Skip to comments.Thomas Piketty: ‘Pandemics Are Sometimes Necessary’ to Bring ‘Change’
Posted on 09/08/2020 3:22:00 PM PDT by JV3MRC
CBS Sunday Morning exploited the coronavirus to whine about income inequality and how terrible capitalism is. It also speculated whether the virus itself was presenting an opportunity to change the economic system.
The program, hosted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) fan Jane Pauley, used 409 seconds of airtime grumbling about Americas worsening economic inequality. To start off, CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger exploited the economic plight of a random American family to argue that last year, the Census Bureau found income inequality was at its highest level in fifty years. Three of the four commentators Schlesinger used to push the income inequality line were ardent leftists.
But one of the leftist commentators, economist Thomas Piketty, actually said with impunity that crises like pandemics are sometimes necessary to deliver big political change or ideological change. In other words, the current pandemic may be necessary to change capitalism.
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They will ruin lives, innocent lives, as many innocent lives as they want to ruin. SUPEREVIL. No law can stop them. FF could not have anticipated what goes on in the head of SUBHUMANS. They saw some of it but didnt understand the thought processes. It was not addressed in our founding, and therefore not examined in our current thinking.
etc., etc., etc.
These are just some of the American SUBHUMAN SUPEREVIL. There are many, many others around the world.
The SUBHUMAN SUPEREVIL take great delight in DESTROYING the positive characteristics of human beings.
Oh...and that SUBHUMAN PSYCHOPATH Bill Clinton was so great at compartmentalizing wasnt he?
I say shooting liberals brings change.
Just when you think the blithering idiocy out there has reached its peak.
The mishandling of this Pandemic has destroyed countless small business and restaurants while channeling massive wealth to Amazon, Walmart and other large corporations.
China had help getting this virus created and out there. The RAT party is knee deep in the infections and deaths of Americans.
This is like Clemenza telling Michael that there has to be a going to the mattresses: “These things have to happen once every ten years or so...gets rid of the bad blood.”
330 MILLION vs. ??????? It’s a BIG CLUB out here (and getting BIGGER), and THEY are not in it.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of natures God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Declaration of INDEPENDENCE
the new economy:
8 Sept: The Australian: Safety protocols for sex? And zoos? Its Covidiculous
by Adam Creighton, economics editor
For occupational health and safety experts, public health bureaucrats, vaccine manufacturers, COVIDSafe consultants and COVIDAwareness trainers, pathologists, dispute lawyers and general busybodies, the pandemic is a boon.
For business, especially small, the additional layer of regulation created by COVID-19 hysteria, much of it scientifically unfounded and totally arbitrary, will be an another cost and complexity to make hiring and operating even more stressful...
Ground zero for COVID compliance is Victoria, where the prospect of achieving COVIDNormal the fifth and final stage of Dan Andrews road map out of lockdown look slim indeed, no matter how militantly COVIDSafe households and businesses can be.
And even if the COVIDNormal nirvana which requires zero new cases for 28 days in a row, something that has happened almost nowhere is declared on time in late November, record-keeping of patrons and customers in the real estate, hospitality and entertainment sectors is set to remain.
On Monday online job listing site Seek had 4339 jobs listed with COVID-19 in the description, including a pandemic manager at Hepburn Shire Council in Victoria, with a salary guide of $110,000.
Thats good money given managing a pandemic in a shire with zero active cases shouldnt be too arduous.
North of the Murray, where the pandemic has been subdued, with fewer than 10 new cases a day, the NSW government is advertising 113 jobs with COVID-19 in the description, including an epidemiologist, data analysts and surveillance officers.
The other states, relatively untouched, have spewed out a mind-boggling array of COVIDSafe plans, frameworks, guides especially in Queensland, where six elderly people have died from the pandemic in six months (in a state where 32,000-odd die every year).
The Queensland government has drawn up 24 mandatory COVIDSafe Industry Plans, each at least 10 pages, including for sporting matches, caravan parks, gyms, churches, and outdoor and (separately) indoor sports. There are even separate plans for brothels, cruise clubs and saunas.
Perhaps inspired by Queenslands vigilance, Canadas Chief Medical Officer, Theresa Tam, this month recommended COVIDSafe dating and sex. She urged Canadians to skip kissing and avoid face-to-face contact or closeness during sex, alongside a reminder that alcohol could lead to poor decision-making.
Theres even a Queensland COVIDSafe Industry plan for zoos and aquariums. Aim to practise the same physical distancing protocols between people and animals as recommended among humans, it says. No petting the dolphins at Sea World, kids...
None of this is laughing matter. Individuals not virus-compliant in Queensland can incur a $6672.50 fine and even six months jail.
Not to be outdone, South Australia, where there is a sole active case, perhaps somewhere between Mount Gambier and Coober Pedy, has legislated to require a large variety of businesses to employ designated COVID marshals throughout the state.
The national pastime of being tested for COVID-19, however mild the symptoms, has generated a $1.33bn windfall for pathologists and associated health sectors too, given each of the 6.6 million tests already conducted cost in total about $200, according to industry sources.
Only 0.4 per cent of the tests have been positive, which may not mean much. The reliability of COVID-19 tests is uncertain due to the limited evidence base, the Therapeutic Goods Administration states on its website, adding that a positive test might not indicate an individual is infectious.
There must be doubts about the value of the federal governments vaunted $1.7bn deal to obtain up to 84 million doses of the Oxford vaccine from UK drug giant AstraZeneca. For a start, how many might choose to take it, given so many have more to fear from side effects than the virus itself. In a similar negotiation with Belgium the drug giant reportedly wanted liability for any side effects waived.
The coronavirus pandemic wont only be used to enrich vested interests, which, naturally, will proclaim public health their first concern. It will be a launch pad for broader social and economic change. The World Health Organisation director-general was candid in a speech last month. We cannot go back to the way things were in particular the pandemic has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate change, he said.
Well have to wait and see what a poorer, unemployed, and ultimately angrier set of voters thinks about more subsidies for solar and wind energy, or even climate change, not to mention the massive accretion of COVIDBS regulation and jobs that will come to be seen as wasteful, pointless and annoying.
OMG....what the HELL has happened to America??
Malthisians will out.
“we need more poor white people”
aligns with their goal of wiping out the middle class
only a solid middle class keeps government and the powerful in check
I just cant imagine why a Communist would say that.
Wonder if he is invited to the WEF Global Reset Conference in Davos January 2021
Their cushy lives could be "ruined" too.
Only liberals still are stupid enough to think that there is a better economic system than capitalism.
Very, very interesting, MAGAthon. Thanks. So that’s how they do it. Shut down all jobs and pay people well to advance the agenda/revolution. How cleverly SUPEREVIL can you get? INFOBUMP!
we need more poor white people
And following CW-II we will indeed have them.
They were formerly called progressives.
I think you’re the closest to the truth in this thread.
Marxists/socialists have always hated the middle class. But dems get away with pretending that they are for the middle class.
Yeah. We know. This is part of the pinko plan. Destroy America.
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