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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    He's probably working on a way to argue that the shift of power from the cunt standing up to the cunt sitting down is, in fact, a triumph for the proletarian revolution.
  2. I'm trying to grow a hedge, to see if I can buy FSG out. (I think that's how it works.)
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I've just spotted - and repped - "Alehouse futsal"
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    That was my first thought; it's deeply silly.
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    Other Football - 2018/19 Season

    Aidy Boothroyd must be gutted that Gomez and Trent are doing their defending in the senior team.
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    Biscuits

    Just had my first one of these. They are, quite frankly, a thing of beauty and majesty. They're available from Sainsbury's and if you don't get some soon, then you deserve eternal damnation in a pit of boiling sulfur and dogshit and a thousand centuries of stale Oreos, because God hates you.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Not full; half full. About half of us voted against this shitshow. If the people most directly affected - EU citizens living and working in the UK - had been allowed to vote, this thread would have fizzled out three years ago.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I get fucking furious at the idiocy of people who think that leaving the EU will somehow be the end of it - as if there will be no repercussions for decades afterwards.
  9. This. I might call it a day if Liverpool FC were to become something alien to Liverpool FC.
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    Economics for idiots

    The stuff about Andrew Carnegie building railroads reminded me of "A Worker Reads History" by Bertolt Brecht. https://allpoetry.com/A-Worker-Reads-History Who built the seven gates of Thebes?The books are filled with names of kings.Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?And Babylon, so many times destroyed.Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima's houses,That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?In the evening when the Chinese wall was finishedWhere did the masons go? Imperial RomeIs full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whomDid the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legendThe night the seas rushed in,The drowning men still bellowed for their slaves.Young Alexander conquered India.He alone?Caesar beat the Gauls.Was there not even a cook in his army?Phillip of Spain wept as his fleetwas sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War.Who triumphed with him?Each page a victoryAt whose expense the victory ball?Every ten years a great man,Who paid the piper?So many particulars.So many questions.
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    Economics for idiots

    I posted that tongue-in-cheek. I wouldn't give a blanket "condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life" to every rich person. I just thought it was funny that Boss's hero Andrew Carnegie wrote that stuff.
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    Economics for idiots

    The most important message to the high earners is "Our whole society needs to collect [whatever amount] in order to give everyone a decent living; you are capable of chipping in a bit more than most people and still being rich."
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    Rise of the far right in Europe.

    Here's an inspirational tale, in the vein of "Monuments Men" about people heroically taking precious things to a place of safety, away from the Nazis. http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/locals-buy-beer-protest-neo-nazi-festival-germany-190622-99-758652
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    Military Coup in Turkey?

    He's making the right noises, but... We'll see. http://spotturkey.co.uk/2019/05/05/ekrem-imamoglu-takes-office-as-istanbul-metropolitan-mayor/
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    Military Coup in Turkey?

    Bump Anyone know anything about this Imamoglu dude who won the election in Istanbul? My cursory googling isn’t telling me a great deal about his political principles. All I'm getting is a "better than Erdogan" vibe, which is something positive (although that's a pretty fucking low bar).
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    Economics for idiots

    You seem to be struggling with the concept of progressive taxation. High rates of tax don't fall on poorer people or on businesses that are not yet turning decent profits. Nobody is talking about "going after" businesses. I'm talking about giving workers (back) the right to have some influence in the business and a fair share of the wealth they create. After all, employees have more of a vested interest than just about anyone in the long-term health of the business and they can bring expertise and perspectives that executives and shareholders lack.
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    Economics for idiots

    Because they can most easily afford it. If someone is on £30,000 a year and you tax them at (since it's everybody's favourite figure) 75%, that would leave them destitute. But if you tax a Premier League footballer who is on £100,000 a week at 75%, he would still be extremely rich. That's nothing to do with hatred or spite. Progressive taxation is just fair and efficient.
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    Economics for idiots

    It's not spite; it's fairness. Look at the earnings ratios between CEOs and the median earners in their companies. A few decades ago they were in the region of something like 30:1 - today it's something like 120:1. There's no justification for that. CEOs haven't become that much more productive. We've just got stuck in this "greed is good" rut. The answer is to tax the fuckers and to increase workplace democracy, by restoring trade union rights. Plenty of economists - Capitalist economists - have provided mountainsof evidence that high levels of inequality lead not only to huge societal problems, but also to economic inefficiency. They also provide the evidence that progressive taxation, public spending on stuff other than bombs and strong trade unions combine to provide the best remedy. Also it's a myth, straight out of Ayn Rand's fiction, that the grossly overpaid CEOs and rentiers are "wealth creators" on whom the economy depends. If any of them really want to fuck off, let them; they won't be missed.
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    Economics for idiots

    I'll ne'er doff my cap to thee.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    18 days. Can't wait. I fucking hate the absence of real football.
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    Economics for idiots

    Yeah, I might have guessed...
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    Economics for idiots

    The same liberal democracy which has brought an estimated 130,000 austerity-related deaths in the UK alone? Call me a snowflake, but I'd call that quite extreme.
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    Economics for idiots

    CGT is a small proportion of the total tax take, so it's not going to drive massive change. That doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do. The ruling classes around the world tend to be reluctant to introduce tax laws that hit them and their rich mates hardest. That doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do. Progressive taxation, generally, matched with decent levels of public spending, improved people's lives right across Western Europe, North America, Australia, etc. Why do you think more progressive rates of CGT will fail where more progressive rates of Income Tax have so clearly succeeded?
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    Should Corbyn remain as Labour leader?

    When you get interrupted by a woman trying to make a protest, you fall back on instinct. That might mean assault her, or it might mean keeping your nerve and your manners; it depends on the kind of person you are. https://m.independent.ie/videos/world-news/video-corbyn-interrupted-during-miners-gala-speech-by-woman-pleading-to-speak-to-him-35909665.html
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    Economics for idiots

    Just a reminder that getting the fuckers to pay their tax is at least as important as setting the optimum rates and thresholds. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/aug/11/inheritance-tax-why-the-new-duke-of-westminster-will-not-pay-billions The amount of Inheritance Tax that this wee fucker dodged would have paid the UK's unemployment benefits bill for over a year.
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