Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI

Richard Wolff gives lots of awesome speeches and explanations, but sometimes he also skips over vital points like probably all of us. Here is one such case:

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income
Democracy At Work

Comment: Richard Wolff is probably right that reduced full-time workweek hours could be used less well by sociopathic demagogues than a UBI to divide people because the current weird ideology of our right to live deriving exclusively from us working paid jobs would continue as before. No shaking of the boat. There would be less risk of misleading people into thinking that they work shabby jobs and pay painful taxes only to keep lazy other people from having to work (while always overlooking that this is exactly what we are doing in the current system, although not really for under-supplied poor people who get very little help, but rather for all those super-rich people who own most of what can be owned and swim in a huge stream of money flow they do NOT earn by work).  Continue reading “Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-28 (21 videos)

Plenty to cry and laugh, celebrate, or be awed. 21 superb videos harvested this week. If you missed them, don’t miss them now. Main themes: climate crisis, communal revolutions, system flaws, the “elite’s” myths, Medicare for All really is #1, divisiveness, rich vs poor, capitalism, and the American egalitarian spirit.

Stars & channels: Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Bernie, Richard Wolff, The Humanist Report, AJ+, Peter Coffin, The Grayzone, politizane, Libertarian Socialist Rants, Tovarishch Endymion, John Spritzler, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)
  2. Communal Revolution (Awesome!)
  3. U.S. Territories
  4. The System Flaws vs Bootstraps
  5. Private Insurances in no Way Preferable to Medicare for All
  6. Economy (Economic Dictatorship, Socially Divisive Markets)
  7. Media: Parroting Talking Points
  8. Domestic Terrorism by the National Security State
  9. Wars to Make the Rich Richer
  10. Evil “Centrists” vs Medicare (Flagship Biden)
  11. Capitalism (Wealth Distribution, Work ‘Rewards’, & Odd Ownership)
  12. The United States of Egalitarians
  13. Humor (Hillary 2020, ‘No’ Child Left Behind)

 

1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)

Plea For The Planet

David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet
World Economic Forum

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-21 (21 videos)

The latest weekend collection of recent best videos spreading news and ideas for positive change of our rotten world. Lots of good stuff you may have missed. Every week a new one. (Notice: Producing these when caught in financial struggles is hard. So, spreading the word and subscribing (for free) is a helpful thing to do.)

Stars and channels: Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura, Richard Wolff, Amy Goodman, The Michael Brooks Show, The Real News Network, John Spritzler, Tom Nicholas, Peter Coffin, Cowboy Economist, AJ+, The Grayzone, NonCompete, The Jimmy Dore Show, and more…

Topics:

  1. News: Space Warmongering, Neurocapitalism (Thought-Policing), Academic Corruption
  2. Economy: Recent Financial Tremor, China, Monopolies & Cartels
  3. Corporate Dictatorship (Modern America)
  4. Latest Union Fights
  5. Workers’ Factory Occupation
  6. Immigration & Mass Migration: Weapons of the Oligarchy
  7. Inequality Report – A Thorough Overview
  8. Neoliberalism: History, Causes, Effects, & Mind Warping
  9. Manufactured Division vs Solidarity
  10. Satire: Progressive Review of the D-Primary Candidates
  11. Police State: ICE Plows into Peaceful Protesters with a Truck
  12. Our Gitmo Shame
  13. Dealing with a Corrupt Supreme Court
  14. Spy Technology’s Corrupt Profits
  15. John Bolton’s Firing – The Ins and Outs
  16. Entertainment: Gelflings, Skeksis, and the Liberal-Fascist Bargain
  17. Humor: Progressive Laughs In Bill Maher’s Face

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A Fantastic Interview of Richard Wolff by Abby Martin

From back in 2016 and nearly one and a half million views by now. A must-see if you missed it or forgot much of it by now with all that is going on all the time. (and there is a follow-up to be shared this coming Video Weekend)

Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff
Empire Files

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-07-28 (22 videos)

The latest collection of remarkable videos. This week’s compilation shares superb videos that help people wake up and those who already are awake to gain a broader view and deeper insights, plus better ideas on how to bring about the much needed change. So, don’t miss it and don’t forget to share or even subscribe. This collection saves you oodles of time searching for such excellent news and analyses. The main themes this time: the climate calamity, the fight between the rich and poor, the fraudulent corporate media, and the political conversation manipulation from the top.

