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Showing posts with label activism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label activism. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

No country for young men: Apple to invest more in China versus the U.S.

Applebots in the United States are likened more to a cult rather than as a group of individuals simply enamored by the ghost of Steve Jobs and the pursuit of portable electronic gear.  And these devoted consumers are more than happy to spend their money on unnecessary gadgets rather than look deeper into the process from which these items are made.

And what is perhaps most interesting is that a large portion of Apple product owners are big into activism and social justice, which begs the question of their mental stability when their masters could really care less about the American worker and consumer as long as they keep buying the newest iPhone or meaningless trinket.

Apple will increase investment in China and actively participate in China's "Internet Plus" strategy and smarter manufacturing, said Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday.
Cook made the remarks in Beijing while meeting with China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who called on U.S. companies to increase their investment and expand the industrial chain of their business. 
Zhang said trade and investment cooperation between China and the United States injects dynamism into the two countries' economic development and boosts global growth. 
Cook also said that Apple plans to set up an independent research and development center in China before the end of 2016, the first in the Asia-Pacific region, though he did not reveal the specific location. - People.cn
Just as General Motors expects Americans to purchase their cars despite the fact they conned the government into a taxpayer funded bailout, and built their newest factories in China and not the United States, shows just how little multi-national corporations feel about the consumers they strive to sell to, and that people are simply fodder for the locusts who when finished, will simply move on to another region of the world to exploit.

There are no allegiances with consumers when it comes to Apple, but that has not changed the fact that tens of millions will fight you to the death to justify their choices to follow the company blindly with their opinions and their wallets.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wonder why the U.S. is in a societal and political upheaval? It's the economy stupid!

Economic conditions are funny things, as they can engender demands for change when teetered on both ends of the pendulum.

When jobs are plentiful, wages are high, and the economy is good, rebellion against the norm is usually centered around a few ideologues who's own traumatic past causes them to try to seek to impose changes on the nation that aren't really necessary.  And they can attract affluent benefactors to their causes who may feel guilt from their own good fortunes.

A great example of this is the creation of 'Earth Day', where a small group of individuals established a cause which over the course of time has forced people and businesses to change their lifestyles, and at the loss of economic and monetary wealth.

Radical environmentalism is the last crusade modern youth can dedicate themselves to absolutely and ferociously. All talk of tolerance, nuance, empathy, and shades of grey goes out the window, replaced by a Manichean struggle of good versus evil, angels versus devils, the wise and concerned against the blind and selfish. That kind of moral certainty is exhilarating. People who have been raised not to seek it in most other areas of their lives desperately need a hit. 
Climate change mythology has crowded out most of the environmentalist concerns from previous generations, in part because industrial technology has done such an amazing job of addressing them. There’s always room for improvement, and there are some other environmental issues pop up on the radar screen from time to time, but it’s remarkable how much Green energy (of the political variety) has been pumped into the climate change movement. It gives people an easy way to assume intellectual superiority with virtually zero effort. It’s the eternal crusade, the insoluble problem, the hypothesis that can never be falsified, so it provides sustainable fuel for countless rallies and political power grabs. - Breitbart
Yet on the other end of the economic pendulum the responses are much more open, and much more violent.  As wealth inequality and the potential of making less than our parents did becomes the norm for much of the Western world, the activism that emerges from this side of the economic scale becomes much more vocal and much more public.

And whether we are talking about Occupy Wall Street, the rise of radical right-wing political parties in country's such as Greece, Italy, and France, or anti-establishment candidates such as Ron Paul and Donald Trump, these movements are intrinsically tied to ones economic state, and the real potential for individuals to move beyond their current situation.

Most people growing up in advanced economies since World War II have been able to assume they will be better off than their parents. For much of the time, that assumption has proved correct: except for a brief hiatus in the 1970s, buoyant global economic and employment growth over the past 70 years saw all households experience rising incomes, both before and after taxes and transfers. As recently as between 1993 and 2005, all but 2 percent of households in 25 advanced economies saw real incomes rise. 
Yet this overwhelmingly positive income trend has ended. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, Poorer than their parents? Flat or falling incomes in advanced economies, finds that between 2005 and 2014, real incomes in those same advanced economies were flat or fell for 65 to 70 percent of households, or more than 540 million people (exhibit). And while government transfers and lower tax rates mitigated some of the impact, up to a quarter of all households still saw disposable income stall or fall in that decade. - McKinsey
The goal is to find that happy medium where the majority of a nation's people are economically content, but not too affluent where they lose their drive and ambition to move beyond a certain economic status.  America had this in the 1950's and early 60's, but lost it in the search for materialism during the 80's and 90's.

Now however, the belief that one cannot succeed if they work hard, get an education, and play fairly is growing in every increasing measures, and this is one of the most important factors as to why the West is seeking radical change, and why some form of change has to inevitably come.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Millennial students following in the footsteps of baby boomers in demanding grades at college be abolished

It is perhaps ironic that everyone loves to tout a Harvard or Yale Law Degree as something almost holy and miles above every other law school graduate, but the fact of the matter is, it is quite impossible to ever really determine how competent those ivy leaguers are since they no longer give out actual letter grades.  Instead, students are graded on a system of either Honors, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail, and according to Business Insider, virtually no one ever fails, and very few every get stamped with a Low Pass mark.
Yale Law School is widely regarded as the top law school in the U.S.
The school doesn’t have regular grades, just Honors, Pass, Low Pass, and Fail. Almost no one fails, so basically the worst you can do is get a low pass.
Not only does Yale Law have a different grading structure, but it has a unique culture as well. -Business Insider
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Activist group doing good by using donations to pay off American’s student loans

The history of activism in modern America has been more ideological than productive, with many groups using protests to simply gain publicity to promote a cause.  However, a new form of financial activism is beginning to come out of the shadows and is actually doing something for the people, and in areas that are of vital importance to the future of a generation.

Rolling Jubilee is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring together people who are suffering from the throes of debt servitude, assist them by buying off their debts held by government and corporate America, and simply writing off that debt and clearing it from the system.  By creating a coalition of members and supporters through the Debtcollective.org website and organization, subsidiaries like Rolling Jubilee are taking their donations and buying debt in the open market or from collection agencies at pennies on the dollar and writing off that debt at no cost to the former borrower.



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