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The Rebirth of the One-Thousandth Society

The Rebirth of the One-Thousandth Society by Austrian economists Matthias Schnetzer and Markus Marterbauer http://la.indymedia.org/news/2015/01/267199.php The richest thousandth (0.1%) increased their share in the total wealth very intensely since the 1980s. Their share – 22% – is as much as … 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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Taxpayers/ Public Funds Brought Smart Phones by Mariana Mazzucato

All personal achievement would have been impossible without state investment in roads, schools, hospitals, airwaves, health and food safety. The Internet, the touch screen and smart phones would not exist without state funds. Steven Jobs and his people only combined … Continue reading

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The Meme Wars, The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, 408 pp

to read the free 408 page Internet book by Kalle Lasn, Adbusters, click on http://kickitover.org/economics-textbook/ Manfred Max-Neef is at pp.88-93. Kick It Over CLIMATE CHAOS. ESCALATING INEQUALITY. FINANCIAL VOLATILITY. Multiplying real-world disasters sprung from the fantasy world of neoclassical economics … Continue reading

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How Economists Change the World by Stephan Schulmeister

Theory development is also a war over dominance – at the universities, in the media and in politics. The goals of Hayek’s war were expulsion of the Keynesians, liberalization of the financial markets, abandonment of full employment policy, dismantling the … Continue reading

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Ways out of Capitalism by Tomasz Konicz

This introduction to Tomasz Konicz’ “On the Search for Alternatives to the Permanent Capitalism Crisis” (2014) is translated from the German. “The disintegration of the capitalist world system began long ago in its periphery… Capitalism perishes in its hyper-productivity and … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come by Friedrich Schorlemmer

Thy Kingdom Come by Friedrich Schorlemmer http://www.oocities.org/marc_batko/thykingdom.html Friedrich Schorlemmer was born in 1944 in Wittenburg. Since the beginning of the seventies, he was engaged in the peace- and environmental movements of the DDR (east Germany). From 1970 to 1978, Schorlemmer … Continue reading

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Free Internet Book: The Neoliberal Crisis, 108pp

Free Internet Book: The Neoliberal Crisis, ed. by Jonathan Rutherford and Sally Davison, 2012, 108pp, published by Soundings http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/ebooks/The_Neoliberal_crisis.pdf A collection of essays that seeks to understand the current financial crisis as a potential moment of rupture in the neoliberal … Continue reading

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Economics is Onesided and Reactionary

The model of the person in economics is the so-called homo oeconomicus who perfectly surveys the market, clearly foresees the future development and then rationally decides upon an action, optimally adjusted to all relevant data, that creates the greatest economic … Continue reading

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Video: “Dark Legacy” (2009) on the Kennedy assassination, 1 hr 20 min

Here’s a link to “Dark Legacy,” a one-hour video on the Kennedy assassination: http://vimeo.com/44581567

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