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Tuesday, May 05, 2009


 

Obscenity


With the Supreme Court issuing an opinion suggesting they think that a less than one-second view of Janet Jackson's nipple might be "obscene" (and worthy of a $550,000 fine!), here's what's really obscene:
Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days
This obscenity is just one of the consequences of the obscenity that is capitalism, with capital amassed in obscene amounts by individuals, and then spent on private priorities rather than on public needs. Capitalists can spend their money to create jobs (e.g., building a new plant) or they can spend it to destroy jobs (by buying and merging companies and then firing the "redundant" employees); they can spend their money on societal needs (like the Gates Foundation and its spending on global health), or on complete inanities like the Bush Library, which will assuredly have less connection with reality and less knowledge to impart than a collection of MAD Magazines.


Why stop here? There's more...

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