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Video: “Occupy Love” (2013), 1 hr 19 min

Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. Economics should be pluralist, not monolithic as the economy should be part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination and creativity. to watch “Occupy Love” (2013), click … Continue reading

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A Brief Theory of the Market by Ulrich Thielemann, 2000, 21pp

A Brief Theory of the Market – Ulrich Thielemann, 21pp, 2000 Profit making is not profit maximizing. Studying economics today is like brainwashing. The economy must be embedded in society, not society in the economy. These important insights from professor … 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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TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99% in Europe and the US. We expect for Europe an intensification of the trend to … Continue reading

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Learning from Roosevelt: HIs “New Deal” by Stephan Schulmeister

to read “Learning from Roosevelt: His “New Deal” by the Austrian economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister, click on http://la.indymedia.org/news/2014/07/264745.php In the first phase Roosevelt concentrated in three areas: firstly, the social-psychological side of depression, combating despondency and despair, secondly, the strict … Continue reading

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Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies!

The neoliberal model promotes profits, not investments (cf. Nicolaus Kowall, a critical Austrian economist). The financial sector must be shriveled and the public sector expanded. Those are two lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown. Speculation and investment must not be … Continue reading

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Investment Protection at a Crossroads by Pia Eberhardt

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) currently negotiated in secret by transnational corporations gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions … Continue reading

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www.wikileaks.org Memorandum on Leaked TISA Financial Services Text

to read the 17-page “Memorandum on Leaked TISA Financial Services Text” by Prof. Jane Kelsey, faculty of law, University of Auckland, New Zealand, click on https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/Analysis-of-secret-tisa-financial-a… This memorandum provides a preliminary analysis of the leaked financial services chapter of the … Continue reading

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