By James Kwak

You may have noticed that my blogging has tailed way off over the past few months—to, well, just about nothing. You probably noticed that it was pretty spotty for a long time before that. The main reason is that I’ve been busy with a new teaching job, which requires some effort on academic publications, and raising two small children. The other major factor is that I often just find I don’t have much that’s original to say. Financial regulation is a pretty heavily covered field, and I don’t have the time to be a real expert on, say, derivatives clearinghouses, and—believe it or not—I generally try to avoid posting if I don’t have something new to add. I tried to get back into the flow in the spring semester, when I was only teaching one class, and that worked for a while. But at the beginning of the summer I started doing some part-time consulting for my old company (I’m on unpaid leave from my law school this semester), and that’s made it impossible to keep up with the news, much less write something interesting about it.

That said, I still like to write. I’ve started posting occasionally on Medium, which I like both for the gorgeous interface and because it isn’t organized as a reverse-chronological list—which means that I don’t have to worry as much about saying something newsworthy before the moment passes. This week I wrote about playing Minecraft with my daughter (OK, it’s mainly about the Microsoft acquisition) and one of my favorite topics, why megabanks run on bad software.

I don’t know how long I’ll be keeping this up, but in the meantime my plan is to write an occasional post here summarizing things that I write on Medium or elsewhere on the web. As usual, I’ll also post new articles to Twitter more or less immediately after publishing them.

Thanks for reading.

62 thoughts on “Changes

  1. Discipline and dedication are the AC/DC of autonomy and actualization. It is a mistake to give up any ground that you have achieved as a rule. Path dependent obligations do not mean abandoning your post unless an equal or greater force takes it from you. Life is change and it can be folded over rather than cut short to accommodate layers of transformation. Perhaps it is a matter of personal gain that makes choices difficult, but it should not be a matter of cost / benefit failure to sustain. I have been watching the PBS series concerning the Roosevelt heritage, and FDR’s personal life continues to be a great inspiration to not just America but to the World and the Human condition. Where do we all fit in his path?

    You say you have nothing to say and yet you have everything most people in the world would wish for and do not have for themselves.
    Now that you actually have time and have climbed the wall to a station of life achievement it seems difficult to accept that you can not open this forum even greater, rather than shutting it down for personal growth and elbow room to ruminate at other writing stations. So this becomes the final baseline? You have nothing to say anymore? Is that what happens when you reach the lofty towers of a teaching lawyer? You forget the people below? Well consider a concentration. This blog came to existence and prominence on the basis of a financial crisis. It was a middle class crisis and it had serious implications for the history of democracy itself. Democracy continues to be threatened at great levels, and as a lawyer you might find some interest in continuing that exploration and discussion before it is entirely shut down by a neo-Stasi corporatism that commandeers both the government and the commons.

    Or consider this:
    an article from the objective retrospect of 2008 where Obam (the Lawyer) manipulates his post and supports big money interests while claiming to empower the people…a template he uses very often without complaint from our Legal Society as to its hypocrisy. Surely there are things to be said about it in the currents of our present political arena? Where is the middle class voice;…more importantly where are its leaders, and succinctly where is the FDR conscience of today upper crust?
    Obamacare is shrouded in misinterpretation and wishful thinking if not careful misdirection and manipulations. We are being led into an insurance state where the “TOO BIG TO FAIL” is an entire tier of the economy that lives parasitically off of insurance industry capitalism, which in turn is serviced by a corporate funded and supported collective of crony government capture. But you have no issues left to discuss? Perhaps you might consider JUST (if not justice) covering the Health Care Crisis which has just reached a “subprime-insurance” all time high bubble? Or perhaps you might consider, as a lawyer, follosing the capture of our crony Supreme Court system that has given away Presidential elections and now sold the country and its historic independence to global corporations that will use it like its mistress if not a more vulgar utility.

