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an incredible article attached -- I haven't been as deeply affected as I have been by this in a while. Go read it, kick it, post if you feel like it.
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Feb 12, 2012, 11:30 PM (2 replies)
I have no idea how I found this blog a few weeks ago, but I was so enchanted with her recipes that I signed up for her mailing list and continue to be enchanted by her recipes. They're most of them all really healthy -- or can be made so, and mostly desserts and sweet snacks, or "breakfast" for some of them if you like. By healthy I mean no wheat flour (or it can be substituted), no sugar (or it can be sub'd), and many are even raw. Have a look sometime, but be warned: once you start looking around you might spend some time there.
Anyway, I just had to come share with the foodies at DU.
Posted by Remember Me | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:08 PM (6 replies)
Posted by Remember Me | Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:12 PM (0 replies)
One major reason is that oppressed classes always know more about their oppressors than the oppressors themselves know. That absolutely includes scoping them out psychologically AND intuitively and yes, women excel (as a rule) at the intuitive because that realm was at once relegated strictly to us and made undesirable -- or at least suspect -- as a human trait by the Patriarchy.
It's a survival skill. Ask any African Americans who are keenly aware of their past. You'll likely get an earful.
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 05:18 PM (1 replies)
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 04:51 PM (4 replies)
In his Presidential Address to the American Economics Association (AEA) Mankiw used economics-speak to explain why janitors don’t deserve a living wage while Wall Street executives deserve billions. “Under a standard set of assumptions, a competitive economy leads to an efficient allocation of resources…it is also a standard result that in a competitive equilibrium, the factors of production are paid the value of their marginal product. That is, each person’s income reflects the value of what he contributed to society’s production of goods and services. One might easily conclude that, under these idealized conditions, each person receives his just deserts.” Oh.
And here's my epiphany re non-Keynesian economists: It's all just pretty words intended to provide a fictional basis and foundation for whatever it is they want it to say and mean. In fact, CLEARLY, John Kenneth Galbraith had it exactly right:
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith
That paragraph can be found in this very good read: Occupy Economics Departments http://www.newrules.org/equity/article/occupy-economics-departments
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 12:32 PM (17 replies)
This was quite shocking to me, in a very interesting article about the demands of the Occupy folks, as elucidated in the We are the 99% Tumblr blog: http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
Let’s bring up a favorite quote around here. Anthropologist David Graeber cites historian Moses Finley, who identified “the perennial revolutionary programme of antiquity, cancel debts and redistribute the land, the slogan of a peasantry, not of a working class.” And think through these cases. The overwhelming majority of these statements are actionable demands in the form of (i) free us from the bondage of these debts and (ii) give us a bare minimum to survive on in order to lead decent lives (or, in pre-Industrial terms, give us some land). In Finley’s terms, these are the demands of a peasantry, not a working class.
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 11:24 AM (21 replies)
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This is simply stunning. THIS is (one direction) in which people could take the Occupy Movement energy and initiative. THIS is the least we should DEMAND of our elected leaders, and the least we should help ensure in our communities. THIS IS STUNNING (oh, I already said that??)! It's also doable, IMO. People are so freakin' FED UP with the way things are, this is doable in many, many communities around the country.
A Bill of Rights for Occupied Communities
Posted by Remember Me | Sat Jan 7, 2012, 10:20 PM (12 replies)
Have a good guess?
(Wish I could award a prize to the best answer. LOL. And yes, the other little girls played dolls; I played school -- haven't thought about that in decades!)
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:13 AM (3 replies)
Really interesting timeline: http://personalispolitical.tripod.com/feminism.html
Posted by Remember Me | Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:08 AM (0 replies)