Panda Bear + Daft Punk = Better together.
Daft Punk’s 2013 album; “Random Access Memories”
“Doin’ It Right” features Panda Bear, and is written by Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Noah Lennox.
Rain this morning in #SantaMonica. So cold.
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Excited this this guy is doing this. I’ve debated the merits of trying something similar for the civil liberties group I work with.
Around 3 minutes into this piece by Philip Glass is what I think heaven would sound like.
This 1908 image of women smoking and drinking was intended to be a horrifying glimpse of a post-suffrage future. Now it just looks like an awesome bar.
Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.
Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?
The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.
The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them.
dumb dumb dumb and I’m not surprised that socialistworker would spew this garbage.
If you think the housing market or the banking sector are examples of an unobstructed free market, then I have a few questions.
- Who sets interest rates?
- How do interest rates affect prices?
- How do interest rates affect the behavior lendy and lender?
- Who sets and monitors the monetary supply?
We now have next to zero interest rates. Home prices are finally falling after skyrocketing for years in response to low interest rates combined with various cheap housing and urban development schemes rammed through by Bush Jr. and House Democrats that heavily obstructed any incentive at all to construct easy to afford housing.
I grow tired of flaccid liberal/socialist academics establishing a false dichotomy of what we have now as free markets, compared to the fantasy of centrally planned social and economic justice that the self anointed continue to advocate.
Continue to push the latter agenda, and things will continue to get much, much worse. All the while, free market advocates will be drug through the street like so many scapegoats in dark ages past.
If you consider the inner cities, where a lot of the poor live, the kind of clothes they wear are pretty similar to clothes everybody else wears, the kind of food they eat isn’t that different, and the two ways they are most severely disadvantaged is schooling and police protection—both of which are provided by the state.
And “Socialist Worker” is citing schooling as an example of how free markets are inefficient? Or citing laws that are both created and enforced by the state as an example of free market inefficiency?
The person who wrote this article is an ignoramus. Are they completely unaware of how rent control and urban renewal has created a shortage of housing, or how building codes and craft unions have made building low cost housing impossible?
Let’s be absolutely clear: “Socialist Worker” wants the state to control not only housing, schooling, police protection etc. but all areas of the economy. This reminds me of something David Friedman said in Free To Choose:
If I had my choice, I would like to get the government out of both delivering the mail and running the schools, but if I had to choose, I would leave them with the mail. After all, if the government is in charge of delivering the mail, all that means is that some of our letters get lost. If governments are in charge of running the schools, that means that some of our children never learn to read.
Education is important. It is not the only important thing. Consider the same argument applied to food. Surely food is a very important thing, so if important things should be done by government, it seems to imply that the government ought to take over the supermarkets and the farms. The experiment has been tried. In the 1930’s in Russia, Stalin collectivized agriculture, the government took over the schools, and several million Ukrainians starved to death.
(Source: jayaprada)Via L.A. Liberty
"Let anyone do anything he pleases, so long as it is peaceful." - Leonard Read
I wasn’t doing much with my civil liberties anyway, to be honest.– The Onion on Do You Approve Of The NSA Spying On Citizens? (via thinksquad) Via BYU Libertarian
America has become a gigantic gulag over the past few decades and most of its citizens don’t know, or just don’t care. One of the primary causes of the over incarceration in the U.S. is the absurd, tragic failure that is the “war on drugs”, and indeed nearly half of the folks in prison are there for drug related offenses. Making matters worse is a rapidly growing private prison system, which adds a profit motive to the equation. Recently, I wrote an extensive rant against the private prison system and provided details on how it works in: A Deep Look into the Shady World of the Private Prison Industry.
Now here are some of the sad facts. There are 1.57 million people in federal and state prison (does not even include county and local jail) according to the Department of Justice. That’s above the nation’s 1.53 million engineers and 1.05 million high school teachers.