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Today's #unpopular #opinion:

#Attribution is overrated


What I agree with about attribution:
- It shouldn't be lied about who the author of the work is, in the same way in which lying about anything is bad.
- In the current economical framework, requirement of attribution is a little more justified for free as in freedom works, as an alternative reward for direct money. BUT by requiring an attribution, the artist is still dealing with #business -- they're buying an ad, just not with money, but with time invested in creating the ad. In this sense I find such works not purely independently created #art, but largely a product of the #market.
- Asking for attribution is totally okay as long as it is not a legal requirement of the license.
- It is a good habit to attribute works that you extensively reused if it is not a big hassle, no matter the license conditions. I always try to do this.

The main points why I think it's overrated and why everything should be public domain ( #CC0 ):
  • The fact that attribution is not required legally doesn't mean it won't be attributed. In fact most people naturally do this, even with #publicdomain works. It is not like people are waiting for an opportunity to use a work without giving credit, there is no gain to such behavior. Not even in the commercial world!
  • The idea of "everything has to be owned by someone" is a product of the """intellectual property""" #propaganda, and leaks to the #freeculture world. The #copyright cancer makes us believe we own any piece of fart (#pun intended) we involuntarily produce in order to participate in a lottery of "this can go viral and you can become rich just by chance". That makes us believe we have to sign under everything just in case. In fact, as #freeculture argues, this copyright lottery has a lot of very wrong side effect that make the net result negative. Let's not support this.
  • One the side effects is that a required attribution creates real problems in practice. Creating a work based on many other works (personal experience: a Minetest texture pack) adds a lot of hassle, and requires the artist to keep a mile long list of every small work they used for any brush and small chunks of pixels or audio samples, with proper attribution format each individual artist requires. That is discouraging to creating new art and takes a bit of the precious energy of the artist away, making them not be able to fully concentrate on the art. A small mistake in such list makes you infringe on copyright as if you simply """pirated""" the work. For this reason, I personally filter out all free content that is not in public domain when creating derivative works -- so if you create an amazing work but license it CC-BY, I won't ever even see it.
  • If the work is really great and does go viral, the original author will absolutely most certainly be found and credited even without an attribution requirement. Why? Simply because people are curious and do want to support that person to create more such work. It is society's interest to find the true author in order to make them create more great work. The fact that authorship can be stolen changes nothing about the requirement of attribution -- it can be stolen either way (and that is wrong).
  • Love for creating art is a prerequisite for being an artist, and so the creative process is always a reward in itself. The net gain of creating art is therefore always positive for the artist, unlike as for example a factory worker, who hates their #job and has to be compensated with #money for doing it. The artist should require no compensation, which the attribution (an ad) represents. The fact that no one pays artists unless they fight for money is just a fault of #capitalism. So the attribution requirement may be a necessity at this specific moment, but we should admit that it is a hotfix of a faulty system and this should be eliminated eventually.
  • Requiring attribution is saying I need attention. If you want attention, don't do art (in a broad sense, such as programming, math, ...). Start a food blog at #instagram.
So please, dear #freeculture friend, next time you #share your work, please consider the #CC0 option, as I do :-)
 
Android Trojan steals money from PayPal accounts even with 2FA on....ESET researchers discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app,and is capable of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication.
#Android #Trojan #PayPal #2FA #MALWARE #SECURITY #HACKER #MONEY #SOFTWARE #TECHNOLOGY #APP #ESET #INTERNET #WEB #COMPUTER
 

President Trump says Democrats gave money to Iran, but won’t fund the wall for border security





#border #border wall #democrats #former president obama #fund #gave #government shutdown #iran #majority leader chuck schumer #money #nancy pelosi #oan newsroom #president #president trump #says #security #trump #twitter #wall #won
President Trump says Democrats gave money to Iran, but won’t fund the wall for border security
 
Dr White on Climate Change - "Florida is either a large and wonderful place - or Florida is under water"

this is what dramatic change in sea level of 100m can mean to Florida!

“ClimateChange in Alaska is IN YOUR FACE”



\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #climatechange #climate #change #klimawandel #alaska
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/11/dr-white-on-climate-change-florida-is-either-a-large-and-wonderful-place-or-florida-is-under-water/
Dr White on Climate Change – “Florida is either a large and wonderful place – or Florida is under water”
 
Vereinbarkeit von Kapitalismus mit Stanismus äh Christentum

Ein weiterer Artikel aus der Reihe “Die Menschheit richtet sich selbst zu Grunde und verleugnet es – ist es der Teufel oder die Dummheit?”

Egal. Hauptsache der Rubel rollt.

Es ist Kurios – Kapitalismus – eine Glaubenssache? Gar eine Religion?

Scheint so.

Was ziemlich interessant ist: Der Titel nimmt quasi das Ergebnis vorweg – Argumente FÜR die Vereinbarkeit des Kapitalismus mit dem Christentum.

Image/photo

D.h. man kann sich vermutlich die Lektüre sparen – weil kein Zweifel daran besteht, dass Sklaverei und Ausbeutung mit dem Christentum vereinbar ist.

Ich habe mir die Mühe trotzdem gemacht und wurde nicht enttäuscht.

Ein Auszug mit Kommentaren:


“Kirchliche Äusserungen zur Wirtschaft neigen immer wieder und viel zu oft zu
Stereotypen und Zerrbildern.

Dabei handelt es sich nicht um eine nur schwache, kaum
wahrnehmbare Tendenz, sondern um eine dominante Strömung.”

“Die historischbeispiellosen Leistungen eben dieses vorwärtsstrebenden Kapitalismus, dieser Suche nach Neuem, dieser schöpferischen Zerstörung, dieses aus dem Wettbewerb geborenen Strebens nach mehr

Kommentar: Umsatz/Geld/Profit/Gewinn/Rendite

“für das Wohl der Menschen werden dagegen geringgeschätzt oder sogar ganz übersehen.”

Kommentar: Vermutlich kritisieren speziell die 90-99% Verlierern des Systems, das System.

Leider produziert das System systematisch Verlierer und abgehängte – es kann bei einem Rennen eben nur einen Gewinner geben und auch der zweite und dritte Platz sind eher Trostpreise.

“Der Ausdruck umschreibt ein besonders prägendes Charakteristikum einer freien Marktwirtschaft, nämlich die (private) Akkumulation”

Kommentar: Ohne Limit nach Oben.

“von produktivem Kapital”

Kommentar: Es wäre schön wenn, die Banken mehr Kapital in produktive Hände geben würden, tun Sie aber nicht – wer eine Idee hat bekommt noch lange keinen Kredit – wenn er sein Haus nicht verlieren möchte.

“einerseits als Basis einer gewissen Kontinuität und Stabilität”

Kommentar: Das einzige was der Kapitalismus bisher kontinuierlich produziert hat war eine Spaltung der Gesellschaft in Arm und 1-10% Reich, teils irreparable Umweltzerstörung, Traumata, Krieg, Brücken die Einstürzen weil die privatisierten Besitzer die Sanierung hinausgezögert haben – kurzum: Verantwortungslosigkeit.

“und anderseits, unterstützt und verstärkt durch die «Erfindung» der Aktiengesellschaft, als zentrale Voraussetzung für Investitionen in zukunftsträchtige Grossprojekte.”

“wie es Goethe formuliert hat. Profitdenken, unbegrenzte Gewinnmaximierung,
pure Geldgier, Ausbeutung, Bereicherung, Korruption, Leistungsdruck, Rationalität statt Menschlichkeit, übertriebener Individualismus, Eigennutz, Hedonismus, Materialismus, Konsumismus, soziale Kälte, Mangel an gesellschaftlicher Kohäsion, zunehmende Einkommensdisparitäten, Vergötterung des Mammons, Raubbau und Umweltzerstörung – kaum eine Schlechtigkeit, die dem Kapitalismus oder der Marktwirtschaft nicht angehängt wird.”

Kommentar: Das ist alles richtig – und wir leben noch – Betonung liegt auf NOCH.

“Gegen den Ausfall einer größeren Bank – sind 3 Tage Stromausfall Kindergarten” (Zitat Bänker Voss)

“Viele, zu viele, stellen dem so verstandenen, also praktisch nur negativ besetzten Kapitalismus den Sozialismus bzw. jedenfalls von ihm inspirierte Spielarten des Kollektivismus und Etatismus gegenüber und meinen nur schon wegen der Terminologie, die eine Ordnung sei asozial, die andere dagegen sozial. Dabei hat der Sozialismus nicht nur unglaubliches Elend über die Menschheit gebracht, sondern die Menschen, die unter ihm leben
mussten, auch asozialer gemacht.”

Kommentar: Stalin hat Lenin entmachtet – der stalinistische Kommunismus war natürlich eine Diktatur mit sozialistischem Anstrich – ähnlich unsere aktuelle “soziale Marktwirtschaft” eigentlich eine Finanz-Diktatur mit sozialem Anstrich ist.

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger – beides ist und war verlogen.

“Dem untersten Viertel der Bevölkerung geht es heute” (materiell) “besser als dem obersten Viertel vor 100 Jahren”

“die ärmsten 10% der Schweizer würden in Indien zu den reichsten 10% gehören. 4”

Tja wäre schön oder? Wenn man das Geld in der Schweiz verdient und in Indien sich davon ein Brot kaufen und nach Hause schicken lassen könnte – Amazon macht auch das bestimmt bald möglich.

Das wäre maximal effizient – noch effizienter wäre es – wenn man alle Menschen einfach durch Roboter ersetzt – die brauchen gar kein Brot – egal ob aus Indien oder aus der Schweiz – die brauchen nur Strom und aus welcher Energiequelle der kommt ist den Robotern auch egal.

Ich denke der absolute Vergleich von “was heute ein Kind an Taschengeld bekommt war im Mittelalter ein Monatslohn” bringt uns nicht weiter.

Es ist alles im Kontext zu sehen – der indische Taxifahrer verdient natürlich viel weniger als der Schweizer Taxifahrer – das Brot kostet in der Schweiz dementsprechend mehr – unterm Strich kommt es auf’s gleiche raus nur mit anderen Zahlen.

“Seit aber Papst Franziskus 2013 in «Evangelii gaudium» die Marktwirtschaft dämonisiert hat, von «dieser Wirtschaft, die tötet», sprach, vom Geld, das regiert, statt zu dienen und von der sozialen Ungleichheit, die eine Folge der Wirtschaft sei 6 , fühlen sich viele Männer und Frauen der Kirche in ihrer Ablehnung des Kapitalismus und der freien Marktwirtschaft, in ihren Klagen über die Dominanz der Wirtschaft, vor allem der Finanzwirtschaft, bestätigt.”

“Der frühere Chef von Nestlé, Helmut Maucher (gestorben 2018-03), der deutliche Worte nicht scheute, sprach in diesem Zusammenhang gerne von Herz-Jesu-Sozialisten.”

“Vielmehr will dieser Aufsatz zeigen, dass ein engagiertes Bekenntnis zum Christentum, auch zum Katholizismus (beim Protestantismus zweifelt dank Max Weber ohnehin kaum jemand daran) 7 mit der Bejahung des Kapitalismus und einer liberalen Ordnung sehr wohl vereinbar ist – und zwar, ohne dass man sich verrenken oder faule Kompromisse eingehen müsste.”

Kommentar: Wenn man(n)/Frau dafür bezahlt wird und sich die dazu benötigte Ignoranz inklusive Ablenkungsmittel / Realitätsflucht-Mittel wie diverse Drogen und oder auch Alkohol leisten kann – klaro.

Nur die wenigsten können bei ihrer Arbeit dauer-besoffen bleiben.

“Christentum und Marktwirtschaft, Katholizismus und Kapitalismus sind zwar nicht aufeinander angewiesen, sie brauchen sich nicht zwingend, aber sie sind kompatibel und sie könnten sich sogar gegenseitig befruchten und voneinander profitieren.”

Kommentar: Schöne Wortwahl.

Ich möchte sehen – wie schnell alle Kirchen dieser Welt OHNE Kirchensteuer GESCHLOSSEN sind und wie viele Pfarrer aus Indien noch zu uns kommen um Priester zu werden – wenn Sie dafür nicht mal einen symbolischen Euro bekommen.

Die Antwort muss nicht überprüft werden: Eine schwarze Null.

Ohne Geld kann die katholische und auch andere Kirchen – aktuell jedenfalls – nicht überleben.

Das Geld ist insofern mächtiger als “Gott” – falls die Kirche sich tatsächlich als Gott näher sieht – als der durchschnittliche Handwerker.

”Einerseits darf das Christentum weder fundamentalistisch noch überdogmatisch sein und sollte sich der häufig feststellbaren moralischen Anmassung enthalten.”

Äh – okay – d.h. Christentum ohne Moral – dann ist es aber egal ob Mitglied des ADAC wird oder der katholische Kirche – weil beides ohne Moral abläuft?

Eine Moral-Freie Kirche – wunderbar – ich freue mich darauf – auf den Ablasshandel – das Eintrittsgeld – wenn alle katholischen und auch sonstigen Gotteshäuser zu Bordellen, Casinos und Drogen-Küchen umfunktioniert werden – weil das einfach mehr Geld bringt – moralische Anmaßungen müssen leider draußen bleiben, Danke!

“. Und die Wirtschaft braucht auch nicht kirchliche Belehrung und religiöse Ermahnung, um zu menschlichen Werten zu finden, sondern sie entdeckt, entwickelt und stärkt sehr wohl selbst im Markt menschliche Werte, die für das Funktionieren des Kapitalismus unerlässlich sind, etwa Vertrauen, Treu und Glauben, Zuverlässigkeit, Ehrlichkeit und selbst Fairness. 11”

Sorry – das klingt nach jemand der in seiner eigenen FDP Blase lebt und der mal 3 Monate ohne Geld auskommen sollte.

“Ausserdem würde man sich etwas mehr Realismus und Differenziertheit wünschen, also ein Verständnis für die Vielfältigkeit der Wirtschaft und ihrer Mechanismen.”

Das würde mich auch freuen – aber der liberale Kapitalismus – kennt nur sich selbst und hasst alle Änderungen und Alternativen – egal wie sinnvoll diese wären.

Ordoliberalismus entspricht. Diese in Theorie und Praxis weitgehend deutschsprachige Spielart der Marktwirtschaft umschreibt eine Ordnung, bei der der Markt eingebettet ist in eine funktionierende Rechts-, Eigentums- und Wettbewerbsordnung, die von einem starken, aber schlanken demokratischen Staat gestaltet und vor allem durchgesetzt wird.”

Klingt nach “die unsichtbare Hand des Marktes” wird sich schon um Kinder / die Alten und den Naturschutz kümmern – oder auch nicht – egal – machen wir noch ein Bier auf.

“Anhand der vier Schlüsselbegriffe Wettbewerb, Privateigentum, Staat und Gerechtigkeit lässt sich diese Vereinbarkeit von Marktwirtschaft und christlichem Glauben etwas ausleuchten.”

Dabei vergisst Herr Dr Schwarz das viele SEHR ERFOLGREICHE AKTEURE IM KAPITALISMUS IN GRAUZONEN AGIEREN – wie z.B. ehemalige Steuerfahnder die diversen Banken und auch Apple helfen Steuern zu sparen – zu hinter ziehen oder sich sogar doppelt erstatten zu lassen.

In Grauzonen lässt sich einfach viel mehr Geld verdienen – einigermaßen legal.

“Und selbst die Wiege des Kapitalismus im engeren Sinne liegt wohl eher in Oberitalien und in Flandern im 15. Jahrhundert und dann in England, und nicht so sehr in Deutschland oder der Schweiz, also den Heimatländern der
grossen Reformatoren Luther, Zwingli und Calvin. 16”

Wenigstens gab es in der Bibel alle 7 Jahre einen Schuldenerlass.

“Es geht offenbar weitgehend vergessen, dass der Markt kein Wesen ist, dass es also niemals der Markt ist, der handelt, sondern dass es Menschen sind, die sich auf diesem Markt bewegen, die sich verantwortlich – oder unverantwortlich – verhalten.”

Natürlich sind es Menschen – natürlich ist der Markt nicht der Teufel in Person – aber es ist ein System – welches unmoralische Geschäftspraktiken belohnt.

Wie soll daraus jemals eine gerechte Gesellschaft entstehen?

Kann nicht funktionieren.

Die Amis glauben auch noch ganz fest an das Gute im Kapitalismus – den Kapitalismus den die Amis quasi als ihr kulturelles Gut betrachten – existiert in dieser Form höchstens in der Form von Familien geführten kleinen- und mittelständischen Unternehmen wie TRIGEMA – deren Chef (Gott beschütze ihn) total KONTRÄR zu den Markt-Maximem von Profit-Optimierung – nicht in China – nicht in der Türkei – wo die Arbeitskraft 50-80% günstiger wäre – sondern ganz bewusst – in Deutschland KLEIDUNG produzieren lässt.

Doch wie viel Prozent der Unternehmen, sind Familien-Geführte kleine- und mittelständische Unternehmen die ihrer gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung nach kommen?

Ich befürchte die können wir in fast jedem Land dieser Welt an einer Hand abzählen und ihre Zahl SINKT – da Investoren wie Blackrock es lieben – diese Firmen auszuschlachten 50% der Mitarbeiter zu entlassen – die Produktion nach China zu verlagern und anschließend +300% an den nächsten französischen Investor weiter zu verkaufen – der das gleiche Spiel nochmal macht.

“Und sie sollten erkennen können, dass die meisten der vielbeklagten, vermeintlich negativen, der Ordnung angelasteten Entwicklungen entweder gar nicht negativ sind oder aber ein Resultat individuellen Fehlverhaltens sind und nicht der Ordnung an sich.”

Bitte schauen Sie sich die

Wenn man einen 100€ Schein als Poster an der Wand hat – beeinflusst das Menschen unterbewusst – leider nicht zum positiven.

Ist das jetzt “individuelles” Problem oder bei 90% aller Menschen, die nicht Jesus sind, der Fall?

… ich habe leider keine Zeit ihren Aufsatz weiter zu lesen… der Kapitalismus sitzt mir im Nacken.

Auszug: Papst Franziskus 2013 in «Evangelii gaudium»


58. A financial reform open to such ethical considerations would require a vigorous change of approach on the part of political leaders. I urge them to face this challenge with determination and an eye to the future, while not ignoring, of course, the specifics of each case. Money must serve, not rule! The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor. I exhort you to generous solidarity and to the return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favours human beings.

No to the inequality which spawns violence


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Argumente FÜR die Vereinbarkeit des Kapitalismus mit dem Christentum – Der christliche Kapitalismus – Dr Gerhard Schwarz Unireden_30.pdf

Links on that topic:


https://unherd.com/2018/07/capitalism-christianity-really-compatible/

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #satanismus #christentum #cdu #csu #geld #kirche #glauben #christianity #jesus
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/11/vereinbarkeit-von-kapitalismus-mit-stanismus-ah-christentum/
Vereinbarkeit von Kapitalismus mit Stanismus äh Christentum – Schuldenerlass und Religion

Alternative Cooperation Systems: Vereinbarkeit von Kapitalismus mit Stanismus äh Christentum – Schuldenerlass und Religion – Alternative Cooperation Systems (admin)

 
Vereinbarkeit von Kapitalismus mit Stanismus äh Christentum

Ein weiterer Artikel aus der Reihe “Die Menschheit richtet sich selbst zu Grunde und verleugnet es – ist es der Teufel oder die Dummheit?”

Egal. Hauptsache der Rubel rollt.

Es ist Kurios – Kapitalismus – eine Glaubenssache? Gar eine Religion?

Scheint so.

Die Moslems sind uns schon wieder voraus:


“Im Januar 2012 ging eine erstaunliche Meldung durch die Presse.

Scheich Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, der Präsident der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, erließ 6.830 sozial schwachen Bürgern seines Landes ihre Schulden in Höhe von insgesamt rund 480 Millionen Euro. Selbst solche, die wegen unbezahlter Schuld im Gefängnis saßen, konnten auf diese Art und Weise freikommen.” (Quelle)

Was ziemlich interessant ist: Der Titel nimmt quasi das Ergebnis vorweg – Argumente FÜR die Vereinbarkeit des Kapitalismus mit dem Christentum.

“Die Tora gebietet gläubigen Juden, alle sieben Jahre anderen die Schulden zu erlassen.”


(Quelle: Focus)

Image/photo

D.h. man kann sich vermutlich die Lektüre sparen – weil kein Zweifel daran besteht, dass Sklaverei und Ausbeutung mit dem Christentum vereinbar ist.

Ich habe mir die Mühe trotzdem gemacht und wurde nicht enttäuscht.

Ein Auszug mit Kommentaren:


“Kirchliche Äusserungen zur Wirtschaft neigen immer wieder und viel zu oft zu
Stereotypen und Zerrbildern.

Dabei handelt es sich nicht um eine nur schwache, kaum
wahrnehmbare Tendenz, sondern um eine dominante Strömung.”

“Die historischbeispiellosen Leistungen eben dieses vorwärtsstrebenden Kapitalismus, dieser Suche nach Neuem, dieser schöpferischen Zerstörung, dieses aus dem Wettbewerb geborenen Strebens nach mehr

Kommentar: Umsatz/Geld/Profit/Gewinn/Rendite

“für das Wohl der Menschen werden dagegen geringgeschätzt oder sogar ganz übersehen.”

Kommentar: Vermutlich kritisieren speziell die 90-99% Verlierern des Systems, das System.

Leider produziert das System systematisch Verlierer und abgehängte – es kann bei einem Rennen eben nur einen Gewinner geben und auch der zweite und dritte Platz sind eher Trostpreise.

“Der Ausdruck umschreibt ein besonders prägendes Charakteristikum einer freien Marktwirtschaft, nämlich die (private) Akkumulation”

Kommentar: Ohne Limit nach Oben.

“von produktivem Kapital”

Kommentar: Es wäre schön wenn, die Banken mehr Kapital in produktive Hände geben würden, tun Sie aber nicht – wer eine Idee hat bekommt noch lange keinen Kredit – wenn er sein Haus nicht verlieren möchte.

“einerseits als Basis einer gewissen Kontinuität und Stabilität”

Kommentar: Das einzige was der Kapitalismus bisher kontinuierlich produziert hat war eine Spaltung der Gesellschaft in Arm und 1-10% Reich, teils irreparable Umweltzerstörung, Traumata, Krieg, Brücken die Einstürzen weil die privatisierten Besitzer die Sanierung hinausgezögert haben – kurzum: Verantwortungslosigkeit.

“und anderseits, unterstützt und verstärkt durch die «Erfindung» der Aktiengesellschaft, als zentrale Voraussetzung für Investitionen in zukunftsträchtige Grossprojekte.”

“wie es Goethe formuliert hat. Profitdenken, unbegrenzte Gewinnmaximierung,
pure Geldgier, Ausbeutung, Bereicherung, Korruption, Leistungsdruck, Rationalität statt Menschlichkeit, übertriebener Individualismus, Eigennutz, Hedonismus, Materialismus, Konsumismus, soziale Kälte, Mangel an gesellschaftlicher Kohäsion, zunehmende Einkommensdisparitäten, Vergötterung des Mammons, Raubbau und Umweltzerstörung – kaum eine Schlechtigkeit, die dem Kapitalismus oder der Marktwirtschaft nicht angehängt wird.”

Kommentar: Das ist alles richtig – und wir leben noch – Betonung liegt auf NOCH.

“Gegen den Ausfall einer größeren Bank – sind 3 Tage Stromausfall Kindergarten” (Zitat Bänker Voss)

“Viele, zu viele, stellen dem so verstandenen, also praktisch nur negativ besetzten Kapitalismus den Sozialismus bzw. jedenfalls von ihm inspirierte Spielarten des Kollektivismus und Etatismus gegenüber und meinen nur schon wegen der Terminologie, die eine Ordnung sei asozial, die andere dagegen sozial. Dabei hat der Sozialismus nicht nur unglaubliches Elend über die Menschheit gebracht, sondern die Menschen, die unter ihm leben
mussten, auch asozialer gemacht.”

Kommentar: Stalin hat Lenin entmachtet – der stalinistische Kommunismus war natürlich eine Diktatur mit sozialistischem Anstrich – ähnlich unsere aktuelle “soziale Marktwirtschaft” eigentlich eine Finanz-Diktatur mit sozialem Anstrich ist.

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger – beides ist und war verlogen.

“Dem untersten Viertel der Bevölkerung geht es heute” (materiell) “besser als dem obersten Viertel vor 100 Jahren”

“die ärmsten 10% der Schweizer würden in Indien zu den reichsten 10% gehören. 4”

Tja wäre schön oder? Wenn man das Geld in der Schweiz verdient und in Indien sich davon ein Brot kaufen und nach Hause schicken lassen könnte – Amazon macht auch das bestimmt bald möglich.

Das wäre maximal effizient – noch effizienter wäre es – wenn man alle Menschen einfach durch Roboter ersetzt – die brauchen gar kein Brot – egal ob aus Indien oder aus der Schweiz – die brauchen nur Strom und aus welcher Energiequelle der kommt ist den Robotern auch egal.

Ich denke der absolute Vergleich von “was heute ein Kind an Taschengeld bekommt war im Mittelalter ein Monatslohn” bringt uns nicht weiter.

Es ist alles im Kontext zu sehen – der indische Taxifahrer verdient natürlich viel weniger als der Schweizer Taxifahrer – das Brot kostet in der Schweiz dementsprechend mehr – unterm Strich kommt es auf’s gleiche raus nur mit anderen Zahlen.

“Seit aber Papst Franziskus 2013 in «Evangelii gaudium» die Marktwirtschaft dämonisiert hat, von «dieser Wirtschaft, die tötet», sprach, vom Geld, das regiert, statt zu dienen und von der sozialen Ungleichheit, die eine Folge der Wirtschaft sei 6 , fühlen sich viele Männer und Frauen der Kirche in ihrer Ablehnung des Kapitalismus und der freien Marktwirtschaft, in ihren Klagen über die Dominanz der Wirtschaft, vor allem der Finanzwirtschaft, bestätigt.”

“Der frühere Chef von Nestlé, Helmut Maucher (gestorben 2018-03), der deutliche Worte nicht scheute, sprach in diesem Zusammenhang gerne von Herz-Jesu-Sozialisten.”

“Vielmehr will dieser Aufsatz zeigen, dass ein engagiertes Bekenntnis zum Christentum, auch zum Katholizismus (beim Protestantismus zweifelt dank Max Weber ohnehin kaum jemand daran) 7 mit der Bejahung des Kapitalismus und einer liberalen Ordnung sehr wohl vereinbar ist – und zwar, ohne dass man sich verrenken oder faule Kompromisse eingehen müsste.”

Kommentar: Wenn man(n)/Frau dafür bezahlt wird und sich die dazu benötigte Ignoranz inklusive Ablenkungsmittel / Realitätsflucht-Mittel wie diverse Drogen und oder auch Alkohol leisten kann – klaro.

Nur die wenigsten können bei ihrer Arbeit dauer-besoffen bleiben.

“Christentum und Marktwirtschaft, Katholizismus und Kapitalismus sind zwar nicht aufeinander angewiesen, sie brauchen sich nicht zwingend, aber sie sind kompatibel und sie könnten sich sogar gegenseitig befruchten und voneinander profitieren.”

Kommentar: Schöne Wortwahl.

Ich möchte sehen – wie schnell alle Kirchen dieser Welt OHNE Kirchensteuer GESCHLOSSEN sind und wie viele Pfarrer aus Indien noch zu uns kommen um Priester zu werden – wenn Sie dafür nicht mal einen symbolischen Euro bekommen.

Die Antwort muss nicht überprüft werden: Eine schwarze Null.

Ohne Geld kann die katholische und auch andere Kirchen – aktuell jedenfalls – nicht überleben.

Das Geld ist insofern mächtiger als “Gott” – falls die Kirche sich tatsächlich als Gott näher sieht – als der durchschnittliche Handwerker.

”Einerseits darf das Christentum weder fundamentalistisch noch überdogmatisch sein und sollte sich der häufig feststellbaren moralischen Anmassung enthalten.”

Äh – okay – d.h. Christentum ohne Moral – dann ist es aber egal ob Mitglied des ADAC wird oder der katholische Kirche – weil beides ohne Moral abläuft?

Eine Moral-Freie Kirche – wunderbar – ich freue mich darauf – auf den Ablasshandel – das Eintrittsgeld – wenn alle katholischen und auch sonstigen Gotteshäuser zu Bordellen, Casinos und Drogen-Küchen umfunktioniert werden – weil das einfach mehr Geld bringt – moralische Anmaßungen müssen leider draußen bleiben, Danke!

“. Und die Wirtschaft braucht auch nicht kirchliche Belehrung und religiöse Ermahnung, um zu menschlichen Werten zu finden, sondern sie entdeckt, entwickelt und stärkt sehr wohl selbst im Markt menschliche Werte, die für das Funktionieren des Kapitalismus unerlässlich sind, etwa Vertrauen, Treu und Glauben, Zuverlässigkeit, Ehrlichkeit und selbst Fairness. 11”

Sorry – das klingt nach jemand der in seiner eigenen FDP Blase lebt und der mal 3 Monate ohne Geld auskommen sollte.

“Ausserdem würde man sich etwas mehr Realismus und Differenziertheit wünschen, also ein Verständnis für die Vielfältigkeit der Wirtschaft und ihrer Mechanismen.”

Das würde mich auch freuen – aber der liberale Kapitalismus – kennt nur sich selbst und hasst alle Änderungen und Alternativen – egal wie sinnvoll diese wären.

Ordoliberalismus entspricht. Diese in Theorie und Praxis weitgehend deutschsprachige Spielart der Marktwirtschaft umschreibt eine Ordnung, bei der der Markt eingebettet ist in eine funktionierende Rechts-, Eigentums- und Wettbewerbsordnung, die von einem starken, aber schlanken demokratischen Staat gestaltet und vor allem durchgesetzt wird.”

Klingt nach “die unsichtbare Hand des Marktes” wird sich schon um Kinder / die Alten und den Naturschutz kümmern – oder auch nicht – egal – machen wir noch ein Bier auf.

“Anhand der vier Schlüsselbegriffe Wettbewerb, Privateigentum, Staat und Gerechtigkeit lässt sich diese Vereinbarkeit von Marktwirtschaft und christlichem Glauben etwas ausleuchten.”

Dabei vergisst Herr Dr Schwarz das viele SEHR ERFOLGREICHE AKTEURE IM KAPITALISMUS IN GRAUZONEN AGIEREN – wie z.B. ehemalige Steuerfahnder die diversen Banken und auch Apple helfen Steuern zu sparen – zu hinter ziehen oder sich sogar doppelt erstatten zu lassen.

In Grauzonen lässt sich einfach viel mehr Geld verdienen – einigermaßen legal.

“Und selbst die Wiege des Kapitalismus im engeren Sinne liegt wohl eher in Oberitalien und in Flandern im 15. Jahrhundert und dann in England, und nicht so sehr in Deutschland oder der Schweiz, also den Heimatländern der
grossen Reformatoren Luther, Zwingli und Calvin. 16”

Wenigstens gab es in der Bibel alle 7 Jahre einen Schuldenerlass.

“Es geht offenbar weitgehend vergessen, dass der Markt kein Wesen ist, dass es also niemals der Markt ist, der handelt, sondern dass es Menschen sind, die sich auf diesem Markt bewegen, die sich verantwortlich – oder unverantwortlich – verhalten.”

Natürlich sind es Menschen – natürlich ist der Markt nicht der Teufel in Person – aber es ist ein System – welches unmoralische Geschäftspraktiken belohnt.

Wie soll daraus jemals eine gerechte Gesellschaft entstehen?

Kann nicht funktionieren.

Die Amis glauben auch noch ganz fest an das Gute im Kapitalismus – den Kapitalismus den die Amis quasi als ihr kulturelles Gut betrachten – existiert in dieser Form höchstens in der Form von Familien geführten kleinen- und mittelständischen Unternehmen wie TRIGEMA – deren Chef (Gott beschütze ihn) total KONTRÄR zu den Markt-Maximem von Profit-Optimierung – nicht in China – nicht in der Türkei – wo die Arbeitskraft 50-80% günstiger wäre – sondern ganz bewusst – in Deutschland KLEIDUNG produzieren lässt.

Doch wie viel Prozent der Unternehmen, sind Familien-Geführte kleine- und mittelständische Unternehmen die ihrer gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung nach kommen?

Ich befürchte die können wir in fast jedem Land dieser Welt an einer Hand abzählen und ihre Zahl SINKT – da Investoren wie Blackrock es lieben – diese Firmen auszuschlachten 50% der Mitarbeiter zu entlassen – die Produktion nach China zu verlagern und anschließend +300% an den nächsten französischen Investor weiter zu verkaufen – der das gleiche Spiel nochmal macht.

“Und sie sollten erkennen können, dass die meisten der vielbeklagten, vermeintlich negativen, der Ordnung angelasteten Entwicklungen entweder gar nicht negativ sind oder aber ein Resultat individuellen Fehlverhaltens sind und nicht der Ordnung an sich.”

Bitte schauen Sie sich die

Wenn man einen 100€ Schein als Poster an der Wand hat – beeinflusst das Menschen unterbewusst – leider nicht zum positiven.

Ist das jetzt “individuelles” Problem oder bei 90% aller Menschen, die nicht Jesus sind, der Fall?

… ich habe leider keine Zeit ihren Aufsatz weiter zu lesen… der Kapitalismus sitzt mir im Nacken.

Auszug: Papst Franziskus 2013 in «Evangelii gaudium»


58. A financial reform open to such ethical considerations would require a vigorous change of approach on the part of political leaders. I urge them to face this challenge with determination and an eye to the future, while not ignoring, of course, the specifics of each case. Money must serve, not rule! The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor. I exhort you to generous solidarity and to the return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favours human beings.

