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New Blog Series on Immoral Conservatism
For those of you who found my old posts on Alfred George's Conservative Estimate blog to be interesting, I thought you might like to know that Mr. George is starting a new series of blog posts today.
ThePlainThinker 03/01/2013 2 2 - -
Does "the Work" Have to "Matter"?
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George presented some ideas for ...
ThePlainThinker 01/31/2013 1 - - -
How to tell "The Work" from Work: Progressive Revolution, Part II
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George pointed out that we tend ...
ThePlainThinker 01/29/2013 1 2 - -
Young Progessives and "the Work" for a Progressive Future: Part I
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Alfred George, borrowing an idea from ...
ThePlainThinker 01/28/2013 1 - - -
Young Progressives: Doing "the Work" of Your Life Will Change America
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George explained how the young ...
ThePlainThinker 01/25/2013 9 4 - -
Young Americans Must Destroy the Power of Conservatism
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George discussed the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/24/2013 10 7 - -
Creativity and Happiness for Progressives
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George set out a simple ...
ThePlainThinker 01/23/2013 1 3 - -
Becoming Freer and More Creative
I’m continuing to follow the new installments of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today's post is a practical, two-step approach ...
ThePlainThinker 01/22/2013 3 - - -
Creativity Inseperable from Freedom
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 01/21/2013 2 2 - -
Want to be Free? Eliminate Fears
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Alfred George showed how the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/18/2013 3 4 - -
The Fraud of Conservative Myths
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Alfred George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/17/2013 6 7 - -
How Conservative Myths Make Us Slavish
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George discussed what it ...
ThePlainThinker 01/16/2013 6 3 - -
Destroying Conservatism by the Creative Extinction of Fear
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George showed us that Fear ...
ThePlainThinker 01/15/2013 12 9 1 -
Destroying Conservatism by Changing the Mindset
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Alfred George showed how the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/14/2013 7 12 1 -
Young People and the New Vision
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George wrapped up his ...
ThePlainThinker 01/11/2013 2 4 - -
Beyond Capitalism
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George showed how the Myth ...
ThePlainThinker 01/10/2013 19 5 - -
The Myth of Capitalism Distorts Reality
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/09/2013 4 8 - -
Profit-making and the Decline of Personal Morality
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George showed us how the ...
ThePlainThinker 01/08/2013 10 9 - -
What Does it Profit a Man?
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday Alfred George showed that “...
ThePlainThinker 01/07/2013 1 1 - -
"Job Creators" are Unnecessary
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 01/04/2013 11 9 - -
Why Capitalism Needs Reins
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism Yesterday, Mr. George showed that private ...
ThePlainThinker 01/03/2013 11 9 1 -
Is Private Enterprise Really Better Than Public Services?
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Mr. George showed that workers�
ThePlainThinker 01/02/2013 14 7 - -
Lincoln's Take on the Slavery of Capitalism
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Mr. George showed that decent ...
ThePlainThinker 01/01/2013 1 7 - -
Softening Capitalism's Heart
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Mr. George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 12/31/2012 4 3 - -
The Evil of Capitalism
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Mr. George began his ...
ThePlainThinker 12/28/2012 34 13 - -
Is Capitalism the Answer? And What is the Question?
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Mr. George how human beings ...
ThePlainThinker 12/27/2012 6 3 - -
An Unexpected Source of Morality
I’m continuing my reporting on the current installment of Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George concluded his ...
ThePlainThinker 12/26/2012 15 11 - -
Let's start a new tradition of upending Tradition
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 12/25/2012 2 3 - -
Tradition and "Culture" Can't Support Society
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Alfred George discussed how ...
ThePlainThinker 12/24/2012 3 2 - -
The Limits of Tradition in Our Lives
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George discussed what ...
ThePlainThinker 12/21/2012 4 - - -
The Danger of Too Much Tradition (or "Culture")
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George discussed the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/20/2012 6 1 - -
Over-the-top Religion, Tradition, and "Culture"
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George talked about the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/19/2012 5 4 - -
Can Tradition be Trusted?
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George talked about the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/18/2012 1 - - -
Tradition and Stupidity
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. On Friday, Alfred George began to examine ...
ThePlainThinker 12/17/2012 3 1 - -
We don't have to live this way.
The national media, and even local media from all over the country, descended on Newtown, CT almost immediately after the disaster on Friday. Bringing their best "earnest" and "concerned" faces, ...
ThePlainThinker 12/16/2012 1 5 1 -
Tradition can be Tarnished Too
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George completed his ...
ThePlainThinker 12/14/2012 1 1 - -
But Religion is Good.
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 12/13/2012 11 1 - -
Render unto Caesar
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 12/12/2012 3 - - -
Who Made Religion King?
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/11/2012 16 9 - -
Society Needs a Better Moral Support than Religion Can Provide
That old-time religion is not a secure enough moral foundation for society's needs. I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website ...
ThePlainThinker 12/10/2012 7 5 - -
To Each His Own: The Conservative Myth of Religion 3
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Alfred George discussed why ...
ThePlainThinker 12/07/2012 1 1 - -
But You Can't Make Them Drink: The Conservative Myth of Religion 2
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday Alfred George showed that by ...
ThePlainThinker 12/06/2012 26 8 - -
It's a Matter of Faith: The Conservative Myth of Religion 1
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George completed his ...
ThePlainThinker 12/05/2012 19 7 - -
The Wages of Injustice: Conservative Myth of Independence 5
I’m continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/04/2012 2 4 - -
Why Conservatives Don't Understand Justice: The Conservative Myth of Independence 4
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 12/03/2012 7 5 1 -
Conservatism Makes People Unfit for Society: The Conservative Myth of Independence 3
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 11/30/2012 6 6 - -
Religion and Science Kumbayah: Conservative Myth of Independence 2
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George began to discuss ...
ThePlainThinker 11/29/2012 2 1 1 -
Conservative Myth of Independence 1: Can't Live, If Living is Without You
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George completed his ...
ThePlainThinker 11/28/2012 5 4 - -
Conservative Myth of Competition 5: Help for Breaking Free
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that ...
ThePlainThinker 11/27/2012 4 4 - -
Conservative Myth of Competition 4: Cooperation Wins
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Last Friday, Alfred George showed how ...
ThePlainThinker 11/26/2012 5 6 - -
Always Myopic: The Talk About GOP Messaging
The media and those who follow it too closely have the habit of focusing too much attention on the mania of the current moment and on the surface of things. All the media talk since the election ...
ThePlainThinker 11/25/2012 5 10 - -
Conservative Myth of Competition 3: Cooperation Trumps Competition
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed how ...
ThePlainThinker 11/23/2012 16 8 1 -
Conservative Myth of Competition 2: Competition = Weakness
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed that the ...
ThePlainThinker 11/22/2012 5 2 - -
Conservative Myth of Competition 1: Can We All Just Get Along?
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George finished up his ...
ThePlainThinker 11/21/2012 2 2 - -
Conservative Myth of Self-interest 5: Do you wanna have friends?
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Yesterday, Alfred George showed how ...
ThePlainThinker 11/20/2012 2 1 - -
Conservative Myth of Self-Interest 4: Woe to the Randians
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Last week, Alfred George began to examine ...
ThePlainThinker 11/19/2012 5 4 - -
Science vs. GOP: ANOTHER Smackdown on Low-Tax BS
Don't you just love science? Especially when it slaps down Republican bull crap masquerading as "governing philosophy"? In some ways whats really astonishing is that a world view which starts out ...
ThePlainThinker 11/18/2012 13 23 1 -
THERE.IS.NO.SECESSION. PERIOD.
What do people not get about the term "Union?" The United States of America is a Union, not a loose confederacy of states. We tried such a structure with the Articles of Confederation that preceded ...
ThePlainThinker 11/17/2012 28 3 - -
Conservative Myth of Self-interest 3: Why can nothing get done?
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Having spent some time showing the Self-...
ThePlainThinker 11/16/2012 4 2 - -
Conservative Myth of Self-interest 2: Can't Live This Way
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today Mr. George traces the historical ...
ThePlainThinker 11/15/2012 4 5 - -
Conservative Myth of Self-interest 1: Selfishness by another name
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today, Alfred George begins his attack on ...
ThePlainThinker 11/14/2012 12 5 1 -
Conservative Myth of Scarcity 3: Fear of Other People
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today, Alfred George finishes his attack on ...
ThePlainThinker 11/13/2012 4 3 - -
Conservative Myth of Scarcity 2: Energy and Money
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the recently founded website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today, Alfred George continues to show why ...
ThePlainThinker 11/12/2012 5 4 - -
Conservative Myth of Scarcity, Part 1: Food, Water, and Land
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the new website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today, Alfred George begins to show why the fear of ...
ThePlainThinker 11/09/2012 6 4 - -
The Founding Myths of Conservatism
I'm continuing my reporting on the next installment from Conservative Estimate, the new website that is devoted to demolishing Conservatism. Today's post introduces the seven "Major Myths" that ...
