Jack Saturday

Monday, December 31, 2012

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 921-923

In the 19th century here, without any influence of Marxism or any European thinking, it was pretty much assumed that wage labour is about the same as slavery - it's different only in that it's temporary. That was such a cliché that it was a slogan of the Republican Party. And for northern workers in the civil war that was the banner under which they fought - that wage slavery is as bad as slavery. That had to be beaten out of people's heads.
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky on How He Found His Calling
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Guns are the only “durable commodity” a citizen can own that cannot be devalued or depreciated through financial collapse. Guns are the only real form of wealth for the average American, with currency in doubt, pensions unprotected, the bond and equity markets in near collapse and most real estate in “free fall” decline.
Posted by Gordon Duff
Monday, December 17th, 2012
Press TV: School killings, first shock, then blame and conspiracy


So machines may soon be ready to perform many tasks that currently require large amounts of human labor. This will mean rapid productivity growth and, therefore, high overall economic growth.

But — and this is the crucial question — who will benefit from that growth? Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to make the case that most Americans will be left behind, because smart machines will end up devaluing the contribution of workers, including highly skilled workers whose skills suddenly become redundant. The point is that there’s good reason to believe that the conventional wisdom embodied in long-run budget projections — projections that shape almost every aspect of current policy discussion — is all wrong.
Is Growth Over?
New York Times
Published: December 27, 2012

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