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And this reaction tells you something important — namely, that the extremists threatening American values are what F.D.R. called “economic royalists,” not the people camping in Zuccotti Park. Consider first how Republican politicians have portrayed the modest-sized if growing demonstrations, which have involved some confrontations with the police — confrontations that seem to have involved a lot of police overreaction — but nothing one could call a riot. And there has in fact been nothing so far to match the behavior of Tea Party crowds in the summer of 2009.
Published: Friday 30 September 2011 Wall Street has shown Americans how they feel about protests: This video shows unidentified occupants watching protests from the balconies of Wall Street in amusement while sipping champagne. Resize Text + | - | R Demonstrations began on September 17 to show U.S. citizens anger over a financial system that favors the rich over all other American citizens.
'let them eat cake' moment! it didn't work well for marie antoinette, and it won't end well for these as..oles either... by Oct 8
Dependency theory is a body of social science theories predicated on the notion that resources flow from a "periphery" of poor and underdeveloped states to a "core" of wealthy states, enriching the latter at the expense of the former. It is a central contention of dependency theory that poor states are impoverished and rich ones enriched by the way poor states are integrated into the " world system ." The theory arose as a reaction to modernization theory , an earlier theory of development which held that all societies progress through similar stages of development, that today's underdeveloped areas are thus in a similar situation to that of today's developed areas at some time in the past, and that therefore the task in helping the underdeveloped areas out of poverty is to accelerate them along this supposed common path of development, by various means such as investment, technology transfers, and closer integration into the world market.
“I knew in my heart something was wrong with him (or with her)”.
(Extracted from an article by Robert Matthews in the Sunday Telegraph Review, May 4th 1997) While such personality disorders as psychopathy, paranoia and obsession/compulsion all have strictly defined criteria, psychiatrists are still struggling to decide precisely what constitutes a socialised psychopath. One of the more obvious characteristics of socialised psychopaths is that they give the impression of talking "at" you. Prof Jeremy Coid describes it as like being regarded as a cardboard cut-out. "Even in a sexual relationship with them, you are still just an object for their personal gratification," he says.
No, this isn’t going to be some anti-capitalist, internet crank rant.
The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan , and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott . The documentary examines the modern-day corporation , considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power , during the filming of the documentary. [ edit ] Synopsis The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person.
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The Corporation (complete, chapters 1 to 23) by Oct 3
Originally published: Corporate Rule, March 2011 Using the World Health Organisation's diagnostic check list for personality disorders, film examines the 'personality' of the dominant economic form of our times: the transnational corporation. Established in law as an individual person, freed from regulation and enjoying many of the 'rights' we ascribe to real human individuals, the corporation, as “the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism”, pursues its singular purpose of achieving ever greater profits with ruthless efficiency. Impacts on the 'third parties' - communities, the environment, its own workers - of a corporation's activities are relegated to the status of 'externalities'.
It's true that a part of us dies every time we see Dr. Dre doing Dr. Pepper commercials , but in reality we've pretty much accepted that "selling out" is a part of life.
Decoding Complexity: The Organizing Principles Behind our Economy
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(NaturalNews) Biotech giant Monsanto has been genetically modifying the world's food supply and subsequently breeding environmental devastation for years, but leaked documents now reveal that Monsanto has also deeply infiltrated the United States government. With leaked reports revealing how U.S. diplomats are actually working for Monsanto to push their agenda along with other key government officials, Monsanto's grasp on international politics has never been clearer. Amazingly, the information reveals that the massive corporation is also intensely involved in the passing and regulations concerning the very GM ingredients they are responsible for. In fact, the information released by WikiLeaks reveals just how much power Monsanto has thanks to key positions within the United States government and elsewhere.
Going Rogue: Share Traders More Reckless Than Psychopaths, Study Shows - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - InternationalTwo weeks ago, yet another case of rogue trading shocked the financial world when UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was arrested for allegedly squandering some $2.3 billion with a risky and unauthorized investment scheme.
An article that appeared on The Huffington Post on February 28, 2012, "One Out Of Every Ten Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath, Say Researchers," was incorrect and has been removed. The article drew on a previously published piece by Sherree DeCovny, "The Financial Psychopath Next Door," which ran in CFA Magazine [subscription required]. DeCovny's article contained the following passage: