oh god they put out another album and i’m listening to the single and its so weird theyre trying so hard
lol I only knew that one song and really not even the song itself so much as the music video
I swear to god theres like a building part in “are you gonna spend the night” song thats really popular right now that sounds just like a part of that hellogoodbye song with the camp video and whenever i hear the first I expect the second and its really dissatisfying and unnerving
The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister
does anyone know like legitimate sources for like that literacy + expectancy rate doubling under mao or whatever like thats whats screwing me up I can’t ever remember where I see these numbers and what not
I’m doing my persuasive speech tomorrow on trying to persuade people to reconsider socialism if anyone wants to suggest (with citations) what they think are the most impressive sort of hard statistics about accomplishments of AES or whatever cause I only have 6 minutes so I wanna sort of include the most stark things i can
My favorite thing to cosplay is a hygienic & productive member of society in fact I try to do it everyday
To whom would I go about proposing an anthology of revisionist classics like Is the Is the Red Flag Still Flying and Blackshirts and Reds also chances of publishers cosigning my plan to have the book-bounding made of literal slabs of concrete?
“Contrary to some people’s preconceptions, profit in the Soviet Union, while it is one of the planned targets of enterprises and a criterion on which the central planning commission evaluates performance, is not in command. Profit, rather than being the sole determinant of production and distribution decisions (as it is in private capitalist economies) is in the Soviet Union merely a lever by which the central planning authorities attempt to increase productivity, efficiency and compliance with planned production targets. Gross realized (sold) output is the primary indicator of managerial success, not profits.
A number of differences between profits in the Soviet Union and profits in market capitalist societies should be pointed out: (1) Profits cannot be increased in the Soviet Union by restricting production since all prices are centrally determined. (2) Profits are not owned or even very much controlled by private persons. Profits are shared out by the state and the enterprises according to criteria established by the state. Only a very, very small proportion accrues to the managers in the form of bonuses. Thus, unlike in the West, the profits of an enterprise to not lead to great differences in people’s social positions. (3)Profits are not necessarily an objective measure of efficiency since the state very often fixes prices below their values (in the case of many basic necessities) or above their values (in the case of many luxury goods).
(4) Differences in profits do not necessarily determine the distribution of investment since basic investment decisions are centrally determined on the basis of complex criteria. These depend on the state’s decisions as to the relative priority of competing long-term goals, such as emphasis on heavy industry, building up the military, decreasing inequality, raising consumption levels and, recently, promoting agriculture. (5) The flow of Soviet capital to foreign countries is not determined by profit maximization or the inability to invest profits at home (under-consumption).”
-Albert Syzmanski. Is the Red Flag Still Flying. 3.The Role of Market Forces. Profit and the Plan. 38.