Saturday, August 20, 2016

Vagina Politics: How Feminism Turned into Populism

Different left-winged movements have used feminism as a populist figure

In the 80s, the originally the well meant feminism was twisted and became the collectivist movement it is now, with its deep populist strokes. (Sofía)
Vagina politics: how feminism turned into populism after the idea of equal rights yielded to privileges. (Sofía)
EspañolIt is through chance that I, like 49 percent of the world’s population according 2015 demographic data, was born a women. It’s through luck, nothing more than random luck, that we weren’t born male.
In the last 25 years, however, some women bear a certain resentment towards this luck. They talk about the 50.4 percent of males as if they were evil, concentrating power and privilege. This is the Oxfam version of feminism.
In its beginnings in the middle of the 19th century, different feminist movements claimed, quite fairly, that men and women should have the same rights, obligations, and opportunities.

Feminists and Other Politically Correct Tyrants Are Taking over the World


(Sofía) tolerancia
Feminists and other politically correct tyrants are taking over the world with their intolerance. (Sofía)
If you think you’re tolerant and that you defend freedom of speech just because you claim that it’s fine for someone to declare themselves “trans-species” or for a man to be able to marry a tree, but at the same time you demand anti-discrimination laws, you are mistaken. You are far from being tolerant.
Defending freedom of speech and being tolerant involves, for example, if you are a homosexual, not asking for punishment or fines for those who think your sexual orientation is deviant. Being tolerant involves recognizing the rights and freedoms, including the freedom of speech, of those who do not share your own values or don’t approve of your lifestyle.

Mass Migration Is Here to Stay — We Must Deal with It Humanely


Venezuelans crossing the border to Colombia were met with mixed reaction by residents. (MigraciónCol)
Of the 150,000 Venezuelans who recently crossed the border to Colombia, there are at least 25,000 citizens hoping to stay and start life over anew.
Their decision is understandable: the shortage of goods in Venezuela, which led them to cross the border in the first place, is not a sustainable way to live.
 Additionally, Venezuela’s inflation has reached exorbitant figures, its entire production apparatus now in ruins.

Will Establishment Republicans Dump Trump and Back Gary Johnson?

As Trump Creates Controversy, Republicans Weigh Their Options

Gary Johnson (flickr)
The “Never Trump” Movement and other disaffected Republicans reportedly believe this will be the week that George Bush Sr, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney as well as other mainstream Republicans endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson and running-mate William Weld, according to The Santa Monica Observer.
Gary Johnson has already received his first real Congressional backer, Virginia Representative Scott Rigell.
Jeb Bush has already claimed to be part of the “Never Trump” movement. The former Republican Governor of Florida released a statement on his Facebook page in May in which he addressed the issues that concerned him regarding a potential Trump presidency and how he will not vote for either Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton. Instead, he said he “will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels.”
“For Republicans, there is no greater priority than ensuring we keep control of both chambers of Congress,” he said.

Brazilian Senate Opens President Rousseff’s Impeachment Trial

Majority of Senators Officially Charged Dilma Rousseff with Budgetary Law Crimes

With 59 votes for and 21 against the impeachment of Rousseff starts its countdown (El Salvador)
With 59 votes to 21, Brazil’s Senate decided to indict Rousseff on budgetary law crimes. (El
While the world has its sights on the Olympic Games in Rio, much of Brazil is paying attention to president Dilma Rousseff‘s impeachment trial in the Senate.
Around 1:00 am on Wednesday, the senators voted 59 to 21 to charge Rousseff, whom they already suspend from her post in May, with violating budgetary laws.
The vote kickstarts Rousseff’s final trial, scheduled for the end of August. A two-thirds majority (54 votes) is required to strip her of her mandate as president, and the opposition claims they have more than enough legislators on their side.
Should Rousseff be removed, the remainder of the mandate, which expires in 2019, would be completed by Vice President Michel Temer, who so far has replaced the suspended president.

Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over

132 Incidents Tell of "Desperation and Discomfort" Sinking In

According to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, markets throughout the country have been looted over 50 times in the first half of the year.
According to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict, markets throughout the country have been looted over 50 times in the first half of the year. (Entorno Inteligente)
It’s the law of the jungle in Venezuela, as shopping for groceries becomes an increasingly dangerous activity. As the shortage crisis worsens, more and more angry mobs are raiding the nation’s supermarkets, looting whatever basic goods they can find.
During the first half of 2015, the Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict (OVCS) registered no fewer than 132 incidents of looting or attempted looting at various stores throughout the country. In addition, Venezuelan consumers staged over 500 protests that condemned the lack of available products at state-run grocery stores, markets, and pharmacies.

Mexican Businesses Sue President for Being Soft on Protesters

Entrepreneurs Complain About Economic Impact of Blocked Highways

According Coparmex it is now 82 days where members of the CNTE act against the la, against the obvious inability of the Mexican government to establish order and end the blockades. (Telemundo)
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Telemundo)
EspañolMexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and several cabinet members have been sued by the Patronal Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) for failing to fix blockades put up by the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE), which some say damaged Mexico‘s economic activity by up to half a point of gross domestic product (GDP).
Entrepreneurs complained about unpunished blocked highways and streets in eight states of the Mexican Republic, the most affected being Oaxaca, Michoacan, Guerrero and Mexico City.

Mexican First Lady’s Florida Apartment Focus of Newest Corruption Scandal

Disputed Property Valued at US $2.5 Million

After Peña Nieto apologized for the scandal of the "white house", the first lady of Mexico returns to the public arena. (Soy502)
After Nieto apologized for the scandal, the first lady of Mexico returned to the public arena. (Soy502)
Less than a month after President Enrique Peña Nieto apologized for a host of scandals that took place in the President’s house, his wife Angelica Rivera has returned to the center of controversy.
Rivera used a US $2-million apartment in Cabo Vizcaya south of Miami Beach that is owned by Pierdant Group, a company that seeks to obtain contracts with Peña Nieto’s party to reshape national ports, according to reports.
The scandal has forced Rivera to disclose her assets.
In a November 2014 video, the first lady admitted to having an apartment in Miami.

A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 1: Money

It occurs to me that, despite the unprecedented flood of writings of all sorts — books, blog-posts, newspaper op-eds, and academic journal articles —  addressing just about every monetary policy development during and since the 2008 financial crisis, relatively few attempts have been made to step back from the jumble of details for the sake of getting a better sense of the big picture.
What, exactly, is “monetary policy” about?  Why is there such a thing at all?  What should we want to accomplish by it — and what should we not try to accomplish?  By what means, exactly, are monetary authorities able to perform their duties, and to what extent must they exercise discretion in order to perform them?  Finally, what part might private-market institutions play in promoting monetary stability, and how might they be made to play it most effectively?

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