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Re: <nettime> Some reflections on global mapping
jan frel on Sun, 27 Jul 2008 03:48:47 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Some reflections on global mapping


The cloak will definitely always be there -- as Dylan explained in the  
40th Anniversary Issue of Rolling Stone on why he didn't get into '60s  
politics like some of his colleagues who wanted to push for "change":   
"The world is a certain way."

On Jul 26, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Ed Phillips wrote:

>> What strikes me is the speed with which the capitalists adjust to  the new
>> situation:  replacing the privatisation of profits with the need to
>> socialise losses. Even The Economist and the FT recognize that this  means
>> new rules for the market economy and an enhanced role for the  state, but
>> capitalism's critics are slower to acknowledge that neo-liberalism  is over.
>> My guess is that the political pressure for new public safeguards  against
>> what W called Wall Street getting drunk on itself will build up more
>> gradually. The question is where and how a phase on enhanced  regulation
>> will take place. One recent example was a statement by  an EU  commissioner
>> that the credit rating agencies will be forced to erect serious  firewalls
>> between themselves and 'the markets'. But that is just a drop in the ocean.
>
> Keith, I really appreciate your thinking and I've been waiting for you to
> pull up your stool in the nettime pidgin bar:
 <...>


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