The money that destroys your soul and its use for control


WR wrote:

Corporate America, focused on offshoring production, hates tariffs. Foreign companies, focused on sending their goods to the US, also hate tariffs. They’re first in line to pay for the tariffs. Their hope is that they can pass them on to consumers. But they’re having trouble doing so.

Consumer prices in the US are not set by companies but by the market (unless there is a monopoly or a screwed-up situation as in healthcare where there is no market). Walmart might want to raise the prices of its Chinese stuff, but consumers can buy this stuff elsewhere, and they can dig up the lowest price on the internet. This causes Walmart to lose a sale. Price increases in goods that can be comparison-shopped over the internet have had a very hard time sticking.

Inflation Data Shows Tariffs Are Not a Tax on Consumers but on Foreign & US Corporations

If big corps hate tariffs, there must be something good about tariffs!

A moment of political economy:

With apologies to the English version of

https://myanimelist.net/anime/10163/C__The_Money_of_Soul_and_Possibility_Control?q=money%20of%20soul%20and%20

Here are some stories about money, dead souls, and control:


Endgame for the Fed?


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The Average U.S. Farm Is $1,300,000 In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us

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https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/07/we-cant-do-it-ourselves.html#more

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“Diseconomies of Scale”: High-tech Versus Low-tech Supply of Eggs

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https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/05/ditch-the-batteries-off-the-grid-compressed-air-energy-storage.html#more

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https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/05/history-and-future-of-the-compressed-air-economy.html#more

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https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2018/01/how-much-energy-do-we-need.html

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http://web.mit.edu/ebm/www/

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Holmstrom, J., Gutowski, T.G. (2017). Introducing AM to Operations and Supply Chain Management: No Sustainability Benefit or Virtuous Knock-on Opportunities? To appear in Journal of industrial Ecology (pdf available)

Click to access IntroducingAM.pdf

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How Lawyers Wrecked America and Ruined the World

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Considerations On Cost Disease

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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-put-the-right-amount-of-pressure-on-your-team?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Capitalism was not evil in 1960 at Hewlett-Packard:
https://gizmodo.com/the-hp-way-how-bill-hewlett-and-i-built-our-company-5634378

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A walk down memory lane with a book that I read more than 20 years ago:

Book Review: Civil War Two, Part I

the above links to:

Civil War II Weather Report: Spicy Time Coming

Civil War Weather Report #3: Violence, China, and Lots of Links

Some comments link to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre

Civil War II Weather Report: Spicy Time Coming

” Those thinking they will come back to Right Wing Utopia like in all the post-apoc novels will be disappointed… especially after they get rounded up for re-education by whoever wins.”

Civil War II Weather Report: Spicy Time Coming

This possibility is one reason why I don’t want to see Civil War II.

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