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2022-11-28 11:26:10 AM  
Ideally, for the amoral finance class, "YES!"
 
2022-11-28 11:45:37 AM  
Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.
 
2022-11-28 12:18:45 PM  

giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.


And Ron DeSantis may well be the next McKinley.  But if that means we get another Teddy Roosevelt in 2028, maybe the long game is the way to go.
 
2022-11-28 12:26:35 PM  
1930 (which itself deserves an asterisk, as the Democrats gained control of the House due to deaths of Republican members

Damn, Hillary actually looks really good for her age.
 
2022-11-28 12:45:49 PM  
I see "yes" has already been covered, so....
 
2022-11-28 12:48:30 PM  
Just wait until they succeed in ridding us of all the burdensome government regulation.  Then you too can be eating questionable meats and working in hazardous jobs.

/Welcome to The Jungle we've go fun and games.
 
2022-11-28 12:50:21 PM  

giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.


Amazon even turned to the Pinkertons to help them in their union-busting.

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions
 
2022-11-28 12:51:14 PM  
Why not both?
 
2022-11-28 12:51:39 PM  
Heh. The Jim Crow laws were passed during that era.
 
2022-11-28 12:53:54 PM  
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2022-11-28 12:54:56 PM  

Another Government Employee: Heh. The Jim Crow laws were passed during that era.


And now several states have Voter ID requirements.
 
2022-11-28 12:55:29 PM  
Here's hoping for a Roosevelt.
 
2022-11-28 12:55:55 PM  
We just need to give the centrists a few more decades of chances
 
2022-11-28 12:56:53 PM  
Folks have been accurrately comparing modern times with the Gilded Age for 20+ years.

Still accurate.
 
2022-11-28 12:57:10 PM  
It's ok guys all we gotta do is vote
 
2022-11-28 12:57:29 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

Amazon even turned to the Pinkertons to help them in their union-busting.

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions


BERNIE'S NOT EVEN A DEMOCRAT
 
2022-11-28 1:00:25 PM  
Today's battle isn't Republicans versus Democrats. It's fascists vs. representative government.
 
2022-11-28 1:00:52 PM  

giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.


Gilded age or Republican wet dream?
 
2022-11-28 1:01:23 PM  
In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.
 
2022-11-28 1:02:25 PM  

swahnhennessy: Here's hoping for a Roosevelt.


Here's hoping for an Emma Goldman.
 
2022-11-28 1:05:09 PM  
Given that no one in government has been prosecuted for complicity in the 1/6 terrorism, it should be called The Gelded Age.
 
2022-11-28 1:05:35 PM  

mathamagical: In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.


A good way to avoid torches and pitchforks.
 
2022-11-28 1:05:36 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's ok guys all we gotta do is vote


No, not just vote.  Vote, help other people register and vote.  Get involved in local politics in your area.  Do the work on the ground to make the changes that you want to see.

Well, either that, or you could whine and cry about how nothing is changing, because you didn't wish hard enough...
 
2022-11-28 1:05:45 PM  
How about gelded?
 
2022-11-28 1:06:18 PM  

Weatherkiss: It's ok guys all we gotta do is vote


Where's my pony?
 
2022-11-28 1:07:56 PM  

Tarl3k: Weatherkiss: It's ok guys all we gotta do is vote

No, not just vote.  Vote, help other people register and vote.  Get involved in local politics in your area.  Do the work on the ground to make the changes that you want to see.

Well, either that, or you could whine and cry about how nothing is changing, because you didn't wish hard enough...


If you're not rolling your eyes about voting, you're not edgelording hard enough.
 
2022-11-28 1:09:17 PM  

Karma Chameleon: We just need to give the centrists a few more decades of chances


Can we tie those together with tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations? I mean after all the suffering they've been through with record profits, they deserve it, right?!?
 
2022-11-28 1:10:42 PM  

mathamagical: In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.


Is Twitter not public infrastructure? Or waving their dicks rockets penises at each other?
 
2022-11-28 1:10:59 PM  
America is more like Germany 1918-1933.  We have about a third of the country drowning themselves in eliminationist rhetoric towards the majority of Americans of which they disagree coupled with a political establishment unwilling to take the threat seriously.
 
2022-11-28 1:12:21 PM  
Gilded for me, Gilead for thee
 
2022-11-28 1:13:24 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

And Ron DeSantis may well be the next McKinley.  But if that means we get another Teddy Roosevelt in 2028, maybe the long game is the way to go.


If this is all building to an epic cavalry charge up Santiago Hill, I suppose I'm down to clown.
 
2022-11-28 1:16:46 PM  
Democrats and Republicans are playing a game to keep us fighting amongst ourselves so we don't attack them.  The see-saw is intentional.  If we ever had a clear winner, all the ruling class's plans will fall apart.

Do you really believe they are this diametrically opposed with their ideologies?  Everything they do is to protect their power, status, and money - both of them.
 
2022-11-28 1:17:23 PM  
Could be argued that it's really like the old plantation South: a few very wealthy people living off the labor of masses of oppressed, uneducated people who are intentionally kept that way, and the few wealthy folks are the law unto themselves and no rules apply to them - and religion is used as justification for keeping the out-groups in their place.


