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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Fake "Small Government," "Privatization," "Deregulation": A Compendium of Posts

I Guess the Mixed Economy Can't Be All Bad
The Neoliberal Myth of Small Government
More Small Government Conservatism: Deregulation, Texas-Style
More Looting (er, "Free Market Reform") in Iraq
Sean Gabb Gives the Corporatists Nine Kinds of Free Market Hell
The Nature of the Ruling Class (Faux Private Interests)
Faux Private Interests, Part II: Privatizing the Police State
Faux Private Interests, Part III: Sean Gabb on ASI-Style "Privatization"
Claire Wolfe on Economic Fascism
Maxspeak on the Myth of Small Government Conservatism
More Corporate Looting in Iraq
Selective "Market Reform"
Faux Private Interests, Revisited
Butler Shaffer on Phony Privatization
Two Guardian Stories on Fake "Privatization"
Ownership Societies, Fake and Real


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here is one example of the great gains deregulation has brought for America's working people in the trucking industry, while the bloated CEO's eat $1,000 lunches in their man dresses, or get blown in the oval office. Wages have gone NOWHERE while the suited MBA's buy their own jets with the BULLSHIT and phoney bean counting the sold the nation:

"Avoid getting ripped off

No matter if you just started driving a truck you should never work for under .28 cents per mile. If you are, you are getting ripped off. It does not matter if they helped you get schooling to drive. They are exploiting you if you make under .28 cents per mile.

Note: I have had many comments about the above statement recently. I realize that in some cases depending on your age, location, etc. it may be difficult to start at .28/mile or more. I am merely suggesting that you should NOT even have to. It is absurd to think that it has been almost 10 years since I first started and I started out then fresh out of school at the great age of 21 at .27/mile. Isn't that ridiculous? I remember that even at that time CR England was starting drivers out at .19/mile. For lack of a better term, that is horse-pucky! Let me ask you all, wouldn't you start a new driver out at whatever they will accept? I mean the lowest possible? Why even TRY to keep drivers on if they can replace the older drivers with those working for .10 cents less than the other? See, here is the problem, when you do get experience guess where you'll be as well? It HAS to stop!! -Sep 26, 2003"

November 19, 2006 9:26 PM  

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