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Free Markets: Good Enough for Australopithecus
« on: December 04, 2011, 07:46:56 PM »
"Indeed, what makes our time such a dangerous period, I think, is the fact that we are facing simultaneously at least five intractable worldwide crises that it will take years to solve or to outlive. They are a financial crisis that will take at least twenty years to jugulate, an energy crisis  that's looming on the not too far horizon and which threatens the very foundation of the economic prosperity of the last half century, a double-barreled demographic crisis of a magnitude never encountered during the entire history of humankind, a political crisis that is related to the ingrained inability of governments most everywhere to solve society's problems, and, as a general background, a moral crisis that corrupts most institutions and makes them ineffective in promoting the common good."

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Re: Free Markets: Good Enough for Australopithecus
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 10:52:48 AM »
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"Indeed, what makes our time such a dangerous period, I think, is the fact that we are facing simultaneously at least five intractable worldwide crises that it will take years to solve or to outlive. They are a financial crisis that will take at least twenty years to jugulate, an energy crisis  that's looming on the not too far horizon and which threatens the very foundation of the economic prosperity of the last half century, a double-barreled demographic crisis of a magnitude never encountered during the entire history of humankind, a political crisis that is related to the ingrained inability of governments most everywhere to solve society's problems, and, as a general background, a moral crisis that corrupts most institutions and makes them ineffective in promoting the common good."

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? ... &aid=26983

"Our times mark the triumph of Machiavellism, i.e. of the corrosive ideology that politics and business should not adhere to any moral principles but should only be guided by narrow political interests and by the ruthless pursuit of profits. In this endeavor, the only principle that counts is the one that says that “the end justifies the means” and that craft, deceit and greed are OK in the pursuit of political power or of economic resources." (from the article)

Certainly true right now...
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 01:49:57 PM »
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Re: Free Markets: Good Enough for Australopithecus
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 01:55:20 PM »
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Manifesto of the Communist Party

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/wo ... o/ch01.htm

No thanks.  It's just as opressive living to meet the demands of the party Nomenklatura as it is living to meet the demands of capitalists.
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Re: Free Markets: Good Enough for Australopithecus
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 03:02:23 PM »
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Quote from: "cum guzzler"
Manifesto of the Communist Party

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/wo ... o/ch01.htm
No thanks.  It's just as opressive living to meet the demands of the party Nomenklatura as it is living to meet the demands of capitalists.
I agree. Moreover, seeking to label sound criticism as synonymous with advocation for another extreme is ... old hat obfuscation. Wasn't this one of Whooter's staples? :D
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