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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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Michael Hudson: How Private Debt Makes the Rich Richer

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joseph P 22 hours ago. 4 Replies

Michael Hudson: How Private Debt Makes the Rich RicherMichael Hudson talks about the causes of inequality in the 21st century. He  summarizes the important theses from his new book "The Sector - Why Global Finance Is Destroying Us". for a symposium…Continue

Tags: capitalism, global, poverty, inequality, debt

Meet the Renegades Steve Keen

Started by Joan Denoo on Thursday. 0 Replies

Meet the Renegades Steve KeenSteve Keen’s, one of the very few economists, globally, perfectly predicted the 2007-08 financial crisis. Recently he predicted the Chinese economic downturn and the deflation…Continue

Tags: banks, lending, speculation, investment, crisis

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, No "New Normal"

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21. 2 Replies

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, No "New Normal" *We have a * President-elect with enough electoral college votes to be POTUS with an …Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on June 30, 2016 at 6:46am

I've seen polls that show Hillary only ahead by 2 points, Tom.  That's freaking scary.  I only hope that people will become more repelled by Trump once they see him in debates, assuming he behaves anything like he did in the primary debates.

I don't see a way to do anything like what you're saying with the lawsuits, though.  There are too many valid situations in which, yes, I wanted to do X, but then Y happened, making X unfeasible.

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 30, 2016 at 2:25am

    ...a lawsuit against [politicians] for failing to perform....

I would like to see lawsuits for breach of contract on politicians who promise to do XYZ, and when elected don't do it or worse do the opposite.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 29, 2016 at 8:50pm
On gun rights and the issue's we don't agree with them on. The sobs should be removed from office.
I wonder if we could file a lawsuit against them for failing to perform a job that they are well compensated for? :)
Comment by k.h. ky on June 29, 2016 at 8:45pm
Joseph, I believe you're correct. It's not going to be a landside. If we start thinking it is we could wind up with the racists fool for president.
Everyone who is not for Trump needs to turn out against him. We also need to call the senators and representatives of our states.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 29, 2016 at 8:41pm

"The paradox of environmental economics is that we feel compelled to price nature to make its loss visible on the balance sheet, but in doing so we legitimise its commodification and validate its critical overconsumption in an unbounded market system."    Andrew Simms

It's the economy that needs to be integrated into the environment -...

Simms helps me to understand what's wrong with cap and trade and carbon tax. Sometimes it gets confusing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2016 at 2:21am

That is the way I see it, Grinning Cat!

Comment by k.h. ky on June 28, 2016 at 10:48pm
Bertold, performance art was based on the Catholic Church. Lol. Wait a minute.... did my parents force me into performance art as a baby? Now that I think about it, yes, yes they did.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 28, 2016 at 10:27pm

@Joseph - yeah, a Catholic castigating someone by saying They like being in power. They like control. is a real hoot. It reminds me of this particular graphic they put out a while back.

Uh, excuse me, you Catholics are calling queers predators??? That takes some balls. As Hitchens noted in a debate at Berkeley, where he makes mincemeat out of a creationist  their motto seems to be No child's behind left.

Comment by Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 9:39pm

Well sure, Loren.  I don't think he had any intention of seriously running, until he suddenly sprung up to 25% out of nowhere, after he started saying insane things.

I don't think that he's as wrong as we wish he was, though.  A disturbing portion of the US electorate has defective bullshit detectors.  This isn't going to be a landslide.

Comment by Joseph P on June 28, 2016 at 9:27pm

@Bertold

Yeah, that's just amazing.  Do these people not even pay attention to the words as the words come out of their mouths?  Hell, this is in text.  They had time for proof reading.

Let's see.  The White House is 223.57 miles from my house, according to the distance calculation tool on Google Maps.  Saint Peter's Basilica is 4,679.58 miles away.

They're right.  I shouldn't accept rigid, blanket policies handed down from distant capital cities.

I know what you mean.  At a certain point, you have to start wondering how many moles there are, inside of the Catholic media machines.  They couldn't be this spot on, if there weren't hundreds of people actively trying to make them look stupid.

 
 
 

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