Browsing All posts tagged under »Economics«

A Few Notes on Romney and Obama, and a Brief Explanation of all this 53% vs. 47% Nonsense

September 23, 2012


By Bruno Fournier Romney was caught on tape confessing his belief that 47% of the citizens of a State atavistically still called the United States of America are entirely dependent upon that State and will therefore, for some reason, not vote for him.  Obama, in response, made a big hoopla by claiming that his presidency […]

Cash For Gold: Welcome to the Olympics

July 27, 2012


By Rick Skull “Welcome to British Airways flight 292 to London Heathrow.  We’d like to invite travellers who are flying in the Super Silver Deluxe Club Class to now board the plane.” Carl Cameron of Fox News, on his way to cover the Olympics, scurries onto the plane and makes a quick turn to the […]

The Free Market – Why it must always be augmented

March 18, 2012


By Justin Hayden An inherent problem of the free market is the creation of individual, social, and economic dependency on industries that might no longer be needed due to resource constraints or lack of necessity.  The best examples are the future of fossil fuel power plants and the automobile industry of the late 2000s.  The […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Jobs, brought to you by American free enterprise

December 23, 2011


This fall, there has been a big sign display on the front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Washington, DC. It reads: “JOBS: Brought to you by American Free Enterprise”. Why is this significant? First off all, CNN reported back in October on a demonstration which took place in front of the […]

The Characteristics of Occupy Tulsa

November 15, 2011


By Larry Duvalier and Phil Ingram A little over a week ago, Selecting Stones had the opportunity to visit the protesters at Occupy Tulsa.  After talking with a few of the participants at the small downtown encampment in Oklahoma’s second largest city, we came away with a strong impression, and a much clearer understanding of […]

Confusion, Chaos, and the Theology of Occupy Wall Street

October 26, 2011


By Anthony Burton As anyone who has witnessed these ongoing “anti-greed” demonstrations firsthand probably already realizes, the underlying question preoccupying the minds of the Occupy Wall Street protestors for the last however many weeks has been largely theological: is the social production of wealth compatible with good divinity? After many, many hours of superficial meditation […]

The U.S. Debt Rating: Downgraded into Mysticism

August 8, 2011


By Dawn Occidere Standard and Poor’s downgrades the U.S. debt rating, the Dow Jones goes into a wild tailspin, and meanwhile Italy enters its own debt crisis, and stock markets in Asia and the Middle East sharply dip as an immediate response to the fears elicited by EU officials and the venerable S&P.  (A report […]

The Debt Ceiling and the Holy Alliance of Magical Creatures

July 22, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Last week, the website Business Insider ran a story with the apocalyptic title “40 Facts That Prove The Working Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out.”  Wow, that’s strongly worded!!  I invite you to take a look at the article because a lot of the facts cited are quite eye-opening.  For example, supposedly […]

Gorbachev to visit Ciudad Juárez for Business Summit, along with Bill Gates and Bono

June 26, 2011


By Dawn Occidere The El Paso Times reported on Wednesday that Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who oversaw the dissolution of the Soviet Union, will be visiting Ciudad Juárez this upcoming October.  You might be wondering: Why on earth is Gorbachev headed to the most dangerous city in North America, the undisputed Murder Capital of the […]

The Money Crisis

June 17, 2011


A note to fellow communards regarding the text: As scientists marching against anarchism of every stipe and variety – and as militant revolutionaries working day and night to combat capitalist exploitation as a concrete totality – the scientific editors of Selecting Stones are pleased to present to its readership this interesting excerpt from Troy Clavileño’s […]

Inside the Mind of the Fast Food Proprietor: An Exploration of Small Business

June 5, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Allow me to share a personal anecdote.  A few weeks ago, I was at the airport in Detroit.  I just so happened to overhear a conversion between two local businessmen, one of whom owned a few McDonald’s franchises in the city.  The two gentlemen spent the better part of a half hour […]

Why Ron Paul is a crypto-Marxist, even if he doesn’t realize it

March 5, 2011


By Larry Duvalier Everyone knows that Ron Paul always goes around talking about “revolutions.”  Revolution this, revolution that.  The fact that he talks about revolutions has nothing to do with why, as I will argue, Ron Paul’s thought it closer to Marxism than the illustrious congressman would care to realize.  Rather, it is specifically how […]


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