Brainwashed or Thought Virus?
What to know about China’s ties with Africa, from aid to infrastructure - There will be a day when Chinese workers lament their jobs being taken by that cheap African Labor. The great capitalist race-to-the-bottom is relentless.
The Lesson of the Château de Calberte
Looking at pictures of the chateau reminded me of the lesson of Calberte: individuals experience time going in one direction, relentlessly forward into the future, and so we think that history, too, makes the same ever forward progress. But history doesn’t travel like that. It veers from right to left, turns around and goes backward.
We think that a fight for justice won is won once and for all. But the same battles, particularly in the social sphere, are fought over and over. In America the battles for social progress from the 1930s through the 1960s are being refought today. I worry that, as at the Château de Calberte at the end of the 14th century, we have lost the knowledge of how to construct our defenses — political and social — and we may be too weak to withstand the current assault.
The Market is Always Right?
One could - not sure this is correct - but one could see Trump as the logical conclusion to neoliberalism: the elevation of market relations to the apex of political power— Bruno Maçães (@MacaesBruno) July 21, 2018
Managing Incentives - Libertarians crack me up. They post articles like this basically to show how inept government is at managing projects yet never seem to catch that the real corruption here is the crooked businesses raping the government and taxpayers.