Politics, Economics, and Religion


Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Prelude to Coronavirus (Ari Melber - MSNBC)

Started by Loren Miller May 29. 0 Replies

Doubtless you've heard about some of the warning signs we've had prior to the advent of coronavirus in the US: that it was possible, later that it wasn't just possible that it was coming, identifying SARS-COVID-2 as a genuine threat, and projected…Continue

Tags: SARS-COVID-2, Cassandra, COVID-19, coronavirus, President

We need to understand Wall Street did this to the U.S. economy and labor

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 14. 6 Replies

I agree! 100%!! Wall Street sold-out U.S. labor and sent production of goods to cheap Chinese labor. We don't need to blame anyone but U.S. administrations and Wall Street!What we need to do now is bring production of goods back to the U.S., pay…Continue

Tags: &, materials, betray, labor., labor

Lockdown is good economics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 21. 3 Replies

Social distancing is worth the economic fallout, economists say... a team of economists from the…Continue

Tags: lockdown cost

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2019 at 1:59pm

Attitudes, Beliefs, Customs, Traditions, and Values, ABCTV, maintain and perpetuate poverty. Lies, told by people who pretend they know the facts fail to check the data. The truth comes from facts, not lies. 

Comment by Cane Kostovski on July 4, 2019 at 6:37pm

In a video interview in the Joe Rogan Experience where Tulsi Gabbard was the subject, Tulsi spoke about President Eisenhower's last speech AKA Farewell Speech which the text can be found here: Eisenhower's Farewell Speech

In it, he mentions the Congressional Military Industrial Complex and warns it is dangerous. He knew then what we would have to do to fight in today's political arena.

This Independence Day I look toward a day when the elite no longer rule. I offer RBE as a viable and hopefully peaceful solution.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2019 at 5:22pm

Trump’s companies have been cited for 

  • 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data. That includes 21 citations against the defunct Trump Plaza in Atlantic City and three against the also out-of-business Trump Mortgage LLC in New York. Both cases were resolved by the companies agreeing to pay back wages.

In addition to the lawsuits, the review found:

* more than 200 mechanic’s liens — filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work — since the 1980s. The liens range from: 

  • $75,000 claim by a Plainview, N.Y., air conditioning and heating company, 
  • $1 million claim from the president of a New York City real estate banking firm. 
  • On just one project, Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, records released by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in 1990 show that 
  • at least 253 subcontractors weren’t paid in full or on time, including workers who installed walls, chandeliers and plumbing.

“Let’s say that they do a job that’s not good, or a job that they didn’t finish, or a job that was way late. I’ll deduct from their contract, absolutely. That’s what the country should be doing.”


Trump frequently failed to pay small businesses and individuals, tying them up in court and other negotiations for years. In some cases. The Trump teams financially overpower and outlast much smaller opponents, draining their resources. Some just give up the fight, or settle for less; some have ended up in bankruptcy or out of business altogether.

~Steve Reilly, USA TODAY,  Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

Published 2:46 p.m. ET June 9, 2016 | Updated 1:42 p.m. ET April 25, 2018

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2019 at 5:18pm

Religion and capitalism go hand in hand in creating a poverty class, a group of people who require obedience and submission. Religion makes people dependent on a higher power, a superhuman force that will rise up to defend and protect the weak in the time of need. Capitalism makes people dependent on a job created by others who pay for work. Because there are more workers than jobs, the value of labor goes down and remains under constant pressure to lower wages even more. Workers depend on jobs. They learned, from the cradle through adulthood to submit to a higher power or authority figure. 

What if a child were born into a family who did not yield and obey God, King, Potentate, Patriarch, or father? What if that child learned how to think and reason in a way that understood there are consequences for his or her thinking or behavior, that there is no savior to rescue one from unthought out choices?

Comment by Loren Miller on June 13, 2019 at 2:53pm

And now, a brief commentary on recent events from Luke Skywalker:

Enow spake!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 12, 2019 at 5:49pm

"finance becomes dominant, instead of serving the needs of the real economy" Yup. But also the military, the energy industry, and now pharmaceutical and big ag as well. So many parasites, so little common good.

Comment by Chris on June 12, 2019 at 4:09am

Sorry for dropping in to this thread.

Why are central americans fleeing?

Perhaps because of American involvement thowing over the elected governments of that area.

I don't know how many know about Operation Condor.

What's that piece of shit named who doesn't know what blow back is?

It doesn't matter there are many of them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2019 at 1:58am

Wall Street And The Financialization Of The Economy


”a process that has not only transformed finance itself, but also, the real economy and society. The transformation goes beyond the quantitative to involve qualitative change as finance becomes dominant, instead of serving the needs of the real economy."


Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2019 at 1:52am

"After experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history with the hyperinflation and recession of 1989, Argentina has now set yet a new historical mark not only for its own history, but for the world’s, having experienced the largest debt default by any country ever in 2002.1 The experience of Argentina provides a rather sobering evaluation of neoliberal policies for two reasons.

"First, Argentina has pursued neoliberal policies longer than most other countries in Latin America, having been one of the earliest neoliberal experiments during the early 1970s, compared to most other countries that did not embark on the neoliberal trajectory until the second half of the 1980s.

"Secondly, Argentina was recognized as having the highest standard of living and income per capita in Latin America for several decades,2 but as a result of neoliberal policies implemented through the last quarter century, it entered a depression such that over 50% of the population was living below the official poverty line, and almost one quarter of all Argentinians were in a state of indigence."

~ Argentina’s quarter century experiment with neoliberalism: from dic...

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 9, 2019 at 1:35am

Tom, thanks for the lead to “united states involvement in regime change in latin america”.

Another important book about this era is "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins.




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