[Marxism] Screwed by vulture funds, Puerto Rico is the US's 'Greece'

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 22:49:40 MDT 2015

The world has been focused on the spectacle of the “Troika” of the
International Monetary Fund, European Union and the European Central Bank
crushing the Greek people, but it is far from the only example of strong
nations using a “debt crisis” to extract more wealth from those that are

A case in point is the US colony of Puerto Rico. In a June 28 *New York
Times* interview, the governor of the Caribbean archipelago nation declared
its debt of US$73 billion “is not payable. There is no other option. I
would love to have an easier option. This is not politics. This is math.”

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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