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Google's Secret Cache of Medical Data Includes Names & Full Details of Millions – Whistleblower


A whistleblower who works in #ProjectNightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the dark about the massive deal.

There are 4 Pillars in Google's plans for the medical data they are aquiring on 10's of millions of people.

A summery of the 4th Pillar:

Google uses data to:

-Mine patient info
- Run analytics
- Run AI algorithms
- Sell or share data with 3rd parties
- Create profiles of patients that they can later advertise to online with healthcare ads targeted to individual's specific healthcare issues.

Patients haven’t been ...
- Told how #Ascension is using their data
- Have not consented to their data being transferred to the cloud or being used by Google.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information

Avoid Google and companies which want to make you a Data Prostitute:


https://prism-break.org/en/

#privacy #google #capitalism #medical #personal #BigData #greed #CorporateTerrorism #GooglesProstitute #GooglesBitch #DataProstitute

 
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Google's Secret Cache of Medical Data Includes Names & Full Details of Millions – Whistleblower


A whistleblower who works in #ProjectNightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the dark about the massive deal.

There are 4 Pillars in Google's plans for the medical data they are aquiring on 10's of millions of people.

A summery of the 4th Pillar:

Google uses data to:

-Mine patient info
- Run analytics
- Run AI algorithms
- Sell or share data with 3rd parties
- Create profiles of patients that they can later advertise to online with healthcare ads targeted to individual's specific healthcare issues.

Patients haven’t been ...
- Told how #Ascension is using their data
- Have not consented to their data being transferred to the cloud or being used by Google.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information

Avoid Google and companies which want to make you a Data Prostitute:


https://prism-break.org/en/

#privacy #google #capitalism #medical #personal #BigData #greed #CorporateTerrorism #GooglesProstitute #GooglesBitch #DataProstitute

 
@Mudflap so i will say about evolution. As the great ape evolutionist:

> Evolution is a Fact

Yes. Evolution, but not Darwinism:
Bild/Fotoivan zlax wrote the following post Mon, 28 Oct 2019 18:39:43 +0300

basis of conquest/colonial/capitalist pr
Conquest, Colonialism, Сapitalism are all collective forms of interaction between one group of people and another. Such forms of group interaction become available due to the organization and collective actions of many different people with different interests, when they start to act for a common goal (family, tribal, class etc.)
A common language is not enough for the success of such collective forms of activity; such forms of domination of some people over others meet with natural counteraction. A common social philosophy or ideology is required to justify the advantages of some groups over others. Thanks to the introduction of the Prussian educational standard of education in most civilized countries of the world, the social philosophy of Darwinism has been instilled for several generations already, through a 10-year regime from bell to bell during puberty. Various national and class theories of social Darwinism boil down to the fact that they proclaim struggle for existence, natural selection (survival of the fittest) and competition as the most important factors of evolution.
The postulates of social Darwinism are well grounded in the social sciences. But Darwinism itself was initially poorly grounded in the natural sciences and even rejected by academies, after confirmation of Gregor Johann Mendel's discoveries about genetic inheritance. In order to preserve the authority of Darwinism and its influence on the social sciences, academicians developed a synthetic theory of evolution. It is extremely important for the academic community to maintain this dilapidated evolutionary foundation, since all academicians without exception are fittest in the competition for academic titles, and the academic hierarchy is based on Social Darwinism.
But meanwhile, the evolutionary model of Kropotkin has long been known in the non-academic natural-scientific scholar community: Mutual Aid - A Factor of Evolution. This evolutionary theory, published 117 years ago, is well grounded, threre are many examples of stable and thriving populations prone to intraspecific and, especially, interspecific mutual aid. Animal and human examples demonstrate the advantages of mutual aid over primitive natural selection (at the time of publication, Darwinism had not yet been disproved by discoveries in the field of inheritance):
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mutual_Aid_a_Factor_of_Evolution
Although Social Kropotkinism potentially level out academic, national and other authorities based on Social Darwinism, Kropotkin's very model of evolution is the most scientifically sound theoretical basis for describing current biological diversity.

