Daily Archives: December 9, 2022

Carlo Cipolla 5 laws of Stupidity

Tony Dwyer – Aug 22, 2022

Just for thinks.

They are among us.

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Richard D. Wolff | Capitalism Headed OFF A CLIFF

Chris Hedges Fan Club Dec 9, 2022

Richard David Wolff (born April 1, 1942) is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, University of Utah, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and The Brecht Forum in New York City.

In 1988 Wolff co-founded the journal Rethinking Marxism. In 2010 he published Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, also released on DVD. In 2012 he released three new books: Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, with David Barsamian (San Francisco: City Lights Books), Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: MIT University Press), and Democracy at Work (Chicago: Haymarket Books). In 2019 he released his book Understanding Marxism (Democracy at Work).

Wolff hosts the weekly 30-minute-long program Economic Update, which is produced by the non-profit Democracy at Work, which he co-founded. Economic Update is on YouTube, FreeSpeech TV, WBAI-FM in New York City (Pacifica Radio), CUNY TV (WNYE-DT3), and available as a podcast. Wolff is featured regularly in television, print, and internet media. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist”.[9] Wolff lives in Manhattan with his wife and frequent collaborator, Harriet Fraad, a practicing psychotherapist.

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Green Land, Brown Land, Black Land: An Environmental History of Africa, 1800-1990: James C. Mccann

James C. McCann provides a synthesis of evidence and a narrative of Africa’s evironmental history over the past two centuries. In a book readily accessible to undergraduates and nonspecialists, Professor McCann argues that far from being pristine and primordial spaces, Africa’s landscapes were created by human activity. This argument contrasts strongly with the idealized notions of an African Eden commonly held in the West and in Africa itself. It also confronts more recent alarm about degradation of Africa’s natural and human resources by examining the historical evidence of environmental change. Key topics within the book are the effects of population growth, disease, agricultural change, the state of natural resources, and the changing role of the state in how Africans have managed and changed their own landscapes.

James C. McCann is Professor of History and director of the African Studies Center at Boston University.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Heinemann; 1st Edition (April 30, 1999)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0325000964
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0325000961
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.2 x 0.43 x 9.2 inches

Quote: “Don’t Choose Extinction” by the T-Rex at COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh, Eg ypt

Paul Beckwith

Dec 9, 2022

At COP27 there were a number of very old fossils, including a T-Rex and over 650 fossil fuel lobbyists.

In this video, the T-Rex is sauntering around telling people to not choose extinction. It does not want humanity to follow the path of the dinosaurs.

The big difference, of course, is that the dinosaurs had no choice, since they had no knowledge of the threat and no technology to avoid the large chunk of rock from space that caused their rapid demise.

Humanity does have the choice, knowledge, and technology to avoid extinction but instead of doing anything logical we continue to plunge onwards to collective oblivion.

50 Years Since Humans Last Set Foot on the Moon

Voice of America

Dec 8, 2022

Apollo 17 mission paved way for modern spaceflight, space tourism and NASA’s Artemis program