Quote:The only reason that Keynesian economics has survived for so long in western thinking is not because it works, or even makes any sense, but because it justifies what liberal politicians already want to do – spend with reckless abandon, run bigger and bigger deficits so they don’t have to explicitly pay for it with higher taxes today, and run up the national debt, which will be someone else’s problem later. The truth is, as Fruits and Pozdena explain, “A large and long-standing body of literature finds that increased or higher government spending tends to reduce economic growth rather than increase it.”
Hence, the formation of the Occupy movement.
For my possible future reference while sitting around the occupy campfire:
I probably wouldn't survive the police brutality and subsequent beatings if I were arrested for peaceful protesting.
Quote:The protest -- dubbed the People's Climate March -- was one of a series of events large and small held around the world, including several marches in Canada.
The colourful march stretched along blocks of downtown Manhattan, and comes days before the United Nations Climate Summit there on Tuesday.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadians-j...z3E1Vt0aZd
"I think so many Canadians are here because we're so fed up with the way things are going in Canada. We are the source of the tar sands, which has just been such a destructive project for the climate and for local environment and indigenous people," he said.
"We're just so fed up with that and we need some real leadership on really addressing climate change."
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadians-j...z3E1XdPTLU
"No Plan B".
"Speaking to journalists after walking with an estimated 300,000 demonstrators on the People's Climate March through New York City on Sunday he said the world needs to “galvanize our action” and harness the people's “power to change.”
Quote:Britain on Monday voiced concern about the escalating protests in Hong Kong and called for "constructive" talks, while the United States asked Hong Kong's leaders to show restraint and said it had made its support for universal suffrage in the territory known to Beijing.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua chided foreign countries making statements on the demonstrations. "Hong Kong affairs fall within China's domestic affairs," she said. "We urge caution to outside parties and call for them not to interfere with China's internal affairs in any way."
China authorities telling the world to mind their own business while they dig their heels in. What's next? Send in the army?
― Henry David Thoreau
"Occupy Central, one of the city’s main pro-democracy organizations, condemned what it called “police inaction.”"
It seems to me that this may be a goverment tactic. I hope the Occupy protesters hold fast.
(09-15-2014, 05:22 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
How a peaceful protest tactic can lead to violence.
Quote:North Korea soldiers opened fire on South Korea after activists released balloons carrying propaganda leaflets near the border. It’s not clear if they were firing at the balloons. The exchange of fire comes as speculation grows about the condition of North Korea's authoritarian leader, Kim Jong Un, who has been out of public view for more than a month
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