Flimsy Sanity: All the Predators

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, July 25, 2011

All the Predators

All these Wall Street lawyers are running the system according to Buckminster Fuller. After World War II they took most of the money out of the United States, they drained the blood out of the United States and put it abroad, overseas capital…. Fuller calls it Lawyer Capitalism, the lawyers run the show. Tax laws are the key. In the postwar years, tax law allowed US capital to go abroad…. It all fled the country and stayed abroad and America changed tremendously…. We became a world power, yet a rapacious one, with capitalists really doing a major theft of our money…. Nixon took us off the Gold Standard in 1972 because America went bankrupt…. All these recessions in the 70’s, 80’s…. My father got wiped out on Wall Street
- Oliver Stone's commentary on Wall Street

Don't have a lot of time on the computer at the library, but I was looking for the article from Buckminster Fuller that was mentioned in the commentary to the original movie of Wall Street. I think Stone said the article/book was called Higgety Piggety.

This weekend's "This American Life" was about the patenting of software and the scam it has turned out to be. It is so discouraging that no one wants to make things or produce anything, just cannibalize the ones who try to.


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