    But now, since you have graciously offered a chance for a final word, let me congratulate you on your accomplishments and, not to say good bye, but fair well! Fair well Brother…we wish you only the best of life that America and the Universe has to give.
    Bruce E. Woych

  2. addendum:
    The Health Insurance Mafia
    By Jonathan Kellerman; Dr. Kellerman, clinical professor of pediatrics and psychology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine
    Updated April 14, 2008
    “Most discussions about the rising cost of health care emphasize the need to get more people insured. The assumption seems to be that insurance – rather than the service delivered by doctor to patient – is the important commodity.
    But perhaps the solution to much of what currently plagues us in health care – rising costs and bureaucracy, diminishing levels of service – rests on a radically different approach: fewer people insured.
    You don’t need to be an economist to understand that any middleman interposed between seller and buyer raises the price of a given service or product. Some intermediaries justify this by providing benefits, such as salesmanship, advertising or transport. Others offer physical facilities, such as warehouses. A third group, organized crime, utilizes fear and intimidation to muscle its way into the provider-consumer chain, raking in hefty profits and bloating cost, without providing any benefit at all.
    The health insurance model is closest to the parasitic relationship imposed by the Mafia and the like. Insurance companies provide nothing other than an ambiguous, shifty notion of “protection.”
    {quoted from the innocence of 2008…]
    (subscription only link…the wave of the future is upon us)

    Regards and farewell to ALL !

  3. CHANGES: Yesterday…Privatization; Today…subscription to enter;
    Tomorrow…, Debt and Conscription.
    What a corrupt nation we live in. The lack of appropriate media is heartbreaking. Open forum is gasping for air. TOO Big To Fail is the new Aristocracy’s mantra, and path dependence runs the machine.

    CHANGES? ” The Crisis of the Public University…It is about the escalating costs of college that are turning a younger generation into debt-peons, and about the difficulty of obtaining jobs after graduation.

    The current crisis is fundamentally about privatization and the dismantling of a national public treasure. The students and professors who were whacked by billy clubs want to preserve a grand public university that took a century to build to its present pre-eminence and is taking just a few years to destroy.

    Although public universities are under attack throughout the United States, the University of California is taking a particularly hard beating, metaphorically and literally. In California, the public university (the 10 campuses of UC, the state-college system, and the community colleges)—like public libraries and day-care centers—is being held hostage to citizens who have waged tax rebellions since 1978 and whose heirs still refuse to support any civic institution that doesn’t directly affect their private lives or needs.” WHICH CONTINUES PROGRESSIVELY TODAY.
    The Homeless Adjunct

    Baseline / Benchmark scenario = CRISIS of
    name your soup….

    “The Swan song (in ancient Greek: κύκνειον ᾆσμα) is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that swans (Cygnus spp.) sing a beautiful song in the moment just before death, having been silent (or alternatively, not so musical) during most of their lifetime”

    In Greek mythology, the swan was a bird consecrated to Apollo, and it was therefore considered a symbol of harmony and beauty and its limited capabilities as a singer were sublimated to those of songbirds.

    Aesop’s fable of “The Swan Mistaken for a Goose” incorporates the swan song legend thus: “The swan, who had been caught by mistake instead of the goose, began to sing as a prelude to its own demise. His voice was recognized and the song saved his life.”

  5. Lets hope this blog can stay alive for at least a short while longer Bruce, before condemning it to graveyard status. People can find themselves overwhelmed with what to do (or not to do) when the proper tools are not made available to them. Likewise if there are to many tools in the box you can have difficulty with ones ability to explain to the masses what all the tools do, that are in the tool box. And do/did we really need all these tools, or did someone in a by gone age (possibly before the Roosevelt’s) just take a wrong turn and then the masses just willingly and blindly followed along with the short term memory thing. I have much proof that that, is exactly the case here on Earth. The reason always goes back to the greed for cheap and easy resources and the control of others with the proceeds.

    What is missed by the masses is the 4th dimension, or time.