No to the inequality which spawns violence


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https://unherd.com/2018/07/capitalism-christianity-really-compatible/

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Why Conchita Wurst could be the reason for the 3rd World War - a little later than 1984

from the Orwellian playbook


read me right: 1984 was written in 1949 and i fear – it is a concept that is appealing to Trump AND Putin and any other secret hidden power elite – that plans on “leading from behind” and “stay in power no matter who is elected”.

it’s concept is simple: exploitation of the poorer and poorer masses and blame it on someone else – an fabricated “enemy” painted in horrifying colors.

The whole 9-11 “all muslims are terrorist” scheme falls in this category – and EVEN CHINA is now copying it!

Why does Israel NOT want peace with Palestina?

Because they need to fan the hatered – they need to keep the enemy alive – to exploit their own people.

if there was one word to describe capitalism – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe tyranny – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe dictatorship – it is exploitation.

if there was one word to describe slavery – it is exploitation.

1984 scenario: the constant warfare scheme


The Enemy of the East – is of course – the degenerated, arrogant, decadent, gay (New York) Nazi (Germany dominated Europe) West.




The Enemy of the West – at least for USA Washington – is of course the not-so-communist-but-still-evil “Soviets” Russia, Iran and maybe even China? (whoever challenges their power and monopoly on oil and dollars).

Schwarzenegger “USA is not only Washington” – yes but the lawmakers are in Washington.

The Orthodox Christians – of Ukraine and Russia and other countries are very united in the idea – that “The West” is – either gay or Nazi or both (SA/Stormtroopers were in fact gay Nazis)

UNFORTUNATELY the longing for a feeling of importance makes people like Thomas „Tom“ Neuwirth (* 6. November 1988 in Austria, Gmunden) come up with such ideas as to dress up as a Transvestite – call himself – “Mrs/Mr Wurst” and call this “Art”.

Putin attacks Eurovision drag artist Conchita for putting her lifestyle ‘up for show’

WURST IS NO FUCKIN’ ART!


IT IS THE PSYCHE OF A NEGLECTED CHILD – HIS LONGING “TO BE SEEN” “TO BE IN THE MEDIA” “TO GET ATTENTION” “TO GET A FEELING OF IMPORTANCE” that makes this perfect example for Putin to show it to his people and say “see how decadent and gay Austria is?”

“It is especially the beard a tool for me to polarize and get attention…” „Vor allem der Bart ist ein Mittel für mich, zu polarisieren, auf mich aufmerksam zu machen…”

Quote: Thomas „Tom“ Neuwirth, September 2013

As if it would be something good to polarize – IT IS NOT – Trump is SPLITTING his own country in half by being a “polarizing” asshole.

Nobody calls publicly displayed mental illness “art” – rather a visible symptom of a sick society that was unable to prevent it – or even welcomed it – in order to create hate, discord and war.

“German chancellor raises reports of torture and persecution of gay men during joint press conference with Russian president” (src)

If you NEED to put a Dildo up your ass to be happy – please do it in quiet and NOT STANDING ON THE MARKET SQUARE, BECAUSE YOU ARE LACKING ATTENTION OF YOUR PARENTS AND/OR FRIENDS! THANK YOU!

So the “Wurst” “Art” is playing directly in the Orwellian hands of Putin and indircetly in the Orwellian hands of Trump or people behind Trump/USA/Washington.

The picture Putin paints of the “West” is 1. evil 2. gay 3. Nazis – so all Orthodox and all Russians know who is to blame if they are suffering of poverty and hunger – so much that they are happy to join the army – to escape poverty – even if they get killed at some useless war running low on ammunition.

evil leaders: even psychopaths want to be loved


the leaders are evil psychopaths – they would not blink an eye to sacrifice their family – if they can stay in power a second longer.

it has happened – and it will happen again.

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Francisco Solano López Carrillo (24 July 1827 – 1 March 1870) was President of Paraguay from 1862 until his death in 1870 – he was unable to prevent war against 3 powers (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay) surrounding this strategically very central Paraguay.

Same as Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon and other power addicted males – his wife realized that this war could not be won and begged him to give up – he had her whipped.

He was willing to sacrificed the last man and woman and child and even his own family – to stay in power.

You have to expect that your leader – is such a leader.

It comes from the psychology of importance.

Everyone wants to feel important.

A leader without a country – feels unimportant (even if he is the worst leader in history) – so he tries to keep hold of it – no matter how many lifes are lost.

A CEO without a company – feels unimportant (even if he is the worst CEO in history) – so he tries to keep hold of it – no matter if the company needs to close down afterwards.

A worker without a job – feels unimportant (even if it’s maybe better for the climate if he does not drive 100km to and from work every day) – so he desperately tries to find a job – no matter if it kills the climate.

People like “Thomas Wurst” – feel unimportant if not a thousand cameras are focusing on him and do whatever it takes to get the media attention – even if that means massive amounts of HATE by people that are not so tolerant.

The feeling of importance is important to the human psyche: This info i learned from – Dale Carnegie (1936) – the name alone says – this is no vegetarian X-D (Carne means meat in Spanish) – but a poor farmer’s son – that fought bitterly to get out of poverty.

“Carnegie said he had to get up at 3 a.m. to feed the pigs and milk his parents’ cows before going to school.”

We all need a feeling of importance – otherwise our existing feels meaningless – our lifes worthless – the people surrounding us make us feel insignificant – at worst – not worth being loved?

Everyone even psychopaths – want to be loved.

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Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/11/why-conchita-wurst-could-be-the-reason-for-the-3rd-world-war-a-little-later-than-1984/
Why Conchita Wurst could be the reason for the 3rd World War – a little later than 1984
 

Why Aren’t Rich People Happy With the Money They Have?


At a certain point, another million dollars doesn’t make anything newly affordable. That’s when other motivations take over.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18643427
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So people turn to dimensions of comparison that can be quantified. “Money is a terrific one,” Norton says. “If I need to know if I’m doing better than I was, the easy thing to ask is, Am I making more money? or Does my house have more square feet? or Do I have more houses than I used to?”

[[1]Read: The 9.9 percent is the new American aristocracy.]

This instinct to measure and compare doesn’t disappear once people have an obscene amount of money. “The problem is, Am I doing better than I was? is only [moving people in] one direction, which is up,” Norton says. And if a family amasses, say, $50 million but upgrades to a neighborhood where everyone has that much money (or more), they feel a lot less rich than if they had stuck to the peer comparisons they were making tens of millions of dollars ago. Hence the ever-shifting goalposts of wealth and satisfaction.

The research Norton has conducted illustrating this phenomenon is dispiriting. In [2]a paper published earlier this year, he and his collaborators asked more than 2,000 people who have a net worth of at least $1 million (including many whose wealth far exceeded that threshold) how happy they were on a scale of one to 10, and then how much more money they would need to get to 10. “All the way up the income-wealth spectrum,” Norton told me, “basically everyone says [they’d need] two or three times as much” to be perfectly happy.

Where did Norton find his rich people? For that particular study, an investment bank connected him with some of its high-net-worth clients. But Norton also told me that he had previously consulted with a pool of Dutch millionaires willing to respond to researchers’ questions, making themselves marginally richer in the process: For one study, Norton and his collaborator paid each respondent about 46 euros for every completed questionnaire. “You can run a survey on regular people for like a dollar,” he says.

Jeffrey Winters, a professor of political science at Northwestern University and the author of [3]Oligarchy, said that in addition to social comparison, really rich people are often motivated to acquire more money by the thrill that comes with multiplying one’s fortune by making investments, buying up businesses, and so forth. “For those of us who make wages and have expenditures that we are trying to meet—a mortgage, pay our health insurance, food, whatever happens to be our kid’s tuition—we link the making of money to our expenses,” he says. Meanwhile, many ultra-wealthy people “use their money to make money,” he says—an exciting, status-enhancing process.

Those two ways of putting money to use—as a way of covering expenses or as a way of building a bigger fortune—come with two different points of diminishing returns. “Say you wanted to have a mega-yacht plus six mansions in six different locations around the world,” Winters says. “You could probably do all of that fairly comfortably with a few hundred million dollars.” It’s different if the goal is to keep accumulating, in which case “there’s no number at which you have enough,” Winters says. He adds, “Every billionaire I’ve spoken to, and I’ve spoken to quite a number of them, is extremely excited by each additional increment of money they make.”

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3. https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780521182980

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Wer wird Millionär

An meinen intellektuellen Freund ohne Geld:

… ich befürchte Du hast recht.

1. die Wahrscheinlichkeit Millionär zu sein, wenn man als Sohn eines Milliardärs geboren wird ist um einiges höher, als wenn man als Sohn eines Hartz4-Empfängers geboren wird.

2. die Wahrscheinlichkeit Millionär zu werden, ist bedeutend höher, wenn man Vitamin B hat bzw. jemand kennt der jemand kennt der einen Finanz-Minister ernennen muss/will d.h. wenn man in einem “Club” einem “Zirkel” “Partei” wie CDU/CSU oder Studentenvereinigungen wie Skull and Bones (George H.W. Bush) Yale University.

George W. Bush and John F. Kerry, both Presidential Candidates for the 2004 Presidential Election, belonged to this Secret Society. The number “322” appears in Skull and Bones’ insignia.

Image/photooder Sekten wie Scientology




oder oder oder … als wenn man kein Vitamin B hat und nur versucht durch seine Leistungen zu brillieren.

Wobei man natürlich dazu sagen muss die Kombination aus:

1. Workoholismus (übertrieben fleißig, alles und jeden für die Karriere “opfern” / “vernachlässigen” egal ob Haustier oder Freundin oder Freund)

2. eine Frau mit Immobilien (Immobilien-Geld-Adel) heiraten.

3. Skull und Bones oder Free Maisons beitreten (kann man nicht aktiv, die kommen auf einen zu)

die perfekte Kombination wäre um im Kapitalismus erfolgreich zu sein.

Mehr zu Skull and Bones:


In the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, both the Democratic and Republican nominees were alumni. George W. Bush wrote in his autobiography, “[In my] senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society; so secret, I can’t say anything more.”[21] When asked what it meant that he and Bush were both Bonesmen, former Presidential candidate John Kerry said, “Not much, because it’s a secret.”[22][23]

Among prominent alumni are former President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft (a founder’s son); former Presidents and father and son George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush; Chauncey Depew, president of the New York Central Railroad System, and a United States Senator from New York; Supreme Court Justices Morrison R. Waite and Potter Stewart;[19]James Jesus Angleton, “mother of the Central Intelligence Agency“; Henry Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War (1940-1945); Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1951-1953); William B. Washburn, Governor of Massachusetts; and Henry Luce, founder and publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.[_citation needed_]

John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator; Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of Blackstone Group; Austan Goolsbee,[20] Chairman of Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers; Harold Stanley, co-founder of Morgan Stanley; and Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, are all reported to be members.

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Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/08/wer-wird-millionar/
Wer wird Millionär
 
Der Sinn des Lebens

Wer nicht wusste, dass Geld und nur Geld allein der Sinn des Lebens ist – der hat keine Ahnung vom Leben.

Waldbrand:


A burned vehicle is seen on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. A Southern California wildfire continues to burn homes as it runs toward the sea. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Aufstand:




Das Ergebnis ist das gleiche.

