Join Dr. Michael Hudson, New Testament Scholar Dr. Aliou Niang, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Biblical Scholar and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign for panel discussion on Michael Hudson’s book, And Forgive Them Their Debts, at The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY, from 6-9pm on April 15, 2019. From the announcement:
Debt plays a central role in upholding the economic and social order of the day. In the US, mounting debt and the crippling financialization of our lives is taken as fact. Our political leaders see no real problem and offer no serious solution. This was not always the case. Throughout antiquity, widespread debt-cancellation was understood as a moral and practical necessity. In a significant new book, And Forgive Them Their Debts, economist Michael Hudson traces the biblical demand against debt and the long history of economic jubilees. Counter to dominant history and theology, Hudson reveals how the Bible itself is concerned most with the moral failure of economic systems, rather than personal sin.
New Zealand Geographic
South China Morning Post
Futurism (DK). No.
Moon of Alabama. One answer to “Why? And why now?” Well worth a read.
Alan Rusbridger, WaPo. But see next–
Buzz. : “Right on cue.”
Huffo. Because of course they are.
(PDF) The Women’s Refugee Commission
South China Morning Post
Le Monde Diplomatique
WaPo. We can’t even invade a country in “our own backyard.” Thanks to swivel-eyed, mustachio-ed loon John Bolton for bringing clarity to the situation.
New Cold War
Yasha Levine, Influence Ops
Democrats in Disarray
Business Insider. I feel for Pelosi, I really do. On the one hand, Ilhan is a “rising star” and above all photogenic for the diversity happy snaps, “listen to black women” yadda yadda yadda. On the other, in their 2018 ballot choices, liberal Democrats shifted their party’s center of gravity toward personnel from a military/intelligence establishment whose raison d’etre, for the last 18 years or so, has been blowing faraway away brown people to pink mist. Here, Pelosi tries to paper over this contradiction, but the paper is tissue-thin:
The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi)
Of course, “memories” aren’t “ground,” the technical term here being , a transformation neatly signaled/concealed with “sacred.”
CNN. When I buy a book, and I buy a lot of books, I expect to pay the author.
Police State Watch
(PDF) Yale Law Journal Forum. Well worth a read.
JAMA. “This analysis of a large, nationwide sample demonstrated that ED visits for SA/SI doubled among youth between 2007 and 2015.”
HuffPo. Speaking of Cersie Lannister…
Los Angeles Times
Economica. From 2010, still germane.
NYT. Sounds like HAMP.
Quanta. Be fruitful?
Antidote du jour (PM):
This is why you you should hold off cutting dandelions…the bees can’t get enough of the things!
— Apidae Honey (Paul Horton) (@ApidaeHoney)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.