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Posts from ‘March, 2012’

Capitalism Re-examined

Some time ago, I stumbled across the work of Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan. I was impressed with what little I read, but it was not easy reading, so I slouched off to occupy myself with other endeavors. I recently returned and found some more digestible essays on their website and wanted to share this […]

Albert Einstein on Capitalism & Socialism

From an article published in the first issue of Monthly Review, in May, 1949, entitled, Why Socialism?, by Albert Einstein. Yes, that Albert Einstein. “Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of […]

10 Reasons to Stay in Afghanistan

Courtesy of War is a Crime: 1. When you’re setting a record for the longest modern war, cutting it short just increases the chances of somebody breaking your record some day. 2. When Newt Gingrich and Cal Thomas turn against a war, keeping it going will really confuse Republicans. 3. If we pull U.S. troops […]

Permaculture in the City

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Cartoon of the Day

The banner under the pyramid reads “Global Elite Bankers” and the megaphone is stenciled with “MSM”, which stands for Main Stream Media. Via Ben Garrison

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Occupy and Non-violence

To many Americans who listen to and read corporate media, the Occupy Movement is dead. Not so, though the corporate media has done its best to kill this latest threat to the elite control of power. In the world of corporate media, the death of Whitney Houston, the crazy Iranians, the Republican clowns running for […]