Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 16, from hiding.

 “This is not capitalism; this is mere plunder by a powerful few.”
An assigned reading from Jesse

4 comments:

George Anderson said...

I concur. Today's powerful are virtually indistinguishable from Buccaneers...so when this results in a repeat of 'The Terror' comes around, will they cry for 'mercy'?

And yes, it seems all you have to do is give a man Nobel prize and he'll jump in your pocket, wagging his tail on command.

Jesse said...


Thank you for linking to this.

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

economic activity being engaged in with an eye to the common good, as opposed to the merciless pursuit of profit, is what Bernie Sanders talked about at the Vatican – the whole text:

http://www.primeeconomics.org/articles/1dvrmw79ton57qbkku0h74i8ybyxx3

in his speech bernie quotes from encyclicals, which at first was a bit surprising to me - i had not known that, as he says here, "There are few places in modern thought that rival the depth and insight of the Church’s moral teachings on the market economy."

of course, the fact that they were having this meeting and invited bernie is quite consistent with this

Jesse said...

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

Edmund Burke