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Video: John Paul Stevens on BookTV, 56 min

Video: John Paul Stevens on BookTV, 56 min, last broadcast on September 1, 2014 Justice John Paul Stevens was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. He was appointed by President Gerald Ford and was … Continue reading

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Thomas Piketty’s 1-hour 2014 Presentation

to hear Thomas Piketty’s 1-hour 2014 presentation on inequality of incomes and assets, click on http://mediapage.rtcnow.com/event/akwien/140704-piketty/en

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Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy

Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand unlimited compensation when they see profits narrowed by democratic decisions. The lawsuits will be decided by economic lawyers changing … Continue reading

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I Spend, Therefore I Am

I Spend, Therefore I Am by Edward Skidelsky to read Edward Skidelsky’s review of Philip Roscoe’s book published January 21, 2014 in The Guardian, click on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/23/spend-therefore-philip-roscoe-review I Spend, Therefore I Am is a splendid denunciation of the dismal science … Continue reading

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The unconditional basic income – a social concept for Europe, 38pp

The time is right for alternative economics after the “money-out-of-nothing” phase. The financial markets must be shrivelled and the public sectors expanded. Profit-making is different than profit-maximizing. Economics as now taught is like brainwashing (cf. Christoph Thielemann). The neoliberal model … Continue reading

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Anti-Democratic Straitjackets by Pia Eberhardt

Anti-Democratic Straitjackets Pia Eberhardt e-mail: marc1seed@yahoo.com http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/08/427871.shtml The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (sometimes called TAFTA) is an anti-democratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for loss of expected profits. This free trade agreement negotiated … Continue reading

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Who Cares? A Feminist Critique of the Care Economy

to read the 28-page study “Who Cares? A Feminist Critique of the Care Economy” published in August 2014 by the Rosa Luxemburg foundation, click on http://www.rosalux.de/fileadmin/rls_uploads/pdfs/sonst_publikationen/folbre_whocares.pdf We live in an increasingly uncaring world. Patriarchal capitalism offers rich financial rewards to … Continue reading

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TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State

The TTIP. the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US, is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible. … Continue reading

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Self-Determination Means Market Determination

We face the continuing dissolution of traditional types, forms and rules, not a new type, a new form or a new rule… What was once called estrangement or objectification should appear as workers’ own interest. Corresponding to the market has … Continue reading

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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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