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or: head for the hills, the one world bank is here! it's the new world order maaan!
they didn't even have money anymore and they seem to be getting along pretty well
I'd big time just replicate loads of burgers
and human size pixies!
I'd replicate me some grade A reefer and kick it on the holodeck with mad bitches, whut! and then use the hi-tech medical deck to fix up my lung cancer. Whut!
Marx was right!
for it to be in any way socialist these banks would need to be under democratic workers control and production (whatever a bank may produce...I'm not quite sure) planned according to need. Instead all the current structures remain in place, the debts are nationalised while the profits are privatised. It's only temporary partial nationalisation too, kind of like a big loan that ordinary working people will be expected to foot the bill of. Governments will eventually re-privatise these banks.
and then use them for evil.
do not get 666 tattooed on your hand or forehead!
So no matter how many governments buy out banks, I am still in debt. Sad but true.
i was really really hoping barclays would go tits up. but it didn't :(
If Lloyds had gone under your debt would've been transferred to a debt collection agency who aren't as nice
Worryingly, the very rejection of money as an absolute which he espouses is actually what got us into this mess.
I am however sitting back and enjoying the total collapse of the neo-liberal consensus, mouthing 'I told you so' at a load of finance twats on Newsnight like http://tinyurl.com/3fekxh
The 'real' economy is still up the shitter. The banking crisis was in part a product of the failure of the real economy, but banking has got so separate and self involved that it doesn't really even affect the real economy anymore.
Unemployment is expected to hit 6.8 million by christmas, redundancies are up to 1500 per month. Gas and electricty prices have inflated by up to 50% and property prices have fallen 14%.
Sorry to spoil the party kids.
Oh and for the record, the blame for this crisis can be laid fairly squarely on 24 hour news media. Unfiltered rumours and information logged in realtime reaching panicky stressed and margin/bonus obsessed share traders is never going to be a good thing.
not christmas. Need to vet my sources more carefully....