08/30/2019 archive

And Now, This.

Revolution haunts the air of Westminster. More than 50 rebel MPs pledge to convene alternative parliament by Jessica Elgot, The Guardian Fri 30 Aug 2019 More than 50 MPs from the main parties have pledged to occupy an alternative House of Commons if the prime minister suspends parliament in September, saying they are determined to …

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Pondering the Pundits

Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Another Failure of the NeoLiberal Paradigm

My favorite is The Myth of Shareholder Democracy, but this is right up there. Can we trust CEOs’ shock conversion to corporate benevolence? by Joseph Stiglitz, The Guardian Thu 29 Aug 2019 For four decades, the prevailing doctrine in the US has been that corporations should maximise shareholder value – meaning profits and share prices …

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Why your Internet sucks (Part 2)

The Breakfast Club (Idiot Energy)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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