and for advertisement industry (except Firefox). Without capitalism you wouldn't have a PC let alone a browser.

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@nuclear

Untrue.

But if you don't care about this why did you reply?

re: browsers, capitaism, Brave 

@nuclear

Also: Firefox is definitely built off the ad industry.

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