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Edward Snowden
Your Money AND Your Life
  • Substack on 9-Oct-2021
  • Central Banks Digital Currencies will ransom our future
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    Jonathan Cook
    Kyle Rittenhouse Is Not The Enemy
  • Mint Press News on 23-Nov-2021
  • He's The Latest Product of the Outrage Industry
  • Rittenhouse is a mirage, a manufactured repository for our outrage, our self-righteousness, our fear and our guilt. He is a phantasm conjured up by the corporate media to feed its bottom line and feed our egos
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    ECONOMICS

    corporatocracy

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    There are currently 45 corporate state texts in this directory
    Alan Macleod: Big Pharma Price Gouging (Dec-2019)
    Andy Wightman: Offshore Landownership Frustrates Police Investigations (19-Nov-2015)

    Offshore landownership frustrates police investigation from Andy Wightman Blog (19-Nov-2015).

    Basis for a Carbon Budget? - David Wasdell

    "Basis for a Carbon Budget?" by David Wasdell: A Critical Evaluation of the "Summary for Policymakers" on apollo-gaia.org website.

    Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook: Fake News - Deliberation Reduces Belief in False News Headlines
    Bence Bago, David G. Rand, Gordon Pennycook published study (22-Jul-2019) psyarxiv.com research ARTICLE: Fake News, Fast and Slow: Deliberation Reduces Belief in False (but Not True) News Headlines.Supplemental materials @ HERE.
    Bill McKibbon in The New Yorker: The Koch Brothers New Brand (10-Mar-2016)

    The Koch Brothers’ New Brand article in The New Yorker (10-Mar-2016) by Bill McKibbon.

    Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism (9-Aug-2016)

    The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism article by Chris Hedges in TruthDig (9-Aug-2016)

    Chris Patten in The Guardian: Ill Fares Land by Tony Judt (11-Apr-2010)

    Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt article in The Guardian (11-Apr-2010) by Chris Patten. Tony Judt @ WIKIPEDIA entry.

    Economics: The US Militarized Budget 2020

    The Militarized Budget 2020 on National Priorities Project, for US Discretionary Spending Budget 2020.

    Economics: How Does Inter-generational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration?
    How Does Intergenerational Wealth Transmission Affect Wealth Concentration? (1-Jun-2018) @ LINK.
    Economics: Federal Reserve Bailout (18-Sept-2008)

    Federal Reserve and other central banks announce further measures to address elevated pressures in funding markets @ LINK on the Federal Reserve website.

    Education: Why not more small, intense research teams?
    Why not more small, intense research teams? (5-Aug-2021) @ LINK.
    Edward Wolff: Racial Wealth Divide
    Racial Differences in Patterns of Wealth AccumulationMaury Gittleman and Edward N. Wolff @ LINK.
    Freddie deBoer: It's All Just Displacement (22-Mar-2021)

    Blue checkmarks are mourning bad careers in a broken industry @ Substack Article.

    Frederick Dutton of the McGovern Commission: Changing Sources of Power (1971)

    Changing Sources of Power - 1971 manifesto by lobbyist and Democratic strategist Frederick Dutton, one of the guiding forces on the McGovern Commission. The "balance of political power, from the economic to the psychological to a certain extent—from the stomach and pocketbook to the psyche, and perhaps sooner or later even to the soul."

    Geopolitics: Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020)

    Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? (30-Jun-2020) @ MEDIUM ARTICLE.

    See more at DJIBOUTI rabble.

    George Orwell: Politics and the English Language
    George Orwell Politics and the English Language on a single web page.
    Greater Wrong: The Problem of Artificial Suffering

    The Problem of Artificial Suffering (24-Sept-2021) on greaterwrong.com website.

    Green Left dot org: Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military (18-Aug-2021)

    Afghanistan and the Defeat of the US Military article on the Green Left org website (18-Aug-2021)

    History: The Palmer Raids 1919
    When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals @ ARTICLE LINK.
    Palmer Raids were a series of raids conducted in November 1919 and January 1920 by the United States Department of Justice @ WIKIPEDIA LINK.
    Ian Dunt iNews: Woke Straw Man Ethnovandalisn - Neanderthal Cave Paintings
    New evidence of Neanderthal paintings challenges our conflict-obsessed view of our origins (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on iNews website.
    Imagining a New Bretton Woods - Yanis Varoufakis

    Greek Economist Yanis Varoufakis May 2016 essay on Imagining a New Bretton Woods at project-syndicate.org website.

    Infowars: US military vulnerabilities exposed?
    US military vulnerabilities exposed during classified war game, top general says @ ARTICLE LINK on American military stripes.com website.
    Infowars: TheSaker on Has the US Begun Its Great Retreat?
    Has the US begun its great retreat? (6-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on TheSaker website.
    Iron Law of Oligarchy by Robert Michels

    Robert Michel's German political theorist, author of Political Parties setting down the concept "Iron Law of Oligarchy".

