Reich focuses on wealth inequality and income disparity as he relates his perspective on the events leading up to the crash of 2008 and the causes of that crash. While doing so, Reich downplays the role of globalization. He treats globalization as an issue similar to immigration; that is, as a focus of irrational, reactionary fear which he warns can lead to a devastating "populist" backlash. The solutions which Reich proposes, however, are of the nature of inter-class solidarity.
The argument that is put forward by supporters of the "Citizens United" case, the Supreme Court case which opened the door to allowing unlimited slushfund cash to influence our elections, is that corporations are "people" because they are made up of people. This is the argument put forward on Thom's radio show just this morning by conservative Seton Motley.
The government will extract gold from them here mountains for deposit.
A Capital Idea Part 102: Should Political Candidates be Psychologically Tested?
I hate to characterize ANYTHING you produce as a disservice...but:
Let's stop teaching folks about whats going on financially using the "western dollar mystic" model and start from the "fiat currency" model that is really in use.
I know you understand personally and should remain committed to removing the confusion about certain functions of fiat currency manipulation required by today's markets/political imperatives.
So many times there is a moment where your real knowledge would convert a listener from slave to master if pursued.
If gold was used for its natural affinities, instead of for wealth, it could be made into nanobars and used to clean up the mercury you idiots used to extract it from the land you've stolen, all over the world, through your genocidal quest to quench the unsatisfiable greed of Capitalism.
The owners of the gold could even have their gold back, after the cleaning is complete, since it would still be gold once the mercury is removed from it.
I'd suggest this is the best use of gold today.
It's a natural cure for a world-wide health problem.
As 'tensions rise' over a possible blockade of our ridiculous constructed need to ship oil around in quaint boats, consider the fact that everything you've been told about oil, our need for oil, our addiction to it, and the true nature of hydrocarbons in the Universe is a lie.
The Fossil Fool Theory is an antiquated, convenient lie.
Your Earthquake Science is a lie.
Your Climate Science is a lie.
Read "The Deep Hot Biosphere", by Thomas Gold, 'one of America's greatest minds'.
Once more, with feeling. Hey, the pause that refreshes. No barbarism here, right?
The U.S. sends young, poorly educated, ill-trained soldiers to kill and then expects them to act with honor and decency?
What the hell is the U.S. doing in Afghanistan anyway?
The comment below followed Robert Fisk’s essay in UK’s Guardian newspaper. Is there any assertion that is false? They all seem true to me. I’ve only pasted the comment but you may want to read the essay.
Robert Fisk: This is not about 'bad apples'. This is the horror of war How many other abuses took place off camera? How many Hadithas? How many My Lais?
ROBERT FISK FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2012
disclaimer: some of what is expressed in the following is not stated as fact but as conjecture or personal opinion
Remember George? Where is that guy? He's the Republican Party's "elder statesman" yet they keep him locked away like Typhoid Mary. Is it because he's a reminder to the public of just how devestating Republican rule is or could it be just that he's usually a couple of sixpacks too indisposed? Either way its another sad, sorry commentary on our national press (which has the attention span of a cocker spaniel) and our body politic.
I could start this out as one of those "Dear FBI" letters, though if they don't put the whole story together NOW with what has been uncovered and posted by the Kryder Estate, we'll know for sure who their real employers are and for what purposes information is filtered and deliberately not connected together for the public awareness so that heinously unlawful schemes of predation may continue.