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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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Living and Working Differently and Self-Optimization

to read the articles by Ulrich Brand and Wilfried Gaum, click on http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/08/272819.php Excessive consumption of natural resources destroys the environment and fuels climate change. The weaker members of society and regions are impacted by this climate change. Far-reaching use … Continue reading

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From the Free Market to the Share Economy

to read the articles by Christoph Lutge and Nils Ole Oermann, click on http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/08/272711.php In 1970 the economics Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman argued the social responsibility of business was only maximization of its profits. This is not true any … Continue reading

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Patients are not Consumers

to read the articles by Hartmut Reibners, Tom Berthold, Sven Giegold and Dierk Hirschel from 6/2015,click http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2015/08/430358.shtml Patients are not Consumers Mainstream economics is always based on the idea of homo oeconomicus, an egoist who maximizes his own advantages. In … Continue reading

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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Shell Oil’s Risky and Reckless Arctic Drilling Plan

Agency gave Shell the stamp of approval to drill in fragile Arctic Ocean, despite threats Interior unlawfully approved Shell’s problem-riddled Arctic drilling plan. In doing this, it has failed the communities and wildlife of this region. Erik Grafe Staff Attorney, … Continue reading

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8 PROPOSALS ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS (TNCs) AND HUMAN RIGHTS Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, www.tni.org June 2015, 7 pp https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/written-contribution-of-the-global-campaign.pdf “…In conformity with the United Nations Charter, the future legally binding international instrument must reaffirm that … 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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Jürgen Habermas’s verdict on the EU/Greece debt deal – full transcript

to read the full transcript published in The Guardian UK, July 16, 2015, click on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/16/jurgen-habermas-eu-greece-debt-deal?CMP=share_btn_fb Guardian: What is your verdict on the deal reached on Monday? Habermas: The Greek debt deal announced on Monday morning is damaging both in … 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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