Why Socialism? — Albert Einstein | Monthly Review

Taking Sides

Source: Why Socialism? :: Monthly Review.

Albert Einstein is the world-famous physicist. This article was originally published in the first issue of Monthly Review (May 1949). It was subsequently published in May 1998 to commemorate the first issue of MR‘s fiftieth year.

—The Editors

Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is.

Let us first consider the question from the point of view of scientific knowledge. It might appear that there are no essential methodological differences between astronomy and economics: scientists in both fields attempt to discover laws of general acceptability for a circumscribed group of phenomena in order to make the interconnection of these phenomena as clearly understandable as possible. But in reality such methodological differences do exist. The discovery of general laws…

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“Why Hiroshima?”

Image: bbci.co.uk On his recent visit to Hiroshima, Japan, the reason Obama didn't apologize for his government's nuclear attacks was, first, due to the fact that Obama is an arrogant, "exceptional" son-of-a-bitch. The second reason Obama didn't apologize: after apologizing, Obama would have had to explain why his Darwinian/Eugenics worshiping government had decided to use … Continue reading “Why Hiroshima?”

“Boiling Frogs”

Image: http://www.rubaltic.ru Boiling Frogs Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016 The title of yesterday's Daily Pickings was "anger rising" but in truth, for most people, anger is absent or misdirected; there is some anger against government but it is usually tribal. In the US there is tribal anger evident at Donald Trump rallies where pro … Continue reading “Boiling Frogs”

The Dangerous True State of the Financial System Today • Hard Times And False Narratives

Concerned American Dad

INTRO: The Sad Truth About the State of the Financial System Today

from PheonixCapitalResearch blog

For seven years, the world has operated under a complete delusion that Central Banks somehow fixed the 2008 Crisis.

All of the arguments claiming this defied common sense. A 5th grader would tell you that you cannot solve a debt problem by issuing more debt. If the below chart was a problem BEFORE 2008… there is no way that things are better now. After all, we’ve just added another $20 trillion in debt to the US system……

However, there is an AWFUL lot of money at stake in believing these lies. So the media and the banks and the politicians were happy to promote them. Indeed, one could very easily argue that nearly all of the wealth and power held by those at the top of the economy stem from this fiction……

So here…

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Center for a Stateless Society » No, It’s NOT “the Soldier”

Image: 1.bp.blogspot.com The truth hurts! And here is the truth: No, It’s NOT “the Soldier” Kevin Carson | @KevinCarson1 Every Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day, Americans are subjected to endless reruns of an “inspirational” (cringingly stupid) poem by Charles Province, written in 1970: “The Soldier.” “It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given … Continue reading Center for a Stateless Society » No, It’s NOT “the Soldier”

“War is a Racket”

This is a repost of an article I published at the same time last year. ************************************************************************************************************ Read and watch the following, and then see if you still want to go celebrate the mass murdering of millions for profit! 21st Century Wire says… It’s Memorial Day weekend in the U.S.A. and there’s another important part of history, dare we … Continue reading “War is a Racket”