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Demonweed comments on Billionaires Are the Leading Cause of Climate Change
"One, among many, problems with a class of people who believe they are above the law is that civilization itself cannot reign in their worst excesses. Many economists argue against high end taxes because illegal non-payment produces lower returns from the economic elite than from regular working families. That is an abominable reason to shape policy -- rewarding criminal conduct by easing social burdens on those most able to carry those burdens. Yet these views are popular across the spectrum of established American partisans.

So to it goes with climate change. The billionaires use their news networks to insist we all must eat less meat, ride more buses, etc. What they don't do is unchain our civic culture so that we could rethink agricultural subsidies, invest in upgrades to mass transit, etc. The bad behavior of oligarchs is not a problem to be solved by the saintliness of struggling workers. If their power cannot be trumped by civilized governance, then it is the duty of every decent human being to undermine the oligarchy and oppose the economic order that produced such devastating concentrations of wealth and power. Our ability to feed ourselves is literally being gambled just to prevent the reversal of Reaganomics."
climate  climate-global-warming  wealth  power  corruption  corruption-corporate 
october 2018 by daguti
People in Power Are Quick To Call Out Injustice When They Are Harmed : Shots - Health News : NPR
This reminds me of the NPR article about how lack of a certain resource will cause you to make bad decisions in relation to that resource... creating a downward spiral, for example, of finances.... Very similar psychological thing going on here.
psychology-wealth-power  wealth-income-distribution  wealth  power  poverty 
june 2015 by daguti
Warren Buffett Helping LeBron James Quietly Build The Next Big Sports Empire
Note that this is an advertorial (see very top of the page, right side of the main column... or just EDIT > FIND > advertorial)
people-warren-buffett  wealth  power  counterintuitive 
september 2014 by daguti
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power | Talk Video | TED.com
This very much fits into the paradigm of improving your city. I don't have a tag for "civics" and I can't think of a related tag that I do have... Keep it in mind and if you think of something, add it later. ............................ Not 100% related, but also see "The 48 Laws Of Power" by Robert Greene (I have the PDF)
video  power  tedtalks  government  me-stuff  projects-save-linden  conspiracy-related-to  videos-to-watch 
september 2014 by daguti
Habits of the World's Wealthiest People (Infographic) | Entrepreneur.com
Habits of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey compared to the poor. ................... If you read the paragraphs before the infographic, it says that this was produced by a social media marketing company. In the infographic, it mentions it's based on the research of some person or other. How simple to create content... find research data of a relevant or interesting topic, turn it into an infographic and BAM! Instant content.
wealth  power  visualization  frameworks  success  projects-strong-women  standing-out-or-differentiating-by-content  marketing-tactics--educating-or-content-marketing  marketing-tactics--hacks  me-stuff  projects-computech  discipline-or-willpower 
february 2014 by daguti
From The Archives: Labels and Logos? Looks like you’re powerless. | PsySociety
- Low end brands don't have ostentatious labels/logos (Wal Mart)
- Mid-range brands have ostentations labels/logos (D&G;, Gucci)
- Truly high end brands don't have ostentations labels/logos (Brooks Brothers)

This is because mid-range brands appeal to powerless people who want to impress their peers (other powerless people.)

Powerful people who can afford high-end brands don't want to impress Average Joes - they want to impress other powerful people. They do this by demonstrating their knowledge/worth - not advertising the brands they wear.

A powerful person who is into fashion can notice subtle cues that differentiate two pairs of shoes that are otherwise "identical" - this is how they broadcast to each other their knowledge - with subtle cues - not ostentatious display.
walmart  social-engineering  power  wealth  sales  psychology-overconfidence  psychology 
january 2012 by daguti
The Billionaire Koch Brothers’ War Against Obama : The New Yorker
anti-something = The article is not anti-something... these brothers are extremely right-wing, anti-liberal.
anti-something  corruption  politics  power  wealth 
september 2011 by daguti
The 48 Laws of Power - by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
Saw this years ago when I lived in Linden with Rob. Couldn't find it in my bookmarks, so I'm bookmarking again.

Went to Barnes & Noble yesterday and saw this in print, but with detailed explanations and examples of each law. Want to buy the book when I catch up on my reading.
books-to-buy  power  leadership  social-engineering 
july 2011 by daguti
What Power Looks Like | Newsweek International Edition | Newsweek.com
They ride on Gulfstreams, set the global agenda, and manage the credit crunch in their spare time. They have more in common with each other than their countrymen. Meet the Superclass.
power  economics  politics  business  society  wealth  interesting  government 
april 2008 by daguti

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