Завоевания, колониализм, капитализм – всё это коллективные формы взаимодействия между одной группой людей и другой. Подобные формы группового взаимодействия становятся доступны благодаря организации и коллективным действиям множества различных людей с разными интересами, когда они начинают действовать ради общих целей (семейной, племенной, классовой и т.п.)
Общего языка для успеха таких коллективных форм деятельности недостаточно, подобные формы доминирования одних людей над другими встречают естественное противодействие. Требуется общая социальная философия или идеология, для того, чтобы обосновывать преимущества одних групп людей над другими. Благодаря введению Прусского образовательного стандарта обучения в большинстве цивилизованных государств планеты, уже нескольким поколениям привита социальная философия дарвинизма, посредством 10-летнего режима от звонка до звонка во время полового созревания. Различные национальные и классовые теории социального дарвинизма, сводятся к тому, что объявляют борьбу за существование, естественный отбор (выживание сильнейших), конкуренцию – важнейшими факторами эволюции.
Постулаты социал-дарвинизма хорошо обоснованы социальными науками. Но сам дарвинизм изначально был плохо обоснован и даже отвергнут академической естественной наукой, после подтверждения открытий Грегора Иоганн Менделя о генетической наследственности. Для сохранения авторитета дарвинизма и его влияния на социальные науки академиками была разработана синтетическая теория эволюции. Для академического сообщества крайне важно поддерживать этот ветхий эволюционный фундамент, ведь все без исключения академики – это сильнейшие в конкурентной борьбе за академические звания, академическая иерархия основана на социал-дарвинизме.
Но между тем, в неакадемической естественно-научной среде давно известна эволюционная модель Кропоткина: взаимная помощь как фактор эволюции. Эта эволюционная теория, опубликованная 117 лет назад, хорошо обоснована, перечислено множество примеров устойчивых и процветающих популяций склонных к внутривидовой и особенно межвидовой взаимной помощи. На примерах животных и людей демонстрируются преимущества взаимопомощи, перед примитивным естественным отбором (во время публикации дарвинизм ещё не был опровергнутой открытиями в области наследственности):
https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/Взаимная_помощь_как_фактор_эволюции_(Кропоткин_1907)
Несмотря на то, что социал-кропоткинизм потенциально нивелирует академические, национальные и прочие авторитеты, основанные на социал-дарвинизме, сама же модель эволюции Кропоткина – это наиболее научно обоснованный теоретический фундамент для описания нынешнего биологического разнообразия.

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#basics #capitalism #colonialism #conquest #evolution #nature #naturalscience #odd #pr #science

 
@Christoph S
Ah yes the Ivan Zalax troll
It is you are the troll. I am not.

I ready to answer for any of my words. I do not hide my real identity. Why you are called me troll?

Because you are the collaborator of this guys regarding vaccination?



Or because you try to promote Western neocolonialism regarding Kyoto Protocol promotion?
Bild/Fotoivan zlax wrote the following post Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:29:31 +0300

Earlier, the West used this colonial manipulation immediately after the collapse of the USSR:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol
The consequences of this treaty: Western Europe has outsourced its harmful and environmentally unfriendly production to the East.
http://www.bloha.info/view/articles/1011642/
After the report on the state and environmental protection of the Russian Federation, Yasnaya Polyana was included in the list of settlements most affected by air pollution with various harmful substances.
Shchekinoazot, which is known to produce urea-formaldehyde concentrate, was concerned about pollution data that appeared in the media.
According to some reports, the degree of air pollution with formaldehyde in Yasnaya Polyana has exceeded 20 times the limit of its maximum permissible concentration.
Yasnaya Polyana is the place where i was born. This example from my personal experience.
The USA advertised this Kyoto protocol most of all and was its initiator, but as a result the USA declined ratification of it, because the US scientists demonstrated to public that there are no scientific justifications for this:
http://www.petitionproject.org/


The next year, this treaty expires, the term of the Western artificial limitation of the industrial development of developing countries under the guise of "caring for nature" ends (i hope my example about farmaldehyde in Yasnaya Polyana clearly showed how the West takes care of its ecology). It seems that the next stage of this neocolonial undertaking is being prepared.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1100990/kyoto-protocol-extended-2020-fight-climate-change
Kyoto Protocol extended to 2020 to fight climate change
Published: 12:00am, 9 Dec, 2012
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According to independent researchers, the Rockefeller family took a major part in lobbying the Kyoto Protocol:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/rockefeller-familys-covert-climate-change-plan/5678775
What is important, however, is to acknowledge the role of the Rockefeller family –which historically was the architect of “Big Oil”– in supporting the Climate Change debate as well as the funding of scientists, environmentalists and NGOs involved in grassroots activism against “Big Oil” and the fossil fuel industry.
Apparently, many Western youth environmental initiatives, widely covered by the media, are also not without the support of the Rockefeller charitable organizations, since their activities began to be covered just before the deadline for the Kyoto Protocol. The materials of independent researchers confirm this:
http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/01/17/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/
https://reason.com/2015/10/30/why-third-world-countries-wont-agree-to
http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/05/06/extinction-rebellion-training-or-how-to-control-radical-resistance-from-the-obstructive-left/

