Category Archives: 2011

New Ebook Anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation,” 135 pp

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/604567 This new ebook anthology will be available from Smashwords.com from Feb 22 for $3.99! The anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes 3 translator’s introductions, 3 poems from the translator, 12 articles by Tomas Konicz, and articles by Ulrike Herrmann, … Continue reading

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Capitalism’s growth problem by David F. Guccio

https://rwer.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/capitalisms-growth-problem/#more-22125 Contemporary capitalism has a big problem. And no one seems to be able to refute it. The problem, as Robert J. Gordon sees it, is that economic growth is slowing down, it has been for decades, and there’s no … Continue reading

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Social Inequality Today by Helmut Martens

Social Inequality Today by Helmut Martens, Jan 2015 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/04/18781479.php The neoliberal rollback has created growing instabilities. An advancing process of de-democratization and social re-feudalization is connected with the rise of the new “super-rich.”.. The development of global capitalism reveals its … Continue reading

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Video: Super Amigos (2007), 1 hr 15 min

Reality begins when we all begin to believe. Enjoy this free movie that could inspire us to bring hope and possibility into our late capitalist cul-de-sac! Housing, health care and education should be public goods, not private privileges. http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/super_amigos In … Continue reading

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2 minutes with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/canadian-prime-ministers-message-to-the-gop-is-two-minutes-of-awesome-video/ Two months ago, our cousins to the north, Canada, ended the disaster known as conservative government, throwing out Prime Minister Stephen Harper along with his party and replacing them with liberals in huge numbers. Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau … Continue reading

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Economic Crises as Sicknesses and Catastrophes

to read the articles by Stephan Puehringer, Matthias Schnetzer and Patrick Schreiner, click on http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/11/431012.shtml The 2008 financial crisis is often wrongly described as a “state debt crisis” where cause and effect are inverted and economists and the market are … Continue reading

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“The Great Transformation Has Begun”: Interview with Fabian Scheidler

“The Great Transformation Has Begun” : Interview with Fabian Scheidler, author of “The End of the Mega-Machine: History of a Failed Civilization” (2015) http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/09/430493.shtml The core of this system, its over-arching law, is the endless accumulation of capital. That is … Continue reading

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Farewell to Homo Oeconomicus

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/08/430440.shtml Capitalism is not running so well. Is this because people are judged wrongly with misguided models? We must listen to our social side, says researcher Tania Singer The model of homo oeconomicus is antiquated and over-simplified. Dominant economic models … Continue reading

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Greek Revolt Against Bad Economics Threatens European Elites

The referendum in Greece refuting the European Union’s unbending insistence on radical austerity as the medicine Greeks must continue to swallow is simply not to be missed for its multiple layers of significance. To put the core take-home first, we … Continue reading

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Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments

Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/04/429740.shtml TTIP and Ceta are far more than trade agreements. They help strengthen the power of transnational corporations and weaken democratic institutions. Attac promotes just trade instead of fair trade. Labor rights, … Continue reading

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