Es ist sogar noch krasser: Es geht noch nicht mal um die Frage nach dem Sinn von Leben/Sterben/Leiden/Gut/Böse/Moral/Ethik/Überleben/Nachhaltigkeit/Gerechtigkeit/Planeten/Sterne/Physik/Materie/Schulsystem/Handies/Luft/Tisch/Holz/Kugelschreiber(alles was es jemals gab oder gibt hier einsetzen), sondern nur um’s Geld.

D.h. das Geld hat sogar die Frage nach Gott und dem Sinn überflüssig gemacht.

Man könnte auch sagen – Geld ist die (Papier und Metall)Materie oder 0101010010(Daten) gewordene Manifestation purer Sinnlosigkeit.

Es ist eine Maschine auf Autopilot – der Kurs ist egal und die Nachhaltigkeit auch.

Egoismus hat euch geboren – Egoismus wird euch hinweg nehmen.

CONSUME, CONUSME, CONSUME UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO CONSUME!

HEUTE NEU IM ANGEBOT UM DAS LOCH IN DEINEM HERZEN/SEELE/SINNLOSEN LEBEN ZU STOPFEN:







Die käufliche “Lebensfreude” hat einen Nachteil: sie “Schwächen die Barrierefunktion der Haut.”

Naja an irgendwas muss man(n)/Frau ja sterben.

Ich freue mich schon auf das nächste Duschgel: “Wahre Liebe” für 2,95€ “Narben auf Seele und/oder Herz führen und schwächt die Barrierefunktion des Herzens”

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Originally posted at: https://declaration-of-happyness.org/der-sinn-des-lebens-2/
Der Sinn des Lebens
 

#Qatar supports the #Gaza strip enormously


On Wednesday, Hamas said that the Palestinian Authority rejected an offer to transfer the Qatari funds to the Gaza Strip through the Ramallah-based PA government. Senior Hamas official Hussam Badran said that although his movement and Qatar made the offer, it was turned down by the #PA.

Why did they reject the money, for God's sake? Imagine what you could do with all this money, all the things you could finance, to somewhat stabilise a humane infrastructure on the Gaza strip. Oh well, Qatar found a better way to flow the money through.
At least Israel was eager to help transferring the money, an act of honour.

“Qatar carries suitcases and hands them over to the Israeli Defense Ministry. Then the Qatari ambassador carries the suitcases and travels with them to the Erez border crossing, where he delivers the money. I can probably understand Hamas’s need for money. But the Qatari envoy thinks that the Palestinian people are starving and waiting for his charity. He lives in Tel Aviv and thinks he’s doing something great. If Qatar wants reconciliation among the Palestinians, it should not behave this way.”

Does he have any viable sources to back his allegation, or is he just looking for attention?

#Israel #Hamas #News #Politics #GazaStrip #Catastrophe #Starvation #Epidemics #Sorrow #Money #FinancialAid
 
70000 police can not stop Yellow West protests in France - Liberté, Fraternité, Austerité?





how did it all begin?


the “trade union” EU was started by coal and steel companies – partly as a peace project (because the one who controlled steel and coal could build and ship more weapons) – partly as a free trade project (money, money, money).

in 2018 the EU feels like a abstract monster living in abstract Brussel – far away from the people it makes laws for.

The EU has democratic deficits in it’s construction – only a small amount of people can propose laws – the parliament (750 people) can not propose laws – only veto them – the 28 people of the european commission (EC) actually have all the power – “it alone has legislative initiative in the EU” (src)

PresidentJean-Claude JunckerFirst Vice
President
Frans TimmermansVice Presidents- Federica Mogherini
- Jyrki Katainen
- Valdis Dombrovskis
- Andrus Ansip
- Maroš Šefčovič

It feels like a money-controlled Union – and via money and debt it was how self appointed power greedy “elites” tried to hold the construct together – to be used as a powerful geo-economic trade weapon against whoever threatens the “elites” power.

how the euro currency came into existance


after the collapse of the soviet union – the DDR (East-Germany) wanted to unite with West-Germany again (1989, fall berlin wall).

But Mitterrand (President of France at this time) feared that Germany – again – could become too powerful – and yes there are power-addicted politicians in every country also in Germany – so he accepted German unification of East and West only – if Germany would abandon the “Deutsche Mark” and France and Germany would share the same currency – the “Euro” currency – with one cental bank in Frankfurt (why in Frankfurt? Why not in Brussels?) to rule them all – was born.

Kohl (at this time Chancellor of Germany) accepted the – unofficial – deal.

lured into catastrophe – leading with fear?


“In 1977, Francois Mitterrand, then the leading opposition politician in France, told the magazine Nouvel Observateur:One has to be careful not to turn the common market into a mere free trade zone. Neither Greece nor Spain are in a position to join the Community.” (src)

And Mitterrand was right – Greece WAS not ready to join – but Goldman Sachs helped to fake the balance sheet of the country to make it look like it as – we all know how it ended with severe austerity that let to poverty and suicide and gave rise unemployment – protests – right wing populism in Greece.

“Everyone dances as long as the money-music plays – if the money-music stops (no credits/loans are given out anymore) – the party stops”

Who is the troika?


European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

But this time – the way back – Grexit – regaining the right to print their own “Drachma” money

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seems harder and Mr Varoufakis (the then Finance Minister of Greece) fears the market could speculate against Greece if they would plan to get their national currency back. (!? not 100% sure how this is supposed to work but okay)




“Another shameful distortion of what I said (evident to anyone who actually reads the article. My line “we must be prepared for Grexit in order to fend off Grexit” was presented as “Greece must ditch the euro”. Trump has nothing on you when it comes to wilful distortion”

An interesting fact: Long serving Ex-Minister of Finance of Germany Scheuble spoke with Varoufakis and told him – Greece is made an austerity-example to put pressure on France – to pass whatever law – banks love?

Scheuble: “i needs the troika in Paris”


Macron – now seems to feel the pressure of those financiers – and out of fear to become like Greece – follows the neoliberal orders and imposes more and more austerity / exploitation on the French people – knowingly – that it did not work for the Greek economy – and it will NOT work for the French economy.

it used to be called theft – now it is called reform


they say: you can’t have a better life – there is not enough money for everybody – but there is always enough money to save the financial system when private banks are about to collapse.

it is simpled printed by the ECB and lend out to those banks for 0%.

That is how capitalism works: Exploitation


But as everybody knows – the French Revolution started in France.

Macron was educated at elite-academy École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), and served 4 years as Investment banker for Rothschild & Cie Banque.

In 2014 he attended the Bilderberg-conference.

So you can tell there is something fishy going on – and he is NOT with the people – but with financial criminals.

https://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis

all the more or less corrupt members of the European Commission 2018

Former Commissioners

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #france #frankreich #protest #clash #police #macron #rothshild #bank #banks #market #greece #varoufakis #scheuble
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/06/70000-police-can-not-stop-yellow-west-protests-in-france-liberte-fraternite-austerite/
70000 police can not stop Yellow West protests in France – Liberté, Fraternité, Austerité?
 
Aktien und Fonds als private Altersvorsorge




eines ist klar… der Fond-Manager/Zwischenhändler kriegt IMMER seine %PROZENTE% (Depot-Gebühren)

EGAL ob DEIN FOND gerade steigt oder fällt!

QUASI EIN LEISTUNGSFREIES EINKOMMEN VON FOND MANAGERN!

Meiner Meinung nach sollte man Gold-Sparen und nur das Geld was man sonst in’s Casino tragen würde in die Börse stecken.

Wenn’s weg ist – ist es weg.

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #merz #cdu #csu #rente #privat #finanzmarkt
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/12/04/aktien-und-fonds-als-private-altersvorsorge/
Aktien und Fonds als private Altersvorsorge
 
Much like actors, most supposed music artists that become "successful" are horrible at what they do and progressively ascend toward the perfectibility of suck with each release sequel.

#Music #Arts #Pop #Success #Money #MusicBusiness #Society #A23P #DeepThoughts #ArtHarder
 

A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online


#business #make #money #online #over #quiet #rages #war
 

#Facebook jumps on the conspirative bandwagon


The newest revelation is bound to increase the scrutiny facing Sandberg, a best-selling author and one of Facebook's most well-known executives. Sandberg had initially denied knowing about Facebook's work with Definers, only to disclose last week that she had seen some of the firm's work and "received a small number of emails where Definers was referenced."

Isn't it ridiculous? The best-known executive founded by a Jew was now revealed to have ordered a foreign company to investigate her allegations on whether a Jewish philanthropist might have spent money on undermining the company she represents, which is a common allegation among anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists. The world can't be more corrupted than nowadays...

#DeleteFacebook #Politics #News #Soros #GeorgeSoros #ConspiracyTheory #AntiSemitism #Philanthropism #Money
 
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Silver certificate from 1957.
"One dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand."

#money #silver #certificate #dollar #bill #Washington #treasury
 
For the first time in history, the US Department of the Treasury has added Bitcoin addresses to their individual sanctions list.

The owners of the addresses are from Iran and accused of facilitating transactions from ransomware.

https://www.coindesk.com/us-regulators-tie-two-bitcoin-addresses-to-iranian-ransomware-plot

Sending bitcoins to these addresses is now a criminal offense (terrorism financing, money laundering).

But welp, guess what happened next.

https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/149w62rY42aZBox8fGcmqNsXUzSStKeq8C

#internet #politics #finance #law #legal #aml #money #moneylaundering #terror #terrorfinancing #financing #terrorism #bitcoin #ransomware #iran #sanction #sanctions #us #usa #treasury #usdepartmentofthetreasury
US Regulators Tie Two Bitcoin Addresses to Iranian Ransomware Plot
 
das Ende der Produktivitätssteigerung

“Roboter und Vernetzung sollen die Wirtschaft produktiver machen. Ausgerechnet in den Fabriken der Maschinenbauer funktioniert das aber noch nicht. Wie kann das sein?”,”articleBody”:”Die Fabrik der Zukunft ist menschenleer. In rasantem Tempo montieren Roboterarme Autos, Smartphones und Maschinen. 3D-Drucker füttern die Produktionslinien mit Bauteilen, und weil alles vernetzt ist, gibt es nur noch ein paar menschliche Aufpasser, die notfalls eingreifen. Unter dem Strich stehen viele entlassene Arbeiter – aber auch ein atemberaubendes Produktivitätswachstum, das Wohlstand in Hülle und Fülle für alle ermöglicht. So versprechen es Unternehmer, Berater und Forscher seit vielen Jahren. Und seit vielen Jahren können sie nicht erklären, warum die deutsche Wirtschaft trotz all dieser technischen Innovationen kaum noch produktiver wird. Ging es in den Jahren 1996 bis 2006 noch jährlich um 1,7 Prozent voran, so wuchs die Produktivität in den zehn Jahren danach im Schnitt nur noch 0,7 Prozent.”

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/diginomics/digitalisierung-erhoeht-die-produktivitaet-nicht-15837773.html

ja sowas aber auch.

Evtl. weil man immer mehr Geld für IT-Sicherheit ausgeben muss, damit die chinesischen Hacker nicht in’s Netzwerk kommen?

Evtl. weil man IT-Systeme auch warten muss und vor allem Microsoft einen Update-Zwang verursacht?

