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Thread: conservaschism
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22890) 1 hour ago

"Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems"

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

Excellent article explaining what neoliberalism is, how it came to be, and what we can do about it.

Ice disappearing faster than normal this summer.

"Arctic Summer Melt Shows Ice Is Disappearing Faster Than Normal"

https://www.bloomberg.com/technology

"Supply and demand is framed as a law in the same fashion as gravity."

That is the first mistake. Then,

"When supply and demand does not seem to work according to the “law” (e.g., health care) it is the not the law that is faulty, but the market itself, with much public policy effort going toward trying to bring the market in compliance with the law, often to negative effect."

That is the second mistake.

"That supply and demand might not be a law doesn’t seem to occur. Higher education seems to be bumping up against these tensions as well."

Right. So, when Econ 101 teaches that the economy is like a natural event, say a tree growing or the sun coming out each day, run, because the economy is in fact, not a naturally occurring thing at all. It is man made and it is run by humans. The real problem is that it's run by only a few humans FOR a very few humans when it can very easily work for ALL PEOPLE if we demand it.

Jeremy Corbyn against war with Iran.

"In defence of Jeremy Corbyn's brave and lonely stand on calls for war against Iran"

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/defence-jeremy-corbyns-brave-and-lonely-stand-calls-war-against-iran

"I believe Corbyn is doing his job as leader of the opposition by asking sceptical questions about the growing clamour for war against Iran"

&

"Senator Bernie Sanders A War With Iran Would Be An Absolute Disaster"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rRBI3wUSwg

Thread: Chris Hedges's Interviews Julian Assange
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 hours ago

''The vindictive campaign against Chelsea Manning, America’s political prisoner'', by Niles Niemuth:

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

Thread: Occupy Puerto Rico
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 hours ago

''Hundreds of Thousands to Protest as Puerto Rico Governor Refuses to Resign'' by J. Johnson:

fiat justitia ....

Thread: The Iran War : "War is God", by Michael Carmichael.
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 hours ago

Consider ''Hubris Before the Fall'' by Finian Cunningham:

q. e. d. ...

Thread: The Iran War : "War is God", by Michael Carmichael.
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 hours ago

''Noam Chomsky - Trump Is Trying to Exploit Tension With Iran for 2020'' ... by David Barsamian:

e tenebris - lux?

Thread: Thousands freed from prison
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 hours ago

''U.S. Prisons are Concentration Camps'', by Margaret Kimberley:

"Trump is" NOT "for the average man" & US prison conditions are some of the worst in the developed world! Furthermore, U$A has less than 5% of the world's population but 25%+ of all Global Prisoners! Finally the Private Prison Industrial Complex has its hooks into USG - like Big Pharma & The US MIC!

veritas vos liberabit ...

"If 'Democratic Socialism' is so bad .. why is Norway so great?" ... by Ryan Cooper:

multum in parvo ...

Thread: Brexit
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 6 days ago

Brexit was here!

UN has a Fuckgina problem, obviously. Our mega-teapee is a godsend. Peppering U.S. bases around Red China with intermediate-range missiles will help stabilize the geopolitical imbalance of power presented by the emergence of the regional hegemon determined to drive the U.S. out from the western Pacific despite the U.S. having rescued it several times before from being carved up among the colonial powers. 养虎为患, 斩草除根。 Building up the U.S. allies' military forces to intervene in Red China in case of a diplomatic breakdown is important. Be prepared, "He who hesitates is lost." It's time to form a Western Pacific Treaty Organization to hold back against the onslaught of Red China. It's not just a "Niggaro" te-a-pee-pee strategy from the Whites' Haus which had to be vented for the king for months before its being re-occupied.

Unfortunately, with our mega-teapee mouthing off, the U.S. wouldn't catch much of the wealth squirting out from Hong Kong soon in an exodus. Canada and Australia are likely beneficiaries because they may accept the born-in-Hong-Kong-under-British-rule immigrants explicitly barred from the U.K. which is of course, as Pootin will surely and gleefully agree, just a few islands off of the coast of continental Europe, so it's easy to see the U.K. as an elderly living-alone babushka. My Mom's trepidation upon discovering my secret micro-submarine base for launching Operation Neighborhood Microvampires made her do "the right things - annexing her cistern and de facto adopting her as our family's Grandma" with our neighborhood "babushka" who later helped our family a lot (twice preventing us from becoming homeless or burnt { it's the reason why we feared neighborhood smokers; } she was our family's "socioeconomic catapult") "in God's mysterious ways." Forget about piling in to live in the "babushka's" little hut next to the bamboo forest and the patch of chrysanthemums by the mountain stream with her cistern (later ours but not mine { likely of Mom's doing, lest I should wield again suckpower worse than Fugushimas } as I was too small to be her water boy!) located to a side of its only door. For the U.K, Whites are preferred! Our mega-teapee prefers the same for the U.S. It's not surprising why Germany was rather muted in its hometown reactions after our 2016 election and wouldn't take him back.

