Posted 6 months ago on Jan. 7, 2021, 1:28 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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The greatest threat of human extinction after pandemic, nuQclear holocaust and climate change is the neoliberal scourge of concentration of wealth put on steroids by Margaret Thatcher and her lap dog Ronald Reagan. The looting of the economy by the parasitic FIRE sector accelerated dramatically in the 1980s. They say we all benefit from their profitable investments. Hoover said what's good for big business is good for America.
As the real economy of production and consumption of material goods and services has suffered from the pandemic, the Wall St. billionaires have increased their wealth by more than a trillion dollars since March, 2020. Many are unemployed facing hunger and eviction. The conservatives can't afford to relieve our suffering by more than a one time $600. Their billionaire donors don't want to give back even a little of their windfall profits over the same period.
While most conservatives are Republicans or Libertarians, centrist pukes like Carter, the Clintons, Biden etc. are too far to the right to promote anything but mediocre initiatives. Maybe Obama meant well but was handicapped by neocon obstructionists? I'd like to believe that.
Links are listed in order at the bottom for three recent articles that support my assertions:
First. "A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar Posted on December 30, 2020 by Yves Smith"
Next. Blackstone still rings the same shrill tone. Their rentier evil will undo them in the end. If we don't wake up and do them first, it will take us with it. see "Wall Street Mega-Landlord Blackstone Prepares to Reap the Spoils of Another Crisis Posted on December 29, 2020 by Nick Corbishley"
And last, on January 6, 2021: Three Major Threats to Life on Earth That We Must Address in 2021 by Noam Chomsky – Vijay Prashad
Video link https://youtu.be/NavT6TwsF6Q