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The Lap of Luxury.
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seavnteen:

truest shit ever spoken
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Above all, capitalism wastes human life. The U.S. spends billions to warehouse 2 million people—many of them young Black and Latino men—in overcrowded prisons. It provides sub-par education to millions of poor students, sending a message that their lives will amount to nothing.

Are people homeless in America because there’s a shortage of homes? And if that’s the case, is there a shortage of homes because we don’t have the concrete, the wood and the steel to build them?

The truth is that under capitalism, there’s no incentive to build low-cost housing for the homeless—because it isn’t profitable to do so.

The same goes for the more than 800 million people in the world who go hungry. It isn’t profitable to feed them. So food is stockpiled or destroyed rather than distributed to them.

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Is the free market efficient? (via humanformat)
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generationblank:

phyllis galembo
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"Anger shot up my body like a hot thermometer. Face flushed, I walked to the Mammy sphinx. Couples posed in front of it, smiling as others took their photos. So here it was, an artwork about how Black people’s pain was transformed into money was a tourist attraction for them. A few weeks ago, I had gone to the 9/11 museum and no one, absolutely no one, posed for smiling pictures in front of the wreckage."
From "Why I Yelled At the Kara Walker Exhibit" by Nicholas Powers. (via dynamicafrica)
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dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
dynamicafrica:

Kenyan artist Michael Soi upsets Chinese delegation with his art work.
Known for his highly critical socio-political art work, Kenyan artist Michael Soi has “finally drawn the wrath of the Chinese” for his various pieces depicting a less than desirable relationship between Africans - both citizens and politicians alike, and Chinese delegates and businesspeople.
According to Soi, “Four gentlemen and a lady from China walked into my studio and one of them went off about how ungrateful I was to all China is doing for Kenya…These people could not wrap their heads around the fact that I am not grateful for all the ‘good things’ China is doing to Kenya. I told them that I am an artist and therefore I cannot engage them in a political discussion.”
About the relationship with China and African leaders, Soi went on to say: “The IMF and World Bank attach a lot of conditionalities before they give out their aid,” he says. “But the Chinese are giving their money without any conditions. This is one way of abetting impunity among our leaders; that no matter how many people are killed or imprisoned China will still pour in money, money that most likely ends up in people’s pockets and which will be paid by our children in years to come.”
Read more.
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laarte:

young gregory isaacs , parley d’amour photo by me. IG : kingyaw #vscocam
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