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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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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 Dec 2. 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

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Meet the Renegades Steve Keen

Started by Joan Denoo Dec 1. 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

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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 Daniel Wachenheim on June 28, 2016 at 12:29pm

Im confused about Brexit.  I keep hearing apocalyptic things, that this is the end of centuries of European unity, that world economy will grind to a halt, and there will be an end to international cooperation. 

But - the UK did not join the EEC until 1973, and in this link it was noted "Membership applications by the UK to join the EEC were refused in 1963 and 1967 because the French President of the time Charles de Gaulle doubted the UK's political will. "

The world did not start in 1973.  There has been international, global commerce before that and across Asia and North America without our joining the EEC.  It could mean less UK dollars going to support less developed EEC Nations, and slowing of materials across borders, but looking at our roads, there is no lack of Asian goods in the US despite whatever tarifs and inspections happen. 

From what I've read about Eurocracy, maybe UK will be better off without as much meddling.  As for the refugee crisis - I do not have an answer.  While I think all people should have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I also hate to see increasing Islamification of the West even while the West has become otherwise more secular.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 26, 2016 at 10:16pm

 If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it. —Attributed to Mark Twain

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2016 at 12:12am

@Tom, I looked for information about the man with questions for Muslims and I am appalled! He is insane! I deleted his video and hope no one else saw it. Thanks, dear friend, for another alert!  

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2016 at 2:28pm

Trump simply does not see how stupid and unworkable his ideas are. His line of thinking/non-thinking will backfire and grant the terrorists more recruits. He would divide the world and the world will be seriously harmed. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 11, 2016 at 11:30am

A general connection between U.S. politics, economics, and religion:[Republican Party ('GOP') elephant logo with crosses instead of stars] For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. Mark 4:25 [open Bible]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 6, 2016 at 6:20pm

Here's another great comment on the idiot and his book.

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/nick-cohen-on-h...

Comment by Joseph P on June 6, 2016 at 5:42pm

Oh, I missed when you first posted that, Bertold.  I only noticed it when I popped in to read these last two posts.  I'll go give that a read.  Thanks.

Comment by Joseph P on June 6, 2016 at 5:39pm

Steve Shives is currently reviewing a book that is arguing that the enlightenment was actually a bad thing, Cat.  They're definitely out there.

Comment by tom sarbeck on June 6, 2016 at 7:12am

|    ...they're only saying it for their credulous sheep, ....

They and the GOP do have credulous sheep.

Who else has seen the three small ebooks titled Liars for Jesus? I have them and the lies xians tell amaze me.

If we had the money to put their lies on billboards, ....

Just dreaming...

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 6, 2016 at 12:22am

Back to general political commentary:

The Five Circles of Conservative Hell, which nicely illustrate what they're really out to "conserve":

The Five Circles of Conservative Hell: [outer to inner] Preserve Cultural Privilege / Preserve the Aristocracy / Repeal the New Deal / Repeal the Constitution / Repeal the Enlightenment

(h/t Ruth)

 
 
 

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