This is fake people, don’t fall for hollow MRA propaganda.
I find this wonderful, a Chinese Chinese Director, Zhang Yimou, is facing a $27 million fine for violating China’s One Child Policy. Finally one of the wealthier people in the country is suffering from it.
Penalties for breaching the controversial one-child policy, also known in China as a “social compensation fee”, are calculated according to a violator’s income and the number of children involved.
There are a few misconceptions about the One Child policy in China. For example, many people believe Mao actually created the policy as we see it today. This is not true. Mao had a very different of what population control should be. Under Mao to limit population growth they provided subsidized abortions and free or subsidized birth control methods. Under capitalism they place fines on people for having “excess” children. Unfortunately due to the blithering ignorance of Western opinion it is all blamed on Mao and communism and not Deng and capitalism.
Pre-Classical Greeks had a ox standard when it came to exchange:
So why an ox standard? While cattle no doubt had value in market trades, they were an important sacrificial animal and offering to the gods. The Greeks appear to have developed a cattle or ox unit of account derived from the value these animals had in ritual and sacrifice. This thesis was put forward by the German scholar Bernhard Laum in Heiliges Geld: eine historische Untersuchung über den sakralen Ursprung des Geldes (1924), and has since won a great deal of acceptance from modern scholars. Religious rituals and then temples had a preeminent place in the ancient Greek society, and the city government’s major responsibility was to honour, appease and placate the gods by offering sacrifices. In this sense, the ancient Greek temple and city are not separate entities, but really one and the same. So the emergence of an ox unit of account can be seen as another state-based, institutional process affecting economic life…
…Priests needed to be paid in cattle for religious services, but it was soon also necessary to calculate the ox-value of other commodities offered for payment to temples or for sacrifice in lieu of oxen: hence people came to develop “prices” of other goods in terms of oxen, and an ox unit of account emerged.
It’s interesting to read that Ben Bernanke is considering leading his post as Federal Reserve Chairman . He’s had a hard time the last few years, this recession no doubt is causing him to consider new employment. I can certainly understand his frustration, he’s implemented the standard Keynesianist solutions to crisis but they have not been effective. You can really blame him for this, it’s worked so many times in the past. The problem here is that demand is not available. The flaw in the Keynesian position is that demand has to exist in order for recovery to happen, merely putting more money out is not enough. We’ve seen this from 3 rounds of quantitative easing.
I think the man is probably out of ideas and is tired of the stress of the job. I can certainly sympathize with that. I imagine that as the head of the Fed people are looking at him to solve the current crisis, that frankly isn’t working. Many would agree, post-Keynesianists are looking for solutions by looking deeper into Keynes. Some are even looking outside of it, I’ve seen at least one crack open a copy of Kapital.
Regardless, I’m not surprised to see Bernanke express an interest in leaving… I’d probably want to leave too.
CommunismKills is too stupid to understand there is no contradiction here. Not only can she not read, she can’t use logic either.
My words were as you underlined them:
You’re being an idiot. In one post I was describing how the word Gulag is used. Its used by people like you to imply people are worked to death. I was explicating your false definition of what a Gulag is.
Then I defend myself from your lie, claiming I said no one ever died in a Gulag. I never said that, you are a liar.
You are simply ignoring how I make the distinction of what a Gulag is and how it is typically used. You are one dishonest horrible human being.
Can YOU please shut up now?
1. You’ve never answered any of my arguemnts
2. You’ve lied constantly about me
3. Becuase of these you’re a coward that won’t face me in debate
You believe in rehabilitative labor, and you think rehabilitative labor is not a gulag, and that no one died in a gulag. You’re not worthy of my time. I just laugh at you.
More lies, never said no one died in a Gulag and also rehabilitative labour is not a Gulag, you’re a liar.
Your behaviour seems to indicate otherwise, you spent enough time responding to me. You are a coward, you know you couldn’t possibly face me. You can slander people online but can’t back up anything. You’re an ignorant child. You have proven you are nothing, have nothing and are nothing to defend. I’ll get back to doing my own stuff now.
Well gee not even the UN would let that shit fly
That’s enough of this idiocy. CommunismKills I call you out for live debate. You are a liar, you are racist, you are a coward and a slanderer. Debate.
Bolding for more emphasis.
No, this is to differentiate between my words and yours. Rather than admitting you didn’t understand why I was bolding words, you double-down by essentially repeating the same nonsense.
This kid apparently thinks that gulags are fine because “not only political opposition goes there”. Then he talks about “a capitalist gulag”. A capitalist gulag. A capitalist gulag.
No, actually I don’t think Gulags are okay, this is another lie spread by you. I do believe in rehabilitative labour, but that is not the same thing as a Gulag. Gulags implies being worked to death which is a straw man because that’s not what happened. I believe in rehabilitation like what is done in Norway, because it works. You’ve just used a straw man on Gulags and lied about my position which you didn’t even know. You’re still lying.
Also you completely misread my post. I never said there were capitalist Gulags, I said there were capitalist death squads. Either you cannot read, or you think Gulags are death squads.
I am bolding for emphasis.
This kid literally denies the death squads, the gulags, and government-induced famine… then calls me a communist.
This is stupid, I put words in in bold to differentiate my words from her’s. I was quoting her. At no time does she actually answer any of my refutations of her logical fallacies.
Also I’m not a kid, I’m 31. It appears she was born in 1989 which would make her about 8 years younger than me. If I’m a child that would make her a foetus. Its two ad hominem attacks anyway.
I called her a communist because I used her own criteria of what a communist is, and it applied it to her. I was pointing out the ridiculousness of her own criteria.
In addition she continues to lie, I’ve never claimed there were no Gulags. This is just outright lying, but that’s what Libertarians do. I’ve refuted numbers, logical failings like assuming everyone in a Gulag disagreed with the government assuming no one ever actually breaks the law. Rape, murder, theft don’t exist in communist countries according to people like her. Only people who disagree with the government go to jail.
And even on death squads I only asked what her definition of death squad was, and then game several examples of capitalist ones. She’s lying once again.
Straw manning the me is avoiding my arguments, it shows she has no case, and no knowledge on the subject. Its pretty obvious.
She hasn’t refuted a single thing I have said. She has not backed up a single argument she has made. And has continued to lie about what i have said in lieu of giving any argument.