Carbon Currency and Debt based Servitude end game.#PlanetCovid “Scotch people are of happier constitution and do not fatten like the larger breed of animals” #TheCovidClearances #CoerciveAggregation #TheRobberBaronsReturn. #RemainIndoors #StayinYourHomes #TheRoadtoSerfdom nihil sub sole novum. @davidgraeber @financialeyes @JoeBlob20 #DebtBomb @DominicFrisby

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Sutherland-Countess

Elizabeth Sutherland Leveson-Gower, 19th Duchess of Sutherland, 1765–1839; “Scotch people are of happier constitution…”

I was digging around a Scottish root of the family tree and reading about the ill-fated Clan Gunn (great-grandfather Harry Nelson of Stirling, and so a member) when I came across a reference to the Highland Clearances and the evil Countess of Sutherland.

Highland Clearances were one of those suspiciously neutral phrases so disliked by George Orwell.  But an “Evil Countess”?  Not a lot of wiggle room with that kind of talk.  It was irresistible.  I had to know more.

The countess in question turns out to be Elizabeth Gordon,  only child of the 18th earl of Sutherland and his wife.  One of those households so yearned for by young readers of children’s books where the parents exit early  and both freedom and responsibilities  are put on tiny shoulders.   In Ms Gordon’s case,  the title came to her just after her first birthday.  Already we can see where this story is going.

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The Neo-Liberal Looting of the Russian Federation after the Fall of the Wall with a Complicit Yeltsin showed clearly how The Post Free Market Capitalism world would use Weaponised financialisation and liberalisation to bring back feudalism. The Political Class are all in at this stage. By definition the various species of Elitists all have nothing but scorn for the Ordinary Citizenry.

The attitude is as in this quote. http://ahistoryblog.com/2013/04/30/elizabeth-sutherland-leveson-gower-19th-duchess-of-sutherland-1765-1839-scotch-people-are-of-happier-constitution/ the Countess, who seems to have learned nothing from the recent unpleasantness in France, remarked of some starving tenants: “Scotch people are of happier constitution and do not fatten like the larger breed of animals”

Serfs Up!SYNOPSIS: James Surowiecki writes fine columns, and  this one is no exception. But he’s got the story of the effects of the Black Death on serfdom backwards. He – and anyone else curious about history – should read  Evsey Domar’s  classic 1970 paper “The causes of slavery or serfdom: a hypothesis.” (Sorry, doesn’t seem to be available online.) Here’s what Surowiecki says: “The Black Death helped undermine feudalism. The population decline was so severe that the individual’s labor grew more valuable, which enabled serfs to abandon their lords and become tenant farmers or urban workers. ” That sounds plausible, but it’s not the way it happened. According to Domar, serfdom actually withered away before the Black Death, as European population grew close to its Malthusian limit. The puzzle is why serfdom wasn’t reinstituted after the Black Death. Domar was motivated by his knowledge of Russian history. Serfdom in Russia, he knew, wasn’t an institution that dated back to the Dark Ages. Instead, it was mainly a 16th-century creation, contemporaneous with the beginning of the great Russian expansion into the steppes. Why? He came up with a simple yet powerful insight: there’s no point in enslaving or enserfing a man unless the wage you would have to pay him if he was free is substantially above the cost of feeding, housing, and clothing him. Imagine a pre-industrial society where population is pressing on limited land supplies, and the marginal product of labor – and hence the real wage rate under competitive conditions – is barely at subsistence. In that case, why bother establishing property rights in human beings? It costs no more to hire a free worker than to feed an indentured laborer. Indeed, by 1300 – with Europe very much a Malthusian society – serfdom had withered away from lack of interest. But now suppose that for some reason land becomes abundant, and labor scarce. Then competition among landowners will tend to push up wages of free workers, and the ruling class will try, if it can, to pin peasants down and prevent them from bargaining for a higher standard of living. In Russia, it was all about gunpowder: suddenly steppe nomads were no longer so formidable, and the rich lands of the Ukraine were open for settlement. Serfdom was an effort to keep peasants from taking advantage of this situation. (And if I’ve got it right, those who were venturesome enough to run away and set up outside the system became Cossacks.) Meanwhile, the New World opened in the west. Sure enough, the colonizing powers tried various forms of indentured servitude – making serfs of the Indians in Spanish territories, bringing over indentured servants in Virginia. But eventually they hit on a better solution, from their point of view: importing slaves from Africa. Here’s the puzzle. In Europe circa 1100, with population scarce, serfdom was useful to the ruling class. By 1300 it wasn’t, and had been allowed to drift away. But after 1348 it should have been worthwhile again. Yet it wasn’t effectively reimposed. There were attempts to restrain wages and limit labor mobility, as well as attempts to tax the peasants (Wat Tyler’s rebellion fits into all this.) But all-out feudalism didn’t return. Why? And an even bigger question: why hasn’t indentured servitude made a comeback in the modern era? Yes, I know, human rights and all that – but if it was profitable to have indentured servants in the modern world, I’m sure that Richard Scaife’s think tanks would have no trouble finding justifications, and assorted Christian groups would explain why it’s God’s will. Anyway, have to get back to real work. But try to find a copy of Domar’s paper and read it. Originally published on the Official Paul Krugman Page, 5.8.03 https://notthegrubstreetjournal.com/2020/03/15/crony-capitalist-virus-2020-truth-to-power-brexit-globalism-feudalism-green-new-deal-the-epidemic-of-bullshit-unravelled-davidgraeber-financialeyes-joeblob20-debtbomb-dominicfrisby-life/

