For Marx, the narrow pursuit of value-based accumulation, through the “robbery” of the earth itself, at the expense of “eternal natural necessity,” generated a metabolic rift in the relation between human society and the larger natural world of which it was an emergent part.8Coupled with the related class contradictions of capitalism, these conditions pointed to the need for the expropriation of the expropriators.
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JIM KAVANAUGH—There’s no discussion like this about defense appropriations. An $80 billion increase in military spending, and nary a “how are you going to pay for it” peep from the all the Serious People. You won’t find any purportedly earmarked taxes in a defense bill. All you’ll find is: “the following sums are appropriated.” That’s how it’s “paid for,” no questions asked.
So back to the subject of economics as a whole; the rise of China illustrates that even if the “rules” and “laws” of economics, immoral as they may be, are to be endorsed and accepted as the pragmatic indispensable evil, they seem to only work if nations are in total control of all aspects of the economy; including the manufacturing base, and when this fundamental base is lost, the whole economy turns into jelly.
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RORY HALL—We are merely pointing out nations around the world are now using tools against the US and the world reserve currency system that were not on the radar as of September 2017. Those tools are now seedlings taking root on opposite sides of the planet to be rid of the world reserve Federal Reserve Note and the crippling effects of saying or doing something the US deep state/shadow government is opposed. What we are seeing are the consequences of an out-of-control government, that, under the Bush, Jr and the Obama regimes made calculated and deadly global moves that have awakened leaders across the planet. These leaders are now doing whatever is necessary to get away from the clutches of dollar hegemony.
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PAUL STREET— [Neither capitalist figurehead in the White House, Democrat or Republican controls the fluctuations of the US economy. The latter moves as a result of myriad factors well beyond the short-term control of the President or his cabinet.] That’s how the binary partisan political game works in accord with an endless dance between the capitalist business cycle and the more precisely time-staggered, Constitutionally mandated U.S. election cycle.