Britain owes the European Union tens of billions of euros that Brussels will insist is paid out before the country leaves the 28-nation bloc, sources in Brussels have told Handelsblatt’s sister publication WirtschaftsWoche.
Its the debt-based money stupid!
I guess Economic power is just one of several levers of power that require democratisation, Adrian. In Gaian Democracies, Roy Madron dubs the increasing Financialisation of the economy under neoliberalism the MoneyTocracy which is quite a good descriptive made up word applying to what has happened with debt-based money and its destruction of democratic institutions. I was thinking about this question earlier and how money is an imposition upon the Promises made in everyday social and economic relations. We pay a huge price to make our every day promises to pay transferable the ultimate price might be the loss of any hope of democracy, such as it ever existed.
Owen that’s better you are sounding a bit more chipper and quite right too. What is missing from your reasoning I think is that any truly Left platform is not going to get the blessing or indeed permission of the establishment, I have not read your book on the subject but would be very surprised if it indicated any likelihood of a Real Left gaining the blessing of the Establishment.
tradition, which in Western thought has always been somewhat marginal. Western
philosophy, after all, really begins with the quarrel between Heraclitus and
Parmenides; a quarrel that Parmenides won ), Brush up your Diogenes of Sinope he is one of my favourites. (got the tee shirt)
”However, the nearly universal misunderstanding of money is a major obstacle. For too long we’ve allowed a small coterie of bankers and “court “
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The voting system is indeed a Heath Robinson affair cobbled together to support the illusion of choice, is it as bad as the US as yet? certainly it is the US oligarchy who have the upper hand amongst the corridors of real power. Their views are parroted by Political Puppets and Media mouthpieces alike. Treating the Electoral and Parliamentary politics of the Uk or the USA as anything approaching a functioning democracy seems to me, laughable and not worthy of a self-declared Marxist. It seems to me much analysis on this point seems as fantastical and naive as any Corbynista clicking revolutionary´s efforts.
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