Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-02-21 (14 videos)

Another week’s collection of best videos found — dealing especially with inequality and free speech.

Stars & channels: Jesse Ventura talking with Dan Price, Kim Iversen, The Jimmy Dore Show, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Redacted Tonight, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, NonCompete, Empire Files, The Real News Network…

Topics:

  1. Healthy & Happier Together from Less Inequality/Inequity
  2. The Oligarchy Dividing Us with the Guns
  3. Monopolistic and Radicalizing Social Media Given a Blank Check
  4. Independent Media Getting Censored Away (e.g. on COVID Origin)
  5. Free Speech on the Internet at Risk
  6. Republican Voters Abandoned Like the Democrat Voters
  7. Tenant Protection in the German Capital
  8. Capitalism-Narcissism Link
  9. Mindset: Flipping Back and Forth Between Social Responsibility & Neoliberalism
  10. Increases of Wage vs Prices
  11. Why So Little Progressive Radio
  12. Leftist Comparing to Fascists, Neoliberals, and “Liberals”
  13. World: Biden’s Doublespeak About Ending Yemen War
  14. American Style Policing: Bogus Arrests and Reinforcing Inequality
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-02-14 (16 videos)

Summary: Insights on our Economy and Oligarchy and worthwhile data and thoughts about COVID-19.

Stars and channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Max Blumenthal on the The Jimmy Dore Show, Eleanor Goldfield interviewed by Chris Hedges (On Contact), Erica Payne (founder of “Patriotic Millionaires”) interviewed on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Medlife Crisis, Motivation Madness, Sam Bailey, The Real News Network, Noam Chomsky, The Grayzone, The Laura Flanders Show, and more.

Topics:

  1. Insightful Economic News & Documentary (Richard Wolff)
  2. Comedic Movie Office Space Reviewed Regarding our Workplace Alienation
  3. Why The Money Flood of 2008 and 2020 Did NOT Cause Inflation nor an Economic Boost
  4. Insights: Oligarchy, Calamities, Deflected People, Capitol Storm, U.S. vs China…
  5. Our Corporatist Neo-Feudalism Becoming Ever More Out in the Open
  6. Some Insights on West Virginia
  7. “Patriotic Millionaires” Org Proposing Rich Tax
  8. Rational Middle Ground of COVID Opinions
  9. Rational Thoughts and Insights on COVID
  10. COVID-19 Deaths Possibly Exaggerated? And why Different in Different Countries?
  11. Richard Wolff on The Real Reason Why Lockdowns against Covid-19 are Opposed
  12. Worker Co-Ops Dealing with Pandemic (Saving Businesses and Jobs)
  13. Neoliberal Plague: Noam Chomsky Comparing Corona to Polio…
  14. World: Ecuador – People Standing Up When Squeezed to Much
  15. Growing Social Unrest in the U.S.
  16. Thoughts on an Economy for the Many not Just the Few
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The Dark Side of Money – Part 2: Salient Quotes

If, like me, you were impressed by the quotes in the revealing video Money as Debt which I showcased in part one of The Dark Side of Money – and you would like them in writing for future reference – here are the most powerful ones I wrote down:

Our national circulating medium is now at the mercy of loan transactions of banks, which lend, not money, but promises to supply money they do not possess. ~ Irving Fisher, economist & author

Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist. ~ Kenneth Boulding, economist

Making money from simply having money is the act of a parasite, it is theft. (slightly rephrased)
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