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(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 5, 2015 26 Centuries later, Athens has come full circle
Solon announced a general jubilee - a one-time cancellation of all debts to "shake off their burdens."
His next act was to forbid the enslavement of one Athenian by another and made it a "civic right" rather than a "human right", thus creating the concept of citizenship.
Anticipating that the aristocrats would turn to intimidation against the newly freed debtors and slaves, Solon outlawed acts of hubris...
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Pope Francis - Toward a Perfect Storm for Revolution
Mark your calendar: June 18. That's launch day for Pope Francis's historic anticapitalist revolution, a multitargeted global revolution against out-of-control free-market capitalism driven by consumerism, against destruction of the planet's environment, climate and natural resources for personal profits and against the greediest science deniers.
SHARE Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Obama: Supreme Court should not have taken Obamacare subsidies case
Supreme Court precedent, the congressional record, and the balance of the entire statute -- not just the four-word phrase the challengers' case rests on -- should result in the statute being upheld. But Republicans are never going to end their hostility to this president or this law, and they sure as hell aren't going to fix it.
(23 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 10, 2015 Why Bernie Sanders Is Unelectable
I have had the pleasure, ever since I became eligible to vote, to do so for Bernie Sanders.
The first time I saw him speak I was seven or eight years old.
It is not often I can say that it is a pleasure to vote for a politician, usually nose holding is involved.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 30, 2015 Sociopathic Capitalism
Capitalism is Sociopathic -- 7 Pillars By Charles D?
1. Only individuals exist and create value with private property.
The individual's moral mission is to pursue self-interest and profit in the market.
There are no commons, community or public goods in capitalism -- only private property.
Individual selfishness is good for all.