Tag Archives: Capitalism

A time to tear down

I can concede that 1776 may have been the time that tried men’s souls but it’s 2014 that be trying our bodies and minds as well. From the shame of poor teeth to the unraveling of a colonized mind to cotton field capitalism, we … Continue reading

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Same as it ever was

“The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” -Paulo Freire It’s hard to believe that it is already November in the land of milk and (cancelled) Honey Boo Boo. This is a surreal … Continue reading

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Ebola is the new black

“I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie extoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I … Continue reading

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It ain’t Arawak Day

#184225162 / gettyimages.com Hear ye, hear ye! If you are a federal employee, mailman or banker, Columbus Day is your day to kick back, crack open a cold one and pour one out for Cristoforo Columbo, the Genoese explorer who … Continue reading

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The concrete roots of capitalism’s magical thinking

Originally posted on Systemic Disorder:
Most people don’t actually like capitalism. Dislike of the jobs we head to each day is quite the norm. Resentment of the power of the corporations we deal with in our daily lives crosses all…

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Aren’t we all?

Just sayin’…

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The crying games

“For who would dare to assert that eternal happiness can compensate for a single moment’s human suffering.” -Albert Camus There are times when one’s voice seems so small and so insignificant in the face of suffering and misery on an … Continue reading

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Takeover

Originally posted on Philosophers for Change:
by Steven Miller Capitalism in the 21st Century is no longer based largely on profits resulting from a real economy productive process, windfall financial gains are acquired through large scale speculative operations, without the…

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The invisible pimp hand of the marketplace

Well, its Super Bowl weekend in the sweet land of liberty where our valiant leaders narrowly averted the fiscal cliff by taking the fiscal off ramp and where most everyone is living a little less large. Whether its due to … Continue reading

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