The Day After

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Re: The Day After

Post by WaterDawgHog » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:09 pm

Wow! What part of Chile was this poster seen in? Commies sure won't let a crisis go to waste pushing their class warefare. Hold on Chile, you have now entered the twilight zone!

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Re: The Day After

Post by Space Cat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Implying there's no "class warfare": last week the US and UK elites were literally suggesting to let some people die to keep the stock prices from falling. The US leftism is also on the rise and I'm not talking about all those center-right Democrats that the Republicans tend to call "the left", I mean real leftists like the quickly growing "Democratic Socialists of America".

If you want to blame somebody for the numbers of "communists" around, I suggest looking at the globalized neoliberal economies that pushed many people to the extreme in an attempt to fight back.

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Re: The Day After

Post by Space Cat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:03 pm

But really, if you think that "class warfare" is some communist psy-op, I highly recommend this well-researched article from the editor of a conservative right-wing American Affairs Journal that initially supported Trump. He talks about the inefficiency of the modern economy and about the greed and the idiocy of the modern elites:

The Real Class War
Since 2000, the combination of stagnation, widening inequality, and the increasing cost of maintaining elite status has arguably had a more pronounced impact on the professional elite than on the working class, which was already largely marginalized by that point. Elites outside of the very top found themselves falling further behind their supposed cultural peers, without being able to look forward to rapid­ly rising incomes for themselves.

This underappreciated reality at least partially explains one of the apparent puzzles of American politics in recent years: namely, that members of the elite often seem far more radical than the working class, both in their candidate choices and overall outlook. Although better off than the working class, lower-level elites appear to be experiencing far more intense status anxiety.
Contrary to the pervasive mythology of entrepreneurialism and crea­tivity, it is glaringly obvious to today’s professional elite that the neoliberal economy is allocating capital, and especially talent, very poorly. The conclusion of one recent empirical study of corporate law firms—“greater amounts of work that associates consider more interesting is negatively correlated with firm profitability”—could be applied across most elite job categories. This state of affairs is not only disorienting to professionals indoctrinated to believe that their career should be their “passion.” It also foreshadows further economic pressure on their class when the next recession, the increasing automation of white-collar jobs, and the logic of shareholder primacy all take their toll.

The purposelessness of many professional careers in the capital accumulation economy starkly contrasts with the growing number of unaddressed needs in the public sector. The legions of finance drones making utterly pointless discounted cash flow models could be far better employed designing a serious industrial policy. The engineers currently laboring over algorithms to make social media more addic­tive should be funded to focus on more productive technological advances. All the effort now devoted to coming up with new pricing strategies for old drugs could be directed at real medical problems, like increasing resistance to antibiotics. The vast resources invested in unprofitable ride-hailing apps and real estate arbitrage could have been used to solve America’s ever-increasing public infrastructure and housing challenges.

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Re: The Day After

Post by Space Cat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:10 pm

Alternatively, you can also read some Adam Smith who would be furious about the current state of the economy, partially because of its pervasive rent-seeking, but also because of how it produces misery despite all its incredible wealth:
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the greater part of the members are poor and miserable. It is but equity, besides, that they who feed, cloath and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labour as to be themselves tolerably well fed, clothed, and lodged.
The Wealth of Nations, Chapter VIII

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Re: The Day After

Post by fraggle092 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:04 pm

WaterDawgHog wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Wow! What part of Chile was this poster seen in? Commies sure won't let a crisis go to waste pushing their class warefare. Hold on Chile, you have now entered the twilight zone!
Saw it pasted on our local supermarket door in La Serena today. Its illustrative of notions that are quite common round here, and speaks for itself without further comment....
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Re: The Day After

Post by tiagoabner » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:21 pm

I saw some kind of similar poster at Lider Manquehue this morning, but I didn't think too much about it and didn't take a picture. I'll take a picture if I see any kind of poster the next time I pass by.
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Re: The Day After

Post by admin » Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:40 pm

prediction:

They will have to revise this list of countries prepared for a pandemic.

https://www.ghsindex.org/

Chile was ranked 27 (chile is always 27 on every list), under brazil and Argentina, and spain, etc.

The kicker. they just published that index in October 2019.
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Re: The Day After

Post by fraggle092 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:55 pm

This gentleman seems to have taken adequate quarantine precautions. At least he won't be bored.
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Re: The Day After

Post by admin » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:17 pm

here is an interesting list of responses from various thinkers on how the world will change (well, it is very American centric, but the themes are still valid).

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/ ... id=covid_m
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