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #funfacts #efficiency #wirtschaft #effizienz
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/28/das-ende-der-produktivitatssteigerung/
das Ende der Produktivitätssteigerung
 

Blain: "There Is Nothing To Be Cheerful About"

Back to markets, and the outlook for next year is complex. As the age of QE experimentation and distortion ends, a new age of financial reality is emerging. Its back to the old choices: markets that reflect growth, are least distorted by the unintended consequences of QE and are thus least likely to suffer from its unwind, acknowledge the reality of normalising interest rates, the risks of the new normal slow growth economy, factor in politics and populism, and don’t neglect that volatility equals opportunity! Simples eh?
#money #investments #global #stock #bond #market #economy #finance
 

Mein-Grundeinkommen.de

Große Grundeinkommen Verlosung in 2 Tagen am 29.11

1000€ pro Monat, ein Jahr lang, bedingungslos!

Bitte seid so lieb und meldet euch über meinen Link an, damit bekomme ich ein weiteres Los und kann viele weiter tolle Projekte starten, danke!!

Es können auch eure Kinder teilnehmen und gewinnen, ihr bekommt eine extra Losnummer und habt somit mehrfache Chancen!

www.meinbge.de/fuer-dich/63ab31fddcf241805caa

#podmin #podmins #grundeinkommen #bge #bedingungsloses-grundeinkommen #geld #money #lotterie #lottery #free #projekte #projects #art #kunst
 
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Mein-Grundeinkommen.de

Große Grundeinkommen Verlosung in 2 Tagen am 29.11

1000€ pro Monat, ein Jahr lang, bedingungslos!

Bitte seid so lieb und meldet euch über meinen Link an, damit bekomme ich ein weiteres Los und kann viele weiter tolle Projekte starten, danke!!

Es können auch eure Kinder teilnehmen und gewinnen, ihr bekommt eine extra Losnummer und habt somit mehrfache Chancen!

www.meinbge.de/fuer-dich/von-kalipus

#podmin #podmins #grundeinkommen #bedingungsloses-grundeinkommen #geld #money #lotterie #lottery #free #projekte #projects #art #kunst
 
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There's more to life than money of course, but good luck if you don't have any.

Personally I don't mind that some people are richer than others. I accept inequality as a fact of life. What I have a problem with is a parasitic banker class that creates money out of nothing, and loans it at interest to perpetuate a system of debt slavery.
#FractionalReserve #Banking #Usury

#Debt #Money #Cash #Trade #Economy
 
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There's more to life than money of course, but good luck if you don't have any.

Personally I don't mind that some people are richer than others. I accept inequality as a fact of life. What I have a problem with is a parasitic banker class that creates money out of nothing, and loans it at interest to perpetuate a system of debt slavery.
#FractionalReserve #Banking #Usury

#Debt #Money #Cash #Trade #Economy
 
#CRASH, #Money, #Space, #Technology
#CatherineAustinFitts – #Government Taking Massive Amounts of Money Dark
#caf
Catherine Austin Fitts – Government Taking Massive Amounts of Money Dark

In one of the best interviews with Catherine Fitts I’ve seen yet, she joins USAWatchDog’s Greg Hunter. She describes how in 2010-2014, when many were screaming about an imminent collapse of the dollar and the stock market, she says the reason why so many people got that wrong was because much of the...

forbiddenknowledgetv.net

She describes how in 2010-2014, when many were screaming about an imminent collapse of the dollar and the stock market, she says the reason why so many people got that wrong was because much of the necessary information to truly know what was happening was secret. She describes the US as “Choking on secrecy.”

Further, she says that the general population is much more complicit in what ails the US than we’d like to admit, because it takes an enormous amount of people to be complicit in the mortgage fraud, in the narcotics trafficking and in the money laundering; it’s very widespread. The says the cost of secrecy, of tyranny, of our oppression and of our poor education destroys so much wealth, it is absolutely head-spinning.

“The reason we globalized in such a radical and rapid way in the ’90s, with the World Trade Organization is because we wanted the human capacity of Asia to build a multiplanetary civilization. We needed 3 billion people with higher IQs than the Western world to create massive amounts of engineers to radically up our game, in terms of technology and capacity because something is going on in this planet that leads people to believe that in 100-200 years, the planet’s going to die…Is there a geophysical risk on this planet?

“You’ve had Dane Wigington on; he’s talked about the global spraying. Why in the world are they doing global sprayings? It’s basically making the whole planet toxic. Are they just doing it so they could do weather warfare? Are they doing it because they’re trying to extend the life of the planet? I don’t know the answer but that’s the one big question, here. Why did we do a radical move to radically increase the speed at which we could become a multi-planet, planetary civilization? What’s the rush?

“…after Kennedy was assassinated…I believe they took the space program dark and it’s continued – at least the funding, if not more – and to do that, you’ve had to build a whole world of underground bases. If you look at the underground bases and transportation systems they’ve built, you know, it’s pretty impressive. We HAVE been spending money on infrastructure in the United States, we just can’t see it!

“I watched the world go nuts in the beginning of the ’90s…radical changes of policies…all designed to coalesce huge amounts of money under central control and do secret projects…”

As for China, they now represent serious competition. With their increasing control of the sea lanes in the South China Sea, they are beginning to pose a serious challenge to the primacy of the US dollar.

“What Trump is saying is, ‘We’re financing somebody who’s now moving to take away our reserve currency status and our military supremacy and we’re basically financing that…and that’s got to stop.’ That’s why he’s moving the manufacturing back to the US and why the squabble in the South China Sea is so important.”
 
the current flows through the banks
where the birds sing different notes

#money #coins #coin #worth

SEVERITY OFTHE SCARCITY EPISODE 1
 
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An oracle,in the context of blockchains and smart contracts,is an agent that finds and verifies real-world occurrences and submits this information to a blockchain to be used by smart contracts.
Smart contracts contain value and only unlock that value if certain pre-defined conditions are met. When a particular value is reached,the smart contract changes its state and executes the programmatically predefined algorithms,automatically triggering an event on the blockchain.The primary task of oracles is to provide these values to the smart contract in a secure and trusted manner.
Blockchains cannot access data outside their network.An oracle is a data feed,provided by third party service,designed for use in smart contracts on the blockchain.Oracles provide external data and trigger smart contract executions when pre-defined conditions meet.Such condition could be any data like weather temperature,successful payment,price fluctuations,etc.
Oracles are part of multi-signature contracts where for example the original trustees sign a contract for future release of funds only if certain conditions are met.Before any funds get released an oracle has to sign the smart contract as well.

#oracle #blockchain #smart contract #business #money #internet #web
https://blockchainhub.net/blockchain-oracles/
 
Cryptocurrency ‘minting’ flaw could have leached money from exchanges....Are Ethereum’s new-fangled smart contracts the ultimate point of the blockchain or a risky experiment whose vulnerabilities presage trouble?
Right now,few doubt that smart contracts,instruction workflows in a language called Solidity that automate complex,profitable processes on Ethereum,require close scrutiny.

#Cryptocurrency #minting #Ethereum #blockchain #internet #web #computer #money #business #technology #Solidity
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/23/cryptocurrency-minting-flaw-could-have-leached-money-from-exchanges/?
 
news from the crude oil speculator front - Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff - OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria

OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria




https://www.opecseminar.org/fxdata/opecseminar2018/prod/media/Newsletter-7th-OPEC-Seminar-hr.pdf

Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff… just to fall all over again.




A rally in oil prices helped steady markets in Europe and Asia on Friday after crude suffered steep declines earlier this week on concerns that major producers are flooding the market with oil, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brent crude,the global oilbenchmark, was up 2.1% at $67.66 a barrel on London’s Intercontinental Exchange, around 4% lower than where it opened the week.

West Texas Intermediate futures (WTI), the U.S. oil standard, were up 1.9%, at $57.53 a barrel on the



New York Mercantile Exchange.

Overall, investors are watching the crisisin the U.K., following several resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday. Concerns are growing that the U.K.’s plan to exit the European Union is unraveling.

Once seen as an unlikely outcome, the prospect of the U.K. crashing out of the European Union early next year without an agreement spelling out the terms of its exit is now considered a plausible scenario inside boardrooms.

The Journal’s Jason French and Jovi Juan look at how ano-deal Brexit might affect the U.K.

“We didn’t have many no-deal queries ’til about a month and a half ago,” said Image/photoAllie Rennison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors, a British organization that represents business leaders. With political uncertainty climbing, “people are becoming much more aware of it,” she said.

Britain is slated to leave the EU on March 29. It would represent the first departure of a major economy from a comprehensive free-trade bloc in decades.

Oil Hedge Fund Giant Hammered in Crude’s SlideOne of the last oil bulls standing has become a high-profile victim of the recent rout in crude prices, write Rachael Levy, Georgi Kantchev and Gregory Zuckerman. Image/photo

Pierre Andurand, who earlier in 2018 predicted oil could soon hit $100 a barrel, suffered the largest-ever monthly loss of his flagship fund in October.

Image/photo

“The weak oil physical market is not only due to more OPEC oil on the water. It is mainly due to China destocking. Their low imports are not sustainable. They have been very low for 3 months. Their imports could go back up 2mbd any time now” (src)


The $1 billion Andurand Commodities Fund lost -20.9% last month, taking the fund down more than -12% for the year, according to numbers sent to investors and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

A spokesman for Mr. Andurand declined to comment on the fund’s performance.

Mr. Andurand is one of the most prominent oil traders in a sector littered with casualties, though he has dealt with losses before.

His previous fund closed shop in 2012.

oil investor tweets:


https://twitter.com/andurandpierre

Brexit EU tweets:


https://twitter.com/allierenison

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #bigoil #oil #crude #opec #broker #markets #energy #china
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/23/news-from-the-crude-oil-speculator-front-oil-regains-ground-after-sharp-selloff-opecs-ministerial-meeting-takes-place-in-vienna-austria/
news from the crude oil speculator front – Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff – OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria
 
news from the crude oil speculator front - Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff - OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria

OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria




https://www.opecseminar.org/fxdata/opecseminar2018/prod/media/Newsletter-7th-OPEC-Seminar-hr.pdf

Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff… just to fall all over again.




A rally in oil prices helped steady markets in Europe and Asia on Friday after crude suffered steep declines earlier this week on concerns that major producers are flooding the market with oil, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brent crude,the global oilbenchmark, was up 2.1% at $67.66 a barrel on London’s Intercontinental Exchange, around 4% lower than where it opened the week.

West Texas Intermediate futures (WTI), the U.S. oil standard, were up 1.9%, at $57.53 a barrel on the



New York Mercantile Exchange.

Overall, investors are watching the crisisin the U.K., following several resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday. Concerns are growing that the U.K.’s plan to exit the European Union is unraveling.

Once seen as an unlikely outcome, the prospect of the U.K. crashing out of the European Union early next year without an agreement spelling out the terms of its exit is now considered a plausible scenario inside boardrooms.

The Journal’s Jason French and Jovi Juan look at how ano-deal Brexit might affect the U.K.

“We didn’t have many no-deal queries ’til about a month and a half ago,” said Image/photoAllie Rennison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors, a British organization that represents business leaders. With political uncertainty climbing, “people are becoming much more aware of it,” she said.

Britain is slated to leave the EU on March 29. It would represent the first departure of a major economy from a comprehensive free-trade bloc in decades.

Oil Hedge Fund Giant Hammered in Crude’s SlideOne of the last oil bulls standing has become a high-profile victim of the recent rout in crude prices, write Rachael Levy, Georgi Kantchev and Gregory Zuckerman. Image/photo

Pierre Andurand, who earlier in 2018 predicted oil could soon hit $100 a barrel, suffered the largest-ever monthly loss of his flagship fund in October.

