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Re: <nettime> Conversion disorder of the left
Morlock Elloi on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 00:10:26 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Conversion disorder of the left


These 3 pictures may provide hints as to what is going on:

https://media.nationalpriorities.org/uploads/dis%2C_mand%2C_int_pie_2015_enacted.png
https://media.nationalpriorities.org/uploads/mandatory_spending_pie%2C__2015_enacted.png
https://media.nationalpriorities.org/uploads/discretionary_spending_pie%2C_2015_enacted.png

This corporation has fixed income and channels it to various sectors. 
About one third goes to the population and the other 2/3rds to various 
industries. Do not think about the remaining 2/3rds as expenses. Those 
are the revenues for their respective industries.

So far various parties schemed to reduce the 1/3rd amount going to the 
population and increase amounts going to their patron industries. This 
was always met with significant resistance.

What might be novel today is the scheme to reduce the 1/6th ($0.6T) 
amount going to the military and its affiliates, and spread that to the 
patron industries of the new ruling set (my guess is medical/pharma, 
energy, transportation, food).

The resistance this time is not coming from the population, but from the 
incumbent beneficiaries of the $0.6T.

The rest is immaterial.

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