It seems weird that some areas of the US have considered a health tax on sugary drinks and other items containing a lot of sugar, corn syrup, etc. Why not instead remove subsidies on those raw materials instead? Otherwise people's tax dollars are being used twice on the same product
I can't read a news article anymore without thinking of how many upvotes I'd get if I posted it to Lemmy. People are fucking dying.
I suppose the scoring mechanism is a way to distinguish higher-quality posts from lower-quality ones, but I also wonder whether "humane" social media like Lemmy blindly adopts techniques from mainstream social media that serves to increase engagement and profit. I wonder what a radical anticapitalist rethinking of social media would look like.