    The results of great thinkers are always the same, the not so easy ability to control them, being the 5th dimension, is what is needed and is directly dependent upon the prior dimension, which has it own agenda and an overstuffed box of tools ready to deliver whatever it is a person requests of life, right back to them, in a, if you can give it, you can take it, type justice. When the commentary section bows out, then you know it’s time to close the school and reduce the costs.

  6. Thanks for your intelligent input, ANON…, it would be nice if the channel stayed open as a chat room for issues. Picking an issue from the current events weekly should not be too imposing a task, but that is not for me to say.

    Chat rooms need input. Can we get an AMEN out there ? Can we get a Hallelujah ! ???
    ………….Annie…where are you when we need YOU???

  7. James, Your opinion – whether it adds new information or not – is valuable to those of us who have followed this blog for years, simply to see the evolution of your perspectives. From your post, it sounds like you might have to weed out some obligations in order to do the highest priority things. Put the kids up for adoption ~ that will give you way more time! No, wait a minute, they will grow up and challenge or ignore everything you say, and THAT will give you way more time! LOL! Thanks for keeping us in the loop, no matter how gigantic its circumference.

  8. Elizabeth Shogren for National Geographic
    Published September 21, 2014
    Midtown Manhattan in New York City is barely visible for the haze drifting between buildings.
    Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely
    What to watch for at this week’s global meeting in New York.
    Behind all the fanfare around this week’s UN Climate Summit, which will bring 120 heads of state to New York on Tuesday, looms one big question: Will the nations of the world agree on a path to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change?????

    Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan

  9. CHANGES! CLIMATE CHANGE & THE Climate Summit….

    US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit
    Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution
    BY Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent, Saturday 20 September 2014
    Pomp, Little Action Expected at UN Climate Summit – ABC News

    “In a 1991 internal World Bank memorandum, Summers argued for the transfer of waste and dirty industries from industrialized to developing countries. “Just between you and me, shouldn’t the World Bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the LDCs (lesser developed countries)?” wrote Summers, who went on to serve as Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration, president of Harvard University and then head of President Obama’s National Economic Council. “I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that. … I’ve always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly under polluted; their air quality is vastly inefficiently low [sic] compared to Los Angeles or Mexico City.” Summers later said the memo was meant to be ironic. [Original memo reprinted here]”

    Let them eat waste
    “According to the NGO, The Development Gap: “Consistent with the memo’s argument in favor of toxic dumping, Mr. Summers and his fellow Band economists have argued, in the form of structural adjustment programs in some 75 countries, unregulated economic activity regardless of its devastating social and environmental impact and the economic and political polarization it has wrought. While Mr. Summers has disavowed his comments proposing toxic waste dumping in the Third World, he as yet to denounce the trickle-down economic policies of the Bank that have even more dire consequences.”

    Let them eat waste

    The Manipulators: Facebook’s Social Engineering Project
    by Nicholas Carr
    Los Angeles Review of Books
    September 14th, 2014
    “The problem with manipulation is that it hems us in. It weakens our volition and circumscribes our will, substituting the intentions of others for our own. When efforts to manipulate us are hidden from us, the likelihood that we’ll fall victim to them grows. Other than the unusually dim or gullible, most people in the past understood that corporate marketing tactics, from advertisements to celebrity endorsements to package designs, were intended to be manipulative. As long as those tactics were visible, we could evaluate them and resist them — maybe even make jokes about them. That’s no longer the case, at least not when it comes to online services. When companies wield moment-by-moment control over the flow of personal correspondence and other intimate or sensitive information, tweaking it in ways that are concealed from us, we’re unable to discern, much less evaluate, the manipulative acts. We find ourselves inside a black box.”

  12. [excerpts]
    Political issues
    “The pipeline is a top-tier election issue for the November 4, 2014 United States elections for the United States Senate, for U.S. House of Representatives, for governors in states and territories, and for many state and local positions as well. One election-year dilemma facing the Democrats, is whether or not Obama should approve the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline…”
    Send your letters to Obama…

    “Indigenous issues
    Many Native Americans and Indigenous Canadians are opposed to the Keystone XL project for various reasons,[103] including possible damage to sacred sites, pollution, and water contamination, which could lead to health risks among their communities.[104]

    On September 19, 2011, a number of leaders from Native American bands in the United States and First Nations bands from Canada were arrested for protesting the Keystone XL outside the White House.”

