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Democracy doesn’t matter to the defenders of ‘economic freedom’

When Walker’s Fraser Institute published its first index in 1996 with a foreword from Friedman, there were some surprises. According to its historical overview, the second freest economy in the world in 1975 was Honduras, a military dictatorship. For the next year, another dictatorship, Guatemala, was in the top five. These were no anomalies. They expressed a basic truth about the indexes. The definition of freedom they used meant that democracy was a moot point, monetary stability was paramount and any expansion of social services would lead to a fall in the rankings. Taxation was theft, pure and simple, and austerity was the only path to the top.

“The ‘right’ to food, clothing, medical services, housing or a minimal income level,” the authors wrote, was nothing less than “‘forced labor’ requirements [imposed]on others.” The director of the index translated the vision into policy advice a few years later, writing in a pub
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● NEWS ● #Election in #Spain Only Deepens Political Uncertainty https://www.truthdig.com/articles/election-in-spain-only-deepens-long-term-political-uncertainty/ #es #politics
Election in Spain Only Deepens Political Uncertainty
 
● NEWS ● #politics #leftwing ☞ Bernie #Sanders Has More Diverse Support Than You Think
Bernie Sanders Has More Diverse Support Than You Think
 
Drei Männer aus Offenbach sind bei einem großen Polizeieinsatz festgenommen worden. Die Staatsanwaltschaft wirft ihnen vor, einen islamistischen Terroranschlag im Rhein-Main-Gebiet geplant zu haben.
Offenbacher IS-Anhänger sollen Anschlag geplant haben
#Islamismus #Legal #Offenbach #Politics #Terrorismus
 

Bolivia: audios leaked from opposition leaders calling for a coup against Evo Morales | En24 News


A series of 16 audios in which opposition leaders call for a coup against the newly re-elected president Evo Morales were leaked through various social platfo
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Berlin Gets Unwanted Ronald Reagan Statue From Mike Pompeo


#Berlin Gets Unwanted #Ronald #Reagan #Statue From Mike #Pompeo #US #Embassy #politics #international
Berlin Gets Unwanted Ronald Reagan Statue From Mike Pompeo
 

World Leaders, Organizations Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia


#World #Leaders, #Organizations Condemn #Coup Against #Evo #Morales in #Bolivia #politics #international
World Leaders, Organizations Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia
 

Hong Kong Rioters Set Man On Fire For Not Backing Protests. Rioter Shot By Police (Videos 18+)


#Hong #Kong #Rioters Set Man On Fire For Not Backing #Protests. #Rioter Shot By #Police #politics #international
Hong Kong Rioters Set Man On Fire For Not Backing Protests. Rioter Shot By Police (Videos 18+)
 

Media ‘whitewashing coup’ in Bolivia, & CIA surely celebrating Morales’ departure – pundits


#Media #whitewashing #coup’ in #Bolivia, & #CIA #Morales #politics #international
 

The UK’s Macabre Final Election


#UK #Election #state #media #Corbyn #anti-Corbyn #politics #international
The UK’s Macabre Final Election
 

No Evidence That Bolivian Election Results Were Affected by Irregularities or Fraud, Statistical Analysis Shows | Press Releases | CEPR


#politics #imperialism #Bolivia
 

On display - the value of Critical Reading skills. Read the article!

So there you have it. The indigenous leader of a socialist South American government which has successfully lifted masses of people out of crushing poverty, which happens to control the world’s largest reserves of lithium (which may one day replace oil as a crucial energy resource due to its use in powering smartphones, laptops, hybrid and electric cars), which has an extensive and well-documented history of being targeted for regime change by the US government, simply stepped down due to some sort of scandal involving a “disputed election”.
#EvoMorales #Bolivia #coup #USA #StateDepartment #media #propaganda #war #politics #violence #peace
 
Simon Coveney says ‘law must apply to all’ after Conservative promise to end ‘unfair’ trials

Ireland has expressed concern over a Conservative party pledge to change the law to protect former soldiers in Northern Ireland from possible prosecution over deaths during the Troubles.

The Tories have promised to end what they describe as “unfair trials” of soldiers accused of unlawful killings in Northern Ireland by amending the Human Rights Act to exclude any case dating from before the act came into force in 2000.
Irish deputy PM criticises Tory pledge on Troubles inquiries
#Conservatives #Ireland #NorthernIreland #Politics #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews
 

Bolivia: audios leaked from opposition leaders calling for a coup against Evo Morales | En24 News


A series of 16 audios in which opposition leaders call for a coup against the newly re-elected president Evo Morales were leaked through various social platforms.
Local media point out that the destabilizing plan would have been coordinated by the United States Embassy in Bolivia prior to the elections and cites US senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who are said to have direct contact with the Bolivian opposition in the strategy to overthrow Morales.

The plan focuses on the fact that if Evo Morales won the elections on October 20, a civil-military transition government would be established. The new government would allege fraud in the electoral process and would not recognize Morales' electoral victory.

