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“Feminism… I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, ‘Free to be You and Me.’ Free to be, if you were a girl—doctor, lawyer, Indian chief. Anything you want to be. And if you’re a boy, and you like teaching, you like nursing, you would like to have a doll, that’s OK too. That notion that we should each be free to develop our own talents, whatever they may be, and not be held back by artificial barriers—manmade barriers, certainly not heaven sent.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Femininism

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There are no free markets. Humans will lie, cheat and manipulate any system for advantage. You must expect it. No market can be free without perfect information, which cannot exist.

So, for-profit medical care will, consistently, bleed every dollar possible from patients desperate not to die. It is the leading cause of bankruptcy. The math is easy. Corporations must, by law, pursue greater profits. The path to greater profit, in a game of life and death, is death.

Free market

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With irony of the darkest kind, the ‘information operations’ campaigns that are so important in contemporary war have sometimes involved US forces bombing independent television stations that show the civilian carnage that inevitably results on the ground, even when so-called precision strikes are actually ‘on target’ – the inevitable reality behind the repulsive euphemisms of ‘collateral damage’ in urban bombing.

Stephen Graham, Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

Information Operations

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