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by SteveFoerster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8724

Re: US Foreign Policy

It is indeed difficult to adjust those principles to the instincts of the human species, but I still think that such an adjustment is possible. But it will require a high degree of decentralization of both political and economic power. Cooperatives and workers management, on the economic front, and...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What is going on in Iran - A new uprising?
Replies: 90
Views: 842

Re: What is going on in Iran - A new uprising?

The present Iranian regime may - will - eventually be overthrown. But Iran will remain a regional power with very much the same objectives it has now. So, it will continue its alliance with Iraq and Syria and its friendship with Russia. And it will remain as keen as it is now to keep the US out of ...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What is going on in Iran - A new uprising?
Replies: 90
Views: 842

Re: The Left and Iran

I think the left is afraid that the Mullahs get overthrown. If that happens Trump will get some of the credit. While the lion's share of the credit must go to the Iranians, Trump's behavior encouraged them to act. His UN speech and tweets have an inspiring effect on the Iranians. They get encourage...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What is going on in Iran - A new uprising?
Replies: 90
Views: 842

Re: Trump sparked the uprising in Iran

The reason why Mosaddegh nationalise that country's oil business was for exactly the same reason that in Argentina in 1946 the Peron government there nationalised that country's formerly British owned railway network to widespread popular acclaim. People simply get pissed off at seeing one of their...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What is going on in Iran - A new uprising?
Replies: 90
Views: 842

Re: Trump sparked the uprising in Iran

I know of no regime as evil as the US, responsible for most wars and killings in this 21st century. No, that was communism. 100 million dead in a century. But you wouldn't be a very good communist if you were to acknowledge that, I suppose. As to Iran I can only say that Iranians are a 5 thousand y...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Happy New Year (2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Happy New Year (2018)

Happy New Year, everyone. So far so good!
by SteveFoerster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel
Replies: 116
Views: 2835

Re: Israel

That tweet is fake: https://tweeterino.com/ChelseaClinton/status/201295

So... who's a Darwin nominee now? :twisted:
by SteveFoerster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 315
Views: 8724

Re: US Foreign Policy

Sertorio wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:47 am
There is a lot more but it was too much to quote here.
Given that SouthFront is one of the propaganda tentacles of the Putin regime, quoting any of it was too much.
by SteveFoerster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 62
Views: 975

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

It's also worth noting that there are people who believe that a little currency inflation is a good thing, hence why central banks admit that they do it. Even people generally considered to be on the market side of things, like Milton Friedman, were proponents.
by SteveFoerster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 62
Views: 975

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Currency inflation and price inflation are not the same thing. The former is only one factor in the latter. Yes, currency inflation is devaluing in the long run, but especially in shorter terms the picture is more like statistics than Newtonian physics.