Putin Rejects Socialism – Xavier Lerma – English pravda.ru

Pravda newspaper front page (around 1950s). Th...

Pravda newspaper front page (around 1950s). The head article title says: From the Soviet Leadership (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is currently top of Russian newspaper Pravda‘s most popular list. It’s a MUST READ.

via Putin Rejects Socialism – English pravda.ru.

The Western media often refer to tame hacks at Pravda, so it is interesting to see the position that Lerma has taken against the Western media. What is truly amazing is the extent to which socialism has been savaged in the major Western democracies in the name of austerity and yet this theme is not mentioned by Lerma?

Personally, I believe that this article is so popular in Russia because it throws some red meat to the Russian masses. To be sure, Russia is similar to the West in that there is an enormous difference between the top 1% and the rest of the population.

Any thoughts?

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Opinion: Too Old for Millennial & too Young to be a Baby Boomer? – John Gelmini

What Dr Alf has identified are the people I used to look for whilst working in the insurance industry in America who had lived long enough to become complacent but not long enough to take steps to protect themselves with Disability Income Plans and effective and efficient means of saving.

Whatever disaster these people might have faced, it was always going to be “the other guy” or by a process of divine intervention they imagined that “something would turn up because it always does”.

Today, one also needs to develop linear income from multiple sources as the old beliefs about corporate life are no longer true.

Companies are loyal to themselves, not to their employees, so people in Generation X need to rethink their positions, learn languages, retrain and develop linear income.

Some of them may have to move States, or even countries, or consider downshifting and self sufficiency.
What they cannot do is kid themselves that the Government or anyone else is going to save their bacon because that task belongs to them.

John Gelmini

We are Generation X,

We are Generation X, (Photo credit: Kathy Crabbe Art)

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