The US Congress deprived the Rockefeller family of profits from oil production. Therefore, they acquired deposits of rare earth elements in the Western colonies. Rare earth elements are necessary for the functioning of renewable energy sources, for which this environmental campaign was started. Most of the resources needed for renewable energy are concentrated in Africa. Often, child slave labor is used in mines, so that progressive Western consumers can refuse coal and oil in favor of "clean" energy.

https://grist.org/article/report-going-100-renewable-power-means-a-lot-of-dirty-mining/
http://theconversation.com/fairtrade-renewable-energy-shedding-light-on-clean-energys-dirty-secrets-100263
https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/15/18226210/energy-renewables-materials-mining-environment-neodymium-copper-lithium-cobalt
Last year, 70 percent of the world’s cobalt came from the DRC, a country that has been a target of widespread criticism for its labor practices, such as using children as young as six to work in cobalt mines.


#fridaysforfuture #climatechange #wemustact #bethechange #vegan #janegoodall #cleanenergy #earth #care #futuregenerations #whatsyourexcuse #dontwait #cowspiracy #worktogether #actnow #thegreenhousesparetreat
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Please explain if you are responsible for your words.

 
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Riots in Iquique Chile


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basis of conquest/colonial/capitalist pr


Conquest, Colonialism, Сapitalism are all collective forms of interaction between one group of people and another. Such forms of group interaction become available due to the organization and collective actions of many different people with different interests, when they start to act for a common goal (family, tribal, class etc.)
A common language is not enough for the success of such collective forms of activity; such forms of domination of some people over others meet with natural counteraction. A common social philosophy or ideology is required to justify the advantages of some groups over others. Thanks to the introduction of the Prussian educational standard of education in most civilized countries of the world, the social philosophy of Darwinism has been instilled for several generations already, through a 10-year regime from bell to bell during puberty. Various national and class theories of social Darwinism boil down to the fact that they proclaim struggle for existence, natural selection (survival of the fittest) and competition as the most important factors of evolution.
The postulates of social Darwinism are well grounded in the social sciences. But Darwinism itself was initially poorly grounded in the natural sciences and even rejected by academies, after confirmation of Gregor Johann Mendel's discoveries about genetic inheritance. In order to preserve the authority of Darwinism and its influence on the social sciences, academicians developed a synthetic theory of evolution. It is extremely important for the academic community to maintain this dilapidated evolutionary foundation, since all academicians without exception are fittest in the competition for academic titles, and the academic hierarchy is based on Social Darwinism.
But meanwhile, the evolutionary model of Kropotkin has long been known in the non-academic natural-scientific scholar community: Mutual Aid - A Factor of Evolution. This evolutionary theory, published 117 years ago, is well grounded, threre are many examples of stable and thriving populations prone to intraspecific and, especially, interspecific mutual aid. Animal and human examples demonstrate the advantages of mutual aid over primitive natural selection (at the time of publication, Darwinism had not yet been disproved by discoveries in the field of inheritance):
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mutual_Aid_a_Factor_of_Evolution
Although Social Kropotkinism potentially level out academic, national and other authorities based on Social Darwinism, Kropotkin's very model of evolution is the most scientifically sound theoretical basis for describing current biological diversity.

