We all know the amoral armaments industry will be cashing in when Obama shows the Syrian people how much he loves them. But I got some spam today, pretty meaningless but it does highlight how capitalism will be seeking it's big bucks when the civilians start dying.From: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo: chrishall57@Subject: This Company had a huge day … Continue reading Making money out of the misery of the Syrians
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Yup, that's what the BBC News site says here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19174649But Capitalism is a beast with a rapacious appetite. It has to be filled with profit or it becomes violent. Which means that once again the working class, the poor and the less able bodied will pay to feed the hunger of the wealthy.(Apologies … Continue reading Bank cuts growth forecast to zero
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Image by Getty Images via @daylifeSo says the BBC. No, I don't think he really is calling for a form of Distributism, merely offering up sound bites that seem to be rounding the edges from our current form of rampaging Capitalism. There's lots of talk in political circles at the moment of a more 'friendly … Continue reading Nick Clegg and Distributism?
More media misinformation from the Daily Mail about the poor old banks.Apparently the banks are writing off debt from struggling families to the tune of £40M a day. The paper goes on:Between April and June banks and building societies were forced to 'write off ' £3.5billion, around £40million every day, the largest amount since records … Continue reading Banks forced to write off £40m a day in family debt
Image via WikipediaAs the title says, from the BBC News website - 'Britons to pay more for a loaf of bread as wheat prices jump'So it seems that lucky old us will be paying more for our wheat, and hence our bread sometime soon. It's all because of wildfires in Russia and flooding in Pakistan. … Continue reading Britons to pay more for a loaf of bread as wheat prices jump
Image via WikipediaAs reported in the Telegraph, "Even Willy Wonka might struggle to use this much chocolate. Yesterday, somebody bought 241,000 tonnes of cocoa beans."An odd story you may think but it's a fantastic example of why we need to knock this unbridled capitalism on it's head and replace it with something that serves the … Continue reading I should cocoa!
Image via WikipediaAs international capital seeks to strip the resources and dignity of the Greek people the KKE, the Greek Communists, have released a statement this May Day.Worth reading all the way through. Can't say I disagree with a word of it. All power to them and their cause.Comrades, workers, Greeks and immigrants, young women … Continue reading May Day Message by the Central Committee of the Greek Communists
Image by premasagar via FlickrHeadline on the BBC News caught my eye this morning - Greece crisis: investors wait on deal details.So there's a nation in trouble and investors are waiting on details. What details? The best way to aid the economy? The best way to work with the democratically elected sovereign Greek government?No. A … Continue reading Parasites