Discussion

What is this site about?

This site is about a theft of our entire planet and future, by means of fraudulent "transactions" that try to trade away what cannot be traded away, in order to make all the policies that people would need to have changed in order to adapt to the changes in the world, in other words, the core function of democracy, impossible forever. Using "trade" as a pretext, what amounts to sham contracts between different groups of oligarchs.

What is "Services Liberalization", and what does it mean for our way of life?

Bluntly, as they describe it, the high cost of labor in the developed countries is acting like a huge weight around corporations necks, forcing capital to invest in developing countries, not in us. What is really happening is the system has become less and less dependent on any one workforce. Increased profits are motivated by both greed and increased competition for jobs.

What is 'genelining'?

Genelining is the practice of using genetic information in health insurance underwriting, in other words, deciding who to offer health insurance, and for what price based on the results or genetic screening tests or family history. Other means of assessing risk may be geographically based, information thats getting very easy to access due to the widespread practice of including GPS chips in cell phones. .

COVID-19 and Defenses in the Law of State Responsibility

As it stands today, International law obligations in the GATS block most of the things we urgently need to do to prevent an additional potentially large number of deaths from the COVID-19 - These two documents on international law discuss "Force Majure" - a legal strategy to get out of contractual obligations when a situation changes in fundamental ways.

Discussion of the ongoing war on the poor and middle class.

As Trudy Lieberman's Harpers article (from 2015) about Obamacare was very good, I wish I could link to it but its again paywalled. She showed us Obamacare was NOT what the country needed, and went a long way towards my point here, that it was a scheme to prevent any of the needed changes and in many ways lock in and expand the injustices of the current system over approximately the next ten years or so, a time which at that point they likely thought much more would have happened to globalize healthcare, locking us in to the current system permanently, so they never had to worry about single payer again.Its goal was clearly acting as a bridge to irreversible globalization of health care and most other services for the poor. It does that by totally preventing their resolution by the most logical means. There also may have been a time limit attached to it by the WTO rules.. I think that's highly likely.