Because concrete ties can't fuel conspiracy theories and pry open wallets.
The problem is that the US courts ruled that US law does apply in Ireland because Microsoft has a presence in both countries.
But there are decades of precedence for this: see the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 and the 1988 ruling applying to foreign firms.
It never ceases to amaze me how such a correction makes people instantly apply "You must be a marxist!" as a reactionary measure.
Because seemingly anyone who could finish dense writing like that (I tried reading both the Manifesto and Capital in college) must be a true devotee. (I didn't get much farther with Wealth Of Nations but attributed that to the archaic words and references rendering it meaningless to me.)
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Lack of agricultural knowledge. There's a reason it's a waste-land.
8. Equal liability of all to labour.
Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
Inherent disincentive to efficiency, and why the Soviet Union -- with those huge Ukrainian wheat fields -- had to import *lots* of US wheat.
9. Combination of agriculture
What utter stupidity. There are damned practical reasons that cities grow up where they do, and positing crap like "more equable distribution of the population" denies those realities.
Capitalism and the free market sure aren't perfect, but they are the reason that the First World is so prosperous and China and India dumped communism.
Not so lazy people could leech off the system.
Thus the fundamental failure of Marx: ignoring the reality of human nature.
had the Soviet Union not been a paranoid authoritarian bureaucracy
That many people -- in the Russian Empire, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, China, Korea, etc, etc, -- can't just accidentally be paranoid and authoritarian.
Good socio-political theories must take people's baser instincts into account. That's the genius of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand: it presumes that people will be selfish and greedy.
but leaders are not willing to give up their power to transition to that phase,
Orwell wrote a book about that...
And academic leftists wonder why Communism collapsed...
"But we can do it the Right Way!!!" Yeah, sure, bud, because (modern) Liberal Arts professors have soooo much experience outside the Ivory Tower...
what happens when impressionable young adults are spoonfed reality defying propaganda.
Let's not forget the religious fundamentalists who don't take their sick children to doctors.
Maybe it would be best if he gave her to a less obsessive relative...
The whole article is a clear indication that Auerbach and his wife are as fucked up as those Canadians trying to raise their child genderless.
ISTR a very similar story on
Who wants to bet that Obama and Holder were great First Amendment supporters back in 1992 during the Body Count "Cop Killer" brouhaha?
Sure, even if it's limited to "don't do it, because you'll get the clap!".
Ummm, isn't health a subunit of biology?
And biology is a subunit of chemistry, and chemistry is a subunit of physics. Yet, we still have chemistry and biology classes.
I've never had a class called "health" in my entire education.
That's... saddening. Very, very saddening.
contraception doing in a Biology textbook? Shouldn't that be taught in Health class?
Have you complained to them about the power reliability?
I live in a conservative suburb of a southern city. The state is "blue", hates taxes, and lets the power, telephone and cable companies run their lines on poles. (Part of the justification is that the water table is pretty high, and it rains a lot.) But... my house went more than a year without a clock-resetting power flicker, and that one lasted only a few seconds.
One thing that I do know that the power company does is make an annual drive through each neighborhood looking for tree branches that hang too close to the lines, and then cuts them off. Presumably, they perform other sorts of behind the scenes maintenance, in order to keep reliability so high.