Tag Archives: Capitalism

Hooks

Excerpted from the interview Capitalism is turning us into addicts posted at Vox.com: Sean Illing: Sure, everyone needs to eat, but not everyone needs to tweet or buy 13 pairs of sunglasses or own a closet of products that add nothing to their life apart from marking their identity and status for other people. These …

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Tetris

Executives with multimillion-dollar stock packages often treat their employees like Tetris pieces, to be put into place as efficiently as possible, then promptly disposed of. That’s from an opinion piece about the video game industry Jason Schreier wrote for the New York Times (online HERE), but he could have been talking about almost anyplace.

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The Outward Sign Of Inward Grace

In this excerpt from Americans: A Book of Lives, ©1946, Hermann Hagedorn describes the business environment of Theodore Roosevelt’s America: To these men the rapid development of the country seemed a definite good in itself and became, indeed, a kind of religion, not superseding so much as fulfilling the Christian principles on which most of …

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Pinkos

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were …

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Pillars of the Community

“To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.”  ~Abbie Hoffman The city in East Texas where I live has over 100,000 people, but we only have two grocery stores to choose from: Walmart, and Brookshire’s. Brookshire’s is …

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Cargo Cult

Cat and Girl is on the web HERE. (If you’re not familiar with the term “cargo cult,” Wikipedia has a nice article HERE.)

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“Potentially Damaging Productivity.”

It’s a real article, it’s a real quote:  LINK

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But

Ordinary Things is on the web HERE.

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Resources

I saw a real change in this country when they changed the name from “Personnel Department” to “Human Resources.” That’s when we changed from being “persons” to be respected to “resources” to be exploited and discarded.

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People

“Corporations are not people.  People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance.  They live, they love, and they die.  And that matters.  That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people.”  ~Sen. Elizabeth Warren (via) I would argue that we’ve morphed …

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Class and Warfare

When the Second World War broke out, the British government commissioned W. Somerset Maugham  (who was then living in France) to interview military officials, politicians, and the general public to asses their moral and abilities. France fell much quicker than anyone expected, and Maugham was on one of the last boats out.  When he got …

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