Graft in Afghanistan is not limited to the Afghan government. Military contracts written by ISAF are subject to such poor oversight that US companies are pocketing the proceeds without paying Afghan subcontractors, while ISAF stands by idly claiming the Afghan subcontractors have no recourse since they don’t have the resources to hire attorneys in the US.
|By: Jim White Thursday July 8, 2010 9:45 am|
|By: knowbuddhau Sunday January 17, 2010 10:59 am|
Matt Taibbi and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently summarized the mythos of Wall Street types. Taibbi’s analysis is nearly perfect, except that he falls prey to the fashion of dressing up our psyches in outdated APA-style vestments. The word for the function he describes is “mythos.”Ayn Rand is credited with being the queen of the myth of self-interest as the highest social good. Her tome, Atlas Shrugged, is the bible of Gordon Gecko-type greedheads. Ellis Weiner calls it a “deeply adolescent piece of science fiction.” It’s the myth that shapes the cosmos of Wall Street in the minds of bankers even before they act in it.
|By: knowbuddhau Thursday January 14, 2010 10:21 am|
There they go again, the think-tankers who make the myths that make way for the battle tanks (by intending the patriarchal cosmos that grows the neo-feudal societies that grow the psycho Perkinsian economic hit men (EHM) who’ve been jacking us into war after bogus holy war are already salivating at the chance to jack Haiti to hell and back all over again. How? With their new and improved weapons of disaster capitalism. If you’re going to jack a nation, first you gotta make myths.