economic petition

Wow. I stop paying attention and ranting about how the economy is stuffed and will collapse and then it starts happening in earnest and mainstream politicians are now muttering “transparency” and “regulation”. Of course, how far it goes is another matter; whether or not this is an actual acknowledgment of fundamental flaws with capitalism itself, or just a matter of trying to keep the status quo afloat.

Anyhow. Avaaz have a petition to be delivered to the EU encouraging regulation of global finance. You may as well go sign it.

4 Responses to “economic petition”

  1.   Pearce
    September 20th, 2008 | 8:47 am

    But Don Brash says that the economy is in pretty good shape… 😛

  2.   Dan
    September 22nd, 2008 | 8:00 pm

    signed it. forwarded it. go avaaz!

  3.   Scott K
    September 22nd, 2008 | 10:20 pm

    Even pretending that anything I do has any effect whatsover oddly makes me feel even more powerless than ever. Sign a fucking petition? You’re joking aren’t you? And why the hell would I sign a petition for the EU anyway? Got fuck all to do with me, mate. Europe can rot for all I care. The US Govt and Wall Street are now officially indistinguishable. Those corporate motherfuckers are going to get a treasurer with 700 billion in credit to bail them out whenever they fuck up and they will not stop their loathsome ways until they are physically forced to. There’s a man going round taking names, I’m told. So sure, stop on by with your economic prospectus and seminar anytime, just send a carrier pigeon with a rough ETA beforehand, lest I mistake you for the wrong type of person and charge you while you’re trying to wrest your mangled foot from one of the many bear-traps I have set up around the place and drive that 8-inch bayonet straight up through your jaw until the toppiest tippiest bit ‘o steel is pokin thru the moppiest toppiest bit o’ yer head, jest a glintin, real purdy like, in the BBQ and beer-swillin sun we’s gets round these parts now…

    Democracy has never looked like more of a liberal feel-good delusion. These motherfuckers are laughing their arses off. Have we no pride? I think it’s high time we gave up art and started thinking about who to kill, and how.

    (Aww, come on now, sis, I was only joking…)

  4.   Administrator
    September 23rd, 2008 | 1:45 pm

    Dan: yay.
    SCottK: been listening to Alex Jones again? 😉