All You Need To Know About The Global Economy

This is about all you need to know about the global economy and the structure of capitalism:

Bonuses paid out to Goldman Sachs executives in 2009: 20 Billion Dollars

Total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Haiti: 7 Billion Dollars

That’s $20 billion for a thousand Wall Street investors and $7 billion for 10 million Haitians. The average Haitian makes 700 dollars, the average Goldman Sachs executive makes 20 million dollars in bonuses alone, not including salary. Profound differences like these are the rule rather than the exception in global capitalism, demanding the continuous upward distribution of resources away from developing countries. The perpetuation of gross economic and political inequalities is crucial to the excess created for the financial elite in the West.

See Also: The best way nobody’s talking about to help Haitians, Haiti rescue effort winds down, tens of thousands left homeless, Faces Of Haiti, Haiti awash in doctors; nurses in short supply, Have we got contact?, The Decade to Come, The Earthquake in Haiti: Another Way to Help, 13 Bankers, “A Modest Proposal” to Reform How Bank Executives are Paid, Wall Street Compensation 2006-09, The Games of the Financiers, Fixing U.S. Democracy to Give Economy a Chance, Resetting the Moral Compass, and “Laissez-Welfare and the Goldman Gang”.

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Hey Now, Hey Now, Democracy Is Over………

In case you have any doubts, Corporate America has officially been given free reign over Washington DC and American ‘democracy’. The Supreme Court decided yesterday by a 5-4 margin that:

The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.

By a 5-4 vote, the court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for campaign ads… The decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, removes limits on independent expenditures that are not coordinated with candidates’ campaigns.

Ergo: You can never restrict a corporations use of money because it is free speech. Only in America….

See Also: Five angry men, SCOTUS ruling = Powell Memo goal = Fall of democracy…, Money and Politics, Cha-Ching! Supreme Court ruling means Big Business can spend billions on elections, There goes America’s democracy: I never thought I would be living in a dystopian cyberpunk novel!, Supreme Court Strikes A Blow For Free Speech, and Citizens United for subservience to tyrants.

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A Deer Licks A Cat

Because we haven’t been posting so much and life is hard, here are pictures of a deer licking a cat:

A Deer licks a cat

You ever seen a deer lick a cat?

No way! A deer licking a cat!

Also, if that’s not enough, there is also a video… of a deer licking a cat:

Via PBH2: Deer Licks A Cat

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Upgrades And Updates

Sorry for the downtime and lack of postings. We have a lot of shit going on. We are upgrading the servers [completed!] and we are working on the design. You can watch the design changes in action here: http://pbh.bitesizedbuddha.com. If you have any recommendations or know how to code a nice site, please let us know.

Your lovers,
PBH Admins

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The Beatles In 1957

The Beatles in 1957. George Harrison is 14, John Lennon is 16, and Paul McCartney is 15.

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