Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

Ed Herman on Global Finance

This is part 1 of a three part series on The Real News – Ed Herman on Global Finance.

The three parts of the interview are titled:
Ed Herman, Co-Author of “Manufacturing Consent” Pt 1
Ed Herman on “Humanitarian Imperialism”
Ed Herman on Global Finance

I’ll include the first video below to whet your appetite, but it isn’t even the most controversial part of the series.

I don’t find it too hard to accept what Herman says in parts 1 and 3, but part 2 is the most challenging for me. My mind just does not want to believe that aggression in defense of humanitarian causes can never be justified. It is easy to accept the premise that aggression in defense of humanitarian causes is a concept that can and is abused. It is going to take me a while to digest part 2.

Anything that is that challenging is probably worth the time to consider. At least it is when presented by a person who attempts to discuss it rationally. I don’t think you will ever convince me that it isn’t a waste of time to listen to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, for instance.

What a president believes matters

What do you think of this political ad from President Obama?

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What a president believes matters.

Mitt Romney’s companies were pioneers in outsourcing US jobs to low-wage countries. He supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

President Obama believes in in-sourcing.

He fought to save the US auto industry, and favors tax cuts for companies that bring jobs home.

Outsourcing versus in-sourcing. It matters.