Tag Archives: Bureaucracy

No More Mushrooms: Government is Bad

By Kirkpatrick Sale Source: CounterPunch In a book just recently published,  I began with a chapter on “Why Government is Bad.”  I first decided that this statement would be obvious to everyone.  After all, look around: city, state, national, these … Continue reading

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The Recession Will Be Unevenly Distributed

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Those households, enterprises and organizations that have no debt, a very low cost basis and a highly flexible, adaptable structure will survive and even prosper. The coming recession will be unevenly distributed, … Continue reading

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The USA Is Now a 3rd World Nation

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I know it hurts, but the reality is painfully obvious: the USA is now a 3rd World nation. Dividing the Earth’s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it … Continue reading

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Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Throw a Monkey Wrench into the War Machine

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “When a public is stressed and confused, a big lie told repeatedly and unchallenged can become accepted truth.” ~George Orwell One of the biggest lies told is the false notion that in order to … Continue reading

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Four Kinds of Dystopia

By Darren Allen Source: ExpressiveEgg.org The twentieth century saw four basic visions of hell on earth, or dystopia. These were: Orwellian. Rule by autocratic totalitarian people, party or elite group, limitation of choice, repression of speech and repression of minorities, … Continue reading

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Anarchy vs. Statism: Uncontrolled Order Over Controlled Chaos

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” ~Frederick Douglas Caught up, as we are, in the politics of statism, it is often extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees. We’re … Continue reading

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Review: The Utopia of Rules, by David Graeber

By Jonathan Woolley Source: Gods & Radicals Reading a book about bureaucracy may not sound like an exciting way to spend a weekend off with my family. And yet, having just started David Graeber’s latest – A Utopia of Rules … Continue reading

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