“The weak oil physical market is not only due to more OPEC oil on the water. It is mainly due to China destocking. Their low imports are not sustainable. They have been very low for 3 months. Their imports could go back up 2mbd any time now” (src)

The $1 billion Andurand Commodities Fund lost -20.9% last month, taking the fund down more than -12% for the year, according to numbers sent to investors and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

A spokesman for Mr. Andurand declined to comment on the fund’s performance.

Mr. Andurand is one of the most prominent oil traders in a sector littered with casualties, though he has dealt with losses before.

His previous fund closed shop in 2012.

oil investor tweets:


https://twitter.com/andurandpierre

Brexit EU tweets:


https://twitter.com/allierenison

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #bigoil #oil #crude #opec #broker #markets #energy
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/23/news-from-the-crude-oil-speculator-front-oil-regains-ground-after-sharp-selloff-opecs-ministerial-meeting-takes-place-in-vienna-austria/
news from the crude oil speculator front – Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff – OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria
 
news from the crude oil speculator front - Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff - OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria

OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria




https://www.opecseminar.org/fxdata/opecseminar2018/prod/media/Newsletter-7th-OPEC-Seminar-hr.pdf

Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff… just to fall all over again.




A rally in oil prices helped steady markets in Europe and Asia on Friday after crude suffered steep declines earlier this week on concerns that major producers are flooding the market with oil, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brent crude,the global oilbenchmark, was up 2.1% at $67.66 a barrel on London’s Intercontinental Exchange, around 4% lower than where it opened the week.

West Texas Intermediate futures (WTI), the U.S. oil standard, were up 1.9%, at $57.53 a barrel on the Image/photoNew York Mercantile Exchange.

Overall, investors are watching the crisisin the U.K., following several resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday. Concerns are growing that the U.K.’s plan to exit the European Union is unraveling.

Once seen as an unlikely outcome, the prospect of the U.K. crashing out of the European Union early next year without an agreement spelling out the terms of its exit is now considered a plausible scenario inside boardrooms.

The Journal’s Jason French and Jovi Juan look at how ano-deal Brexit might affect the U.K.

“We didn’t have many no-deal queries ’til about a month and a half ago,” said Image/photoAllie Rennison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors, a British organization that represents business leaders. With political uncertainty climbing, “people are becoming much more aware of it,” she said.

Britain is slated to leave the EU on March 29. It would represent the first departure of a major economy from a comprehensive free-trade bloc in decades.

Oil Hedge Fund Giant Hammered in Crude’s SlideOne of the last oil bulls standing has become a high-profile victim of the recent rout in crude prices, write Rachael Levy, Georgi Kantchev and Gregory Zuckerman. Image/photo

Pierre Andurand, who earlier in 2018 predicted oil could soon hit $100 a barrel, suffered the largest-ever monthly loss of his flagship fund in October.

“The weak oil physical market is not only due to more OPEC oil on the water. It is mainly due to China destocking. Their low imports are not sustainable. They have been very low for 3 months. Their imports could go back up 2mbd any time now” (src)

The $1 billion Andurand Commodities Fund lost -20.9% last month, taking the fund down more than -12% for the year, according to numbers sent to investors and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

A spokesman for Mr. Andurand declined to comment on the fund’s performance.

Mr. Andurand is one of the most prominent oil traders in a sector littered with casualties, though he has dealt with losses before.

His previous fund closed shop in 2012.

oil investor tweets:


https://twitter.com/andurandpierre

Brexit EU tweets:


https://twitter.com/allierenison

\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #bigoil #oil #crude #opec
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/23/news-from-the-crude-oil-speculator-front-oil-regains-ground-after-sharp-selloff-opecs-ministerial-meeting-takes-place-in-vienna-austria/
news from the crude oil speculator front – Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff – OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria
 
- #Refugees in #Uganda Are #Earning #Money by #Training #AIs
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The worldwide number of people forcibly displaced from their homes by violence, war, and persecution is now 68.5 million — more than the population of the U.K., for context.
https://futurism.com/training-ais-refugees-levelapp/
 
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In #capitalism you have the #freedom to do anything you can afford. For a "small fee" almost everything is possible.

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happiness is a basic human right - monetary successful psychopaths

… but what are human rights worth, if they are not enforced?

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if democracies are corrupted to the bone and follow the money?

What if heartless psychopaths are rewarded by a system that breeds evil?

Just as in this grim fairytale film: literally “The Cold Heart” / Heart of Stone (German: Das kalte Herz) is a fairy tale written by Wilhelm Hauff. published in 1827 in a collection of fairy tales that take place within the narrative of The Spessart Inn. (src)

In this dark fairy tale without happiend – a young poor man falls in love with a beautiful woman.

Because he has no money – he can not marry her – so he asks a ugly giant that lives in the black forrest to remove his heart and replace it with a stone.

This stone heart allows the young man to become materially very rich while at the same time his character becomes evil and heartless.

The woman realizes that he is not anymore the man that she wanted and wants to leave him.

In the end the young man curses the giant and tricks him to give him back his warm heart.

https://youtu.be/IDkK8oOAs6c

This economic system way too much rewards and thus breeds heartless people and psychopaths.

Would you like to be ruled by heartless psychopaths? Sounds like the 3rd reich to me.

It would surely be the end of what is still positively associated with the word “human” and “humanity” or “man(un)kind”.

Unconditional love: Children love their parents unconditionally.

Thus no matter how psychopathic or evil parents are – their children can never 100% hate them – 99% yes but not 100%.

This fact is exploited by psychopaths because they know locality can never be 100% lost.

But as often – exploitation is unfair, hurtful and damaging trust.

Trust is THE most valuable resource – but psychopaths often realize this too late.

Thus: they cheat and manipulate until they lose all friends and family.

This economic systems is a competition – also a competition of cheaters – who cheats more and better – wins – but it is damaging to friendships and relationships and thus will result in eternal loneliness.

Is this really worth it?

I don’t think so but it takes a developed consciousness to realize this fact.

because as said: Even if people annoy you – loneliness is quiet the opposite of happiness.

Unfortunately psychopaths – because of their economic success – bet that they ALWAYS can buy your

loyalty – it’s up to you to proof em wrong – not an easy task – because it would mean more than changing jobs and bosses – it means working towards independence from the monetary system as a whole.

\#philosophy #philosophie #MutZurWahrheit #SystemPhilosophy #SystemPhilosophie #disney #heartless #economy #battle #good #evil #bad #psychopaths #money #finance #banks #bank #loneliness #mankind #community #family #friendship
Originally posted at: https://declaration-of-happyness.org/happiness-is-a-basic-human-right-monetary-successful-psychopaths/
happiness is a basic human right – monetary successful psychopaths
 
How to rob an ATM?Let me count the ways…How many computer users still regularly use Windows XP?
It’s a trick question,of course,because the answer is that millions of people do every time they take money out of an ATM cash machine;a significant proportion of which still run some variant of the geriatric OS.
It’s a finding that jumps out of a new probe of ATM security by Positive Technologies,which found that 15 out of the 26 common designs it tested were running embedded versions of XP.

#ATM #MICROSOFT #WINDOWS #XP #SECURITY #HACKER #TECHNOLOGY #SOFTWARE #MONEY #BANK
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#money goes to the unneedy

#KeiserReport: #Capitalism is not working? (E1307)

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the surge in share buybacks as #corporations turn their Trump tax break into more #income for #shareholders now, meaning less investment in the future of the actual company. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Mish Shedlock of...
 

Following The #Brexit #Money


source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2018/nov/09/arron-banks-man-who-bankrolled-brexit-podcast-today-in-focus
The National #Crime Agency would look into suspicions that a “number of criminal offences may have been committed”, the Electoral Commission said in a statement, saying there were reasonable grounds to suspect Banks was “not the true source” of £8m in funding to the Leave.EU #campaign.
#news #podcast #politics #manipulation #EU #UK #Europe #business #corruption
 
Animation Video GDP by Country 1960 until 2017

https://youtu.be/wykaDgXoajc

gdp 2018: USA China Japan Germany UK France


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Gross domestic product (GDP) is the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year.[2]

src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_United_States

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Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/16/animation-video-gdp-by-country-1960-until-2017/
Animation Video GDP by Country 1960 until 2017
 

Quote of the Day


Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Blockchains:
"combination of a bubble, a ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster.”
- Augustín Carstens (BIS)

#Cryptocurrency #Blockchain #Economics #BIS #Bancor #IntrinsicValue #Environment #Psychology #Money #QOTD
 
news from the crude oil speculator front - Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff - OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria

OPEC’s ministerial meeting takes place in Vienna, Austria




https://www.opecseminar.org/fxdata/opecseminar2018/prod/media/Newsletter-7th-OPEC-Seminar-hr.pdf

Oil Regains Ground After Sharp Selloff


A rally in oil prices helped steady markets in Europe and Asia on Friday after crude suffered steep declines earlier this week on concerns that major producers are flooding the market with oil, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brent crude,the global oilbenchmark, was up 2.1% at $67.66 a barrel on London’s Intercontinental Exchange, around 4% lower than where it opened the week.

West Texas Intermediate futures (WTI), the U.S. oil standard, were up 1.9%, at $57.53 a barrel on the Image/photoNew York Mercantile Exchange.

Overall, investors are watching the crisisin the U.K., following several resignations from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday. Concerns are growing that the U.K.’s plan to exit the European Union is unraveling.

Once seen as an unlikely outcome, the prospect of the U.K. crashing out of the European Union early next year without an agreement spelling out the terms of its exit is now considered a plausible scenario inside boardrooms.

The Journal’s Jason French and Jovi Juan look at how ano-deal Brexit might affect the U.K.

“We didn’t have many no-deal queries ’til about a month and a half ago,” said Image/photoAllie Rennison, head of EU and trade policy at the Institute of Directors, a British organization that represents business leaders. With political uncertainty climbing, “people are becoming much more aware of it,” she said.

Britain is slated to leave the EU on March 29. It would represent the first departure of a major economy from a comprehensive free-trade bloc in decades.

Oil Hedge Fund Giant Hammered in Crude’s SlideOne of the last oil bulls standing has become a high-profile victim of the recent rout in crude prices, write Rachael Levy, Georgi Kantchev and Gregory Zuckerman. Image/photo

Pierre Andurand, who earlier in 2018 predicted oil could soon hit $100 a barrel, suffered the largest-ever monthly loss of his flagship fund in October.

“The weak oil physical market is not only due to more OPEC oil on the water. It is mainly due to China destocking. Their low imports are not sustainable. They have been very low for 3 months. Their imports could go back up 2mbd any time now” (src)

The $1 billion Andurand Commodities Fund lost -20.9% last month, taking the fund down more than -12% for the year, according to numbers sent to investors and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

A spokesman for Mr. Andurand declined to comment on the fund’s performance.

Mr. Andurand is one of the most prominent oil traders in a sector littered with casualties, though he has dealt with losses before.

His previous fund closed shop in 2012.

oil investor tweets:


https://twitter.com/andurandpierre

brexit EU tweets:


https://twitter.com/allierenison

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Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/16/news-from-the-crude-oil-speculator-front-oil-regains-ground-after-sharp-selloff-opecs-ministerial-meeting-takes-place-in-vienna-austria/
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When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More


Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
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Jennifer Lamptey, a radiologic technologist, adjusting a CT scan at the Saint Raphael campus of Yale New Haven Hospital, part of a bigger system set to control a quarter of Connecticut’s hospital beds.CreditCreditChristopher Capozziello for The New York Times

The nation’s hospitals have been merging at a rapid pace for a decade, forming powerful organizations that influence nearly every health care decision consumers make.

