Sunday, July 03, 2016

Sunday funnies

A young Dutch man may be the one to clean up our oceans.

Neoliberalism is at the root of our problems today:
After Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan took power, the rest of the package soon followed: massive tax cuts for the rich, the crushing of trade unions, deregulation, privatisation, outsourcing and competition in public services. Through the IMF, the World Bank, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organisation, neoliberal policies were imposed – often without democratic consent – on much of the world. Most remarkable was its adoption among parties that once belonged to the left: Labour and the Democrats, for example. As Stedman Jones notes, “it is hard to think of another utopia to have been as fully realised.”
To the old men’s fusty opinions about uteri:  shut up.

Twelve months of Donald Trump by Tom Tomorrow.

Tom Brokaw's take down of Donald Trump is making the rounds again.

Letter from a very tired Christian.

Decide to save humanity.

Mischievous writer takes on rumpus at a motel.

Russian mother, baby, officers, and bears.


Steve Bates said...

"Neoliberalism is at the root of our problems today:"

No effing kidding!

" – often without democratic consent –"

Always, AFAICT.

The Guardian has become my primary online news source. I installed their (occasionally annoying) app first thing when I got a smartphone. For a liberal with no "neo," it is truly essential... not to mention reassuring that at least some people think much the way I do.

ellroon said...

Sad that we have to go out of country to read the news...