In the audios filtered through social platforms opposition leaders call to burn structures o
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'Morales' resignation undermines claims he is dictator, US may be behind push to oust him'


#Bolivia #Evo #Morales #resignation #dictator #US #NED #right-wing #opposition #coup #politics #international
 

'Morales' resignation undermines claims he is dictator, US may be behind push to oust him'


#Bolivia #Evo #Morales #resignation #dictator #US #right-wing #opposition #coup #politics #international
 
tuttifruttihat - 2019-11-10 21:22:47 GMT
"Para que #Mesa y #Camacho no sigan quemando más las casas de nuestra gente, para que no sigan perjudicando a la gente más humilde.
“Estoy renunciando para nuestros hermanos dirigentes no sigan perseguidos. Lamento mucho este #golpe cívico. Quiero decirles hermanos y hermanos la lucha no termina acá. Vamos a continuar con esta lucha por la igualdad por la paz”
(Evo Morales)

#Bolivia en manos de sicarios
 

Bolivian President Morales announces his resignation


#Bolivia #indigenous #president #Evo #Morales #resignation #right-wing #opposition #coup #politics #international
 

All of America’s 607 Billionaires Must Run for President





#politics #uncategorized #voices #theintercept
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Iran discovers oil field containing 53bn barrels of crude: President Rouhani


#Iran #oil #field #crude #Rouhani #politics
 

UN Envoy Issues Grim Warning Over Assange's Life


#UN #Warning Over #Assange's #Life #oppressive #conditions of #isolation and #surveillance #UK #Belmarsh #prison #politics #international
 
Violence spills across Hong Kong New Territories on 24th weekend of unrest - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-gas/violence-spills-across-hong-kong-new-territories-on-24th-weekend-of-unrest-idUSKBN1XK04Q

_"black-clad activists blocked roads and trashed shopping malls"

"protesters vandalized a train station in the central new town of Sha Tin and smashed up a restaurant perceived as being pro-Beijing, overturning banqueting tables and smashing glass panels"

"Radical protesters have been gathering in multiple locations across the territories,” police said in a statement."

“They have been loitering in several malls and vandalizing shops and facilities therein, neglecting the safety of members of the public.”_

#HongKong #China #Chinese #protests #riots #violence #destruction #politics #international #interference
 
#Politics in the Workplace Are Not Paradoxical and Outside the Workplace They Are #FreeSpeech http://techrights.org/2019/11/10/politics-in-the-workplace/ #freedom in the workplace is also important; the gist: worst people are the greedy self-centered ones
 
While hi-tech cosmopolitan centres like Milan flourish financially and culturally, former industrial towns continue to decline

Night-time haunts go in and out of fashion, but the Bar Basso in Milan, which opened in 1967, remains one of the city’s most venerable social institutions. Embodying a very Milanese combination of stylish prosperity and tasteful design, it is a favourite destination for the area’s creative elite and the discreetly wealthy.

Tucked away in a corner, Pierluigi Dialuce is explaining why, if a political nightmare unfolds in the rest of Italy, the city he has made his home will be able to cope.
How the megacities of Europe stole a continent’s wealth
#Cities #Europe #Urbanisation #Italy #Politics #Worldnews #Protest
 
Steven Roose - 2019-11-09 16:49:09 GMT
In theory #XMPP and #Matrix are interoperable. However they both have UX flaws.
Matrix only has one server and one client implementation. Kinda. And its UX is targeted at technical users.
XMPP has a broader range of server and client implementations, but also many platforms lack a good platform.

I'd consider starting with Conversations.im. It's an XMPP client and service.
 
Will the @LinuxFoundation ban people for wearing a MODI hat like it does MAGA hats? #india #pakistan #jammu #kashmir #politics
 

"It's Now or Never": Bolivian Elite Destroying the Country | Opinion | teleSUR English


To the Bolivian upper classes, President Evo Morales has to resign even if forced by extreme violence, or through a civil war.
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Recent revelations point to a U.S.-backed plan of shaking the nation. The Radio Education Network of Bolivia (Erbol) has released 16 audios (
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Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing


#Mainstream #Media #Pro-Johnson #Propaganda #election #UK #BBC #politics #international
Mainstream Media Pro-Johnson Propaganda Gets Into Full Swing
 

Everything you were told about the Syrian war was wrong – until now


#Syria #war #politics #international
 

Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’


#Julian #Assange’s #Extradition #UK #Belmarsh #prison #politics #international
Julian Assange’s Extradition Process Is ‘A Charade’
 

EU should fear the jihadists it’s backing in Syria, not refugees – Assad to RT


#Syria #war #jihadists #EU #refugees #Europe #Turkey #politics #international
 

GREG NEWS | ÓLEO - Invidious


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Bolsonaro, mais um comediante na trágico-comédia que destrói a sustentabilidade da vida humana.
#Brasil #Brazil #Lula #Bolsonaro #news #notícias #noticias #politics #política #ecologia #emergência #oil #petróleo #desastreambiental #sátira #humor #amazónia #amazônia #amazon
 

The War on Syria was Pre-Planned. ISIS Was Financed by the US and its Allies


#War on #Syria #ISIS #US and its #Allies #politics #international
The War on Syria was Pre-Planned. ISIS Was Financed by the US and its Allies
 

Facebook Scrubs All References To Alleged Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella


#Facebook #social #media #Whistleblower Eric #Ciaramella #US #Ukraine #politics #international
 
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