And if that doesn’t work mace ‘em with oxytocin.
Daily Archives: November 2, 2011
OCCUPY OAKLAND and the POLICE
According to this US marine, the Geneva conventions protect enemy soldiers more than the Oakland police protected our own citizens.
Observations from Occupy Oakland chaos, some first hand observations.
Jon Stewart gives his thoughts on the Occupy Oakland mess. Funny and with some bite.
The Washington Post picks up on distributism! Unfortunately the original is gone from the WP website. Vanished. Only this trace is left on Scribd.
John Medaille: There Is No Such Thing as a Bank Loan.
John Medaille on Usury. By the way, this crisis is all about usury. (From the Houston Catholic Worker, Casa Juan Diego.)
John Medaille (can you tell I like this guy?) on practical examples of working distributism in the world.
Finally, the Mondragon cooperative in Spain: an 83,000 worker multinational cooperative based on Catholic social teaching. Really amazing, expands on what Medaille discusses in the previous article.
MORE NEWS ON OCCUPY WALL STREET
On how to keep Wall Street occupied. A funny video on mailing in your credit card applications… but with different things in them.
Just keep closing accounts… home owners divest from Wells Fargo.
On Catholic social teaching and Occupy Wall Street. They do overlap in many areas.
More anthropologists on Wall Street please. Really, someone needs to figure that place out, the economists sure didn’t do it.
Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. Nothing in common, right? Wrong! They are both anti-big. Against big government and against big corporations. Don’t tell NPR, but that means they are distributists! Or perhaps decentralists could be another word for it.
Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world! But seriously, this sounds crazy, except some guys really did do their homework and found the network for how all the companies own each other. There are only 147 major companies; quite interesting. Even Forbes magazine picked it up.
Cornell West gets arrested while protesting with Occupy Wall Street in New York City
Church divests three million dollars from Bank of America.
Jeffrey Sachs on Occupy Wall Street: an interview with NPR.
Paul Krugman on bank bailouts. Actually, not bailing out the “too big to fail” banks can work. Iceland did it. And they are still here, and really not so badly off.
Mr. Jay Smooth, of IllDoctrine, YouTube philosopher, on Occupy Wall Street. He uses the analogy of a three-card monte street hustler to explain the national reaction to OWS.
- Four Out of Five Babies Prefer Victims to Bullies wp.me/p12uUE-v1 6 days ago
- Catholicism and Conscience wp.me/p12uUE-uY 2 weeks ago
- Miracles - Can We Believe Them? wp.me/p12uUE-uV 1 month ago
- Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Taken Alive: A Moral Victory wp.me/p12uUE-u3 2 months ago
- CMT on the Pope's embrace of a young disabled man: "A Special Vocation: To Show People How To Love" j.mp/XmaifJ 2 months ago
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: A Philosophical and Ethical Book Review
- Is Power Evil? The Ethics of Power
- Niebuhr's Anthropologies Through the Lens of Genesis
- Martin Luther King, Ethics, and the Law
- "I Will Wait For You": The Meaning and Morality of Waiting
- The Ethics of Punctuality
- Catholicism and Conscience
- The Ethics of Technological (Especially Nuclear) Power: Japan as a Case Study
- Peter Singer Reconsiders His Ethics
- Morality and Technology
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- Gene Patents and Justice: Better Late than Never
- Four Out of Five Babies Prefer Victims to Bullies
- Catholicism and Conscience
- Miracles – Can We Believe Them?
- The Three Great Tragedies
- Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Taken Alive: A Moral Victory
- On the real cost of food, or, why your carrots really are worth (at least) $2.50
- China’s Blind and Barefoot Hero: Chen Guangcheng
- Reflections on the Election of Pope Francis
- “I Will Wait For You”: The Meaning and Morality of Waiting
- The Ethics of Meteor and Asteroid Defense
- Should Pope Benedict XVI Have Stepped Down?
- “Why a Four Degree Celsius Warmer World Must Be Avoided” Infographic
- Exploring secularity and the church-state divide
- Responding to the Murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School