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The Hollow Nation

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Paula Meyer Paula Meyer
1 week ago

We are the hollow nation. We are the stuffed nation, “Leaning together/Headpiece filled with straw.”

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It’s Not Gonna Be Okay: the Nauseating Nothingness of Neoliberal Capitalist and Professional Class Politics

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Paula Meyer Paula Meyer
4 weeks ago
“The uncomfortable truth,” Istvan Meszaros rightly argued sixteen years ago, “is that if there is no future for a radical mass movement in our time, there can be no future for humanity itself.”
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How Christianity Created Capitalism | Acton Institute

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Paula Meyer Paula Meyer
1 month ago
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the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages was the main locus for the first flowerings of capitalism
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more than any other agency
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preconditions
In Europe.
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The Protestant Ethic without Protestantism
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freedom for enterprise, markets, and competition
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s provided by the Catholic Church
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continent-wide system of canon law that tied together multiple jurisdictions
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Cistercians
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the high medieval church provided the conditions for F. A. Hayek’s famous “spontaneous order” of the market to emerge.
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Thomas Aquinas
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Economic development has made possible the sustenance now of more than six billion people
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the main factors in this great economic achievement of Western civilization are mainly religious:

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Backers Target Hotel Tax Hike for Convention Center Expansion, Civic Needs | San Diego Business Journal

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Paula Meyer Paula Meyer
1 month ago
The city would use another portion of the TOT increase to create an annual funding stream of about $10 million for reducing homelessness, a sum that backers said would grow over time as hotel tax revenue rises with increased convention center business. The city could then issue taxable bonds against that revenue stream and generate $140 million over 10 years for homeless programs, according to supporters.
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Reign of Idiots: Chris Hedges

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Paula Meyer Paula Meyer
1 month ago
Magical thinking is not limited to the beliefs and practices of pre-modern cultures. It defines the ideology of capitalism.
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