/The South may have technically won the war in the long game
//look how popular their ethos is in rural areas across the entire country now
///although obviously we don't (formally) have slavery now so please don't attack me
 
2022-11-28 1:29:20 PM  

UltimaCS: Another Government Employee: Heh. The Jim Crow laws were passed during that era.

And now several states have Voter ID requirements.


Literacy test or poll tax next?

It won't be an actual literacy test so much as a test on historical literacy. Questions like why did the US have a Civil War
A. Slavery
B. Taxes
C. Northern Aggression
D. States Rights


If you answer anything other than A you can vote
 
2022-11-28 1:30:06 PM  

Vacation Bible School: mathamagical: In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.

Is Twitter not public infrastructure? Or waving their dicks rockets penises at each other?


If Twitter had a public infrastructure equivalent it would be turning a stagnant pond full of trash into an open sewer and trying to charge citizens access to take a shiat in it.
 
2022-11-28 1:30:12 PM  

swahnhennessy: Here's hoping for a Roosevelt.


I'll give you a softball

Teddy or Franklin


And you can answer


Yes
 
2022-11-28 1:31:11 PM  

mathamagical: In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.


So you're saying we are living in a worse time?
 
2022-11-28 1:35:08 PM  

spongeboob: mathamagical: In the gilded age the robber Barrons spent a ton of money building libraries and parks and public infrastructure.

So you're saying we are living in a worse time?


I would say the times are much better but the disparity has become far worse and the wealthy are far less concerned with the wellbeing of everyone else than they used to be which is kind of impressive.
 
2022-11-28 1:36:40 PM  

Cache: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

Gilded age or Republican wet dream?


Cache: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

Gilded age or Republican wet dream?


They're the same picture
 
2022-11-28 1:39:54 PM  

giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.


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/Too obscure?
 
2022-11-28 1:40:09 PM  

someonelse: If you're not rolling your eyes about voting, you're not edgelording hard enough.


Yup, the edgelords are too busy whining to do anything, thereby completing the circle of derp.  Do nothing, whine that nothing is changing, thereby they think they're justified in doing nothing.
 
2022-11-28 1:57:24 PM  
That article could have been replaced with a simple graph.
 
2022-11-28 3:04:01 PM  
Is the "por que no los dos" girl in a border control camp or something?
 
2022-11-28 3:37:38 PM  

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President Doofus versus President Gallant. Too bad it is not gonna happen.
 
2022-11-28 4:02:45 PM  

Halfabee64: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

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/Too obscure?


I remember bucket shops, although they were before my time.  They were dens of ininquity and gambling, where you bet real money on the fate of stocks without owning them or dividends (a sort of futures investment instrument like crypto),

As far as I know contemporary finance is not much different. And I have read the definitive book on the subject, fictionalized by Edwin Lefebvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and The Investment Strategies of Jesse Livermore. Publishd in 1923. As recalled by Jesse Livemore, who amassed a fortune of $100 million contemporary, worth more than a billion today, when sadly, billionaires are way thicker on the ground.


https://www.investopedia.com/articles/trading/09/legendary-trader-jesse-livermore.asp
 
2022-11-28 4:17:41 PM  
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2022-11-28 4:22:02 PM  

brantgoose: Halfabee64: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

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/Too obscure?

I remember bucket shops, although they were before my time.  They were dens of ininquity and gambling, where you bet real money on the fate of stocks without owning them or dividends (a sort of futures investment instrument like crypto),

As far as I know contemporary finance is not much different. And I have read the definitive book on the subject, fictionalized by Edwin Lefebvre, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and The Investment Strategies of Jesse Livermore. Publishd in 1923. As recalled by Jesse Livemore, who amassed a fortune of $100 million contemporary, worth more than a billion today, when sadly, billionaires are way thicker on the ground.


https://www.investopedia.com/articles/trading/09/legendary-trader-jesse-livermore.asp


BINGO!  That was a good read and was recommended to me in the early days of day trading.

As I suspected, you can now read it here free.  Just control scroll to make it readable.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60979
 
2022-11-28 5:33:57 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: giantmeteor: Society held hostage by robber barons? Check
Rampant socio-economic inequality? Check
Workers forced to endure dangerous conditions? Check
Unbridled monopolies gouging consumers? Check
Rampant poverty? Check

It sure looks like we're reliving the gilded age.

Amazon even turned to the Pinkertons to help them in their union-busting.

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions


Not surprised.

I despise Pinkertons. I hate them with the fire of a thousand stars.
 
2022-11-28 5:35:26 PM  

HansoSparxx: Democrats and Republicans are playing a game to keep us fighting amongst ourselves so we don't attack them.  The see-saw is intentional.  If we ever had a clear winner, all the ruling class's plans will fall apart.

Do you really believe they are this diametrically opposed with their ideologies?  Everything they do is to protect their power, status, and money - both of them.


Democrats are unlikely to have you executed in your driveway in the next 20 years.

Ca you say the same of republicans?
 
2022-11-28 6:47:48 PM  
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