Завоевания, колониализм, капитализм – всё это коллективные формы взаимодействия между одной группой людей и другой. Подобные формы группового взаимодействия становятся доступны благодаря организации и коллективным действиям множества различных людей с разными интересами, когда они начинают действовать ради общих целей (семейной, племенной, классовой и т.п.)
Общего языка для успеха таких коллективных форм деятельности недостаточно, подобные формы доминирования одних людей над другими встречают естественное противодействие. Требуется общая социальная философия или идеология, для того, чтобы обосновывать преимущества одних групп людей над другими. Благодаря введению Прусского образовательного стандарта обучения в большинстве цивилизованных государств планеты, уже нескольким поколениям привита социальная философия дарвинизма, посредством 10-летнего режима от звонка до звонка во время полового созревания. Различные национальные и классовые теории социального дарвинизма, сводятся к тому, что объявляют борьбу за существование, естественный отбор (выживание сильнейших), конкуренцию – важнейшими факторами эволюции.
Постулаты социал-дарвинизма хорошо обоснованы социальными науками. Но сам дарвинизм изначально был плохо обоснован и даже отвергнут академической естественной наукой, после подтверждения открытий Грегора Иоганн Менделя о генетической наследственности. Для сохранения авторитета дарвинизма и его влияния на социальные науки академиками была разработана синтетическая теория эволюции. Для академического сообщества крайне важно поддерживать этот ветхий эволюционный фундамент, ведь все без исключения академики – это сильнейшие в конкурентной борьбе за академические звания, академическая иерархия основана на социал-дарвинизме.
Но между тем, в неакадемической естественно-научной среде давно известна эволюционная модель Кропоткина: взаимная помощь как фактор эволюции. Эта эволюционная теория, опубликованная 117 лет назад, хорошо обоснована, перечислено множество примеров устойчивых и процветающих популяций склонных к внутривидовой и особенно межвидовой взаимной помощи. На примерах животных и людей демонстрируются преимущества взаимопомощи, перед примитивным естественным отбором (во время публикации дарвинизм ещё не был опровергнутой открытиями в области наследственности):
https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/Взаимная_помощь_как_фактор_эволюции_(Кропоткин_1907)
Несмотря на то, что социал-кропоткинизм потенциально нивелирует академические, национальные и прочие авторитеты, основанные на социал-дарвинизме, сама же модель эволюции Кропоткина – это наиболее научно обоснованный теоретический фундамент для описания нынешнего биологического разнообразия.

ODD# V(a)/2,iv;9Afm3185

#basics #capitalism #colonialism #conquest #evolution #nature #naturalscience #odd #pr #science

 

basis of conquest/colonial/capitalist pr


Conquest, Colonialism, Сapitalism are all collective forms of interaction between one group of people and another. Such forms of group interaction become available due to the organization and collective actions of many different people with different interests, when they start to act for a common goal (family, tribal, class etc.)
A common language is not enough for the success of such collective forms of activity; such forms of domination of some people over others meet with natural counteraction. A common social philosophy or ideology is required to justify the advantages of some groups over others. Thanks to the introduction of the Prussian educational standard of education in most civilized countries of the world, the social philosophy of Darwinism has been instilled for several generations already, through a 10-year regime from bell to bell during puberty. Various national and class theories of social Darwinism boil down to the fact that they proclaim struggle for existence, natural selection (survival of the fittest) and competition as the most important factors of evolution.
The postulates of social Darwinism are well grounded in the social sciences. But Darwinism itself was initially poorly grounded in the natural sciences and even rejected by academies, after confirmation of Gregor Johann Mendel's discoveries about genetic inheritance. In order to preserve the authority of Darwinism and its influence on the social sciences, academicians developed a synthetic theory of evolution. It is extremely important for the academic community to maintain this dilapidated evolutionary foundation, since all academicians without exception are fittest in the competition for academic titles, and the academic hierarchy is based on Social Darwinism.
But meanwhile, the evolutionary model of Kropotkin has long been known in the non-academic natural-scientific scholar community: Mutual Aid - A Factor of Evolution. This evolutionary theory, published 117 years ago, is well grounded, threre are many examples of stable and thriving populations prone to intraspecific and, especially, interspecific mutual aid. Animal and human examples demonstrate the advantages of mutual aid over primitive natural selection (at the time of publication, Darwinism had not yet been disproved by discoveries in the field of inheritance):
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Mutual_Aid_a_Factor_of_Evolution
Although Social Kropotkinism potentially level out academic, national and other authorities based on Social Darwinism, Kropotkin's very model of evolution is the most scientifically sound theoretical basis for describing current biological diversity.

