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March 6, 2009

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HOW NORTH DAKOTA'S BANKING SYSTEM COULD HELP US GET OUT OF THIS MESS


LAST CALL


MASSACHUSETTS HEALTHCARE PLAN FAILING


OBAMA BACKS DOWN ON BARRING SINGLE PAYER BACKERS


POLICY WITHOUT PROMISE


SHOP TALK


STUPID DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN ADVISOR TRICKS


TECHNOCRATIC AUTOCRACY


THE PROBLEM WITH LEAVING TROOPS IN IRAQ


WHY IS AIG SO IMPORTANT

CREDIT CARD USURY ATTRACTING HILL ATTENTION

DUNCAN WANTS TO CUT STUDENT'S SUMMER VACATION

TIME TO STOP BEING AFRAID OF ISRAEL

FROM OUR OVERSTOCKED ARCHIVES: ON MILTON FRIEDMAN

JROTC TEACHES SCHOOL CHILDREN HOW TO KILL EACH OTHER

HIGH SPEED, HIGH COST, HIGH INCOME RAIL

LAKE MEAD: THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS COMES HOME

OBAMA'S MANY VIEWS ON MARIJUANA

PASSINGS: PAUL HARVEY

POLICY WITHOUT PROMISE

SENATE APPROVES TOY VOTE FOR CAPITAL COLONY


WHY THE SENATE HIDES BEHIND A RULE IT CAN CHANGE

2 Comments:

Blogger TPR said...

CREDIT CARDS

Our credit card company just doubled our APR although we did nothing to deserve a penalty. No late payments. Nada! We asked them why and they said, "Because we can!" What's cop code for a simultaneous double rape?

I suppose we're suppose to be greatfull for the "tax cut," that won't even cover the Vaseline. Geitner and all his "Masters of the Universe" pals don't understand that the math doesn't work ?

We certainly don't like being stimulated this way.

KARL MARX IS BACK

Of course, he's back! People don't forget about just how insightful he was
about the way capitalism works and doesn't work.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, when everyone was claiming that this was proof that Marx was wrong, I insisted, "Don't you believe a word of it." Capitalism has not changed. All that has happened is that Lenin's revolution, which he said could not survive if the major industrial powers did not follow suit, has failed.

Under the conditions that followed the Bolshevik seizure of power, including the inevitable economic blockade and a bitter civil war during which France, Britain and the US invaded Soviet territory, it is only slightly short of astounding that the Soviet Union became a major industrial power in its own right.

Maybe this time around, we'll get it right.

March 6, 2009 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

Leninism failed in large part because it was nothing more than fascism in a different wrapper, just as capitalism is.

Had they been actual socialists - concerned with equality and a good life for all rather than with privilege for themselves - the story might have been very different.

March 9, 2009 8:44 AM  

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