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Politics

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

At World's End - The Five Stages of Collapse / Politics / Social Issues

By: James_Quinn

In the first three parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) of this disheartening look back at a century of central banking, income taxing, military warring, energy depleting and political corrupting, I made a case for why we are in the midst of a financial, commercial, political, social and cultural collapse. In this final installment I’ll give my best estimate as to what happens next and it has a 100% probability of being wrong. There are so many variables involved that it is impossible to predict the exact path to our world’s end. Many people don’t want to hear about the intractable issues or the true reasons for our predicament. They want easy button solutions. They want someone or something to fix their problems. They pray for a technological miracle to save them from decades of irrational myopic decisions. As the domino-like collapse worsens, the feeble minded populace becomes more susceptible to the false promises of tyrants and psychopaths. There are a myriad of thugs, criminals, and autocrats in positions of power who are willing to exploit any means necessary to retain their wealth, power and control. The revelations of governmental malfeasance, un-Constitutional mass espionage of all citizens, and expansion of the Orwellian welfare/warfare surveillance state, from patriots like Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden has proven beyond a doubt the corrupt establishment are zealously anxious to discard and stomp on the U.S. Constitution in their desire for authoritarian control over our society.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You Don't Have to Stay Poor, the Lesson from Black Millionaires / Politics / Social Issues

By: LewRockwell

Walter E. Williams writes: No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not your fault. If you stay poor, you’re to blame because it is your fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro’s new book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.”

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Politics

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Descartes and Western Civilization Individualism / Politics / Social Issues

By: BATR

The philosophical condemnation of the supremacy in individual liberty verses the reigning doctrine of collective dominance, is a primary cause for the destruction of Western Civilization principles. Rene Descartes preferred to do his radical doubt thinking in solitude. In today’s society, thinking is about as foreign as rational behavior. In order to understand the timeless values and precepts that fostered the underpinnings of our Western thought and heritage, the significance of Descartes needs a close examination.

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Politics

Friday, September 06, 2013

An Obituary for the American Middle Class / Politics / Social Issues

By: Profit_Confidential

Michael Lombardi writes: It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about…
The middle class in the U.S. economy is on the verge of collapse. Yes, I said collapse. That social class that once helped the U.S. economy grow and prosper is coming apart. Will the U.S. economy ever be the same without it or is this the new norm?

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Politics

Monday, August 26, 2013

Why Wages Don't, Won't, and Can't Keep Up With Productivity / Politics / Social Issues

By: Mike_Shedlock

By now, everyone is well aware that real wages have not kept up worker productivity. But why is that?

The Fed, government bureaucrats, and economists are puzzled by the phenomenon as well as what to do about it.

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Politics

Friday, August 23, 2013

Obama Destroys the Middle-Class / Politics / Social Issues

By: Mike_Whitney

According to a survey conducted by Gallup on August 15, 2013, Obama’s Economic Approval rating has slipped to 35%. A full two-thirds of the American people are now dissatisfied with Obama’s performance vis a vis the economy. The survey mirrors the results of an earlier poll (Aug 12) which found that a mere “Twenty-two percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the direction of the country… Three-quarters of Americans are now dissatisfied with the nation’s course.” (Gallup)

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Politics

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Peak Culture And De-Evolution / Politics / Social Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

PEAK EVOLUTION
Nadeem Walayat's thought-provoking article with this title, underlines that even using a criterium as basic as cranial volume and therefore brain weight humans may have lost about 150 cc of brain capacity, about 10% of the current homo sapiens sapiens average, in the last 10 000 years. To be sure, intracranial folding, which is a supreme human trait with negative tradeoffs on visual and aural acuity may well have compensated that, concerning our basic 'mechanical aptitude' to think.

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Politics

Monday, August 05, 2013

Groupthink in Service of Government / Politics / Social Issues

By: BATR

If the human race survives into the future, the history of the current age will be entitled – A Love Affair with Authority. As the 21st century unfolds, the existential struggle between group worship of government and an inherent autonomy revolt against a popular culture of state obedience seems to forecast doom for civilization. By any measurable standard of success, the prospects of rescuing a society based upon human dignity and natural law is vanishing in a technocratic system of coerced compliance and punitive punishment. The limits of individual behavior are severely restricted to the requirements of the State and the willful confines of self-induced conformity.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"World Citizen" Dies Missing The Point About Government / Politics / Social Issues

By: Jeff_Berwick

Garry Davis, called "World Citizen #1" and founder of WorldService.org and provider of the "World Passport", died a few days ago.  Newser reports that the former American citizen died after decades as a stateless "citizen of the world." Davis was 91 when he died and had spent 65 years stateless since renouncing his nationality along with all others since 1948. 

