Tu uomo lavorerai col sudore della tua fronte o con quello della fronte di un altro

Posted May 1, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Giuseppe Sapienza, Society

Giuseppe Sapienza

1-6-2011

Mentre la festa della birra si festeggia bevendo birra, quella della salsiccia mangiando salsiccia, quella dello sport facendo sport, la festa del lavoro si celebra non lavorando.

Questa piccola stranezza nasconde tutte le contraddizioni della contemporaneita`. Sembrerebbe strana una festa della salsiccia dove si potesse mangiare tutto fuorche` salsiccia, invece non sembra strano che per la festa dellavoro non si lavori.

L`organizzazione sociale basata sul lavoro considererebbe catastrofica la soluzione di alcuni problemi contro cui l`uomo combatte da sempre. Se non ci fossero piu` i ladri le guardie sarebbero senza lavoro (Vedi discorso Aldo Fabrizi-Toto`), se non ci fossero terremoti sarebbe un disastro per i lavoratori della protezione civile, se non ci fossero i mali i medici se la passerebbero male, se l`uomo smettesse di morire i costruttori di bare morirebbero di fame. Questa e` la ragione per cui le industrie farmaceutiche sostengono che bisogna curare, gli eserciti che bisogna combattere e i becchini che bisogna morire. Read the rest of this post »

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LIBYA: ALL ABOUT OIL, OR ALL ABOUT BANKING?

Posted April 28, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Economics, Finance, Politics

by Ellen Brown

webofdebt.wordpress.com

 

If the Gaddafi government goes down, it will be interesting to watch whether the new central bank joins the BIS, whether the nationalized oil industry gets sold off to investors, and whether education and health care continue to be free. 

Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank – this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal:

I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences. Read the rest of this post »

Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya’s Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)

Posted April 27, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Economics, Politics

by Manlio Dinucci
 
The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of “willing” of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has invested abroad. Read the rest of this post »

Why patients are not consumers

Posted April 25, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Economics, Medicine, Science

Font: allbleedingstops.blogspot.com

Republican budget guru Paul Ryan has a plan to end Medicare as we know it to be replaced with a series of less-generous vouchers. The House of Representatives has voted to implement this plan. The political side of this has been written about a lot, and I am not going to rehash what has been better covered elsewhere. I do want to address what seems to be a persistent fallacy or delusion which is held to a near-religious level by many free-market conservatives: The idea that market economics can have an impact on health care costs.

This concept has underpinned every major Republican health care plan since, well, since Mitt Romney’s proto-ObamaCare reforms. The idea is that consumers, when they have “skin in the game,” and when they are empowered and incentivized to see that their money is spent efficiently and only as necessary, will change their health care consumption behavior in a way which will force providers to compete on cost and quality and thus drive down costs. Read the rest of this post »

Apple: the hidden costs of your iPad and iPhone

Posted April 21, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Science, Society

Eifion Rees

4th April, 2011

Theecologist.org

It may have billion-pound profits and gushing praise for technological innovation but Apple is increasingly in the spotlight over its labour rights and environmental record. Eifion Rees reports on the ‘sweatshop brand’

 Thinner, lighter, faster… The iPad 2, recently launched in the UK, is the latest in a proliferating number of touch-screen devices from computer giant Apple.

It arrives on these shores a mere 12 months after the advent of the original iPad and the fourth-generation iPhone. Since 2007, when the first iPhone was launched, Apple’s smartphones and tablet computers have taken the world by storm.

But in recent years the company has faced criticism for its less than exemplary environmental and social record – including the use of toxic chemicals, a secretive supply chain and a lack of general commitment to green issues. Unlike other companies, it refuses to set future targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and does not produce corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. Read the rest of this post »

LA LOTTA DI CLASSE SOTTO ALTRO NOME

Posted February 23, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Economics, Politics

DI VICENÇ NAVARRO
Público

Stiamo vivendo la valanga conservatrice-neoliberale guidata dal cancelliere Angela Merkel, che propone la realizzazione di riforme nell’eurozona, indirizzate a migliorare la competitività dei paesi che la compongono, sulla base di una riduzione dei salari e dei diritti dei lavoratori. Con tale atteggiamento si presuppone che la competitività dipenda soprattutto dai salari, in modo che la loro variazione al ribasso produrrà un aumento al rialzo della competitività, permettendo una discesa dei prezzi che renderà i prodotti più economici e quindi ne aumenterà la competitività. A supporto della sua teoria, Merkel parla della Germania, la cui alta competitività si basa, secondo il cancelliere, nella “moderazione salariale”, parole utilizzate nel discorso neoliberale per definire un processo nel quale i salari vengono congelati o diminuiscono, mentre la produttività aumenta. Read the rest of this post »

Battle for Britain: Resisting the Privatization of the NHS and the Loss of 100,000 Jobs

Posted February 21, 2011 by Homo$auru$
Categories: Medicine, Society

By Andy Worthington

On Saturday, I published an article, Battle for Britain: Fighting the Coalition Government’s Vile Ideology — and Praise for UK Uncut, in which I summarized many facets of the coalition government’s “unprecedented assault on almost every aspect of British society — hard-pressed middle class and working class people, students, schoolchildren, the working poor, the unemployed and the disabled; everyone, in fact, except the rich and the super-rich.” I also noted how, “[d]riven by a repusive ideological desire to smash the British state, and to privatize whatever was not privatized under Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the government was “ferociously pursuing the biggest ever hatchet job on the British state on the basis of economic necessity, counting on the sloth and indifference of the public to disguise their true intentions, and to prevent anyone from scrutinizing how those responsible for the financial crisis — the banking sector, and the corporations committed to wholesale tax avoidance — are not being held accountable.” Read the rest of this post »


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