Category Archives: Politics

Some thoughts on Trump and politics

How a Ruthless Network of Super-Rich Ideologues Killed Choice and Destroyed People’s Faith in Politics Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph NO! Trump is not hollow. No person is hollow. All people are complex beyond the … Continue reading

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Free markets vs planning???

Comment to a friend’s facebook post It’s not that simple Neil, I wish it was. The moment you use the word mandatory, it is no longer entirely private. And I do get that there are dangers in many dimensions of … Continue reading

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IEET – Poll on best ways to resist global fascism

IEET Audience Divided on Best Way to Resist Global Fascism A poll of members of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Reality seems to be really complex, far more so than most socially accepted linguistic structures allow for. It … Continue reading

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Work and poverty

The Fundamental Change That Is Wrecking The Old Rules About Work & Poverty My Reply While most of the points you make make sense from an exchange based way of thinking, they miss the point that full automation of processes … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Evolution of Money – continued – showing my ignorance of Marx

A How did money evolve continuation comment Marx was somewhat further down the line of evolutionary development of money. A lot of people in history, including most economists, seem to have gotten very confused looking for some sort of definition … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Democracy. Capitalism. Socialism. Choose Any Three

Democracy. Capitalism. Socialism. Choose Any Three of the Above If you don’t have a big bathtub of oil in the ground, you need all three to deliver widespread economic well-being. I think this is the worst article I have seen … Continue reading

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A response to a critique of “Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs”

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. [My response to Kimock’s critique – rather than the original post itself.] Hi Kimock There … Continue reading

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