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Politics

Monday, July 29, 2013

Elite Fear Themes – Security And Prosperity / Politics / Social Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

THE MORAL EQUIVALENT OF NUCLEAR WAR
“Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse”. Maurice F. Strong, Opening address, 1992 UN Earth Summit.

This was Strong's pitch for sustainable development. Despite the hard knocks and the general lack of interest the UN soldiers on, and on, spending millions on always-failed conferences trying to ram this meme down our throats, because it is elite cult-think. The Earth Summit of 2012 cranked the same elite prayer wheel.

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News_Letter

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Debt Slaves Are Waking Up - Real Reason for Brazil, Turkey, Occupy Protests / News_Letter / Social Issues

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
June 25th , 2013 Issue # 13 Vol. 7

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Politics

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Egyptians Need What Americans Need - More Economic Freedom / Politics / Social Issues

By: LewRockwell

Walter E. Williams writes: What Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there’s a large measure of economic liberty. The Egyptian people are not the problem; it’s the environment they’re forced to live in. Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not Egypt? We could make the same observation about Nigerians, Cambodians, Jamaicans and many other people who leave their homeland and immigrate to the U.S. For example, Indians in India suffer great poverty. But that’s not true of Indians who immigrate to the U.S. They manage to start more Silicon Valley companies than any other immigrant group, and they do the same in Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey.

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Politics

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Why Governments Can Do No Good / Politics / Social Issues

By: Jeff_Berwick

Government cannot do any desirable thing better than the market. It's physically impossible for them to do so, like chewing on your own jawbone. By its very nature, government is designed to disregard actual wants. It pretends to listen while it simply imposes. It steals money to fund whatever “services” it claims to be providing. That theft makes the situation a monopoly based on the violence inherent in the threat of force (kidnapping, caging and possible murder) behind the collection of taxes.

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Companies

Monday, July 08, 2013

How McDonald’s and JPMorgan Chase Help Keep America Poor / Companies / Social Issues

By: Money_Morning

Greg Madison writes: Natalie Gunshannon, a McDonald's worker from Pennsylvania, has just won the right to... draw a paycheck. Work-for-pay is a fairly straightforward system that the Western World has been using for the past six or seven centuries, give or take.

Ms. Gunshannon was an hourly employee at a McDonald's franchise in Shavertown, Pennsylvania. Her degree is in massage therapy, but jobs in that field are scarce. A single mother, she took whatever work was available, which brought her to McDonalds, where she worked the line for $7.44 an hour, 30 to 70 hours per week.

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Politics

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Policy Assault On Democracy And Economic Psywar / Politics / Social Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

DEFINING PSYWAR
Egypt's Gamal Abdul Nasser is claimed to have said this about American strategy towards Egypt:

             The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.
~Abdul Nasser

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Politics

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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By: Nadeem_Walayat

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Politics

Monday, June 24, 2013

Why People Tolerate a Total State / Politics / Social Issues

By: Jeff_Berwick

Wendy McElroy writes: “Why do so many people not realize America has become a total state?”

Anyone who points out the politically obvious and is accused of panic-mongering has considered this question. The NSA's massive spying, the TSA frisking their children, the IRS targeting people politically, the longest war in American history, the militarization of law enforcement, the indefinite detention of prisoners at Gitmo...nothing, nothing seems to budge some people from the belief that the US is the freest, grandest nation on earth. It is an article of faith as deeply held as any belief in God.

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Politics

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why And How The Young Are Screwed / Politics / Social Issues

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Last week I read a few lines in a Dutch newspaper article about pensions that immediately took me back to something I wrote in early May about youth unemployment - especially in southern Europe, where it's often 50% or more -. There is a common thread that links pensions to employment to stimulus measures: the younger generations invariably get the short end of the stick. Until they don't, of course, for they have one thing going for them. Age. Before they can play that ace, however, their parents seem intent on milking them for all they got. And I can’t help finding that curious, because it’s not at all what parents say they want for their children.

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Politics

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Who Profits from Corporate Profits / Politics / Social Issues

By: Jesse

Why keep the median wage low, despite rising profits and productivity?

Whom does an increasingly debt-based economy serve?

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Politics

Friday, June 14, 2013

What the Serfs Should Know / Politics / Social Issues

By: LewRockwell

Karen Kwiatkowski writes: I’m eternally grateful that curious and justice-minded Edward Snowden grew to adulthood without becoming jaded, wedded to power and position, or prescribed into numbness by ubiquitous authority.

His less than stellar performance within the public schooling machine was an early cause for celebration. Despite his nonconformity in state schools – or perhaps because of it, Snowden was and is very interested in serving his country and fellow man.

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