1) What we usually get in defense of capitalism these days is "gee, if we could have well-regulated/ environmentally conscious/ socially equitable capitalism then it would be totally kewl." You get the capitalism they feed you, not the stuff you want.
Cold and snowy here, so a shot from last year.
Now, off down to the bunker..........
From RT.com, Jan.3, 2019:
“The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, has been killed in a strike near Baghdad International Airport, along with senior leaders of the Iraqi Shia militia, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has confirmed.
I am publishing my original piece by my mind today is on the middle east. I don't see a scenario where Iran does not respond to the assassination.
The expectation of modern American medicine is that as individuals we are compliant to the system. The self-responsibility morphed last century to a system of doctor diagnoses, approved therapies and treatments. Physician had control of who was admitted and discharged from medical facilities and the type of care received while an inpatient. This century the medical doctor is loosing power of control of healthcare and lives to the insurance companies, government and treatment protocols influenced by commercial interests.
News aplenty for Tulsi, entering into the new numerical decade . . .
Tulsi Raises $3.4 million in Q4 2019
This was her best quarter yet.
In comparison, in Q3 she raised $3.0 million; in Q2 she raised $1.6 million; and in Q1 she raised $2.0 million.
Of course, other candidates raised more--for example, Booty-gig announced yesterday raising $25 million or thereabouts.
Julian Castro Drops Out of Race
Wherever I write, I am aware that I represent a minority of one, who regards the US Constitution with total distain for the injustice and corruption that it has introduced into the lives of modern Americans. It has made it possible for their lives to be trashed morally, economically, and legally inside their own country, while pitting citizen against citizen as they are forced down into a cruel, god-foresaken, social dystopia. And the Constitution's cluelessness about the modern world has allowed the people's tormentors to be elevated to the highest positions of authority in the land, where they legally hide their abuses behind their classified documents. Yet it is a rare human being that will put the blame where it clearly belongs.
Daniel Lazare is one of the rare ones.
Both Washington and the news media are bending over backwards to drum up support for a war with Iran. In the proud tradition of incubator babies and yellowcake, they are both twisting the facts and outright lying. The further you go to the right-wing of the news media, the bigger and more belligerent the lies.
First of all, let's look at some examples.
Every morning across the world people light the morning fire. I do, and I've been doing so most mornings of my adult life. Wood stoves are a very efficient way to burn wood if you have a house. I say "if" because a lot of people who start morning fires either don't live in houses or the houses are built only to give protection from wildlife, people, and rain. Those folks build campfire type fires.
Start over in the new year. Also, start over at any other time during the rest of the year, whenever you want, as often as you like. Time is an illusion anyway.
I have seen some "let's kill capitalism" sentiment expressed of late. Capitalism is not the problem, nor is any other economic 'ism inherently better. The key to "better" is in the implementation details.
Economists want to think of themselves as being a part of the "hard sciences" because Reasons. After-all they award a Nobel Prize in Economics, don't they.