Category Archives: Alternative Economics

Post-capitalist Perspectives

Post-capitalist Perspectives by Raul Zelik, 1/29/17 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15/18816917.php Capitalism is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater … Continue reading

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Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop

Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop by Attac Germany and the Alternative Economic Policy study group in Bremen, Germany, 2018 and 2010 https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/26/18816019.php Amazon is one of many examples of a gigantic problem. International corporations shirk from contributing their just … Continue reading

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Alternative Federal Budget (Canada), 156 pp

Alternative Federal Budget – Feb 2018, 156 pp from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2018/02/Alternative_Federal_Budget2018.pdf For more than two decades, the Alternative Federal Budget has provided a blueprint for sustainable and equitable growth in Canada. When successive federal governments … Continue reading

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Celebration, abundance and resistance are part of our nature!

One day in Vancity is equal to about 300 days in Portland! Celebration, cooperation, abundance and resistance are part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies! Here are links to “Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis” and … Continue reading

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Changing Consciousness: New Paradigms Needed!

Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people! How exciting to be living in a time crying for alternative economics, reduced working hours, shriveling the financial sector, expanding the public sector, becoming cloud- workers, translators, editors, … Continue reading

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Alternative Economics and Philosophical Reflections

I’m in a great euphoria with two books available from Amazon Kindle in 72 hours. You can order the two eBooks “Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis” ($3.99) and “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” ($3.99) from amazon.com. You can download their … Continue reading

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Philosophical Reflections on the Economic Crisis by Marc Batko

GRIN.com is a Munich publisher with 188K eBooks and dissertations and offers reading samples of all the dissertations. A universe of knowledge and enlightenment opens up. Enjoy the feast! http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/373028/philosophical-reflections-on-the-economic-crisis

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Time on our Side, 30 page introduction

Time is on our Side, 30 page introduction by Anna Coote, 2013 On Shortening the Work Week The New Economics Foundation, UK http://b.3cdn.net/nefoundation/aefb306fbab76f46ca_1im6i20sk.pdf Have you ever wondered why you’re so busy, where your time goes, or how much your time … Continue reading

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Video: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth – Gar Alperovitz, 1 hr 10 min

https://www.c-span.org/video/?429340-2%2Fprinciples-pluralist-commonwealth Gar Alperovitz talked about his book Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth, in which he argues that the U.S. needs an economic and political system that departs from both capitalism and socialism. BookTV.org is a treasure going back more than … Continue reading

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Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of “Germany First”

Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of “Germany First” http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/06/434822.shtml The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes for many years. “Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended … Continue reading

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