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Pathological Wealth

Pathological Wealth: Recreating slavery through rents and debt. Destruction of empathy through fear and control.


Themes related to Pathological Wealth include debt, banking, reinventing slavery.



Pathological Wealth

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Brexit, lies and Pathological Wealth

In the Brexit referendum, 51.9% of the 72.2% turnout voted to leave the EU. That's 37.47% of the eligible voters. The Brexit campaign was promoted and funded by very wealthy individuals with lots to gain from business outside the EU with no workers rights or protection. Their campaign was built on lies. Inevitably, as the magnitude of this disaster becomes apparent, many concerned individuals

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brexit, democracy, pathological wealth, Remain,
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Making, mending, sharing and gifts - or consumerism

Making, mending, sharing and gifts or consumerism If you borrow a vast amount of money, to buy a large, glossy, powerful car, you are likely to feel happier for a few months. Then feel no different to when you drove your old car. Then realise what misery debt creates. If you make or mend anything, no matter how small, it could be decorative or practical - it will give

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consumerism, creativity, debt, pathological wealth, positive mental attitude, wholeness, wisdom,
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My search for the best dog food

My dog became older-looking and much less glossy coat as she approached 10 years old. I wondered if her absorption of nutrients wasn't so good, and read the analysis of her dog food (working dog formula - suitable for sheep dogs and hunting dogs). The food is based on cereals, with some added meat extracts and fats. The added minerals are very impressive and put human food to shame, but only

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dogs, growyourown, healthyfood, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, pets, popular science, vitamins, votewithyourwallet,
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Islands of Sanity in Dark Days

In a nutshell, the Gnostic Gospels shows Jesus to have said: 'People are born out of darkness, they will return to darkness when they die, and choose to spend the time in between either drunk or asleep.' Nowadays that entails alcohol, drugs, junk media or full-time consumerism. Or, of course, several forms of unconsciousness (2) at once. and also said: 'The road to awakening is Self

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awakening, debt, gnosticism, hope, islandsofsanity, pathological wealth, psychology, self knowledge,
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The roots of poverty in wealthy countries

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } one home I can understand people squirreling away savings if they feel insecure. But if you own one house and have no debts, why worry? The only way people can really BE secure is through social cohesion … which means lending your neighbour a lawnmower, having infinite patience with alcoholics, and leading by example to

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debt, education, freedom, leadbyexample, pathological wealth, reinventing slavery, Social media, TedTalks,
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Politics for a mature species ...

Protecting the working class from the pathologically wealthy (the 1%) is a fairly obvious political goal, but having seen several people switch camps (1% to other 1%, and vice versa) due to their changing circumstances, the rational conclusion is that human nature is vulnerable to both temptations, and is either unaware of its own selfish psychology, uses escape mechanisms to suppress the truth

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children, debt, denial, education, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, sociology,
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Inequality in Europe as % of GDP

 Bulgaria Vs Germany: EU's highest and lowest GDP per capita regions for 2015 The great inequality of regions persists as local GDP per capita varies significantly. Inner London – West in the United Kingdom (580% of the average), were the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (264%), Hamburg in Germany (206%) Bruxelles/Brussel in Belgium (205%) and Bratislava in Slovakia (188%) are the top five regions

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pathological wealth, politics, poverty,
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idollartry political satire - money infects democracy

idollartry Of course, no one knew this was about to happen, but a critical mass of people – all ages, both genders, from all countries, some rich, many poor, and most completely indifferent – were carrying the image of a sane, creative, empathic future society. Then there was one more. Suppose the critical mass was one million people (and, for all we know, non human mammals). The million

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awakening, denial, fiction, hope, idollartry, pathological wealth, politics, revolution, satire, selfcare,
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Institutional Corruption Finance in US politics

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption—Finance, 10.23.14. Lecture 2 of 5.  In this second lecture of the 2014–2015 Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lecture Series, Lawrence Lessig explores the ambiguities of “institutional corruption” in our financial system.  This is the second lecture in a five week series presented in the autumn of 2014 at the University of Chicago. tags: 

