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Shameless Self-promotion Sunday

It’s Sunday. If you don’t know that means Shamelessness, where have you been for the past year?

What have you been up to this week? Write anything? Leave a link and a short description for your post in the comments. Or fire away about anything else you might want to talk about.

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  1. Drunkenatheist

    The importance of making waves, part one of what will hopefully turn into a multi-part post on a lot of things in my head. Over the past year, I’ve had to prune away pretty much my entire social circle. Since the spring, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my issues with that group, and I’ve really started to see a lot of connections between support systems, politics, and unhealthy social circles, as well as how they function together as a microcosm in society.

    Yay for academic-y language! :)

    I happen to think it’s important stuff, my boyfriend enjoyed it, and I’d love to get any sort of feedback on it!

  2. Amagi

    General update on the world from my point of view. Covered most major topics and was even mentioned in an Australian guest post.

  3. Kelly W. Patterson

    I did my first blog post on the Fr33 Agents Network page entitled “With Friends Like These…” about some of the ways government intercedes on behalf of corporations against individuals trying to earn extra money during economic downturns and actually makes things worse for the average person.

    Earlier in the week, I did a timeline of some of notable moments in the suppression American labor in honor of Labor Day.

    Then since football is my one major vice, I wrote my (1st) annual NFL Season Preview and Predictions, which also includes my week one picks for each game (I’ll be doing picks for each week throughout the season). I didn’t do too bad just picking the winners of each game (12-2 going into the Monday night games), but I coulda done a little better against the spread (8-6 pre-MNF).

  4. MBH

    I’m trying to convince left-liberals that the left-libertarian solution to health care is the correct one. On someone’s post regarding “The System” I wrote this:

    The System is a very real dynamic. It exists as a struggle for control between government power and corporate power. The result is rarely something good for people. As a rule, neither one is often interested in people. But the ironic part is that people created the System. It’s not some god; it’s merely a reflection of our own desires. It’s an extension of us. It is that shadow part of ourselves.

    For those reasons, progressive solutions are well intended, but play into the hands of the System. Single payer or government-run insurance companies would simply shift power from corporate control into government control. And while that’s a nice short-term solution, you can bet that corporate power would wrestle control away within a decade. In fact, any health system motivated by profit is — by definition — self-defeating.

    What makes sense though, is a health system motivated by health; long-term profit would be a byproduct of health as opposed to the end of health. Of course I’m talking about non-profit co-operatives. And this is precisely why all Republicans are against co-ops: the power would move out of the System and into the hands of people. Patients would run the show. And that is a business model which the insurance companies do not want to compete against.

    This can take place within the Exchange (by 2013). And it will take that long to network non-profit organizations, but they are already out there and will grow exponentially. While the System is a reflection of our collective shadow, the non-profit business model is a reflection of our better Angels. We should embrace it.

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