Well, you can make a good argument about why capitalism doesn't work or is dysfunctional, but it isn't absurd. However, Woke capitalism is absurd.no argument there.
admittedly i was hoping that sentence would have omitted the 'Woke' section, but you have to take your victories where you can.
Not really, from their perspective it's a cheap and effective marketing gimmick: virtue signal and self-certify ideological purity with one posting on the company webpage and by pointing at the white underclass and working class and wagging their white middle class fingers.Woke capitalism is absurd.
They turned off the water last night at 1900. It was reconnected in the middle of the night. Now I only have cold water. They have my sympathies.Exclusive: analysis of US cities shows emergency on affordability of running water amid Covid-19 pandemicwww.theguardian.com
surprised you didn't flag this one Fwiffo
The main issue with the live entertainment business is part of the current season earnings are needed to secure debt and/or fund the following season. If you say people developed a slate of shows and concerts that they couldn't profit from then it breaks that chain. Maybe the government will step in to fund development for these troupes or companies.
Of course, you can't buy fine kitchen gear in Seattle if you are protesting. Wouldn't look right.
Sur La Table files for bankruptcy protection, plans to close nearly half of its stores. Here's the list.Sur La Table is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy after temporary store closures related to the coronavirus pandemic.www.usatoday.com
Private security is NOT the route you want this to go towards. Can you imagine every rich fuck with their own Blackwater paramilitary force?Exactly. For when the police fall silent, you'll need well armed militias and private security to protect you from the mob.
Exactly! That's why defunding the police is an evolutionary dead end.Private security is NOT the route you want this to go towards. Can you imagine every rich fuck with their own Blackwater paramilitary force?
So police departments should take up more than 50% of city budgets?Exactly! That's why defunding the police is an evolutionary dead end.
But by all means, do continue....
Rich celebrities will engage private security firms, which will include ex-military and those newly redundant police and they will shoot to kill. In the absence of police you will have no effective system of justice and gathering evidence to bring a case to court.
The world envisaged in Public Enemy's Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age will come into being.
I guess that's why the US continues to reopen. Make money and risk death or be homeless and risk death.Despite many local economies reopening in June, 32% were unable to pay their full July housing bill at the start of the month, and concerns about evictions and foreclosures are worsening.www.apartmentlist.com
32% of americans missing rent and evictions are skyrocketing with no source of relief in sight. how's that working out?
Those jobless claims will push past 50m if you don't open up so I reckon some reopening means some people can afford basic necessities. Some..not all. Just make more money and keep on the right side of the fence.But the former isnt actually helping the latter, so whats the point?
You have to open-up and get the economy going. Those at the lower end of the income scale generally need this most. Not everyone's job is doable working remotely from home.Those jobless claims will push past 50m if you don't open up so I reckon some reopening means some people can afford basic necessities. Some..not all. Just make more money and keep on the right side of the fence.
It's not looking good here either:
“The US economy shrank at a 32.9% annual rate between April and June as the country grappled with lockdowns and spending cutbacks during the pandemic.
It was the deepest decline since the government began keeping records in 1947 and three times more severe than the prior record of 10% set in 1958.
Reduced spending on services such as healthcare drove the fall.
Economists have said they expected to see the sharpest drop in the second quarter, with recovery thereafter.
But as virus cases in the US surge and some areas re-impose restrictions on activity, the rebound is showing signs of stalling.”
What is that - all the GDP growth of the last two presidencies combined evaporated in one quarter?
In these times, I do believe Hemmingway's own invention of an aperitif is ideal. Drink 2 or 3 before a meal. Very slowly.
What happened to oil happening to champagne.