Category Archives: Reducing Working Hours

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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Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people

In his BookTV presentation for “The Rise of the Robots. On the Disappearance of Jobs in the Future,” the Silicon Valley software developer Martin Ford predicted that 30% of American jobs could be gone within 20 years. He favors a … Continue reading

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Video: Rise of the Robots, 1 hr

http://www.c-span.org/video/?326298-1/martin-ford-rise-robots Book Discussion on Rise of the Robots Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford … Continue reading

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Less Growth and Less Work

Less Growth and Less Work by Mohssen Massarrat French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an “inequality machine.” Profits soar and investments are postponed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Are economic policy alternatives … Continue reading

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Video: Plenitude – Reducing Working Hours, 5 min

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152673004940983&fref=nf Films For Action This fun animation provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of … Continue reading

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Rethinking Prosperity

Rethinking Prosperity Maybe our thinking about prosperity needs radical reconfiguration. The Gross Domestic Product measures everything but what makes life worthwhile said Bobby Kennedy. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Time for alternative economics, … Continue reading

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The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith

The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith by James Galbraith, June 7, 2007 to read the 10-page article by Marc Lee and James Galbraith, June 7, 2007, click on http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2007/06/04/the-inaugural-john-kennet… I want however to speak about Galbraith the economist, and … Continue reading

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Back to Full Employment: BookTV Presentation March 19, 2013 1hr 19 min

Robert Pollin, Prof. at the University of Massachusetts http://www.booktv.org/Watch/14290/quotBack+to+Full+Employmentquot.aspx

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Back to Full Employment – Robert Pollin, 11-pages, Jan/Feb 2011

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-author of A Measure of Fairness “Employment conditions in the United States today, in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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John Maynard Keynes: “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren,” 7-pages pdf, 1930

http://www.econ.yale.edu/smith/econ116a/keynes1.pdf

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