    “In 2011, environmental and global warming activist Bill McKibben took the question of the pipeline to NASA scientist James Hansen, who told McKibben the pipeline would be “game over for the planet”.[134] McKibben and other activists organized opposition, which coalesced in August 2011 with over 1000 nonviolent arrests at the White House,…”

    “On November 6, 2011, several thousand environmentalist supporters, some shouldering a long black inflatable replica of a pipeline, formed a human chain around the White House to convince Barack Obama to block the controversial Keystone XL project. Organizer Bill McKibben said, “this has become not only the biggest environmental flash point in many, many years, but maybe the issue in recent times in the Obama administration when he’s been most directly confronted by people in the street. In this case, people willing, hopeful, almost dying for him to be the Barack Obama of 2008.”

    Apparently the WHO was wrong…We DID get fooled again!

    “The only reason the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline wasn’t approved years ago is that activists, deeming it a vital proxy in the larger battle to keep the dirtiest fossil fuels in the ground, have applied relentless pressure on the Obama administration. But in the Great Plains, Native Americans have little confidence that the project can be stopped by traditional political activism.”
    Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Common Dreams
    First Nations Vow: There Will Be No Tar Sands Pipeline
    “We have drawn a line in the earth they cannot, and will not, cross,” said Chief Martin Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation.
    – Andrea Germanos, staff writer

  14. Riding the Fracking Wave All the Way to China…
    The new price structure for your utilities: The Truth behind your extreme utility bills this past season. SHARE THIS !
    The New Energy Paradigm
    The price of your gas and electric bill is directly related to the facts in this article. Fracking in New York will not decrease the price of energy, in fact fracking is clearly meant to increase international market shares…and the process is already being cost shifted to the public. When they tell you your gas bill was a product of high demand this past season, the truth is that there was a glut of supply and the competitive costs should have forced prices to stabilize or even possibly be followed by a dramatic decline in prices as it did in 2008. This is not happening, and the costs explained here in this article is the truth behind why you are paying the extremely high prices. These prices are unprecedented and were never necessary in the past when there was literally LESS available supplies. The deceptions are part of the system and you and the health of our local economy is not a concern for these grand scale cartel dealings. One Senator Edward Markey (Mass), has made an effort to protect the country from these price / cost shifting manipulations. But the industry is moving against the interest of local economies…, and this is why the idea of public utilities has been completely corrupted for pure profit with no concern for the outcome or inpact for local economies, the communities and the working families the new energy paradigm exploits.
    • Riding the Fracking Wave All the Way to China

  15. If Corporations are People than all shareholders are slaveholders. Owning People, I believe, is against the Constitution.
    If Corporations are property than the Supreme court has created a republic made from Frankensteins…
    Make up your mind: Person or Property!
    Either way, the stacked Bench has perverted incentives.
    “This site is concerned with the Constitution for The United States of America — the U.S. Constitution — and thus we define ‘constitutional’ as: being in accordance with, or authorized by the United States Constitution. Thus, when we speak of ‘unconstitutional’ laws, we refer to laws that are not in accordance with nor authorized by the United States Constitution. References to ‘government’ mean the federal government of the United States.
    The Crisis:
    This site examines the Constitutionality Crisis facing the United States of America and suggests an approach for restoring Constitutional government. The federal government routinely violates constitutionally-protected rights of both its citizens and of the states making up the union. The legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government are all guilty. We are to the point where government sees no practical limits on its actions. Unless something is done — and soon — the United States of America is doomed as a republic.

    “… Almost half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 and strategists from Israel to Central Asia prepare for strife.”
    Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit 2002
    BY Vandana Shiva
    A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award)
    Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India’s leading physicists.

