Bedtime for Capitalism?

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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by eumaas » 13 Nov 2008, 4:55pm

Visitor wrote:This won't happen. Obama is going to take care of everything. Free healthcare for all. Tax cut for 95% of Americans. Clean and AVAILABLE energy. Great public schools (but he'll send his to private schools). Surely our savoior won't let these horrible predictions happen.
The system's fucked. More regulation combined with more bailouts will just fuck it more.
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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by Visitor » 13 Nov 2008, 5:37pm

The system is messed up--that's for sure. I feel for those in the auto industry but I'm against bailing them out.

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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Nov 2008, 5:53pm

Visitor wrote:The system is messed up--that's for sure. I feel for those in the auto industry but I'm against bailing them out.
Especially when Detroit is as moronic as its customers: http://www.wpxi.com/automotive/17945476/detail.html
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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

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"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by eumaas » 24 Nov 2008, 10:59am

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html? ... 26cc7a09b5

Christ, what a cocksucking piece of "journalism."
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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by eumaas » 24 Nov 2008, 2:46pm

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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by Flex » 19 Aug 2013, 7:55pm

We don't really have a globalisation thread that I could find, so this one works.

RadGeek with an interesting article on how Haiti's rural population was devastated by policies of forced modernization: http://radgeek.com/gt/2013/08/17/pigs-as-paradigm/
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Re: Bedtime for Capitalism?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Aug 2013, 8:27pm

Flex wrote:We don't really have a globalisation thread that I could find, so this one works.

RadGeek with an interesting article on how Haiti's rural population was devastated by policies of forced modernization: http://radgeek.com/gt/2013/08/17/pigs-as-paradigm/
That has echoes of how the British/Canadian and Americans destroyed the buffalo as a means of breaking the autonomy of Indians, forcing them to cede their land and agree to adopt a sedentary western agriculture model (albeit without arable land or freedom to make their own decisions of what crops to raise). Introduce cattle and pigs into enclosed lands where once buffalo travelled freely. Utter cultural genocide via modernization.
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