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How firing James Comey could still be Donald Trump's undoing
If Trump did try to obstruct the investigation, it should be relatively easy to prove. By contrast, pursuing the other lines of inquiry – Russian meddling, conspiracy and dubious business deals – are unlikely to be worth the effort. Mueller will not have access to some of the relevant Russian information sources and his findings will be of modest significance.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  James  Comey 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?
No debate about social mobility is complete without reference to the supposedly halcyon days of the 1950s and 1960s. The class fluidity of those decades, however, was not the result of professions becoming more meritocratic. It was caused by an unprecedented rise in the number of middle-class jobs: there was more room at the top. [...] Bloodworth writes that 21st-century society is characterised by a dwindling of professional jobs and more people slipping downwards: there is “more room at the bottom”. [...] Globalisation has created what the economist Robert H Frank calls “winner-takes-all” markets
downward  mobility  social  mobility  income  mobility  inequality  Paul  Mason  book  post-capitalism  James  Bloodworth  Gini  coefficient  income  distribution  structural  unemployment  long-term  unemployment  skill  gap  skills  gap  skill  mismatch  skill-biased  technological  change  AI  artificial  intelligence  globalisation  globalization  rising  middleclass  squeezed  middle  class  BRIC  Manufacturing  economic  history  sociology  Brexit  Identitypolitics  Identitätspolitik  career  ladder  education  bubble  education  cost  autonomous  car  autonomous  cars  self-driving  cars  augmented  intelligence  Robotics  Robots  automation  neoclassical  economics  Chicago  School  trickle-down  economics  trickle-down  effect  1%  10%  20%  working  poor  Precariat  credit  card  credit  card  debt  consumerism  consumerist  austerity  bank  bailout  capitalism  in  crisis  neoliberal  neoliberalism  crony  capitalism  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  Baby  Boomers  babyboomers  Elizabeth  Warren  Joseph  Stiglitz  poverty  trap  poverty  child  poverty  rentier  rent-seeking  winner  take  all  monopoly  monopsony  conglomerate  multinational  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  No  Representation  Politicians  career  politician  Centrist  meritocracy  meritocratic  plutocracy  oligarchy  capitalism 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Andrew Mazzone Interviews James K. Galbraith
banks like property! more likely to lend to finance property than SME/SMB investment. because that investment is not propped up by the government. [...] min 6 subprime & credit bubble since 80's << behaviour of lenders [...] sensible people were given fraudulent debt instruments (no self-regulation, and regulators failed). [...] no prosecution because people who should have prosecuted those, didn't want to ruin their private future career. [...] min 15 - inequality and unemployment driven by inequality. [...] austerity is name of the game by the "establishment" - 20% of society that benefited from the bank bailout and reflation policy by central banks - [...] 19:15 - who do banks want to borrow in this environment?! austerity, aggregate demand shortfall, lack of confidence, volatility, uncertainty, credit bubble pain (liquidity trap) etc. [...] Solution ("an alternative way to the status quo, who made this mess): Fix Income Distribution thus Purchasing Power (aggregate demand, ie minimum wage), and restructure finance away from investment banking and speculation and derivatives towards real economy (ie tax heavily what is not real economy business) //&! James K. Galbraith on "Inequality and Instability: What's Ahead for the World Economy" - //&! James K. Galbraith - "The End of Normal" -
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
James Deen Says He Is "Shocked" By Sexual Assault Allegations - BuzzFeed News
“I am not the subject of any lawsuits, I am not under criminal investigation, and at this moment I have no intention of filing defamation suits against false accusations,” Deen said. Addressing specific claims by former girlfriend Stoya — who tweeted that “he held me down and fucked me while I said no, stop, used my safeword” — Deen said he was “completely baffled” and “can’t speak to her motivations.” //&! James Deen Classic Dindo Nuffin -
James  Deen  Porn  pornography  sexual  assault  rape 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Lisa Ann Talks About James Deen « MikeSouth.Com
Joanna Angel, Princess Donna (was also w him), Stoya ... James Deen is asshole/bad boyfriend - & --- "Deen has yet to further comment on the allegations against him." //&! Stoya - //&! More people come forward; Nicky Blue, Amber Rayne //&! James Deen What Is Next My Thoughts By MikeSouth - A volume of books could be written on the impact that this story could have on the industry. I do want to post some thoughts. [...] I can also tell you that it has other performers sweating…many of whom cant get hard if they aren’t abusing the girl. [...] The most common complaint I have heard about why former fans abandoned porn is the violence that seems to be the norm these days, I know its true for me. - //&! - Guardian //&! His Fate Is In His Own Hands Now [...] under a microscope now. & Chanel Preston currently his gf, employee of his production company and on APAC?
James  Deen  sexual  assault  rape  libel  defamation  Social  Media  gossip  culture  gossip  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  Porn  pornography  shitstorm  Viral 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Foley beheading video shocks the world, Obama says
Mr Obama compared Islamic State (IS) [...] to a "cancer" and said its ideology was "bankrupt". [...] had "no place in the 21st Century". "No just god would stand for what they did yesterday or what they do every single day," he added. He said the future would be won by those such as James Foley, who "built rather than destroyed". [...] [Foley] gives a message to his family and links his imminent death to the US government's bombing campaign of IS targets in Iraq. Clearly under duress, he says: "I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the US government, for what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality." Then the masked militant delivers a warning to the US government: "Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people." [Analysis: This is not first case & US tried 2 free hostages before ]
ISIS  presidency  barackobama  Syrien  Syria  Iraq  Irak  Caliphate  Religion  Arab  World  Muslim  extremism  Islamic  State  radicalism  Islamic  Law  James  Foley 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Vegan director James Cameron: You're not an environmentalist if you eat meat - National Celebrity Fitness and Health |
"Grass-fed cows do as much harm to the Earth as factory-farmed" -- Dr. Jude Capper "In 2006, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report indicating that 18% of the world's man-made greenhouse-gas emissions come from livestock production. In reality, that figure it closer to 51%, according to a 2009 report by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang of the IFC Environment and Social Development Department. Several noted environmentalists have since vocally advocated a vegetarian lifestyle, citing the environmental damage caused by livestock farming."
Weltschmerz  omnivore  complexity  globalwarming  livestock  farming  ethics  food  security  agriculture  policy  unintended  consequences  James  Cameron  Vegan  food  prices  environment  agriculture  industry  monocrop  mono  agriculture  food  industry  living  environment  ecological  disaster 
september 2013 by asterisk2a

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