The Ramblings of Peter: Why I Am Not A Republican Conservative Tea Bagger (A Reply) I will say that I have no problem with you calling me a leftist, except for two things.
First is that you seem to use the term as a mindless pejorative. The second reason is that in various comments you have made to me, and things you have said in your videos, you seem to be under the distinct impression that because I have been to college, any left leaning thought I have must be the result of being brainwashed by my professors. Not only does this strike me as condescending, but I find it rather laughable in light of my actual experiences in college. Refuting Ayn Rand morons & other right wingers. Five Stupid Things About Ayn Rand. Sorrel.ish.: 7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Bitching About People On Benefits. 1.
One day, it could be you. The welfare state is a safety net. It is there to catch anyone who falls on hard times, including you. Say you got hit by a car and were tragically paralyzed from the waist down; the welfare state would pay you a Mobility Allowance so that you could still leave the house. It would pay for any special equipment you needed and a personal assistant to help you go to the loo, bathe and perform household chores. Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs". Laissez Faire Capitalism: A Psychopathic Ideology. Chomsky refutes "libertarian" "anarcho"- capitalism. A Libertarian Socialist Critique of the “Libertarian” Party and Ron Paul. By Brian P.
Ellis – The word “libertarian” is becoming an increasingly popular descriptor of political ideology in the US, though many in the US incorrectly associate libertarianism only with the capitalist Libertarian Party. Historically libertarianism was a term used most commonly by anti-authoritarian socialists to describe their political philosophy. In fact, in most countries the term is typically associated with socialism, not capitalism. 6 arguments against "anarcho"-capitalism.
Why Libertarians Are Idiots. The free market kills freedom. Peter Joseph Refutes The Free Market. Steve Hughes on Jobs. On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up?
That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully… On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber. In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week.
Why does everyone have to work? The Labour Movement: Breaking an Old Paradigm. “The synergetic aspect of industry’s doing ever more work with ever less investment of time and energy per each unit of performance...has never been formally accounted as a capital gain of land-situated society.
Robin Hahnel: Case Against Markets (University of Helsinki) Sheppard-Inefficiancy-read. Market Fundamentalism as a Religion. By Chet Gaines.
Image from Wonkette of people praying to the Golden Bull on Wall Street for economic improvement. Modern economic theory is presented as a science. Elaborate mathematics and diagrams are employed to derive principles that are assumed to be universal among economic actors, even though the specialized math used is a “dated version” (Keen 6) and such diagrams “often contain outright fallacies” (Keen 14).
After a closer examination of the dominant economic theory and its critics, one might come to the conclusion that it is actually a belief system quite similar to a religion, not an actual scientific study. Authors@Google: David Graeber, DEBT: The First 5,000 Years. Debt: the first 5000 years - David Graeber. Why libertarians must deny climate change, in one short take. No Trespassing Sign in Field Photograph: Alamy Over the Christmas break I read what I believe is the most important environmental essay of the past 12 months.
Though it begins with a mildly unfair criticism of a column of mine, I won't hold it against the author. In a simple and very short tract, Matt Bruenig presents a devastating challenge to those who call themselves libertarians, and explains why they have no choice but to deny climate change and other environmental problems. Debunking Right-Wing Myths and Anti-Scientific Nonsense. Noam Chomsky - Ron Paul's ideas are savage. Ron Paul?! State's Rights: A Raw Deal. Crazy vs. Evil. CULT of Ron Paul. Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is a philosophy based on flawed readings of the biology text On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, which came into existence in towards the end of the 19th century, though its origins can be traced all the way back to the ideas of Thomas Malthus.
Social Darwinists took the biological ideas of Charles Darwin (and often mixed them with Lamarck and Malthus) and attempted to apply them to the social sciences. Rothbard, Racism and Capitalism. PWNED: Racist Kid. Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs, & Steel. GUNS-GERMS-AND-STEEL. Guns, Germs, & Steel - EP1: Out of Eden (2005) Guns, Germs, & Steel - EP2: Conquest (2005) Guns, Germs, & Steel - EP3: Into the Tropics (2005) Tales From The Jungle: Malinowski - Part 1 of 6. Tales From The Jungle: Malinowski - Part 2 of 6. Selfish traits not favoured by evolution, study shows. 2 August 2013Last updated at 06:29 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News Humans and animals could not evolve in a co-operative environment by being selfish, scientists say Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research.
