Maybe it's because I was raised a Catholic but I can't keep track of all those Jewish holidays!
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Ooohhhh props to Toledo, oh
My parents dressed me in clothes from the Lion store at the westgate and southwyck malls.
Allusions to China in the context of the so-called free market are apt, not because of China's political and economic innerworkings (e.g. how industry works within the country) but, instead, in relation how the country positions its domestic production relative to the rest of world. This is where the notion that the free market, somehow, has the ability to self-legislate comes apart. If costs are indeed the driver of self-correction (and lets not kid ourselves, they are), there's no viable mechanism to protect dramatic economic inequities (and all the problematic things that accompany them, like complete climate destruction) that emerge on a global level. People who run countries like China have no interest in allowing development - they capitalize on our naive belief that markets fix things without allowing things to actually be fixed (e.g. labor, ecological practice, political culture, whatever) for obvious and self-serving reasons. I'm not arguing for what you call a "planned economy," just pointing out that this continued ideological reverence for the free-market's seemingly magical (and wholly unobservable, I might add) power to create systems of stability and growth skirts the fact that people working collectively, not markets, fix things. Capitalism exists by necessity and it's a fine enough system provided we break away from the black & white narrative that it needs to exist without limitation.
If I keep staring at this, will I see a sailboat?
Sadly I've got some I'm getting ready to redonate due to missed holes.
Yeah, I mean, some people here are lawyers. No way thrifting Robert Graham is worse than that.
My initial thought when I saw this post was, "Oh hey look, this is happening." But man, I couldn't have prepared for the torrent that came afterward. But that's OK, it's not like it's a men's clothing forum or anything. And now, after scrolling (notice I didn't say "reading") all however many useless pages of this debate, all I can think is: