Category Archives: Communism

Money Makes the World Go Askew

I’m constantly seeing stuff about Bitcoin, although admittedly a significant amount of it is jokes about how no one can understand it. I’m not sure why play money invented by smug tech geeks really deserves national attention; we might as … Continue reading

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The Exceptionalism That Proves the Rule

The phrase “American exceptionalism” has become a rather confusing one, in that it gets tossed around a lot, but it’s not entirely clear what it means. It’s sort of like “political correctness” in that respect. Does it mean general politeness … Continue reading

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No Money, Mo’ Problems

As I said back in this post, whether or not Oz uses some form of money is no more consistent than many other aspects of the series. Certainly the earlier books show money in use, with children paying for green … Continue reading

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Moore Money

Capitalism: A Love Story – It took me a while to get around to watching Michael Moore’s latest documentary, and as with most of them, I agreed with his main points while taking some issues with how he presented them. … Continue reading

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A Whole New World Order

Conspiracy theorists love to talk about something called the “New World Order,” leaving the rest of us to wonder what this actually means and why it’s a bad thing. After all, it’s not like the CURRENT world order is without … Continue reading

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Off the Marx

You know, I’m not a communist, but I have to admit the idea has a fair amount of appeal. Too bad it hasn’t worked, but then, it’s not like the form of capitalism we have in this country is really … Continue reading

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