Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had … Continue reading

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Normality

New York Magazine: Over the weekend, the New York Times revealed the central role that Chase Manhattan Bank played in persuading the Carter administration to let the deposed Shah of Iran into the United States, an action that triggered the Iran … Continue reading

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Plutonomy

Citigroup analysts have also used the word plutonomy to describe economies “where economic growth is powered by and largely consumed by the wealthy few.”[4] In three reports for super-rich Citigroup clients published in 2005 and 2006, a team of Citigroup analysts elaborated … Continue reading

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Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Spain, USA

But the easy money currently provided by central banks to restore growth – easy for capital but not, of course, for labour – further adds to inequality, by blowing up the financial sector and inviting speculative rather than productive investment. … Continue reading

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Papers reveal Anglo-French distrust before Srebrenica massacre

Guardian: Days before the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, John Major was warned France had possibly brokered a secret deal with the Bosnian Serbs to halt airstrikes in return for the release of western military hostages. This claim, detailed in a secret … Continue reading

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