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  • Capitalism is killing the planet and needs to change, says investor Jeremy Grantham

    06/13/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 13, 2018 | by Fred Imbert
    Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and "mainstream economists" to recognize the looming threat of climate change. "Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them]," Grantham, who co-founded GMO in 1977, said Tuesday in an impassioned speech at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. "We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet." This negligence is due in...
  • Commentary: Leftwing Social Justice Is, in Reality, a Social Injustice

    06/07/2018 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | By Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Once a lofty concept, the term social justice has been hijacked and exploited by the political left to radically transform America and bully Americans into forfeiting many basic rights in deference to the left’s agenda. Intoning social justice has proven to be a sure-proof formula for silencing average Americans, thereby providing the left with endless societal victories. After all, who wants to be accused of standing in the way of social justice? Most of what passes today for social justice is actually the Marxist/Marcuse/Gramsci leftist playbook wrapped in appealing religious phraseology and platitudes, a framework for never-ceasing revolution and rebellion....
  • Karl Marx, Free Trader

    06/06/2018 8:55:11 AM PDT · by Thalean · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | June 2, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Marx believed that international free trade, or perhaps more accurately, Ricardian economic globalization, would pave the way for a glorious proletarian revolution. Specifically, Marx thought that free trade would increase wealth inequality and reduce wages for the majority of people, and that this tension inevitably would lead to conflict. While I hate to admit it, Marx is broadly right on this point. International free trade has indeed increased wealth inequality and reduced wages for the majority of Americans. In fact, the median American household was richer in the 1980s than today (better technology aside). Part of this is explained by...
  • Pope Francis to host 'oil executives' to talk about combating climate change...

    06/01/2018 7:53:45 AM PDT · by caww · 30 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/01/2018 | Naomi Lim
    Companies such as BlackRock, BP, ExxonMobil, and Equinor are expected to be represented at the gathering, which will likely take place on June 9 The conversation's focus will be aligned with Francis' 2015 "On Care For Our Common Home” encyclical, a papal document arguing climate change is caused by humans and that world leaders were not doing enough to mitigate it, sources told the news outlet. Addressing the issue of climate change is a priority for Francis. In addition to the encyclical, the pope warned in 2017 in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that history would judge the...
  • Exclusive: Pope convenes Big Oil, investors to talk climate change

    06/01/2018 7:34:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Axios ^ | May 31, 2018 | Amy Harder
    Pope Francis is hosting a gathering next week at the Vatican with executives of major oil producers and investment firms to talk about how the companies can address climate change, according to several people familiar with the event. Why it matters: It’s one of the most significant developments showing how corporations are working with other world leaders on climate change amid President Trump’s whole-scale retreat on the issue. Situational awareness: One year ago today, Trump announced his intention to withdraw America from the Paris climate deal, which now has support from every country except the United States. Three years ago,...
  • The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection

    03/28/2004 8:00:33 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 33 replies · 591+ views
    AIM Report ^ | 3/26/04 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Kerry-Kennedy-Haiti Connection By Cliff Kincaid March 26, 2004 It wasn't a big story when John Kerry said that he would have risked U.S. lives to maintain Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. And except for columnist Robert Novak, there hasn't been any discussion of why Kerry chose such a controversial course of action. Novak noted evidence of "Aristide's gold-plated U.S. connections." He explained, "He is close to Kerry's influential friends, the Kennedy family of Massachusetts, and is the unconditional favorite of the Congressional Black Caucus." Novak noted that Aristide spent millions on U.S. lobbyists and lawyers, and that,...
  • Red Sox have no plans to discontinue 'God Bless America' at Fenway, despite official's (tr)

    05/16/2018 3:59:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WEEI ^ | 5-15-18 | Alex Reimer
    ...reported opposition to song Howard Bryant’s latest long-winded essay about racial division in professional sports contains remarks from an anonymous “high-ranking Red Sox official” about his desire for the team to stop playing "God Bless America" at Fenway Park. “Recently a high-ranking Red Sox official told me — nearly 17 years after the towers fell — that he really doesn’t know why the team still plays ‘God Bless America,’ but he knows this: The team would ‘get killed’ publicly if it was the first team to stop doing it,” Bryant writes. Despite the “high-ranking official’s” opposition to “God Bless America,”...
  • Liberal ideas move from fringe to front-burner for Democrats

    05/14/2018 9:14:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 14, 2018 | by Benjy Sarlin
    From legal pot to guaranteed jobs, progressive ideas are drawing more attention from Democratic lawmakers — especially potential 2020 contenders. Freed from the constraints of power, Democrats are becoming a progressive ideas factory. On issues like health care, immigration, jobs, and crime, once-fringe policy proposals are gaining traction with lawmakers, activists, and wonks as they debate the party’s path out of its current wilderness. HEALTH CARE This is the biggest shift. Top-tier Democratic candidates around the country, including some in conservative-leaning districts, are running on a promise of universal access to Medicare. JOBS The hottest new topic in progressive circles...
  • Billionaire Soros funding reform-minded district attorney candidates

    05/10/2018 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 9, 2018 | By Rachel Swan
    Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has dropped at least $275,000 into district attorney races throughout Northern California, supporting candidates who advocate reduced incarceration and other criminal justice reforms. Such issues have long been a passion for Soros, who in past years has funded state ballot measures to legalize marijuana and weaken the “three strikes” sentencing law. He’s also tipped district attorney elections in other parts of the country - last year a Soros-backed political action committee helped clinch the win for civil rights attorney Larry Krasner in Philadelphia. This year, the liberal financier has funneled contributions into the California Justice &...
  • Student group raises awareness for environmental racism with forum

