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In his book, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” George Orwell places the entire story against the backdrop of an endless war. According to Emmanuel Goldstein, a former partner of Big Brother and now enemy of the state, this is a purposely created non-ending war with either Eastasia or Eurasia in different combinations for mutual benefits of all three belligerents. Sometimes Winston Smith’s nation, Oceania, is in alliance with Eastasia fighting Eurasia; sometimes it is Oceania was in allied with Eurasia fighting Eastasia. There were also times when Eastasia and Eurasia teamed up on Oceania. Truth is it never really mattered.
How Russia’s Wealthiest Oligarch Is Expanding His Financial Empire Free From Sanctions
Since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, U.S. President Joe Biden and his European counterparts have targeted Russia’s oligarchs and their “ill-begotten gains” with asset seizures and freezes. But the richest oligarch of them all, Vladimir Potanin, remains untouched by Western sanctions. He continues to grow his business empire, pulling off a trio of financial services deals in the last month.
The Thrill Is Just About Gone
Tuesday, May 3, was a good day in the Trump amen corner. JD Vance, a first-time Republican candidate for the United States Senate, won a GOP primary victory in Ohio. Vance won with about 32 percent of the vote, topping his closest challenger, Josh Mandel, by about 8 points, and reversing a downward slide in his support.
Corruption and governance have an impact on delivery.
Corruption, according to the World Bank Group, is a major obstacle to achieving its dual goals of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 and increasing shared prosperity for the poorest 40% of people in developing nations.
Biden Is Doing Fine.
Inflation and gas prices are up all over the planet, not just in the United States. The Trump Administration passed a huge corona virus bailout bill before the Biden Administration passed one as well, so if you blame government spending for inflation solely, both administrations share the blame, and certainly a gas pipeline that never was pumping gas is not to blame for anything. The reason everyone on the planet is experiencing paying higher prices for everything including gas, is because the entire planet temporarily shut down due to a MASSIVE WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC. You can't shut down a world economy and not expect to experience massive problems coming back online. Had Donald Trump been re-elected, he would be experiencing the exact same headaches that President Biden is currently experiencing. The Infrastructure Bill was a priority for the Trump Administration as well, and was long overdue and necessary, and has added to the woes of inflation.
Introduction Is our current political economic system self-defeating? This question is an important one because it would be a tragedy to work so hard everyday, to buy into a system and society that at its core cannot continue in the long term. The inquiry adds to the literature on capitalism and neo-liberalism taking it further from Keynesian economics and other critical approaches. When building off the insight that Keynes gives us, it becomes painfully obvious the paradoxical nature of capitalism. Marx also points this out. But, unlike Keynes Marx advocates for leaving the capitalist system to its own devices which according to him will eventually be its own unraveling. Keynes advocates for action within the system by creating economic levers that manages the inevitable concentration of wealth produced by the neo-liberal economic system. This is a half measure that represents never healing a wound but endlessly bandaging it is not a long term strategy for the development of equitable economics. Marx’s solution of waiting around for capitalism to fall in on itself is a type of non action which ironically opens the door for inaction. The questions asked in this essay are important because for a long time now we have had massive amounts of evidence (Marx, Keynes, Schumpeter, etc...) that our modern political economic system is undoubtedly self-destructive, environmentally destructive, and alienating to our species being.
How Ukraine Is Starting To Win This War???
The conflict is getting out of Putin's hands, and it's never been more clear. Here is the issue: Russia depends on attack style fighting from the Soviet Era.
Supreme Court Correcting The Abortion Error
There is no doubt that the U.S. Supreme Court has made some major blunders in their history. After all, the members of the court are human like the rest of us and capable of mistakes. Haven’t we all messed up from time to time? One of the more notorious instances of this was the Plessy v. Ferguson case establishing the “Separate but Equal” doctrine for segregated education. Some would argue that the ruling to allow a mandate to purchase health insurance in 2012 was pretty bad too. But perhaps the most egregious instance was the nationwide legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
Is Free Speech Under Attack Or Is Fear Being Stoked
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
News Capsule for the Month of April 2022
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Labour Make Gains At Expense of Conservatives.
Labour made gains in the local elections last night. In Barnet, Wandsworth, and Westminster Labour took seats from the Conservatives. Wandsworth was hailed by Labour sources as a monumental loss for the Conservatives. Speaking in Barnet, Sir Keir trumpeted that Labour had "turned a massive corner".
Dobbs (No Relation)
Most days this account is used to store articles that explain, enlighten, and argue on behalf of. Occasionally, there’s a story. But, this article is straying from that. It’s off genre, poorly edited, hotly written. I’m not sorry.