Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of the Week 261-264
Let's Stop the Greatest Theft in the History of Humankind
Otto Spengler, Asia Times.
The Paulson-Bernanke Bank Bailout: Will the Cure be Worse than the Disease?
Last March a Gallup poll found that in the past two years more women than men said that they worry about the economy (64 percent versus 57 percent). The same holds for health care, crime, the environment, drug use, unemployment, hunger and homelessness.
… Bush tax policies diverted dollars from public services and boosted corporate profits to a record high of almost 14 percent of national income while the share going to wages dropped to its lowest level since 1929. Combined with relaxed government oversight and rampant speculation the way was paved for abusive mortgage practices that turned Wall Street into one big profit bubble waiting to pop.
With these excesses as a backdrop, women saw their other two pillars of economic security weaken as well: marriage to a wage-earner and paid employment.
Falling marriage rates combined with three decades of sagging male breadwinner wages have undercut the capacity of matrimony to provide women with the financial security it once offered.
Wall Street Takes Welfare It Begrudges To Women
Women’s eNews (WeNews)
Each question will be programmed into the computer, asking which way society will experience the lowest cost optimum living-- by giving all humans handsome fellowships with an income adequate for a high standard of living, or by having them go on earning their livings. The computer will show that 70% of all jobs in America, and probably an equivalently high percentage of jobs in other Western private enterprise countries are preoccupied with work that is not producing any wealth or life-support. Inspectors of inspectors, re-underwriters of insurance re-insurers, 'obnoxico' promoters, spies and counter-spies, military personnel, gunmakers, etc. ...it will save both Universe and humanity trillions of dollars a day to pay them handsomely to stay at home.
R. Buckminster Fuller