Lady Thatcher’s Koan

By: Sunday July 13, 2014 6:30 pm

In almost any question, no matter how complex, there is an axis, hinge, fulcrum, upon and around which the entire question revolves. Discovering that point is often produced after concentrated immersion in the problem in all its facets, but the discovery itself is experienced as an intuitive flash…. what Zen Buddhists call “satori“. In their discipline they make use of riddles called “Koans” to trigger such insights.

 

1%er Warns Fellow Plutocrats Neoliberalism Will Lead to Violent Class Revolution

By: Friday June 27, 2014 12:21 pm

Though Charles and David Koch may be grabbing the headlines promoting a 1% neo-feudal agenda, not everyone in the upper echelons of the American plutocracy is on board. Nick Hanauer, a super rich venture capitalist, recently wrote a piece condemning neoliberalism – often called “trickle-down economics” – saying the current economic system is not only unfair and causing resentment but counter-productive to a thriving middle class saying “These idiotic trickle-down policies are destroying my customer base.”

Apes in Suits

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 7:10 pm

No amount of money or houses or gated communities can change the facts, millions of our neighbors are poor, unemployed, struggling, sick or homeless. Every philosophy or religion ever created by humanity, calls that sin or evil. Every philosophy or religion ever created by humanity, except one, Neoliberal Capitalism.

Piketty on Class Structure

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 10:40 am

How do you explain wealth inequality to people in a non-threatening way, with a view to moving people away from neoliberal gibberish and towards a solution which involves dramatic increases in taxation of the filthy rich?

China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade.

Greed Is a False God

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 6:40 pm

Greed is not a path to prosperity. It is a path to corruption, exploitation, enslavement and chaos.

Voting For Neoliberal Democrats As The Lesser Of Two Evils

By: Sunday March 30, 2014 10:30 am

Vote for Neoliberal Democrats. They might drop a crumb on the floor for you to lick up.

Emergence and Markets

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 10:30 am

Hayek and his followers, neoliberals all, believe that markets should be constructed in such a way that the only consideration is financial efficiency, meaning that the rich get richer, and all externalities of production and consumption are ignored. Who really needs the Gulf of Mexico or the Ogallala Aquifer, when BP and Koch Industries want to drill, drill, drill and move that bitumen.

Control of Markets in Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics

By: Thursday March 13, 2014 3:01 pm

Foucault’s neoliberalism isn’t what libertarians think it should be. Government has a role to play: quashing turbo-capitalism.

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