A couple quick points that are somewhat connected. Obviously I am following the Occupy movement with great interest and anticipation. The flip-side of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is that “if it is broke, try your damnedest to fix it”. The world economic system is currently broken. Don’t panic, it happens every few centuries and we either have to revamp or suffer longer than necessary. Okay, Marx and Engels put that more eloquently: (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘decay of capitalism’
Posted in Class politics, Conflict & Dialectics, Going to law school, Rants, tagged capitalism, CBC, chief advisor, Communist Manifesto, decay of capitalism, historical materialism, Occupy movement, Occupy Vancouver, The Nightwatchman, Tom Morello on October 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Class politics, Living Life (but not THE life!), Rants, tagged Alarm Force, capitalism, contracts, decay of capitalism, home security, Miriam Martin, moving on August 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
When we had our Alarm Force home security system installed just over a year ago, we had nothing but nice things to say about it. I even sang praises to them on Facebook, which is an honour I wouldn’t normally bestow on a huge corporation. But now that we’re moving, we learn we signed into a three-year contract that we’ll have to pay out if we don’t transfer the system to our new home. Of course, you say, that’s how things are done now; we should have expected it. Except for the fact that the salespeople didn’t mention it and the contract language is ambiguous to the untrained eye (which alas, my eye still is). (more…)
Posted in Class politics, Conflict & Dialectics, Labour movement, Rants, tagged capitalism, decay of capitalism, economic crisis, London riots, Obama, Rick Martin, USA on August 9, 2011 | 3 Comments »
By Guest Blogger Rick Martin, Waterloo ON
This is the clearest and most insightful analysis that I have encountered of the present riots in Britain, and of the world situation at this moment in history.
Thank you Rick for agreeing to publish on Law School Poor.
The headlines in the Waterloo Region Record today are: “Fear tightens grip on markets” and “UK rioting spreads to more cities.” The politicians, police, and media are doing everything in their power to deny any connection between these two stories, insisting that the rioting has no political basis. But I think it is clear that they are connected. (more…)