Stars and channels: Graham Elwood, Kim Iversen, Chris Hedges (On Contact), John Spritzler, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Deutsche Welle, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Tulsi Gabbard, NonCompete, RT, Kyle Kulinski, Jimmy Dore, The Juice Media (satire!), The Michael Brooks Show, and The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Satire: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate
  2. The Climate Calamity
  3. The Corporate Coup D’Etat: NAFTA, not Russiahhh
  4. Disney Worker Abuse
  5. No Rich and No Poor
  6. Socialism, Democracy, Capitalism & and Fascism
  7. The Recession We Are In
  8. Healthcare Profiteering: The Anesthesia Racket
  9. Candidates: Warren (Bad) & Tulsi (Good)
  10. Media: The Corporate Media Cesspool
  11. U.S. Terror Across the World
  12. Beware the Oligarchy
  13. Oppression with Science
  14. Any Blue Like Any Red
  15. Perspective & Racism: A Distraction by the ‘Elites’

 

1. Satire: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate

Humor helps dealing with serious problems. It decreases resignation and boosts persistence and strength needed in the fight for the much needed change. In addition, discovering the absurdity of ongoing policies is often easier when looking at other countries as we can take a view not so obscured by cultivated preconceptions. Hence here is another amusing piece from Australia:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | Climate Breakdown & School Strikes”)

I like a comment that was left on this video on Youtube:

You’ve never failed to impress me with every single one of your ‘honest government ads’

The salt is real.

The anger is real.

The satire is real.

I love you.

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Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-14 (17 videos)

Another mix of best videos from this week. A really nice personal interview with Bernie. Deep insights into inequality and the fight for equality. More on censorship and the mass media brainwash. the generational shift from capitalism to socialism, class relations, abusive white supremacy, free speech, and removing the rich from power. Stars: Bernie anders, John Spritzler, Cornel West, Richard Wolff, David Harvey, Lee Camp, The Rational National, Niko House, Kyle Kulinski, ColdFusion, John Carlos Frey and Amy Goofman (on Democracy Now), cholitas on Redfish, and more.

Topics:

  1. A Nicely Personal Bernie Interview
  2. “Equal Opportunity”: The Sneaky Proposal of a Level Playing Field
  3. Economy: Capitalism/Socialism Generational Shift
  4. Class Relations Becoming Visible (and the Constant Counter Strikes from the Top)
  5. Media: MSM effing us & the Constant False Narratives
  6. Media War: Censorship on Youtube
  7. CIA Wants to Keep Torture Crimes Secret
  8. The Oligarchy’s War on Honest Politicians
  9. Cornel West Exposing Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
  10. Bernie’s People Power
  11. Media: Fox Celebrates Wage Slavery
  12. Why Progressive Organizations Don’t Advocate Removing the Rich from Power
  13. Revisiting the Banking Racket
  14. We Need Assange More than He Needs Us
  15. White Supremacy  Immigrant Discrimination
  16. Cholitas: Brown People Fighting for Human Equality

 

1. A Nicely Personal Bernie Interview

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for NowThis News and the title: “Why Bernie Sanders Isn’t Worried About Overpromising | NowThis”)   Continue reading “Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-14 (17 videos)”

China’s State Capitalism Stronger than our Private Capitalism

Or:  China’s “State Socialism” Stronger than our “Corporate Socialism”

After his good explanation (shared here two weekends ago) of how a socialism-inspired economy – best described as state capitalism – boosted the Soviet Union so incredibly well prior to its political collapse (yes: political, not economical!), Richard Wolff moved on to describe China’s route in another video. Unfortunately, this report is below his usually very high standard of deep insight and good explanation, which is why I share this episode reluctantly and only with a longish commentary.  Continue reading “China’s State Capitalism Stronger than our Private Capitalism”

Woke Video Weekend 2019-06-30 (20 videos)

If you have time on weekends to rest on a couch and watch movies, sports, or interesting news shows on TV – being offered mostly crap (and Bill Moyers sadly being gone by now) – this weekly video compilation is a perfect alternative bringing us bright insights into our corrupt corporate rule and how we can fight to take back our stolen world and repair our racketeered lives. It’s mostly a collection of many of the best videos released online during the week. Stars today: Bernie, Tulsi, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, Stephanie Kelton, John Spritzler, Russell Brand, Nick Braña, Niko House, Richard Wolff, Lee Camp, Jimmy Dore, Abby Martin, Kyle Kulinski, Mike Figueredo, The Juice Media (great satire!), and more.

