Reblogged from The 12 Labours of Jerkules.
March 10, 2014, 1:15am
The idea is to divide society into two groups. One group is sometimes called the “plutonomy” (a term used by Citibank when they were advising their investors on where to invest their funds), the top sector of wealth, globally but concentrated mostly in places like the United States. The other group, the rest of the population, is a “precariat,” living a precarious existence.
This idea is sometimes made quite overt. So when Alan Greenspan was testifying before Congress in 1997 on the marvels of the economy he was running, he said straight out that one of the bases for its economic success was imposing what he called “greater worker insecurity.” If workers are more insecure, that’s very “healthy” for the society, because if workers are insecure they won’t ask for wages, they won’t go on strike, they won’t call for benefits; they’ll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that’s optimal for corporations’ economic health.”
March 07, 2014, 10:47am
the beauty of nature: a rainbow of blooming flowers (timelapse)Humans don’t realize, but plants are just as much alive as you are. I once read that “flowers are the enlightenment of plants.” I think that seems right.
March 07, 2014, 10:15am
March 06, 2014, 5:21pm