  17. ………………………………….NO CHANGE…………………………
    50 YEARS OF DECEIT! AARC Conference

    “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures.”
    September 25-28, 2014
    “Andrew Kreig appears on Real Politik to discuss the forthcoming Assassination Archives and Research Center’s Conference on the Warren Report and the JFK Assassination.”
    “The JFK assassination and its coverup via the Warren Report are as contemporary as tomorrow’s headlines, Kreig asserts. “I would suggest for every American who values freedom that this is not the past.” Many do not recognize the event’s significance because mainstream journalists, news outlets, and academics implicitly cling to or even actively promote the Warren Commission’s untenable “magic bullet” hypothesis.”

    [Mr. Kreig is a Washington DC-based attorney, nonprofit executive, and author of Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney, and Their Masters (Eagle View, 2013). As editor of the non-partisan Justice Integrity Project, he is a passionate and accomplished fighter for the public interest, with credentials including 14 years as a metro newspaper reporter, plus degrees from Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell University.]
    “The Assassination Archives and Research Center, the source of many of the documents found on this website, is hosting a conference on the 50th anniversary of the Warren Report. Entitled “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures,” the event will take place from Sept 25-28 this year in Washington DC. ”
    On the same weekend, a separate conference on the Warren Commission, entitled “The Warren Report 50 Years Later: A Critical Examination,” will be held at the Crown Plaza East Hotel in Alexandria, VA. For more information, see

    “As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spiraled out of control, affecting thousands of Liberians, Sierra Leonians, and Guineans, and threatening thousands more, the world’s reaction has been glacially, lethally slow. Only in the past few weeks have heads of state begun to take serious notice.”

    “The most striking thing about the virus is the way in which it propagates. True, through bodily fluids, but to suggest as much is to ignore the conditions under which bodily contact occurs. Instead, the mechanism Ebola exploits is far more insidious. This virus preys on care and love, piggybacking on the deepest, most distinctively human virtues. Affected parties are almost all medical professionals and family members, snared by Ebola while in the business of caring for their fellow humans. More strikingly, 75 percent of Ebola victims are women, people who do much of the care work throughout Africa and the rest of the world.”

    The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
    The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
    By Benjamin Hale

  19. ……………………..ZERO ANTHROPOLOGY…………………………
    A Neoliberal Coup: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
    Posted on September 8, 2014 by Maximilian Forte

    (Introduction): The following is a series of extracts from Mathieu Guerin’s chapter, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wage Labour: The American Legislative Exchange Council and the Neoliberal Coup,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 121-145:
    “Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called ‘model bills’ reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations”. (CMD, 2014/4/5)”
    read ALL:

  20. “We had dreams when the night was young
    We were believers when the night was young
    We could change the world stop the war
    Never seen nothing like this before
    But that was way back when the night was young”

    “Get your heart beating in the right direction
    That’s when you make a real connection”
    Robbie Robertson

  21. Published on Sep 22, 2014

    The US capital is flooded with phone calls and other data on a daily basis but all of it is being intercepted by sources unknown. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports.

    Capitol Surveillance: Unidentified tracking devices found in Washington

  22. Well that’s better than unregistered, which is what we have today in the Capital, I might add.

  23. Some Titles worth noting:
    Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles Paperback – April 30, 2013
    by James Goodale
    All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power Hardcover – April 8, 2014
    by Nomi Prins
    It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions Paperback – February 23, 2013
    A Fighting Chance Hardcover – April 22, 2014
    by Elizabeth Warren

  24. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate –
    September 16, 2014
    by Naomi Klein (Author)

    (from the editorial)
    “The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.”


    “…She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.”

  25. Tuesday September 30; This CHANGES EVERYTHING
    10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 Hammer Museum 7PM

    JOIN :The Nation Institute and The Nation magazine in welcoming award-winning journalist and global best-selling author Naomi Klein.

    “She will discuss her new title, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, which tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.”

