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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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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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