This challenges a previous theory which suggested it was preferable to put yourself first. Instead, it pays to be co-operative, shown in a model of "the prisoner's dilemma", a scenario of game theory - the study of strategic decision-making. Published in Nature Communications, the team says their work shows that exhibiting only selfish traits would have made us become extinct. Game theory involves devising "games" to simulate situations of conflict or co-operation. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote It's almost like what we had in the cold war, an arms race - but these arms races occur all the time in evolutionary biology” End QuoteDr Christoph Adami Michigan State University. Mutual_Aid-A_Factor_of_Evolution-Peter_Kropotkin.pdf. How a Libertarian Capitalist Became a Libertarian Socialist. Republished from world.std.com By Chris Wilson A couple years back when I was working toward a philosophy major in college, I wrote a rebuttal on the section of The Anarchist FAQ that covers anarcho-capitalism.
I removed the rebuttal from the web because I didn't have the time or inclination to continue to maintain it or expand upon it. Three years later, I've come to find myself disagreeing with my old rebuttals and agreeing with the FAQ. What follows is my story. I began my tenure as a right-wing libertarian by reading Ayn Rand, who dissuaded me from the rather muddled left-wing sympathies I held at the time. Despite my new Georgist land-socialist views, I still advocated a capitalist economic system with respect to produced goods. Chomsky on Liberal Disillusionment with Obama. 5 Reasons Not To Vote For UKIP. Voting UKIP Is Not a Protest, It’s an Own Goal. Increased support for UKIP in recent local elections has been interpreted as a protest against the out of touch, carbon copy mainstream parties. For any voter seeking to protest our broken political system, voting UKIP is a huge own goal. UKIP allow the mainstream parties to keep the conversation on immigrants and the EU, and off the major issues of our time.
Do You Know What You Are Voting For? Ethos UKIP describes itself as a libertarian party. Immigration. 040930 There's Something About UKIP.rtf. Why We Should All Be Worried About UKIP. Email With the economy in the toilet and the established political parties seeming aged and irrelevant and bogged down in their own petty squabbles, an upstart right-wing, anti-immigration party stole a march on its rivals, having gained support from disenfranchised working classes looking for someone to blame, and won a surprising victory.
Sadly, this isn’t a comment on the recent local elections and UKIP, but a brief history of how the Nazis got in. The Tea Party: KKK or Nazis? "Libertarian" capitalism's corporate sponshorship. The Billionaires' Tea Party (Full Length Documentary) RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism. Trickle Down Economics False, Middle Out is the Best Policy. It’s Not “Corporatism,” It’s Not “Crony Capitalism,” It’s Capitalism! Chances are if you are reading this, you have spent a fair amount of time discussing the recent “Occupation” demonstrations which have sprung up all around the country. Anyone with a basic familiarity with the protests is aware that the demonstrators represent a broad spectrum of ideologies, beliefs and goals. Ordinarily, there is nothing inherently negative about his fact.
Since the 1970′s, America’s top capitalists have been grabbing an ever-growing share of the social wealth produced by the workers, while the latter have seen their real wages stagnate and drop despite a sharp rise in productivity. CAPITALISM? EPIC FAIL! Capitalism and Other Kids' Stuff. What is Capitalism? – World Socialist Movement. The word capitalism is now quite commonly used to describe the social system in which we now live. It is also often assumed that it has existed, if not forever, then for most of human history. In fact, capitalism is a relatively new social system.
But what exactly does 'capitalism' mean? 10 Signs We Live in a False Economy. Ten myths about capitalism. Capitalism in the neoliberal version has exhausted itself. Wage Labour Is Not Voluntary. Peter Joseph on Stefan Molyneux: "The Art of Nonsense" Peter Joseph & Stefan Molyneux. Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014. Capitalism Making Life Better? Masters Of Money Episode 3 Karl Marx Documentary) Beyond Capitalism - Looking To The Future. What's wrong with capitalism?