Regulatory capture is a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of specialinterest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. When regulatory capture occurs the interests of firms or political groups are prioritised over the interests of the public, leading to a net loss to society as a whole. Government agencies suffering regulatory capture are called “captured agencies”.
Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’
- The Princeton article in question: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
- Same story by The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/
- . . . and Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4
Noam Chomsky calmly explains why Trump and allies are a threat to organized human life
People who fail to recognize these things are enemies of progress, enemies of peace, enemies of truth, enemies of life itself, plain and simple. They might not know it of course! 🙂 I’m guessing most of them don’t! But even merely failing to acknowledge these things puts a person on the side of the evil that is occurring right now. You are either part of the solution or you are part of the problem.
The failure to understand that all of these things are the result of how we choose to arrange our society rather than a particular political party or the result of an election will only serve to perpetuate them and delay their remediation. 🙂🕊️❤️🌍🌌
California Democrat Adam Schiff described Donald Trump as a “president more comfortable with autocrats and dictators” than “Democrats and democracy” during a speech on the House floor. The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee repeatedly called on his Republican colleagues to “wake up” during a five minute speech discussing the apparent global rise of authoritarianism.
Commercialism is largely to blame for where we are now. Capitalism and commercialism have led us to a place where such meaningful things are said on a communications channel that people are accustomed to ignoring in order to instead swipe through ads on social media, etc.
The way we read newspapers, I am presuming, we are feeling very knowledgeable about things, very superior, very intellectual, very informed. In actuality we are doing a tremendously bad job playing catch-up with what has recently occurred. I get the sense that we are watching what will end up being extremely poor interpretations of current events.
I can’t wait to see this!!!!!