    Jacob Weisberg: Cozy Relationships Between Press, Law, Academic and Government [Authority]

    Jacob Weisberg of the New Republic [Centre-Left Corporate Democrat Magazine] fretted about the "increasingly cozy relationships between press, law, academia and government" that he saw there. "There’s rarely been a time when the governing elites in so many fields were made up of such a tight, hermetic and incestuous clique. The Clinton circle [and its successor like the Obamas on Martha's Vineyard] has a pronounced class consciousness that tells them they’re not just lucky to be here. They’re running things because they’re the best."

    NOTE: the New Republic is now a mouthpiece of Democratic Party professional plutocracy.

    Jem Bendell: Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy

    Deep adaptation: a map for navigating climate tragedy (2018) by Jem Bendell, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) Occasional Papers Volume 2. University of Cumbria, Ambleside, UK.

    Katie Pavlich: New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time
    Katie Pavlich article (2-Aug-2021) New Report on the Wuhan Lab Details Greatest Coverup of All Time at Townhall.
    Kunstler: Sam Harris Trump Derangement Syndrome
    Kunstler article on Sam Harris and his Trump Derangement Disconnect - Opposing Idiotbloc defined (27-Jul-2021).
    metacognitive.me: Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces

    Ultimate Guide to Memory Palaces (24-Sept-2021) on metacognitive.me website.

    Metamodernism, Notes On
    Notes on metamodernism academic article.
    Naked Capitalism: Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent
    Confessions of a New York Times Washington Correspondent – Bob Smith Pt 2/2 @ ARTICLE LINK on nakedcapitalism.com website.
    Nick Bryant and Chris Hedges on the Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell
    Paul Verhaeghe: Neoliberalism (29-Sept-2014)

    Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us(Paul Verhaeghe 29-Sept-2014 in The Guardian)

    Plutocracy: RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOUR SHORTAGE
    RATHER THAN PAY FAIRER WAGES, BUSINESSES LOOK TO PRISONS TO FILL LABOR SHORTAGE (7-Aug-2021) @ ARTICLE LINK on The Guardian website.
    Powell Memo (23-Aug-1971)

    The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy - the text of the 1971 memo in which the future Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell plotted a conservative political awakening.

    Ralph Nader: Our Leaders Are Doing Nothing to Quash Corporate Crime
    Reclaim Democracy: Opposing Citizens United - Legal Corruption

    RECLAIM DEMOCRACY website fighting Citizens United (unrestricted political spending, i.e. legal corruption) including the "Hidden History of Corporations in the United States".

    Seamus Milne: Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Interview by Joe Kennedy

    Vindicated Prada-Meinhof: Seumas Milne Interview (21-Oct-2012) @ The Quietus Article - Joe Kennedy speaks to the divisive political journalist - [seemingly] hailed and derided in equal measure - about the pressures and lessons of history and the ever-looming future.

    Steven Poole in The Guardian: Winning Winning Winning! The Genius of Donald Trumpspeak (4-Mar-2016)

    Winning, Winning, Winning! The Genius of The Donald Trumpspeak article by Steven Poole in The Guardian (4-Mar-2016)

    Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy Power, control and transformation

    Susan Strange and the Future of Global Political Economy "Power, control and transformation" @ UCSB Political Science PDF overview study.

    The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA

    The Challenge of National Healthcare - President Truman versus the AMA @ Historical Documents direct from trumanlibrary.gov website.

    The Shape of Slavery
    The Shape of Slavery @ LINK.
    The Wombification of America (26-May-2020)

    The Wombification of America blog long-read on the High Low Blog Jordan Mark Sandviig (26-May-2020).

    What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money - Susan Strange (Dec-1998)

    "What Theory? The Theory in Mad Money" by heterodox economist Susan Strange (Dec-1998) @ University of Warwick PDF paper.

    Will Self in The Guardian: Looking Back on New Labour (4-Apr-2010)

    Looking Back on New Labour: Will Self article in The Guardian (4-Apr-2010)

     