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corporations, corruption, democracy, documentary, education, pathological wealth,
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more wealth = less empathy

In everyday language, the rich care less about the less fortunate, in fact they seem to be practically invisible. With sufficient (unbiased) experience of life, this is fairly obvious, but well designed recent research demonstrates the fact very clearly. Full story in news format: science shows the richer you get the less you pay attention to other people The original science: Social Class

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empathy, pathological wealth, popular science, psychology, selfcare, sociology,
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Broke and Free = paradise

For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of dead millions of widows millions of widowers millions of orphans millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding. And they no

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alcohol, consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, paradise, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery, selfcare, wisdom,
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Undead, part 2: power, freedom, denial

Part 2 of The Tibestian Book of the Undead (read part 1 first ...) Chapter 3 Why am I writing this? Because I kept a diary, every day after I finally acquired paper, but after a century or so of diligently making notes and musings, someone stole it. I'd like to think it will turn up one day, but judging by my location at that time, it was probably used to light a fire or wipe someone's

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banking, debt, democracy, denial, fantasy, freedom, pathological wealth, satire, selfcare, Social media, TibestianUndead, vampires, votewithyourwallet,
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Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story video from Michael Moore. One of the first examples of the pathological wealth cult destroying working people is from Preoria in Illinois. Someone you know, Marty? NEVER believe anything a corporation tells you, especially banks, and more especially through advertising. tags: banking, debt, democracy, love, pathological wealth, reinventing slavery, video

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banking, debt, democracy, love, pathological wealth, reinventing slavery, video,
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global patriotism / community

The pathological wealth cult, their corporations, banks and puppet politicians use patriotism to dupe the majority into bombing each others' homes, infrastructure and families to death ... for profit. When they say patriotism, they mean nationalist patriotism - an accident of geography, past conquests and media driven cloning - that requires no positive attributes for membership. It's ironic

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community, democracy, empathy, freedom, matrix, pathological wealth, positive mental attitude,
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Pathological Wealth - and solutions

#pathologicalwealth - a hashtag that is overdue! A preamble to the video of Ethos Genesis Post-mechanisation,the production and distribution of basic needs is so simple that we should all be bored stiff. In fact, most people are too busy and exhausted due to the corrupting effects of #pathologicalwealth of the few, and disinterest on self-education by many of the poorest. The following

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alienation, banking, bullying, corporations, debt, democracy, denial, growyourown, love, pathological wealth, Social media, votewithyourwallet,
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obscene wealth inequality

Several news reports today highlight the growing domination of wealth, power and economic/banking control by the few. The Oxfam plea:  "Oxfam calls on governments to take action to reverse this trend. It wants workers paid a living wage and the gap with executive rewards to be narrowed. It calls for an end to the gender pay gap, compensation for unpaid care and the promotion of equal land

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banking, books, consumerism, corporations, economics, health, matrix, pathological wealth, reinventing slavery, wealth, wellbeing,
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Inherited wealth - Jens Beckert

Now available on offer at $35.58 in paperback format, this sociological study of wealth across the generations is a useful introduction for those of us that didn't begin life in a castle! THE CONTENTS: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Inheritance and Modern Society 1 1.2 Social Dimensions of Inheritance Law 12 Chapter 2: The Right to Bequeath: Testamentary Freedom and the

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books, capital, democracy, featured, matrix, pathological wealth, politics, sociology,
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Sugar tax to fund healthy diet promotion v obesity

In this week's news the BMA (British Medical Council), representing Britain's GPs, called for a 20% tax on sugary drinks to limit the damage caused, especially to children, by heavily advertised low-nutrition drinks.  They made a case for using that income to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables. However, fresh (and rapidly frozen) fruit and veg aren't expensive compared to even 'bargain'

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advertising, BMA, diet, health, healthyfood, nutrition, obesity, pathological wealth, sugar, wellbeing,
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