Category Archives: Reducing Working Hours

May the New Year Be Full of Good Surprises!

Celebrate the New Year with the 159-page eBook “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” by Marc Batko, Smashwords ($3.99)! Mainstream trickle-down economics is helpless in countering exploding inequality and precarious work. Austrian, Swiss, Polish and German critical economists could help us find … Continue reading

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Growth Criticism and Reduced Working Hours by Heinz-J. Bontrup

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433178.shtml Today’s growth critics speak of the necessity of a post-growth, a “renunciation society” or at least of a “green” capitalist model. Meanwhile, 1.6 earths would be needed because humanity exploits natural resources faster than the earth can generate them … Continue reading

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The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary

Reading sample: The Digitalization of Labor by Patrick Stary, 2016 from chbeck.de http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/08/432949.shtml Robots and algorithms are ready to automate many activities like the manufacturing robot Baxter… John Maynard Keynes dreamt of a future in which the work week of … Continue reading

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The state should represent the public interest

The state should represent the public interest but special interests or private interests seem to be in the driver’s seat with privatization, deregulation, liberalized markets, speculation, tax havens, and corporate tax evasion. In “Escape from Freedom,” Erich Fromm explained that … Continue reading

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Bernie is the electable one!

Investor Rights Agreements are not trade agreements and governments that don’t allow agreements to be read by officials or the public should be shamed into economic democracy. Transparency should not be made a nonsense word. If it is made a … Continue reading

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Memorandum 2015 by the Alternative Economic Policy study group

Memorandum 2015 by the Alternative Economic Policy study group in Bremen, Germany http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/11/430890.shtml For 40 years, the Alternative Economic Policy study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Public net … Continue reading

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Progress Means Reduced Working Hours – In the View of Marx and Keynes

Progress Means Reduced Working Hours by Berhard Schutz and Wolfgang Katzian, October 2015 http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/26/18779271.php More and more people use the free time option and decide for more freedom instead of higher negotiated salaries. Shorter hours can lead to economic growth, … Continue reading

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The end of capitalism by Paul Mason

The end of capitalism by Paul Mason, July 16, 2015, The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/17/postcapitalism-end-of-capitalism-begun Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing … Continue reading

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Brewster Kahle: A digital library, free to the world 13 min

How Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive Will Preserve the Infinite Information on the Web in Archives, Technology, TED Talks, Web/Tech| May 11th, 2013 http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/how_brewster_kahle_and_the_internet_archive_will_preserve_the_infinite_information_on_the_web_.html Brewster Kahle is an unassuming man. But as an internet pioneer and digital librarian, he … Continue reading

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Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment

Reduced Working Hours as a Socio-Economic Investment by Michael Schwendinger and Martin Risak, 2014 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/07/272143.php This economy condemns and enslaves. Reduced working hours and community centers (as in Vancouver B.C.) could be a third way beyond state and market enabling … Continue reading

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