    ….for more information visit

  26. Hello Mr. Woych – I’m still here, posted this yesterday on my FaceSlap page and then had lots of problems – I kept getting kicked off the internet connection I was using…go figure….the UBRON potergeist pervert still CENSORING my virtual/cloud existence

    “….After just 14 gays of being without clean water, after Hurricane Irene hot NJ in 2011, because the pumping station flooded after the electricity got cut off by the storm, things got pretty funky – it was summer so the pool was still open and everyone was allowed to go get a couple gallons a day to flush the toilet during the first 4 days when we had no water at all, and we all schlepped to the grocery stores to buy drinking water….so when you look at the damage to infrastructure that a decade, or more, of war in Liberia and its neighbor countries has done, a killer epidemic is a WELL KNOWN consequence of savage civil war. Leaving dead bodies to rot in the open as a way to terrorize everyone else standing in their way – a savage grab at total power – is something that has been around for 40,000 years, no? What ALWAYS follows war? Disease. Like, duh.

    So how are the USA for-profit health insurance companies, who have ALL the Fiat $$$$ now, going to step up to the plate to re-initialize the hospital protocols for “infectious Diseases” that were decimated (“40,000 specialist jobs disappeared forever”) by the very real economic war the banksters are still waging against the “middle class”…? Basically, anything other than quarantine is going to be “too expensive” and getting more people into the health care system ala Obamacare also never addressed the REAL health care for EVERYONE that is infectious disease management….”

    Pardon the snark, but not even a voucher for a bottle of bleach for the unwashed homeless middle class in Detroit and elsewhere from Obamacare funded for-profit “health” insurance companies….

    They re-ran this one the other night – guess to reming everyone of the “changes” in management and regulators in the “health” biz – I always said REAL research died the day Viagra hit the streets:


    The Responsibility of Intellectuals
    Noam Chomsky
    The New York Review of Books, February 23, 1967
    “With respect to the responsibility of intellectuals, there are still other, equally disturbing questions. Intellectuals are in a position to expose the lies of governments, to analyze actions according to their causes and motives and often hidden intentions. In the Western world, at least, they have the power that comes from political liberty, from access to information and freedom of expression. For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us. The responsibilities of intellectuals, then, are much deeper than what Macdonald calls the “responsibility of people,” given the unique privileges that intellectuals enjoy.”
    The Responsibility of Intellectuals

  28. Capitalism
    A Ghost Story

    Culture & Media
    Globalization & Imperialism

    By Arundhati Roy

    From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product.

    Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism have subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.
    Capitalism: A Ghost Story

  29. @Woych, and 480 USA citizens are worth a collective total of 2.08 TRILLION Fiat $$$$s….India’s elite should be fined for the damage they inflict on everyone else’s CULTURE because of their complete lack of control over the breeding of their low caste citizens over the past centuries…there is NOTHING new or changed about India’s impact on the planet…

    The physics of time being distributed everywhere across galaxies and super cluster of galaxies :-) as the “eternal now” gave birth to math that proves that there is no such “force” that needs handling as “time” in physics – go figure.

    So I guess everything stolen in nanoseconds is not in the possession of the owners of the cloud, eh? LOL

    Vote all the bums out….what was the strategic value, to USA as a sovereign nation, in wiping out the Middle Class…? To make India look “normal”….?

  30. “….LAURIE GARRETT: I think our biggest challenge in the United States is hubris. We have consistently heard and said — and, by the way, it’s not just the government saying this. It’s been all the public health associations, the American Medical Association, all the major physician groups and so on — for quite some time saying, look, what’s going on over there in Africa is the result of inadequate health systems, poor hygiene and so on. It wouldn’t be like that here in America. We know how to do this.

    And I think it is kind of a smug attitude. And it’s very similar and reminiscent to a similar smug sense of self-assurance that dictated the response Canada had to the arrival of SARS in the Toronto hospital system in 2003.

