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Posts tagged economics

Feb 18

werefusetofall:

amatteroffaith:

werefusetofall:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

I think it is very important to think about the values of these countries and the different implementation of gender roles in each.

wait Laura explain more!!

I mean, for example why do you think Russia gives mothers 52 weeks or more of maternity leave? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in Russia women are more encouraged to be maternal and raise their sons rather than to be a part of the workplace? Just my two cents. 
I think we should look at this entire map critically. Because while the fact that the U.S. does not give paid leave for mothers is a huge problem and its super sexist, giving a lot of paid maternity leave can also be sexist because it is done in order to keep women in the home.

this is a nice comment

werefusetofall:

amatteroffaith:

werefusetofall:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

smellyanne:

lookatthisfuckinradfem:

Well, you know…shit.

why would you pay someone for 26-51 weeks for doing nothing

you have a very, very odd definition of “doing nothing”.

I think it is very important to think about the values of these countries and the different implementation of gender roles in each.

wait Laura explain more!!

I mean, for example why do you think Russia gives mothers 52 weeks or more of maternity leave? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that in Russia women are more encouraged to be maternal and raise their sons rather than to be a part of the workplace? Just my two cents. 

I think we should look at this entire map critically. Because while the fact that the U.S. does not give paid leave for mothers is a huge problem and its super sexist, giving a lot of paid maternity leave can also be sexist because it is done in order to keep women in the home.

this is a nice comment


Feb 12
theatlantic:

Indisputable Evidence That Millennials Have It Worse Than Any Generation in 50 Years

Every generation likes to believe that it came of age at an especially trying moment in history. Millennials have the Great Recession to lament. Gen X had the dotcom bust. The Boomers had Vietnam. And the Silents had the early Cold War, complete with the not-so-silly threat of nuclear war. 
But at least when it comes to the job market, I think we can all agree by now that today’s young adults are deserving of at least a few extra pity points. And should there be any doubt, here’s a wonderful, one-chart demonstration of why from a new Pew report. At every education level, the 25- to 32-year-olds of 2013 confronted a higher unemployment rate than past generations did when they were stepping into the workforce. And keep in mind, that’s 2013—four years after the economy was supposed to have started mending.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


There’s also this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory#Defining_a_generation

Each turning lasts about 20–22 years. Four turnings comprise a full cycle of approximately 80 to 90 years,[28] which the authors term a saeculum, after the Latin word meaning both “a long human life” and “a natural century.”
According to Strauss and Howe, the First Turning is a High. This is a post-Crisis era when institutions are strong and individualism is weak. Society is confident about where it wants to go collectively, though those outside the majoritarian center often feel stifled by the conformity.
According to the theory, the Second Turning is an Awakening. This is an era when institutions are attacked in the name of personal and spiritual autonomy. Just when society is reaching its high tide of public progress, people suddenly tire of social discipline and want to recapture a sense of personal authenticity. 
According to Strauss and Howe, the Third Turning is an Unraveling. The mood of this era is in many ways the opposite of a High: Institutions are weak and distrusted, while individualism is strong and flourishing. Highs come after Crises, when society wants to coalesce and build. Unravelings come after Awakenings, when society wants to atomize and enjoy.
According to the authors, the Fourth Turning is a Crisis. This is an era in which institutional life is destroyed and rebuilt in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s survival.

theatlantic:

Indisputable Evidence That Millennials Have It Worse Than Any Generation in 50 Years

Every generation likes to believe that it came of age at an especially trying moment in history. Millennials have the Great Recession to lament. Gen X had the dotcom bust. The Boomers had Vietnam. And the Silents had the early Cold War, complete with the not-so-silly threat of nuclear war. 

But at least when it comes to the job market, I think we can all agree by now that today’s young adults are deserving of at least a few extra pity points. And should there be any doubt, here’s a wonderful, one-chart demonstration of why from a new Pew report. At every education level, the 25- to 32-year-olds of 2013 confronted a higher unemployment rate than past generations did when they were stepping into the workforce. And keep in mind, that’s 2013—four years after the economy was supposed to have started mending.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

There’s also this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory#Defining_a_generation

Each turning lasts about 20–22 years. Four turnings comprise a full cycle of approximately 80 to 90 years,[28] which the authors term a saeculum, after the Latin word meaning both “a long human life” and “a natural century.”