The émigrés from Hong Kong will not only be just the "skilled so-called genius-visa" immigrants occupying jobs. They will be "wealthy" immigrants who have capital and can create jobs (a bit like the post-1949-Revolution Hong Kong's phenomenal growth with much talent flushed out from Red China.) Hong Kong's real estate prices may drop while those of overseas targets of emigration from Hong Kong may rise.

''Interstate Crosscheck" and the "Fake Felon" purges have been exposed, now they have "Purge By Postcard". The GOP is going to use this in 2020. Crosscheck wiped out 1.1 million voters in 2016 — wrongly — and this is going to remove double that! - from ...

spero meliora ...

Thread: Free Market Apocalypse
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

Also ''Meet The Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America'' (J.Buchanan)

fiat lux ...

Thread: conservaschism
[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

Re.''Neoliberalism'', please consider ...

e tenebris, lux?

Thread: conservaschism
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

Consider that "modern liberalism is a set of ideas about human freedom, markets, and representative government. In practice ... it has largely become a political affect, and a quintessentially conservative one at that: a set of reflexes common to those with a Panglossian faith in capitalist markets and the institutions that attempt to sustain them amid our flailing global order. In theory, it is an ideology of progress. In practice, it has become the secular theology of the status quo; the mechanism through which the gilded buccaneers of Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and multinational capital rationalize hierarchy and exploitation while fostering resignation and polite deference among those they seek to rule." - from:

Many thanx for your excellent excerpts & I append the above in order to show how 'liberal' weakness & appeasement - has been an enabler of the Necro-Economics and Psycho-Politics of .. ''Neoliberalism''!

ad iudicium ...

Thread: Free Market Apocalypse
[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22890) 1 week ago

It all goes hand in hand. Racism, imprisonment, the environment, the economy, social norms, political power structures etc. Never does thing or idea or policy happen in a vacuum, all are related.

London climate like Barcelona by 2050.

"Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050"

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/10/global-heating-london-similar-climate-barcelona-2050

Nearly 80% of cities to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study finds

TRULY FRIGHTENING.

"Concern about the world’s lack of preparedness for the effects of global heating is mounting among experts. Mami Mizutori, the UN secretary general’s special representative on disaster risk reduction, last week told the Guardian that climate crisis disasters were happening at the rate of one a week, but that countries were not investing in making urban infrastructure more resistant."

Thread: Free Market Apocalypse
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2341) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

I also see John C. Calhoun lurking behind the neo-liberal/Libertarian resurgence of the Confederacy starting shortly after Brown v. Board.

Thread: Free Market Apocalypse
[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 week ago

So, ''If You Look Behind Neoliberal Economists ... You Will Discover The Rich: How Economic Theories Serve Big Business":

radix omnia malorum est cupiditas!

''87% of Americans Unaware There's Scientific Consensus on Climate Change''*, by Pam Wright:

Two years old ... BUT wTf has actually changed in U$A between then & now?! And then there's this ...

hmmmmmm ....

Thread: Brexit
[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 week ago

Hong Kong alone by itself cannot be an independent state because it depends on the province of Guangdong for much of its water and/or food. However, Beijing has already alienated many provinces with its heavy-handed seizure of power from local control so it's fairly conceivable that Red China may easily break up into pieces. In which case, Hong Kong will probably do quite well being the most important part (aside from Shenzhen if the U.S. hasn't already bombed it to smithereens for the defense for our nationals there from terrorists, IP or otherwise; there are many U.K. nationals there for the U.K. to protect but the U.K. would rather suck up to the red-dish asshole than protect its nationals; it's why the U.S. needs to lease a military base from Hong Kong for a period sufficient to train Hongkongers to become commandos to rescue the foreign nationals in the future should the need arise; Hong Kong is also close to the submarine base supporting the cockiness of the PLA on immovable aircraft carriers and so-called "civilian fishting [cyberspying guerilla] boats" against US aircraft carrier strike force there) of a new and wealthiest country split from Red China, maybe called 广东国 (the Guangdongkuo.) Another option is for Hong Kong to ally with the U.S. and become a city-state somewhat like Singapore (or a similarly small-scale but wealthy globally aware Qatar { location! location! location! natural gas resource->artificial liquefied natural gas resource in one of the hottest places around, powerful nearing-to-war neighbors making the U.S. Military interested in stationing there to keep peace and thereby the world's economy afloat, connections such as highways, harbors, or airfields to trading and security partners } which knew how to seize "windfall/roadkill" opportunities) with the U.S. assuring the freedom of navigation necessary.

