Monthly Archives: October 2013

Consumption: Infinite Growth is Senseless

Consumption: Infinite Growth is Senseless. Writing in 1930, the great British economist John Maynard Keynes envisioned a 15-hour work week. In the midst of the worst economic crisis, he foresaw a world where people had to work much less because … Continue reading

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Who is Saving Whom: Debunking the business case for ethics by Ulrich Thielemann

Blind faith in the markets must be replaced and bankers brought to a new understanding… Profit making is different than profit maximization… Profit maximization, the perverse foundation of finance capitalism, can lead to mass unemployment as suffered in Greece and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Renegade Economist Show – The Pilot

From the makers of Four Horsemen – the Renegade Economist is disrupting the business television format with a new show that equips people with the knowledge, tools, techniques and mind-set they need to make the shift into the new business … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Kennedys Don’t Cry, 1hr 36 min

VIDEO: Kennedys Don’t Cry, 1 hr 36 min to watch the 1975 documentary “Kennedys Don’t Cry, click on http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/kennedys_dont_cry?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3.0+We+Recommend+Template&&utm_content=newsletter 1400 banks failed in 1930. Joe Kennedy was an outsider to the Lodges of Boston, worked on FDR’s reelection and became … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Alternatives, 19pp

The “ABCs of Alternatives” published in May 2013 by the Rosa Luxemburg foundation includes chapters on democratization, globalization criticism, global social rights, good work, Keynesianism, knowledge commons, liberation pedagogy, no person is illegal, peace, rebellion, redistribution and the World Social … Continue reading

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Being civilized means learning from history

Being civilized means learning from history The hope is learning from others, seeing life as ambivalent and dialectical, facing and not fading out the expansion of the financial sector and speculation and abandoning the myths of the “bubble and credit … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Crisis by Tom Tomorrow

to see Tom Tomorrow’s cartoon from October 9, 2013, click on http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/19325-the-unfolding-crisis

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The NSA Isn’t Foiling Terrorist Plots and First Interview with Edward Snowden

to read the article by Foreign Policy in Focus published on October 8, 2013, click on http://fpif.org/nsa-isnt-foiling-terrorist-plots/ The NSA Isn’t Foiling Terrorist Plots There’s still no credible evidence that the NSA’s massive digital surveillance has disrupted any terrorist plots. Admittedly … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart tries to stop government shutdown

Jon Stewart tries to end the government shutdown: The Daily Show on October 8, 2013 http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/tue-october-8-2013-malala-yousafzai and VIDEO: “97% Owned” – Economic Truth documentary, 59 min or 2hr 10 min “Growth can’t come without debt and debt brings down the … Continue reading

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Obama’s credibility – and that of his critics

Less than six months ago, the US was described as a phoenix risen from the ashes, with an economic recovery, independent energy resources, dominant IT multinationals and a renascent car industry. Now it is an empire in decline, brought down … Continue reading

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