According to Strauss and Howe, the First Turning is a High. This is a post-Crisis era when institutions are strong and individualism is weak. Society is confident about where it wants to go collectively, though those outside the majoritarian center often feel stifled by the conformity.

According to the theory, the Second Turning is an Awakening. This is an era when institutions are attacked in the name of personal and spiritual autonomy. Just when society is reaching its high tide of public progress, people suddenly tire of social discipline and want to recapture a sense of personal authenticity. 

According to Strauss and Howe, the Third Turning is an Unraveling. The mood of this era is in many ways the opposite of a High: Institutions are weak and distrusted, while individualism is strong and flourishing. Highs come after Crises, when society wants to coalesce and build. Unravelings come after Awakenings, when society wants to atomize and enjoy.

According to the authors, the Fourth Turning is a Crisis. This is an era in which institutional life is destroyed and rebuilt in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s survival.

(via impersonalfinance)


Feb 4

priceofliberty:

Financial world shaken by 4 bankers’ apparent suicides in a week

The apparent suicide death of the chief economist of a US investment house brings the number of financial workers who have died allegedly by their own hand to four in the last week.

50-year-old Mike Dueker, who had worked for Russell Investment for five years, was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State, says AP.

Local police say he could have jumped over a fence and fallen 15 meters to his death, and are treating the case as a suicide.

Streak of bankers’ deaths

Dueker’s apparent suicide was the fourth among financial experts in a week.

A 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, William Broeksmit, was found dead on January 26 in his home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London.

The next day, January 27, Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, 51, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. Police said he could have committed suicide. Mr. Slym was staying on a 22th floor with his wife, and was attending a board meeting in the Thai capital.

Another tragic incident occurred on January 28, when a 39-year-old Gabriel Magee, a JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of its European headquarters in London.


Jan 20

"Competition is healthy" says the capitalist who is fast to do anything to destroy his competition



Jan 19

they are always spouting that we need competition and inequality to innovate

as if there are no incentives to do any good without inequality. i don’t think i agree with that. look at the internet. people post amazing stuff all the time for free. i want to read more into this and see if i can find a correlation between golden ages throughout history and culture and equality of the populations. 


Rich people are probably constantly worried about money as much as poor people but they don’t realize the only reason anyone has to worry is because of hoarding it and not idk being Communist. I can’t find the words.

Rude people worry as much as nice people but they don’t realize they are the problem themselves.

Here’s the thing: nice people will forgive you if you decide to change


Jan 11

The number one weapon of 20th century imperialism is zionist dollarism, and one of the main bases for this weapon is Zionist Israel. The ever-scheming European imperialists wisely placed Israel where she could geographically divide the Arab world, infiltrate and sow the seed of dissension among African leaders and also divide the Africans against the Asians.

Zionist Israel’s occupation of Arab Palestine has forced the Arab world to waste billions of precious dollars on armaments, making it impossible for these newly independent Arab nations to concentrate on strengthening the economies of their countries and elevate the living standard of their people.

And the continued low standard of living in the Arab world has been skillfully used by the Zionist propagandists to make it appear to the Africans that the Arab leaders are not intellectually or technically qualified to lift the living standard of their people … thus, indirectly “enducing” Africans to turn away from the Arabs and towards the Israelis for teachers and technical assistance.

"They cripple the bird’s wing, and then condemn it for not flying as fast as they."

The imperialists always make themselves look good, but it is only because they are competing against economically crippled newly independent countries whose economies are actually crippled by the Zionist-capitalist conspiracy

Malcolm X, The Egyptian Gazette — Sept. 17, 1964 (via decolonizingminds)

Jan 7

fuckyeahsexeducation:

sociolab:

Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes?  That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood.  Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.

(via detoxoflove)


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