Завоевания, колониализм, капитализм – всё это коллективные формы взаимодействия между одной группой людей и другой. Подобные формы группового взаимодействия становятся доступны благодаря организации и коллективным действиям множества различных людей с разными интересами, когда они начинают действовать ради общих целей (семейной, племенной, классовой и т.п.)
Общего языка для успеха таких коллективных форм деятельности недостаточно, подобные формы доминирования одних людей над другими встречают естественное противодействие. Требуется общая социальная философия или идеология, для того, чтобы обосновывать преимущества одних групп людей над другими. Благодаря введению Прусского образовательного стандарта обучения в большинстве цивилизованных государств планеты, уже нескольким поколениям привита социальная философия дарвинизма, посредством 10-летнего режима от звонка до звонка во время полового созревания. Различные национальные и классовые теории социального дарвинизма, сводятся к тому, что объявляют борьбу за существование, естественный отбор (выживание сильнейших), конкуренцию – важнейшими факторами эволюции.
Постулаты социал-дарвинизма хорошо обоснованы социальными науками. Но сам дарвинизм изначально был плохо обоснован и даже отвергнут академической естественной наукой, после подтверждения открытий Грегора Иоганн Менделя о генетической наследственности. Для сохранения авторитета дарвинизма и его влияния на социальные науки академиками была разработана синтетическая теория эволюции. Для академического сообщества крайне важно поддерживать этот ветхий эволюционный фундамент, ведь все без исключения академики – это сильнейшие в конкурентной борьбе за академические звания, академическая иерархия основана на социал-дарвинизме.
Но между тем, в неакадемической естественно-научной среде давно известна эволюционная модель Кропоткина: взаимная помощь как фактор эволюции. Эта эволюционная теория, опубликованная 117 лет назад, хорошо обоснована, перечислено множество примеров устойчивых и процветающих популяций склонных к внутривидовой и особенно межвидовой взаимной помощи. На примерах животных и людей демонстрируются преимущества взаимопомощи, перед примитивным естественным отбором (во время публикации дарвинизм ещё не был опровергнутой открытиями в области наследственности):
https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/Взаимная_помощь_как_фактор_эволюции_(Кропоткин_1907)
Несмотря на то, что социал-кропоткинизм потенциально нивелирует академические, национальные и прочие авторитеты, основанные на социал-дарвинизме, сама же модель эволюции Кропоткина – это наиболее научно обоснованный теоретический фундамент для описания нынешнего биологического разнообразия.

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The Anarchist Book Fair Amsterdam on November 2 2019 !


On November 2nd 2019 the third annual Anarchist Book Fair in Amsterdam will be organized at the Dokhuis. There will be stands from all the anarchist distro’s and bookshops in the Netherlands and surrounding areas!

The anarchist book fair is a place to encounter new ideas, exchange experiences with comrades and connect to different struggles around the world. Anarchist bookfairs are an important part of building infrastructural projects that will support us in our struggles. Come extend your network and to be among fellow anarchists.

Let’s learn how to destroy the ecocidal, patriarchal and colonial capitalist systems that dominate the world. Knowledge is power after all! Are you looking for comrades? Come to the Anarchist Bookfair in Amsterdam!
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#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#book #read #anarchy #anarchism #workshop
#Amsterdam #bookfair #capitalism #patriarchal
#struggle #art

 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science

 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science

 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science

 
Karl Sharro auf Twitter: „Soviet Union: Party membership Late Capitalism: Amazon Prime membership“ / Twitter

#capitalism

 
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Yes !


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#meme #humor #riot #capitalism

 
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I meant like a pizza party


ps : join the IWW !

I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people #meme
#food #union #capitalism #pizza #party #work #job

 
sorry not having so much time for the moment to maintain this account BUT:

Take action for #climatejustice tomorrow!
Do it. What ever possibilities you have, do it accordingly.

#Capitalism is the cause, #climatecrisis the reaction.

We must end it to continue.
I count on you.

 

The insidious ideology pushing us towards a Brexit cliff-edge


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

For neoliberal zealots, no deal represents a great opportunity to dramatically reshape Britain.

At first sight it’s incomprehensible. Why risk everything for a no-deal Brexit? Breaking up their own party, losing their parliamentary majority, dismantling the UK, trashing the economy, triggering shortages of food and medicine: how could any objective, for the Conservative and Unionist party, be worth this? What good does it do them?