Allying with Taiwan can also be helpful because Taiwan has a strong and ready military force very close by and will certainly empathize with the plight of Hong Kong. Taiwan is slated to follow the footsteps of Hong Kong to go back to integrate with Red China so how it goes with Hong Kong is of intimate concerns to all Taiwanese. However, Taiwan may well fear being militarily invaded by Red China if it should ally with Hong Kong. Ultimately, Hongkongers must look for help from the U.K. (remember the cross of St. George the dragonslayer's? "Celebrated on April 23") because it not only is the second most powerful global superpower but it also has the standing agreement with Red China to enforce.

The U.S. definitely has a case for intervening to protect its numerous nationals in Hong Kong but not an excellent case for "invading China." Possessing the most powerful military force in the world ever {Thanks to our king's long, diligent, incessant, devoted, and dedicated study of the globally revered DPRK classic "Il-Sun's peacekeeping thoughts" which had seized total control of Pootin and Shi as well, the other totalitarian deputies of our king's super-secret triad, the Amero-Eurasian Union,} the U.S. is a powerful grunting bull. Getting a bull into a china shop? Hmm...

Maybe after the U.K. has taken the initiative, it can invite the U.S. to help "stabilize" Hong Kong, a bit like how Russia kept on saying that the Russian forces are legitimately bombing, maiming, and killing in Syria because Assad had invited them in. How did the Iranians get to Syria and Lebanon? At the invitation of Russia, it's "subcontracting," duh! Then the U.S. will have to take over more Chinese provinces such as Guangdong because they will be needed for the stabilization of Hong Kong. The U.S. must bomb the terrorists who attack the U.S. nationals in Red China. Subcontracting to Japan makes sense due to its proximity and historical record of its competent administration of Chinese and Korean territories which gave rise to the industrial might of North Korea. While drawing with his pencil and having made a "mistake," the British kindergartner said, "Give me a rubber." His Japanese classmate replied, "We don't have it -- we are not racist. We go raw with our comfort women. Is it tea time yet?" Their even worldlier American buddy said, "Give him a eraser! You've watched too much hentai, kid. You can't go to the powwow in the 屌撚 teapee. It's reserved for the blood-orange adulterers." I remember my Big Brother asking me to clean the bathtub with ammonia after my bath verifying my Dad's claim of having running hot water in our new home in the U.S. Ammonia works with chlorine bleach better than pee and chlorine bleach in producing nauseous fume made of heavier-than-air toxic chlorine gas. Fire extinguishers were designed for mixing two substances and dispensing the result.

The U.K. might have "thrown a pearl to a sow." Maybe it should have been thrown to a real-estate Mongoloid Trumpanzee developing the tallest hotel in the happiest country in the World. The aroma of a roasted suckling ¿pig? is pleasing to the Lord, so I have read in the Holy Bible. Hmm, are suckling pigs kosher? Hey, Jude!

Although not being kosher, red-colored roasted-pork buns taste great. Red is for witness tampering with the rusty scent of blood so "the volunteer" climbed into the barrel of the cannon to stuff it up to make the buns when it was fired.

Thread: conservaschism
[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2341) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 week ago

to understand the rise of neo liberalism after Brown v Board and it's further energization by Brown v Board etc. read "Democracy in Chains" by Nancy Maclean.

Thread: conservaschism
[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22890) 1 week ago

We need a revolution in economic thought. We need new, bold academicians to take on economics because we're still following old, antiquated ideologies that fail the masses of people.

From the article above:

"Although eight society members won Nobel prize in economics, the society hadn’t set high academic standards for its members in order to attract representatives of the big business and other influencers."

Bingo. The standard for economists has been extremely low because any real critical thought would NOT be good for corporations and the wealthy.

"Milton Friedman and George Stigler – with the help of corporate and political support – found the adequate tool to empower their ideas, which was the network of think-tanks, the use of scholarships provide by them, and the intensive use of media. This think-tank network wasn’t for creating new ideas, but for being a gatekeeper and disseminating the existing set of ideas, and the philosophy of freedom”."

Freedom, my ass! Freedom for the rich, that is all, and economic chains for the rest of us!

"Neoliberalism created the (econo)mist of scientism and economism, decreasing pluralism in economics. These mechanisms to indoctrinate young scholars into the simplistic but often irrelevant models are needed to stabilize the scientific paradigm and the social-economic system built on it (Earle et. al, 2016; Kwak, 2016). This distinctive feature of this system – as Dean Baker (2016) shows – is the protectionism of the capital owners and the maintenance of upward redistribution towards them, at the expense of wage growth of the labor force – this is why neoliberalism needs to capture the state."

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