ThePlainThinker 11/08/2012 9 10 1 -
Today We Begin to Blot Out the Vice of Conservatism
Last night, the American people dealt another political blow to the right wing. They rebuffed Republican attempts to buy our national elections with unlimited money, repudiated Republican voter-...
ThePlainThinker 11/07/2012 3 2 1 -
Tales My Mother Told Me—About Republicans
I was six years old during the first presidential election I remember, the Kennedy-Nixon match-up of 1960. I had seen both of the candidates on TV quite a bit, and I knew that every grown-up was ...
ThePlainThinker 10/22/2012 52 164 7 -
The Polls! The Polls!
Is there anything wrong with steveholt's analysis here of the polling since the Obama/Romney debate? He shows that before the debate the ratio of polls from reputable organizations to polls from ...
ThePlainThinker 10/12/2012 7 2 - -
Worried About Youth Vote? Read Georges Daire's take on P. J. Cultor's new ebook.
Georges Daire has posted this piece about a new ebook that could change the dynamic of the youth vote in the run-up to the election. If you worry that young people may sit this one out, you really ...
ThePlainThinker 09/16/2012 7 9 - 95
Does anybody else want to stoke the youth vote?
Last week I posted a book review that didn't get much attention. A few people have asked me to post it again, saying that it was a mistake to put it up during the DNC mania of last week. I don't ...
ThePlainThinker 09/11/2012 4 3 - 48
New Book Could Rocket the Youth Vote Even Higher than in 2008
A new ebook has just been published that could hold the key to getting even more young people out for this election than for the 2008 election. It's called Get Your Future Back!, by P. J. Cultor. It ...
ThePlainThinker 09/06/2012 6 8 1 193
Akin's Intransigence and Republican Ideology
This is just a note on the supreme irony of Todd Akin's refusal to heed the calls of his party for him to step aside. For most of my lifetime, Republicans have been only too happy to keep doubling ...
ThePlainThinker 08/22/2012 5 - - 35
Fortune Magazine gets to the bottom of Fast and Furious
As is probably obvious to everyone here at DKos, the uproar on the right over "Fast and Furious" is just another fear-mongering myth concocted by paranoid right-wing loonies and the media vampires ...
ThePlainThinker 06/27/2012 5 6 - 120
Muslims EXEMPT from Health Care Mandate!? — Christian Fear and the Conservative Bubble
A few days ago, I was a guest on Fairness Radio with Chuck Morse and Patrick O’Heffernan. In the course of our conversation, the claim was made that Muslims and other religious groups are exempt ...
ThePlainThinker 03/09/2012 37 82 6 993
Conservative Nature
Ever since the 2010 election, we've been treated to the spectacle of a Republican party going out of control. The adolescent self-centeredness that animates so much of Republican activity has ...
ThePlainThinker 02/27/2012 3 5 - 73
Catholics, Contraceptives, Conservatives, and the Constitution
The Obama administration's ruling that required church-affiliated institutions to provide birth-control coverage for their employees provoked a furor from the leaders of the Catholic Church. This ...
ThePlainThinker 02/20/2012 2 11 1 81
Clueless about Capitalism
Newt Gingrich’s recent “attack” on the free-market has revealed that Americans are almost universally clueless about the nature of capitalism. The response from just about everyone, including ...
ThePlainThinker 01/31/2012 10 10 - 80
Why "Marx was right" is right
The very popular diary by goinsouth this week on Nouriel Roubini's statement that Marx was right received some comments trying to excuse capitalism itself from being responsible for ...
ThePlainThinker 08/14/2011 8 15 1 87
Bloomberg Channels John Maynard Keynes
I just saw Mike Bloomberg on Morning Joe delivering Keynesianism to the masses with a spare metaphor: Economic downturns are like a sale for government--cheap resources and cheap labor allow ...
ThePlainThinker 08/08/2011 14 14 1 160
Degenerate AZ Republicans Choose Money Over Life
The moral degenerates known as Republicans continue their devolution on a daily basis. They are transitioning from the merely selfish-and-uncompassionate party into the evil party. Now Arizona ...
ThePlainThinker 11/20/2010 11 25 - 98
Andy Harris: The Face of Republican Bullsh*t -- UPDATE
Andy Harris (R-MD-01) is now--pathetic to say--my congressional representative. He's a typically stupid, selfish, venal, arrogant Republican who is hatefully hard on others while being ...
ThePlainThinker 11/18/2010 16 10 - 112
Two Free Scripts for Last-Minute Ads
If the media narrative is to be believed, many middle-of-the-road voters are about to do something foolishly self-destructive in the November mid-terms: vote more Republicans into Congress. ...
ThePlainThinker 10/06/2010 3 6 - 47
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