Topics:

  1. Linking Up Globalism, Corporatism, Consumerism, and the Loss of Liberty & Democracy
  2. The Oligarchy’s Tool of Antisemitism and Boogeymen
  3. [d]emocratic Populism as Antidote to Nationalist Populism
  4. War On the Corporate State ***
  5. Debunking Some USSR Myths
  6. Debunking the Economic Recovery Myth
  7. American Concentration Camps (and Immoral Lawyers)
  8. The Dangerous Right-Wing
  9. RdtTnt: Data on Iran & Immigration “Crisis”
  10. JD: A Bit More on Iran
  11. Documentaries on the Secret New Aristocracy
  12. Internet Corporations Taking over the World, Example: Google
  13. Tulsi on Our Middle-East Wars & False Ally
  14. Better Political Debate Answers
  15. RN: (1) Alternative to Rapacious Banking…
  16. Money, Money, Money (Student Debt Cancellation)
  17. Satire: Our Mirror Down Under

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-16 (20 videos)

This week’s video compilation has brilliant Bernie speech segments, exposures of voter-scamming corrupticians, news on the ‘Progressive Economic Pledge’ strategy intended to hold political feet to the fire, discussion about economic band-aids vs real solutions, secrets of our ruling ‘elite’, the false flag Iran ‘attack’, devious healthcare scams, election fraud, the war on free speech (incl. jaw-dropping news on Julian Assange), a viral AOC video, and even some political humor. Some of the better known stars and channels: The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Secular Talk, Democracy At Work, Kim Iversen, the David Pakman Show, The Real News Network, the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Redacted Tonight, and Jimmy Dore.

Topics:

  1. Brilliant Bernie Speech on Oligarchy, Economic Rights, and Liberty
  2. More Bernie: Acting, Not Just Talking
  3. Corrupticians (“Politicians”) Who Just Talk to Get Votes
  4. The Progressive Economic Pledge
  5. Economics: (1) Band-Aids vs Real Solutions, (2) Marx, U.S. History, Ivy-League…
  6. Empire: Gulf of Tonkin 2.0 (Iran), Mexico May be Next
  7. Healthcare: (1) Medicare for All vs the ACA Scam, (2) Dangerous Meds
  8. Bernie on Brazil’s Election Fraud
  9. Freedom: (1) Free Speech, (2) Assange Persecution Bigger Than Known
  10. AOC: The Underhanded Census Trick
  11. Jesse Ventura on Internet Spying, the R & D Oligarchic Collusion, etc.
  12. Humor (Biden, Women’s Rights, & Repukelican “Dems”)

 

I. Brilliant Bernie Speech on Oligarchy, Economic Rights, and Liberty

… and why he calls himself a Democratic Socialist:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Bernie Sanders Masterfully Pitches Dem Socialism as a Continuation of FDR’s Legacy ”)

Bernie’s proposal: To pick up where FDR left off and reach shared prosperity, social equality, and true freedom for all.   Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-16 (20 videos)”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 2019-06-09 (20 videos)

Here, once again, a full week’s collection of enlightening videos on Bernie, the need for a mental and political revolution, the theft of the American Dream and our democracy, the corporate faux journalism, plus an absolute must-see: the true story of Julian Assange. Then there is another must-see – if you haven’t already learned this – of how the “Democratic” primaries of 2020 are going to be rigged, and many more top videos. Some of the stars: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, the UN official Nils Melzer, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, The Rational National, Paul Jay, Mike Figueredo, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Eleanor Goldfield, and special guest Nick Brana, to mention some.

Topics:

  1. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
  2. China and the World Economy
  3. The American Dream For Sale
  4. Economics: (1) Government in the Market, (2) Understanding Marxism
  5. Crowd Boos Corrupticians
  6. Medicare for All vs a Public “Option”
  7. Anti-Immigrant Absurdity
  8. MSM’s Faux Journalists
  9. The True Story of Julian Assange (an Absolute Must-See!)
  10. Meet one of our Brainwashers
  11. Thoughts on Left Movement Building
  12. Bernie: No Middle Ground
  13. The True Nature of the Corporate Parties & the Fight for a People’s Party
  14. Do we Currently Have a Mobster President?
  15. The Repukelian Tax Scam
  16. Humor (and a Bang): Well-Put Brief Commentary on our Military Empire

 

X. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “Bernie Sanders Takes on Walmart and Shows Democrats How Its Done”)

These are indeed the kinds of champions we need, representatives, candidates, activists, who put pressure on the oligarchy rather than spending all their time calling for big donations from the donor class (the robber billionaires and their thieving CEOs and “think” tanks and 42,000+ lobbyists).

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