    When you contrast how quickly Vietnam in its poverty managed to control SARS in 2003, compared to how long — it just kept coming back again and again in the hospital system in Toronto — it shows that there’s a certain arrogance that happens with technology. We sort of think, well, we have this high-tech equipment, we can stop it.

    But there’s a lot more to stopping the spread of a virus than just high-tech equipment….”

    Ditto for Fiat $$$$ distribution, no?

    92 million lives emptied of 50K for over 5 years to funnel to the Middle East and all we got in the way of change was ISIS/L…”….good job, Brownie….”, said GWB…..

    When you look at what they are making up as they go along, you know that they don’t have ANY fundamental facts about the problem to begin with…

  31. They were killing each other for a decade and now “nature” stepped in to finish them all off….can anyone say “infrastructure investment”…? Isn’t that a suggestion from “God” in a holy book?

    A pandemic is a KNOWN consequence of WAR. So what does the modeling of perpetual war (the NWO) say – “we know how to contain it”…?!

    And now everyone gets their PSA (public service announcement) together to mea culpa their “failure” – how is that sane?! Why are all the institutions stuffed with people who FAIL to have the intelligence to be of service to “the greater good”??!!

    There might be at least one or two people among the 92 MILLION unemployed in USA who would not FAIL – think “Space Cowboys”…

    Still waiting for that uber-“app” on the smartass phone that cleans and sanitizes the dirty diaper that the modern tech savvy parent waves over their magic iGizmo…the iGizmo that they rather have than food….


    “……According to Alex Vespignani, a physicist at Northeastern University who developed a computer model to predict how air traffic can influence the spread of Ebola, an 80 percent reduction in air traffic only delays the risk of an Ebola-infected passenger coming to the U.S. for about four weeks. A 90 percent reduction would delay it for another month or so. “We’re a little safer for a finite amount of time, but then you are not really solving the problem,” Vespignani explained to Forbes……”

    So the logic is that buying two months of time with travel restrictions is of NO VALUE in managing a pandemic…?! In case there is any question that USA has even MORE control of the internet than China and bad-boy Putin, try finding a list of countries that have already banned travel to and from the places where the pandemic is in full swing….

    The appointment of a Zionist spin-doctor by the Obama regime to manage the crisis has got everyone p-ssd….and rightly so…

  33. I guess there is no surprise that the first political exploitation of the health crisis led to the presidential appointment of a human pay-your-pal app – Mr. Klain. He’s there to create a “fee” from the sole 10 beds that can contain the billion-load of virus a human morphs into before death. You know he has no power to re-hire the 40,000 people who were in place in hospitals across the country to deal with pandemics, nor would he do that anyway. He’d sink 18 billion into developing an “uber” app – on-call clean up maids.

    I am impressed, however, with how quickly the Generals in the military figured out that there are no actual resources for Klain to “manage”….

    The “hysteria” is about the incompetence – get it right for once spin doctors….

  34. Marina Warner compares UK university managers to ‘Chinese communist enforcers’

    Novelist and former professor in the Department of Literature, Film & Theatre Studies at the University of Essex launches a scathing attack

    by Jonathan Brown
    Wednesday, 3 September 2014
    {excerpted from article]
    “The chair of judges for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize has delivered a blistering broadside against her former university employers comparing higher education managers to unquestioningly obedient Chinese communist officials.

    Writing in the London Review of Books, Marina Warner said she felt “pushed” into resigning her role earlier this summer as a professor in the department of literature, film and theatre studies at the University of Essex where she had taught for the past decade.

    The acclaimed author and academic accused institutions of being forced into competing against each like high street supermarkets in the search for profits.

    She said changes to the higher education sector had resulted in “one-size-fits-all contracts, inflexible timetables, overflowing workloads, overcrowded classes” which were harming teachers and students whilst benefiting the growing armies of administrators.”

    The Independent
    Sunday 19 October 2014

  35. @Woych – what is going on with the court case against AIG – Timmy got snippy up on the stand, just like the idea-logs on trial at Nuremberg did – calling the people bringing the “crimes against humanity” case against them “stupid”….

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