hi all theres an old book with title "when corporations rule the world" by Korten from 1995.
corps have always had massive power, but with globalization, lately they seem at times to be "massively engorged" and have more power than even governments.
corporations lean on governments in astonishing ways, such as to mobilize wars. yes, its mostly unthinkable for americans or almost anyone…Continue
hi all, it appears to be world war III now that russia has gotten "involved" in syria/ ISIS ie heavy bombing of ISIS, and france has already retaliated by bombing Raqqa. the ISIS/ syria situation has changed dramatically over the last few months and intensely over the last week. Emwazi aka jihadi john killed by drone strike within the last week.
ISIS now appears to have downed the russian airliner as even admitted by putin.
its amazing that this is the SECOND major attack in…Continue
hi all money + politics, a difficult subject. have noticed a lot of new writing on the topic and ofc this is highly related to the citizens united supreme court ruling that found that "money" is like "free speech". sound strange? kinda agree with that.
have pondered this problem in the past and sometimes had ideas, but now think its a intransigent/ nearly intractable/ unsolvable problem. basically, wealth inequality has a strong "one way" feature. its been increasing for decades and…Continue