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September 25, 2009


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Capitalism and Journalism, marching hand-in-hand holding to the same doctrine; born as twins in 1600’s England, Journalism helping to overturn Feudalism and put its brother, Capitalism, a venous system that supported new land owners claim that property is as valued as life itself, rather than Pierre Proudhon’s thought that property is theft.
As the Tax Foundation calls on its ally the Capitalistic American Press to once more to propagandize what is an arcane system of economy and government; that cripples the majority of citizens, and promotes the enslavement of the individual. A system that does not provide for education, does not provide for heath care, threatens working people with joblessness and promotes profit, hubris, and the glorification of power and monetary success. We do not have a planned economy that is oriented toward controlling production for the needs of our community. We do not have a government that acts as a counterweight against the unequal acquisitions of the wealthy. Unfortunately, the real discussion is tabo.


Journalism is the horse they rode in on. Enough!!

In old days men had the rack. Now they have the press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism.
Oscar Wilde


I find it strange that the Tax Foundation wouldn't include a ranking for federal tax dollars per capita. Many of the states ranking high in this study get massive federal subsidies that allow them to keep state and local taxes lower. Many of the state scoring low are states that provide more federal tax dollars to the federal government than they get out, and are, in fact, subsidizing the states with low taxes. The Tax Foundation appears, then, to be scoring those states high that are what I call "third world states." South Dakota, ranking 1, has three of the poorest counties in the nation, has very low personal income and has fairly high income disparity.

It appears to score high with the Tax Foundation you have to adopt a third world view of economic development.

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