Yes, some people will benefit. To judge by recent donations to the Conservative party, some very rich people approve of Boris Johnson’s policies. A no-deal Brexit might favour hedge funds that thrive on uncertainty, financiers seeking to short the pound, vulture capitalists hoping to mop up cheap property if markets collapse. But the winners are likely to be greatly outnumbered by the losers, among whom are many powerful commercial interests. (...)

The Brexit ultras in government are not just Brexit ultras. They are neoliberal ultras, and Brexit is a highly effective means of promoting this failed ideology. It’s the ultimate shock doctrine, using a public emergency to justify the imposition of policies that wouldn’t be accepted in ordinary times. (...)

Neoliberalism is the ideology developed by people such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. (...)

It was embraced by Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and most subsequent governments. They sought to implement the doctrine by cutting taxes, privatising and outsourcing public services, slashing public protections, crushing trade unions and creating markets where markets did not exist before. The doctrine was imposed by central banks, the IMF, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organization. By shutting down political choice, governments and international bodies created a kind of totalitarian capitalism.

It has failed on its own terms, and in many other ways. (...)

The new politics that Boris Johnson’s government represents incorporates both neoliberalism and the reaction to it. (...)

Johnson uses neoliberal framing to justify his attacks on public safety. He wants to pull down environmental standards, create free ports in which businesses can avoid tax and regulation, and strike a rapid trade deal with the United States that is likely to rip up animal welfare rules and threaten the survival of the NHS. (...)

The creation of emergency is the inevitable destination of an absolutist, failed system. But emergency also provides the last means by which the failed system can be defended and extended.

Full article




Tags: #capitalism #neoliberalism #brexit #boris johnson #thatcher #reagan #hayek #shock doctrine #nhs #free ports #tax haven #regulation #trade agreement #eu #european union #imf #maastricht treaty #wto #world trade organisation #trade unions #totalitarian capitalism #monbiot #friedman #hedge funds #animal welfare #investor-state dispute settlement #isds

 

The insidious ideology pushing us towards a Brexit cliff-edge


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

For neoliberal zealots, no deal represents a great opportunity to dramatically reshape Britain.

At first sight it’s incomprehensible. Why risk everything for a no-deal Brexit? Breaking up their own party, losing their parliamentary majority, dismantling the UK, trashing the economy, triggering shortages of food and medicine: how could any objective, for the Conservative and Unionist party, be worth this? What good does it do them?

Yes, some people will benefit. To judge by recent donations to the Conservative party, some very rich people approve of Boris Johnson’s policies. A no-deal Brexit might favour hedge funds that thrive on uncertainty, financiers seeking to short the pound, vulture capitalists hoping to mop up cheap property if markets collapse. But the winners are likely to be greatly outnumbered by the losers, among whom are many powerful commercial interests. (...)

The Brexit ultras in government are not just Brexit ultras. They are neoliberal ultras, and Brexit is a highly effective means of promoting this failed ideology. It’s the ultimate shock doctrine, using a public emergency to justify the imposition of policies that wouldn’t be accepted in ordinary times. (...)

Neoliberalism is the ideology developed by people such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. (...)

It was embraced by Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and most subsequent governments. They sought to implement the doctrine by cutting taxes, privatising and outsourcing public services, slashing public protections, crushing trade unions and creating markets where markets did not exist before. The doctrine was imposed by central banks, the IMF, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organization. By shutting down political choice, governments and international bodies created a kind of totalitarian capitalism.

It has failed on its own terms, and in many other ways. (...)

The new politics that Boris Johnson’s government represents incorporates both neoliberalism and the reaction to it. (...)

Johnson uses neoliberal framing to justify his attacks on public safety. He wants to pull down environmental standards, create free ports in which businesses can avoid tax and regulation, and strike a rapid trade deal with the United States that is likely to rip up animal welfare rules and threaten the survival of the NHS. (...)

The creation of emergency is the inevitable destination of an absolutist, failed system. But emergency also provides the last means by which the failed system can be defended and extended.

Full article




Tags: #capitalism #neoliberalism #brexit #boris johnson #thatcher #reagan #hayek #shock doctrine #nhs #free ports #tax haven #regulation #trade agreement #eu #european union #imf #maastricht treaty #wto #world trade organisation #trade unions #totalitarian capitalism #monbiot #friedman #hedge funds #animal welfare #investor-state dispute settlement #isds