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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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Greek Revolt Against Bad Economics Threatens European Elites

The referendum in Greece refuting the European Union’s unbending insistence on radical austerity as the medicine Greeks must continue to swallow is simply not to be missed for its multiple layers of significance. To put the core take-home first, we … 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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Happy Canada Day! The TPP and Canada

Happy Canada Day! A little inspiration, hope and encouragement from our sister and friend to the North! The TPP and Canada by Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew, May 22, 2015, 4 pp https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2015/05/TPP_and_Canada.pdf This 4-page fact sheet provides readers with … Continue reading

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TTIP – Why the World Should Beware, 61 pp

Radical free trade policies did not begin with the birth of NAFTA, nor with the founding of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995 – both had been in place in over 90 developing and transitional economies for over a … Continue reading

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The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

to read the article by Claire Provost and Matt Kennard published in The Guardian, June 10, 2015, click on http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/10/obscure-legal-system-lets-corportations-sue-states-ttip-icsid Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win … Continue reading

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