Stop celebrating thieves and demonizing patriots By: A few days ago, some people were seen celebrating an unscrupulous and loudmouth public official who lacks ethic and has a very shallow understanding of his role as a deputy minister of the Ministry of Information, while today the Liberian media is going unnoticed. However, I'm not surprised why Mr. Rodney Sieh is not being hailed today by the Liberian people for informing them about the devilish and criminal acts that are being meted out against them by people whom they consider to be their heroes and leaders—it is not fond of us to do such things.
Posted on April 30, by Scott Alexander I. A spectre is haunting Europe. One of them is the spectre of communism. The others are literal ghosts. They live in abandoned mansions. Sometimes they wail eerily or make floorboards creak.
If you arrange things just right, you might be able to capture them on film. Inghost hunters Frank Podmore and Edward Pease spent the night at the same West London haunted house, looking for signs of the paranormal.
As the night dragged on without any otherworldly visitations, they passed the time in conversation and realized they shared an interest in communist thought.
The two agreed to meet up again later, and from these humble beginnings came one of the most important private societies in the history of the world. Before the Fabians, communism was a pastime of wild-eyed labor activists promising bloody revolution.
The Society helped introduce the idea of incremental democratic socialism — not just in the sense of Bernie Sanders, but in the sense of the entire modern welfare state. In the process, they pretty much invented the demographic of champagne-sipping socialist intellectuals.
A small group of people who wanted to change the world founded an organization, garnered influence in a bunch of little ways, thought strategically and acted with discipline.
And after decades of work they got into positions of power and successfully changed the world, shifting the economic consensus from state socialism to free er markets. And the Fabians seem like the same story, told in reverse. A small group of idealists, thinking strategically and acting with discipline, moved democratic socialism from the lunatic fringe to the halls of intellectual power.
If aspiring generals study Alexander the Great and Napoleon, surely aspiring intellectual movements should study the neoliberals and the Fabians. Pease turns out to be an engaging writer with a good sense of humor.
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His book, however, is a bit puzzling. It paints a Fabian Society which is chronically disorganized and which kind of hilariously bumbles into global power despite itself. Still, it was informative, funny, and not totally absent of practical applications, so below I include some discussion and interesting passages.Issues in American Copyright Law and Practice.
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For a moment there, I was worried they were cutting off Fort MacMurray; Ontario Provincial Police shut down Canada's busiest highway early Friday morning west of Kingston due to native protesters in the area, who had earlier blockaded a section of secondary highway and a stretch of nearby railway track on the eve of the National Day of Action.
But you see there lies the problem: any distribution of wealth is "fair" as long as the people agree it is, and the people at large simply don't agree that 5% of the population should gain all of. The Tax Protester FAQ Introduction What is the purpose of this FAQ?
The purpose of this FAQ is to provide concise, authoritative rebuttals to nonsense about the U.S. tax system that is frequently posted on web sites scattered throughout the Internet, by a variety of fanatics, idiots, charlatans, and dupes, frequently referred to by the courts as “tax protesters”.
Is wealth distributed fairly in the United States? Add a New Topic; Add to My Favorites Debate This Topic; Report This Topic; Is wealth distributed fairly in the United States? Saying that America's wealth distribution is fair is a HUGE lie.
The top 1% of America's population has 40% of the Nation's wealth. Imagine America's population as a. Resurrecting the Estate Tax Many arguments made in favor of the tax actually support maintaining some sort of levy, but not necessarily the existing version.
promote fair play, and do not.