Commodity Fetishism

"In the 19th century, Karl Marx contradicted the artifice of Adam Smith's "naturalisation of the market's behaviour" as a politico-ideologic apology — by and for the capitalists — which allowed human economic choices and decisions to be misrepresented as fixed "facts of life", rather than as the human actions that resulted from the will of the producers, the buyers, and the sellers of the commodities traded at market."


The AAA notes that the average price for a gallon of regular gas nationwide has rise from $3.30 a month ago, to $3.52 today. That’s four cents more than it was last year, a record high price for the start of February, CNBC notes.
That means that U.S. households are paying the highest percentage of income for gas in almost 30 years. This comes even as gasoline consumption has fallen.


Drones Over Amerika

Pilots Report Drone Interfering with Flights on Approach to JFK Airport


One would think five bodies dangling from a bridge outside of Mexico City, wrapped in sheets as a mummy, would get some news coverage in the U.S.
Five men were hung on the bridge of Valle Dorado early today in this city. Allegedly left them with a message that was retired by the Municipal police.
The five bodies were blindfolded and presented as Mummies and all were covered only by bands that were placed them all over your body.
Police from different corporations and the army cordoned off the place where the macabre discovery was made this morning in the capital of Coahuila.
At least two of the three bodies had his face covered with Grey Ribbon and the other two just with bands that put all over your body from head to toe.
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