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Hans Holbein the Younger

Holbein left for England in 1526 at the age of 28.  Returned in 1528.  He painted this picture prior to his second trip to England in 1533, where he entered the service of Henry VIII four years later.  Eramus gave him a letter of introduction.  The Thomas More picture--elsewhere--was done in during the first trip. He is known for his portraits of Henry VIII.   He died in London during the plague epidemic of 1543.
 

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One can’t understand economic-political developments without neoliberalism

One can’t understand behavior without behaviorism

One can’t understand nature without evolution. 

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Here and there are scattered articles that touch on economics.  There is one on the total costs of the U.S. portion of the nuclear arms race as published in a book by the conservative think tank, the Brookings Institute; Greenspan on reforming the stock market; George Soros on economic instability; the classic Monopoly Capital by Baran & Sweezy; five likely causes for an recession or worse; and how the Iraq war stimulates the economy.



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The issue isn’t how well off we are but rather how much better we would have been, and what is the risk level of from the current unsound fiscal policies what have made us the leading debtor nation.  We have been in a cycle of neoliberalism economic policies supported by both parties.   The risk of collapse is the greatest since 1929

 

The economic articles are of 4 types.  1) conservative economists fretting over risk; 2) world banking and their economic agenda;  3) the shrinking per hour return in real dollars since 1970 even though productivity has dramatically risen; and 4) ways to upset the old apple cart so as to increase average personal wealth.  Articles covering these 4 are scattered in various locations.

 

It is not how well off we are, but rather how much better off we ought to be.

 

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Original sin is the difference between my pleasures and yours--B.F. Skinner

 

Every trade organization is a conspiracy against the people--George Bernard Shaw

 

The worst of those conspiracies is neoliberalism



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Salvador Dali

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NEOLIBERALISM

 

There is an evil afoot, neoliberalism.  It is neither new nor liberal, but the organized effort of multinational corporations and international banks to increase their profits.  Through the WTO and IMF (their tools) they have set out a broad agenda and won support through bribes.  In the developed countries it is the dole given by the multinational corporations to the political parties and their candidates that are receptive to their programs.  In the third world it also includes loans to their governments which require implementation of their policies.  

 

Greed is greed, and what benefits one group lobbies for comes at the expense to society.  Our media has sold the public on the virtues of neoliberalism.  California Skeptics are publishing articles which show why you shouldn’t be sold on their policies.  The results speak of its failure.  Populace movements have with increasing political success rejected those policies.  Articles on the WTO and there opposition have been published by us.  For a pod cast, and articles by an organization connected with Ralph Nader.  

 

These policies have resulted in the out sourcing of jobs, the flood of tariff-free goods, the flood of undocumented workers, the reduction in the pay for skilled labor, the breaking of unions, the reduction of social services, the reduction of corporate taxes and the tax on the top 1%, and the financial burden and instability associated with a national debt that is 7% of our GDP.  There is an evil afoot, neoliberalism. 

 

There is an evil afoot:  corporatism has taken over government under the banner of NEOLIBERALISM

 

 

On Adam Smith--professor correcting common fallacy 
 

Popular writing in this connection is far below the zero of knowledge or common decency.  On this plain not only is any real knowledge of the classical writers nonexistent, but their place has been taken by a set of mythological figures passing by the same names, but not infrequently invested with attitudes almost the exact reverse which the originals adopted.  These dummies are very malignant creatures indeed.  They are the tools or lackeys of the capitalist exploiters.  I think that has the authentic stylistic flavor.  They are extremely indifferent to the well being of the working classes.  Hence when a writer today wishes to present his own point of view in a special favorable setting, he has only to point to these constructs with the attitude of these reprehensible people and the desired effect is produced.  You’d be surprised how many well-known authors who have resorted to this device.

—Lionel Robins—1939, Lectures for the London School of Economics.   Disc II, track 1, 1:30 ff,  Quoted in Great Courses.

 

My readings of Adam Smith (friend of David Hume) confirms Professor Robins' assessment.  Smith supported the free exercise of market forces because trade organizations would through donations have Parliament institute regulations which would promote their special interests at the expense of the common people.  Adam Smith repeated wrote of how profits would rise, prices would rise,  and how the laborer was sorely taxed by such inflation.  If this was not the reality he lived in, and government would conscientiously support pursue the public weal, then he would support such intervention.  He freqently lamented the plight of the commoner in his pages.  Smith clearly supported any action which would have aided the commoner.

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Parts of Europe (such ask Netherlands and Denmark) use small local electricity generation plants, which permits the use of the byproduct heat for heating.  In one example they use all he CO2 generated to supply 4,000 hectares of green houses.   The combined heating and energy production (CHP) is a proven technology.  British (BBC) documentary on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klooRS-

 

For the best account of the Federal Reserve  (http://www.freedocumentaries.org/film.php?id=214).  One cannot understand U.S. politics, U.S. foreign policy, or the world-wide economic crisis unless one understands the role of the Federal Reserve Bank and its role in the financialization phenomena.  The same sort of national-banking relationships as in our country also exists in Japan and most of Europe.