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View Diary: "Authoritarian Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism,” by Dr. Henry A. Giroux (33 comments)

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  •  Sorry, but casino capitalism is not... (8+ / 0-)

    ...a "mental construct or an idea." It's a legitimate description of the finance marketplace. And, when commodities markets (take those little frivolous things such as food, for instance) are speculated upon by capitalist investors, people have an inconenient tendency to die "be disappeared."

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 11:31:37 PM PDT

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    •  There is a difference between (0+ / 0-)

      consequence and cause and effect.

      "Capitalism" is an idea.  So is "casino," even though the latter usually involves a real material building (the internet has changed that) where a certain speculative (also an idea) activity takes place.

      For that matter, money is an idea, a figment of the imagination, something humans thought up. To recognize a piece of paper as money requires the ability to recognize symbols, things that stand for other things. Money is a symbol of obligation.  Using it to play with is abusive.

      Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

      by hannah on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 12:28:11 AM PDT

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