June 6th, 2011

[Snippet] Yet a strange thing has happened to policy discussion: on both sides of the Atlantic, a consensus has emerged among movers and shakers that nothing can or should be done about jobs. Instead of a determination to do something about the ongoing suffering and economic waste, one sees a proliferation of excuses for inaction, garbed in the language of wisdom and responsibility.

So someone needs to say the obvious: inventing reasons not to put the unemployed back to work is neither wise nor responsible. It is, instead, a grotesque abdication of responsibility.

Commentary by wilwheaton: This is happening because, in Western “democracies”, the government does not work for or care about actual people, but are wholly-owned subsidiaries of corporate oligarchs.

The sooner people realize this and burn the whole fucking thing to the ground, the better.

What if solar got the same subsidies as fossil fuels?

Green energy gets a bad rap in America thanks to an avalanche of fossil fuel lobbyists, but what if solar was playing on a level playing field in term of subsidies? The answers are illuminating.

[via fuckyeahnerdpr0n]

(Source: holykaw.alltop.com)

Via motherjones: Creative accounting to hide earmarks in the defense budget? You don’t say. MJ’s national security reporter follows the money.

Via motherjones: Creative accounting to hide earmarks in the defense budget? You don’t say. MJ’s national security reporter follows the money.