The hospitals have argued that consolidation benefits consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other savings.

But an analysis conducted for The New York Times shows the opposite to be true in many cases. The mergers have essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions in most cases, according to an examination of 25 metropolitan areas with the highest rate of consolidation from 2010 through 2013, a peak period for mergers.

The analysis showed that the price of an average hospital stay soared, with prices in most areas going up between 11 percent and 54 percent in the years afterward, according to researchers from the Nicholas C. Petris Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

The new research confirms growing skepticism among consumer health groups and lawmakers about the enormous clout of the hospital groups. While most political attention has focused on increased drug prices and the Affordable Care Act, state and federal officials are beginning to look more closely at how hospital mergers are affecting spiraling health care costs.

During the Obama years, the mergers received nearly universal approval from antitrust agencies, with the Federal Trade Commission moving to block only a small fraction of deals. State officials generally looked the other way.

President Trump issued an executive order last year calling for more competition, saying his administration would focus on “limiting excessive consolidation throughout the health care system.” In September, Congress asked the Medicare advisory board to study the trend.

But not only have big consolidations continued, the behemoths have further cemented their reach in some regions of the country by gobbling up major doctors’ and surgeons’ practices.

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“You have to watch for these systems throwing their weight around,” said Xavier Becerra, the California attorney general whose office has sued Sutter Health, a sprawling system in the northern part of the state. “We are looking for cases where consolidation does nothing for efficiency and leads to distortions of the market.”

Ted Doolittle, who heads Connecticut’s Office of the Healthcare Advocate, has fielded angry complaints from residents, but he sees few options available to officials. “A lot of this is too little and too late,” he said.

The latest giant hospital consolidations continue to stir concerns. Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, two large chains, are expected to [2]become one of the nation’s largest groups — with 139 hospitals in 28 states — by the end of the year. And two of Texas’ biggest systems, Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System, [3]recently announced plans to combine.

The New Haven area has witnessed the most significant decline in competition. Yale New Haven Health, one of the largest hospital groups in Connecticut, took over the only competing hospital in the city and has also aggressively expanded along the state’s coast. The group recently added another hospital to its collection, merging Milford with its Bridgeport location.

Although the price of a hospital admission in the New Haven-Milford area was already three times higher than in other parts of the state, prices surged by 25 percent from 2012 to 2014, compared with 7 percent elsewhere in the state, according to the Petris Center.

In the national analysis, a third of the metropolitan areas experienced increases in the cost of hospital stays of at least 25 percent from 2012 to 2014, from roughly $12,000 to at least $15,000.

Prices rise even more steeply when these large hospital systems buy doctors’ groups, according to Richard Scheffler, director of the Petris Center.

“It’s much more powerful when they already have a very large market share,” said Mr. Scheffler, who recently published [4]a study on the issue in Health Affairs. “The impact is just enormous.”

Thousands of Connecticut residents [5]were stranded without a local hospital last year when another big hospital group, Hartford HealthCare, battled the state’s biggest health insurer over how much it would charge for patient care.

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The merger of Yale New Haven and Saint Raphael in 2012 led to a 1,519-bed hospital with two main campuses.CreditChristopher Capozziello for The New York Times

Its six hospitals are clustered around the state capital and are the only resort for residents in broad swaths of the eastern part of the state. This month, it announced plans to add a seventh hospital to its network.

“These systems are empire-building, there’s no question,” said Jill Zorn, a senior policy officer for the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, which seeks to improve access for residents. “But to whose benefit?”

Numerous studies by economists and others have underscored how hospital consolidation is driving up the cost of medical care. “Within the academic community, there is near unanimity,” said Zack Cooper, a health economist at Yale University who is among a group of researchers that has [6]looked at how dominant hospitals affect prices.

The emergence of a one-hospital town is inevitable in many places, and the Parkersburg, W.Va., area is no exception. St. Joseph’s merged with neighboring Camden-Clark Memorial in 2011, and then they were consumed by what is now the state’s largest health system.

“We’ve got it down to a single campus,” said Albert L. Wright Jr., the chief executive of West Virginia University Health System. “Parkersburg is not big enough to support two hospitals.”

Residents can get most care locally but they go to Morgantown, where the academic medical center is situated, for complex conditions. “We’ve elevated the level of care,” Mr. Wright said.

But private insurers are paying more. In the Parkersburg-Vienna area, the overall price of a hospital stay increased 54 percent from 2012 to 2014, after the mergers. That is compared with 10 percent elsewhere in the state, according to the Petris Center.

Large systems “get paid better by some of the insurers,” Mr. Wright said.

Flailing hospitals often have little choice but to be acquired or go out of business, and a larger system can offer badly needed capital and management skills. “They can fix a hospital and benefit the community,” said Torrey McClary, a lawyer who specializes in mergers at King & Spalding.

When Yale New Haven Health took over the Hospital of Saint Raphael, a Catholic hospital six blocks away from its New Haven location, Saint Raphael was in danger of going under. Over the last six years, the system has invested more than $200 million in capital improvements at Saint Raphael, said its president Richard D’Aquila, including modernizing “everything behind the walls.”

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Because it converted Saint Raphael into what is essentially a second 555-bed campus for its academic medical center, Yale New Haven Health defends the higher rates it charges private insurers as appropriate for a top-tier medical institution. Its community hospitals negotiate prices individually with insurers.

“Our focus is not on getting bigger,” Mr. D’Aquila said. He said Saint Raphael, which was half empty when it was taken over, is now seeing record numbers of patients.

Systems also say they are trying to improve the care for smaller communities. “We’re actively trying to move care toward places that are accessible,” Hartford’s chief executive, Elliot Joseph, said.

But patients rarely reap the rewards of lower insurance premiums or out-of-pocket expenses when mergers occur.

Hartford executives talk about reducing the total cost of care in the same breath that they discuss the need to charge insurers more. “The math for us is how we move the care out of the hospitals while maintaining our financial stability,” Mr. Joseph said.

To defend higher rates, many hospitals cite low reimbursements from government sources, particularly Medicaid, and highlight their role as a safety net. “We’re left with no choice,” Mr. D’Aquila said.

Others, like Hartford, negotiate prices as a single entity, forcing health insurers to include all of their hospitals in a network or risk losing access in areas where there are no alternatives.

Hartford “has taken over so many hospitals and practices that, with the Anthem dispute, we felt we had no choices at all,” Sharry Goldman, a Storrs, Conn., resident, told state lawmakers. Although Hartford and Anthem Blue Cross, the insurer, eventually reached an agreement, Connecticut passed a law this year requiring hospitals and insurers to extend previous contracts for two months to protect consumers when the parties are at an impasse.

While patients may pay more for a well-known brand, like Yale, it is not clear that the higher price tags lead to better care, said Francois de Brantes, a health care executive who once worked at General Electric, which is headquartered in the state.

Since the merger, Yale New Haven has defended the higher rates it charges private insurers as appropriate for a top-tier medical institution.CreditChristopher Capozziello for The New York Times

“We have more lower-rated hospitals in Connecticut than in other New England states,” he said, pointing to [8]an analysis he did at the time of the Anthem-Hartford dispute.

In the Albany, Ga., area, where the Berkeley researchers found a rare decline in hospital prices, the Federal Trade Commission had unsuccessfully attempted to block HCA, the for-profit hospital chain, from selling its hospital to its only local competitor in 2011. But the merger took place, and the F.T.C. reached [9]a settlement with the parties involved.

While Berkeley researchers foundarea prices dropped, [10]another study by two former F.T.C. employees, Christopher Garmon and Laura Kmitch, found that certain hospital quality measures declined. The merger “highlights the problems that can occur when competition is reduced,” the authors said.

The hospital group, Phoebe Putney Health System, dismissed the findings. “Phoebe has made great strides in enhancing the quality of health care available to the people of southwest Georgia,” Dawn Benson, Phoebe’s general counsel, said in a statement.

To foster competition, Lee County [11]is planning a new 60-bed hospital within the Albany area.

In some cases, state regulators have opposed actions they consider illegal and anti-competitive. In Washington, state officials accused CHI Franciscan Health, based in Tacoma, of using its ties to two doctors’ practices to raise prices and decrease competition on the Kitsap Peninsula, [12]according to a lawsuit filed last year.

The regulators argue that CHI wanted to wield its newfound clout by shifting some operations and imaging from less expensive outpatient settings to hospitals where they could charge more.

“I am all for taking advantage of hospital-based pricing, if we think it is doable in the market and the market can support it,” a CHI executive is quoted as saying in the lawsuit. “It would be great to drop a couple of million more to our bottom line.”

CHI Franciscan said the attorney general’s allegations were “misguided and unfounded.”

In California, Mr. Becerra, the state attorney general, [13]brought a lawsuit against Sutter in March, claiming that its actions led to significantly higher prices in Northern California.

Sutter says it adopted methods encouraged by the federal health care law, by combining hospital services with care delivered outside the hospital to better meet patients’ needs.

But Mr. de Brantes, the health care executive in Connecticut, and others wonder why many mergers were allowed in the first place. “The puzzling part for many of us in the state is why anyone would allow these oligopolies to form,” he said.

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2. https://www.advancinghealthcaretogether.org/newsroom/2017/12/dignity-health-and-catholic-health-initiatives-to-combine-to-form-new-catholic-health-system-focused-on-creating-healthier-communities/
3. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2018/10/01/largest-not-profit-hospital-chains-dallas-houston-plan-merge
4. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.0472
5. http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-biz-anthem-hhc-stories-20171109-story.html
6. http://www.nber.org/papers/w21815
7. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/admin/100000006183286.embedded.html?
8. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/price-quality-transparency-report-card-out-states-do-badly-francois/
9. https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/634181/150331phoebeputneycommstmt.pdf
10. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3048839
11. http://abetterleecounty.com/
12. https://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/uploadedfiles/Another/News/Press_Releases/Filed%20redacted%20complaint.pdf
13. https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-becerra-sues-sutter-health-anti-competitive-practices-increase

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‘Tis a hard task not to surrender morality for riches.

[Ardua res haec est opibus non tradere mores.]
Martial (AD c.39-c.103) Spanish Roman poet, satirist, epigrammatist [Marcus Valerius Martialis]
Epigrams [Epigrammata], Book 11, epigram 5 [tr. in Harbottle (1897)]

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Die ganze Absurdität des globalisierten Wirtschaftssystems anhand einem Pappbecher erklärt




\#money #alternative #reform #systems #vollgeld #bge #altcoopsys #alternatives #alternativgeld #OsOfSociety #OperatingSystemsOfSociety #SystemPhilosophy #dinero #dollar #euro #yen #rubel #sustainability #resilience #complementary #complementarycurrency #cooperation #monetaryreform #financialreform #financialsystemreform #financialcrisis #mortagecrisis #debtcrisis #suprimecrisis #occupywallsreet #occupyfrankfurt #finance #geldsystem #geldreform #moneysystem #financialsystem #economics #ecologicaleconomics #economy #capitalism #kapitalismus #system #pappbecher #china #absurd #absurdität #absurdity
Originally posted at: https://altcoopsys.org/2018/11/14/die-ganze-absurditat-des-globalisierten-wirtschaftssystems-anhand-einem-pappbecher-erklart/
Die ganze Absurdität des globalisierten Wirtschaftssystems anhand einem Pappbecher erklärt
 
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