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Admiral Yi

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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 04:29:46 pm »
My thinking is that the ideal world the author has in mind when critiquing capitalism is living at mom and dad's with a decent allowance.
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2020, 05:53:41 pm »
Teen Vogue is excellent.

I'd have loved that as a pre-teenager, as it was I had to read my mothers 'cosmopolitans' .
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 06:11:22 pm »
The most searched words in the online Spanish dictionary of the Real Academia de la Lengua, during the past 15 days:

- Pandemia
- Cuarentena
- Ir
- Confinar/Confinamiento

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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 06:12:17 pm »
Ir, as in to go? :unsure:
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 06:24:07 pm »
My thinking is that the ideal world the author has in mind when critiquing capitalism is living at mom and dad's with a decent allowance.

I visit my Mum and Dad for two weeks in May usually, every year. Not this year obviously. It's amazing. My mum cooks constantly and despite the fact that I'm 50, my dad constantly presses cash into my hand whenever I leave the house. He gives my girlfriend and my son the same treatment. he wasn't like this when I was young.
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2020, 02:54:13 am »
It's the 2008 crisis all over again.
That also showed the fatal flaws in our setup being so unbalanced towards capitalism.
But look where we are. Embracing politicians who are trying to push things even further in the wrong direction. Even as many grasp some kernals of truth cunning media manipulation convinces them they mean the complete opposite of what they actually do.
This is the most depressing thing about it all. It really is 90 years ago all over again.

As to working remotely. As I said in the other thread this is remote workings big test and I really do think it came too early. This was already a fast growing trend. But being thrown into it suddenly like this, including many workers who really don't have the culture of doing it.... Even amongst those of us who can normally work from home productivity is down. I've heard plenty of stories from others of just putting YouTube on their work computer and playing PlayStation a day.
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2020, 05:24:24 am »
Your analysis is very superficial.  The '08 crisis and the current crisis are similar only to the extent that they both call for government intervention.  Past that there are basically no similiarities.
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Re: The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2020, 06:08:09 am »
Your analysis is very superficial.  The '08 crisis and the current crisis are similar only to the extent that they both call for government intervention.  Past that there are basically no similiarities.
I was referring to peoples reaction and saying this shows the failures of the system. Obviously the crises themselves are different, that should go without saying.
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