Some documentaries that have aired on English TV that I doubt you’ll ever see in the US, all of Curtis’ films are highly recommended. He puts alot of ideas in a solid historical context
All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace - How Objectivism, Libertarianism, Neoliberalism and Computers have created our globalized society
The Trap - How the Game Theory Concept of the Individual has shaped our concept of Freedom
The Power of Nightmares - Neoconservatism, Islamism, and the War on Terror
The Century of the Self - The Birth of Psychology, PR, and their role in 20th century American History
Pandora’s Box - How Technology and Utopian ideas shaped the 20th century and our modern world
Saw my first broadcast SuperPAC ad on TV in NJ today.
The Committee for Our Children’s Future (Please think of the children! - Regressives), is out to talk up “Chris Christie and Reformers”
While Chris Christie is the primo GOP governor, visiting numerous states to charge up the base (loudmouth white guys). The “Reformers” remain unnamed, but they will be an “acceptable” mix of Ds and Rs the monied interests have lined up.
How will we save the children? You ask?
"CCF is a non-profit organization advocating for tax and government spending reforms that restore long-term fiscal health and solidify the economic foundation for our kids and grandkids. Our priorities are to make government spending more efficient, lower the tax burden, and secure our economic future with pro-growth policies."
Austerity! Slash government revenue down to nothing, kill public unions and subvert private ones, and give the deed to the 1%. Their rational self interest will guide us to the new Golden Age
CCF has no obligation to say who is funding them. They have a PO box in Jersey, but their ad’s Press Release has a DC byline. This is a definite move by monied interests (Kochs, ALEC) to take control of the State Government and implement NeoLiberal Austerity.
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.
The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be anything very unreasonable.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
Adam Smith - Forefather of Modern Economics (Neoliberal and Marxist)
Of course he couldn’t imagine a day where feeding everyone was made physically possible through industrialization. Or a world where more and more could read, write, and access the internet.