Crony Capitalist Virus 2020 , Truth to Power. Brexit, Globalism, Feudalism, Green New Deal, the Epidemic of Bullshit Unravelled. @davidgraeber @financialeyes @JoeBlob20 #DebtBomb @DominicFrisby #Life on the Farm, #TwoLegsGood From 1984 to Animal Farm. Thinning the Herd and the Inanition of Stock. Boris’s Technocratic Dystopia, Singapore on Thames #WrongKindofGreen #WaroftheWorlds

https://twitter.com/GrubStreetJorno/status/1242656398758076417 “Domar was motivated by his knowledge of Russian history. Serfdom in Russia, he knew, wasn’t an institution that dated back to the Dark Ages. Instead, it was mainly a 16th-century creation, contemporaneous with the beginning of the great Russian expansion into the steppes. Why? He came up with a simple yet powerful insight: there’s no point in enslaving or enserfing a man unless the wage you would have to pay him if he was free is substantially above the cost of feeding, housing, and clothing him. Imagine a pre-industrial society where population is pressing on limited land supplies, and the marginal product of labor – and hence the real wage rate under competitive conditions – is barely at subsistence. In that case, why bother establishing property rights in human beings? It costs no more to hire a free worker than to feed an indentured laborer. Indeed, by 1300 – with Europe very much a Malthusian society – serfdom had withered away from lack of interest. But now suppose that for some reason land becomes abundant, and labor scarce. Then competition among landowners will tend to push up wages of free workers, and the ruling class will try, if it can, to pin peasants down and prevent them from bargaining for a higher standard of living. In Russia, it was all about gunpowder: suddenly steppe nomads were no longer so formidable, and the rich lands of the Ukraine were open for settlement. Serfdom was an effort to keep peasants from taking advantage of this situation. (And if I’ve got it right, those who were venturesome enough to run away and set up outside the system became Cossacks.) Meanwhile, the New World opened in the west. Sure enough, the colonizing powers tried various forms of indentured servitude – making serfs of the Indians in Spanish territories, bringing over indentured servants in Virginia. But eventually they hit on a better solution, from their point of view: importing slaves from Africa…” https://twitter.com/GrubStreetJorno/status/1242656608448118790

Waheed Alli, Baron Alli

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The Lord Alli
Waheed Alli 2010.jpg Chancellor of De Montfort University

Waheed Alli, Baron Alli (born 16 November 1964) is a media entrepreneur and politician. He is the co-creator of the television series Survivor and has held executive positions at several television production companies including the Endemol Shine Group, Carlton Television Productions (now ITV Studios), Planet 24, and Chorion.[1][2] He is currently the Chief Executive of Silvergate Media, Chairman of Koovs Plc and a director at Olga Productions. He is a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, sitting as a life peer for the Labour Party, and is described as one of only a few openly gay Muslim politicians in the world.[3][4]

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808 State[1]

Olympic (Euro Bass Mix)[2]

United Kingdom

English

5

104

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Sean Borg Paul Ross Tamsin Summers Asif Zubairy

Limehouse Studios (1990–92)[3]Teddington Studios (1993–95)

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Channel 4

10 August 1990 – 24 March 1995

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Survivor (franchise)

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Charlie Parsons and Planet 24

Expedition Robinson (Sweden)

Banijay Group[1]

Survivor (independent international versions, see below)

September 13, 1997

Castaway Television Productions Ltd (now Banijay Group)

Survivor
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A recreation of the logo for the first U.S. Survivor season, Survivor: Borneo.
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Destination Earth

Published 1956
In this corporate-sponsored cartoon, Martian dissidents learn that oil and competition are the two things that make America great.

Run time 13:36
Producer Sutherland (John) Productions
Sponsor American Petroleum Institute
Audio/Visual Sd, 

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Duck and Cover

Published 1951

Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” motion pictures.

Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.

Run time 9:15
Producer Archer Productions, Inc.
Sponsor U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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