Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Debtonation: how globalisation dies by Ann Pettifor
Interesting article - I'm not as sure as the author on the likelihood of a major debt-fueled meltdown, if only because I believe it most certain that capitalism will be saved by socialism, yet again. The Fed will create more money abracadabra, and the government will bail out any enterprise deemed too big to fail. Goddamned pinkos! The beauty of capitalism is that it, like evolution, is supposed to reward wisdom and punish foolishness. If only capitalism would be left to run itself into extinction without getting propped up by socialist government intervention, then the foolishness of such an outmoded system of production would get properly punished.
Oh well, no worries, it's not like tens of thousands of people die daily from starvation, or the overconsumption of a few is imperiling the entire planet... let's cling to modern tribalism and auto-fellatio, and pat ourselves on the back for the fact that social evolution has reached its apex and we've got the bestest system of production ever.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
God Hates Shrimp
"Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites. ..."
You heard it here first, folks. God hates people who pinch tail and suck heads; he hates shrimp-eaters.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
New Element Discovered: Capitalisium by Dan Brook
Capitalist economists have long suffered from a psychological disorder known as 'physics envy' (PE). This arises from the fact that the nature of the economy is such that the only reliable way to study it involves only description and never prediction. This generates a great deal of envy among capitalist economists, who consider their colleagues in the hard science of physics and envy them their methodological tools: mathematical tools which give the physicists such strong and solid predictive potency.
Communist economists traditionally do not fall prey to PE, because they are happy with the methodological tools at their disposal, and know that their field of inquiry does not allow for physics-like prediction. Yet it seems like PE may be mutating... Here, the physics of a communist economist, revealed!