    PROPAGANDA

    media brands

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    There are currently 16 media brands in this directory
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    AllSides
    "Don't be fooled by media bias and misinformation."
  • Centrist anti-partisan veneer but in reality, a bullshit spigot archetype shilling for neoliberal plutocracy status quo; price of everything, value of nothing.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
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    Democracy Now!
    "Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González."
  • Orthodox soft-left liberal reportage from a formerly independent vanity news outlet captured by neoliberal corporate paymasters.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
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    Fair Observer
    "Fair Observer is an independent, nonprofit media organization that engages in citizen journalism and civic education."
  • Neoliberal liberal-left bullshit archetype: ostensibly independent democratic socialist but mainstream news tracking, proliferating plutocratic orthodox spin with high-handed professionalism.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: A-
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    Mother Jones
    "Founded in 1976, Mother Jones is America’s longest-established investigative news organization. We are based in San Francisco and have bureaus in Washington, DC, and New York."
  • Establishment liberal-left news ecosystem centrepiece, peddling corporate agenda over human need, standard bullshit spigot techniques following the mainstream official news zeitgeist.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C
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    openDemocracy
    "openDemocracy is an independent global media organisation. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, we seek to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world."
  • Genuine left-wing environmentalist news media with strong socialist/social democratic activist reportage, exposing plutocracy crime and neoliberal hypocrisy at ground-level.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: F
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    Pro Publica
    "We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account."
  • Corporate-centrist bullshit spigot archetype: good articles on political hypocrisy, grift, systemic exploitation unless the content risks too much criticism of Democratic Party establishment or amplifies grassroots movements pushing for real change e.g. strikes, protests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
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    Real News Network
    "The Real News Network (TRNN) makes media connecting you to the movements, people, and perspectives that are advancing the cause of a more just, equal, and liveable planet."
  • Progressive liberal-left news, humane generally socialist grassroots reportage not capture by the corporate bullshit spigot as of October 2021.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: E-
  • Reveal News
    "At Reveal, we pour the necessary time and resources into unearthing original stories that hold people and institutions accountable for the problems they’ve caused or benefited from."
  • Funded by the neoliberal bullshit spigot cabal from Gates Foundation to Kellogs, standard soft liberal-left orthodox establishment mouthpiece mobilising a grassroots credentialism that perpetuates power by exposing only opponents and transgressors.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
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    StoryCorps
    "StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
  • Public-corporate funded expertise in managing the narrative, wokewashing, greenwashing, orthodox purity testing, turning genuine real-world stories into HR opportunities.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C+
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    Truthout
    "Revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for progressive and transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur transformations in consciousness and inspire both policy change and direct action."
  • Aggregator news amplifier for soft liberal-left and centrist establishment parsing and propagating articles from simpatico sources like Democracy Now plus a small but prolific inhouse staff.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
  • The Daily Beast
    "Independent. Irreverent. Intelligent. The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion in the arena of politics, pop-culture and power."
  • Millennial pop-aesthetic left-liberal orthodox reportage following the news zeitgeist interlarded with mass culture clout chasing (and directing) by ambitious young-ish journalists and bloggers.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B
  • The Daily Kos
    "News you can do something about."
  • Aesthetically a very left-liberal, very woke, raw Millennial activist Daily Beast pale fire outlet, substantially another credentialist we-smart-they-dumb bullshit spigot gossip parser.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
  • The Intercept
    "Award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism."
  • Corporate-run liberal-left reportage with a divided mandate: half quality journalists exposing corruption and speaking truth to power, half neoliberal overseers editing output to ensure it stays inside Clinton-corporate best interests.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
  • Truth Be Told
    "TruthBeTold.news (formerly called HU Insight) is a non-profit, non-partisan website and digital network, run and edited from Howard University’s Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the School of Communications."
  • College feeder training bullshit spigot high-quality diversity journalism for establishment careers speaking truth to power (so long as it goes nowhere) and exposing different perspectives (so long as they misdirect away from systemic change).
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
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    Wonkette
    "Wonkette, the gossip blog that refuses to die. Wonkette is Bush-era liberalism frozen in amber, motionless and immortal, forced to passively observe a changing world until the end of time."
  • Take satire, remove discernment, add the editorial sarcasm of a professional left-liberal gossip with partisan mockery designed to evade the risk of genuinely speaking truth to power while looking like irreverently doing so.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
  • WhoWhatWhy
    "Citizen supported journalism."
  • Soft left-liberal mostly anodyne reportage from the stories occupying mainstream media ephemera.
  • Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
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    Q&A

    How do we know what is true and what is false?

    What’s wrong with the world?

    How can any one person see through the bullshit, to know true from false?

    Have a goosie at this page of notes: PARADIGM

    Existential threats?

    What existential threats face the human species?

    What existential threats face individual human beings?

    Some answers may be found HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

    Why are all the Anglosphere governments a duopoly?

    Devised in the 19th century as a response to universal suffrage, the duopoly model – and to a lesser extent the bicameral legislature – is the solution to democracy subverted to serve the needs of lineage wealth.

    Check out:

    Why is the world under Anglo-American hegemony?

    Empire and Colonies to Bretton Woods and Dollar Violence. 21st century may be different. It is a bipolar world now: Neoliberal Exploiter West versus Traditional Authoritarian Worker-Hive China? Rather a hobson’s choice.

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