    05/10/2018 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UCLA Daily Bruin ^ | May 10, 2018 | BY CELIA JANES
    Expert panelists said at an event Tuesday that environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color, and that promoting racial diversity among environmental science researchers could help address the issue. The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hosted a forum on climate justice, featuring a panel of environmental justice advocates from Los Angeles. ECC aimed to raise awareness and start a dialogue about environmental racism, said Liliana Epps, a second-year gender studies student and member of ECC who helped host the event. Epps said environmental racism and injustice refer to disproportionate allocations of environmental resources. For example, pollutants tend to affect...
  • Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi [China]

    05/05/2018 1:58:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2018-05-04
    Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-04 16:53:17|Editor: Lifang BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Two centuries on, despite huge and profound changes in human society, the name of Karl Marx is still respected all over the world and his theory still shines with the brilliant light of truth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a grand gathering in Beijing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth. Xi said Marx is the "teacher...
  • The Useful Idiots Spreading Socialist Propaganda

    05/03/2018 7:51:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 2 May, 2018 | John Stossel
    Why do American journalists carry water for socialist murderers? Why does American journalist Abby Martin do propaganda for socialist murderers? You've heard about Russian propaganda. Martin once worked for RT, Russia's state-run news network. Now she's got a similar gig at teleSUR, an anti-capitalist, pro-socialist news network funded by Latin American leftists. I'd never heard of teleSUR before researching this week's YouTube video. But teleSUR matters because its videos get millions of views. Latin America stays poor because people believe socialist propaganda. One teleSUR video lists countries where "capitalism failed": Canada, Mexico, England, Peru, Panama, Switzerland, the United States... Another...
  • Commentary: Victims of Communism Day 2018

    05/01/2018 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reason ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Ilya Somin
    May Day is a fitting time to commemorate the tens of millions of victims of this murderous ideology. Today is May Day. Since 2007, I have advocated using this date as an international Victims of Communism Day. I outlined the rationale for this proposal (which was not my original idea) in my very first post on the subject: May Day began as a holiday for socialists and labor union activists, not just communists. But over time, the date was taken over by the Soviet Union and other communist regimes and used as a propaganda tool to prop up their [authority]....
  • May Day 2018 sees workers rally for rights around the world

    05/01/2018 9:00:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 1, 2018
    MOSCOW -- Workers and activists marked May Day on Tuesday with rallies to demand their governments address labor issues. International Workers' Day is a public holiday in many countries, though activities are restricted in some places, sometimes leading to confrontations. A look at some of the events around the world: Russia More than 100,000 people came out on the streets on Moscow to march in the traditional May Day parade. Turkey Police in Istanbul detained more than a dozen demonstrators who tried to march toward Istanbul's symbolic main square in defiance of a ban. Greece Thousands of Greeks are marching...
  • Far-left anarchists smash windows in Paris during May Day rally

    05/01/2018 8:02:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Reuters Staff
    PARIS - Hundreds of hooded protesters held up an annual May Day demonstration in eastern Paris on Tuesday, with some smashing the windows of a McDonald’s restaurant and hurling petrol bombs inside. French police warned on Monday of possible clashes with far-left anarchist groups, known as Black Blocs, after a call on social media for a “Revolutionary Day”. Authorities said some 1,200 hooded and masked protesters had turned up on the sidelines of Tuesday’s planned demonstration by labor unions. Images also showed the smashed windows of a Renault garage on a road near the Austerlitz station and a construction vehicle...
  • Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

    04/30/2018 8:04:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    NY TIMES LOL ^ | a fool named Jason Barker
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea — On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it is today, with a population of around 12,000. According to one of Marx’s recent biographers, Jürgen Neffe, Trier is one of those towns where “although everyone doesn’t know everyone, many know a lot about many.”</p>
  • [Berkeley] Student gov threatens to give [College Republicans] funds to Black Student Union [ed]

    04/30/2018 4:59:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 28, 2018 | Adam Sabes
    A University of California, Berkeley Student Senator proposed that all student government funding for the Berkeley College Republicans be reallocated to the Black Student Union. According to The Daily Californian, Senator Rizza Estacio made an amendment to the proposed budget allocations to student organizations and university groups which would eliminate the $1,000 funding for the BCR and add it to the budget for the BSU. Estacio said that her reasoning for the reallocation is because the BCRs “have violated a lot of, like, lead center rules during like free speech week,” adding that because of this, the organization does not...
  • 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

    04/26/2018 6:18:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Patrick Barkham
    The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it. We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting the polar ice caps. And very few appear to be prepared to say so.” Hillman, an 86-year-old social scientist...
  • The Case for Climate Reparations

    04/23/2018 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Sierra Club ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Jason Mark
    ... The mounting price tag of extreme weather events and the prospect of greater destruction to come have brought into focus a question that has been lurking at the edges of climate change conversations: Who should pay the costs of the death and destruction caused by human-driven global warming? The debate over climate accountability is not new. The Bali Action Plan established the idea - at least in theory - that the rich countries that have built their wealth by burning fossil fuels should help the poorer nations that are suffering disproportionate harms from a distorted atmosphere. "Climate change reparations"...
  • The surprising reason why LGBT and abortion activists have been close allies from the beginning.

    04/21/2018 11:00:54 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The pro-abortion and LGBT movements are linked spiritually, ideologically and politically, a Christian pro-family advocate says. Because of this, it has become more important than ever before for pro-life and family advocates to unite against these enemies of life and the family. Former abortion volunteer and Christian convert Linda Harvey explained to a recent pro-life conference how the LGBT and abortion movements have the common elements of rejecting God’s plan for humanity and targeting children. Children are the targeted of sexualization via comprehensive sex education in schools, Harvey said, and through dangerous and...