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Suitpossum: Post-Crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion: The Book

Suitpossum: Post-Crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion: The Book | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
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Interview with Brett Scott, author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance coming soon.

 

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Of democracies and institutions - Notes from Mere O

Of democracies and institutions - Notes from Mere O | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
Kyle Thetford riffing on a topic that James Davison Hunter wrote about several years ago: As mass social demonstrations, and the military, have toppled Mohammed Morsi in Egypt and called for new elections, it’s worth remembering why transitions to...
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The Free-Trade Charade #NAFTA a tool for predatory capitalism and the rich "elite"

The Free-Trade Charade #NAFTA a tool for predatory capitalism and the rich "elite" | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
The negotiations to create a free-trade area between the US and Europe, and another between the US and much of the Pacific (except for China), are not about establishing a true free-trade system.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:18 AM

and behind it all? Yes, US corporate fascism.

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In Democracies And Dictatorships, The Media Blame Game Is Alive And Well - Worldcrunch

In Democracies And Dictatorships, The Media Blame Game Is Alive And Well - Worldcrunch | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
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Who is really behind the scenes in Taksim Square?
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Capitalism, Democracy, and Elections - Monthly Review

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Capitalism, Democracy, and Elections
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Capitalism and real democracy never had much to do with one another. In contrast, formal voting in elections has worked nicely for capitalism.
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G8 Highlights Open Data as Crucial for Governance and Growth | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

G8 Highlights Open Data as Crucial for Governance and Growth | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
#G8 says #opendata is vital for #governance & #growth - but much work remains to realise the benefits http://t.co/Pj1c5MCirm
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News - Features - Why we need to know who really owns a company

News - Features - Why we need to know who really owns a company | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
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G8 communiqué and documents - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street - Inside Government - GOV.UK

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Cameron pushes for action to curb Bashar al-Assad

Cameron pushes for action to curb Bashar al-Assad | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
David Cameron will support US plans to impose a no-fly zone over parts of Syria, as he attempts to convince world leaders to act against the “dictatorial and brutal leader” President Bashar al-Assad during the G8 summit in Northern Ireland this week.
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Turkish police clear Istanbul sit-in

Turkish police clear Istanbul sit-in | Open Democracies | Scoop.it

Police intervention comes shortly after prime minister asked protesters to vacate Gezi Park by Sunday or face eviction......

Earlier on Saturday, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), called on the government to respect the decision taken by the sit-in protesters at Gezi Park to continue their action.

"The youths have taken the decision to go on with their sit-in protest. They have been discussing [to continue or not] for a while. We have to respect their decision as it is supposed to be in democracies," Kilicdaroglu, who met foreign media members at a hotel in Istanbul, said, stressing that in his opinion the sit-in action is legal.


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Six Reasons Why Choosing Hong Kong Is a ... - Naked Capitalism

Six Reasons Why Choosing Hong Kong Is a ... - Naked Capitalism | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
By MsExpat, a journalist and essayist who lives in New York and Hong Kong and Fellow of The Mighty Corrente Building. Originally published at Corrente. I live in Hong Kong. And when the news broke that Snowden had ...
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Liquid Feedback - P2P Foundation

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"Where exactly would Johnson’s “liquid democracy” lead us? In a footnote, he notes that “the German Pirate Party has implemented ‘liquid democracy’ techniques with some success in recent years.” “Some success” is a gross overstatement, as their unlikely success in Germany appears to have been rather short-lived. Yet in many ways, the Pirates have self-consciously adopted all the imagery and rhetoric of the Internet; they are the living embodiment of Internet-centrism. Obsessed with process—decentralized and horizontal, of course—they offer little by way of goals and policy positions. Worse, they think that such vacuousness is actually an asset; as the party’s spokesperson declared in 2011, “What we’re offering is not a program, but an operating system.”

 


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Economic Coercion: A Question of Autonomous Practice in Capitalism

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Economic Coercion & the Power of Conformity: A Question of Autonomous Practice in Capitalism http://t.co/gL6nKT1um5
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Unequal wealth is a threat to our democracies - Irish Independent

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The ISEQ is soaring, outperforming indices all over the world.
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The Next Great Internet Disruption: Authority and Governance | David Bollier

The Next Great Internet Disruption: Authority and Governance | David Bollier | Open Democracies | Scoop.it

As the Internet and digital technologies have proliferated over the past twenty years, incumbent enterprises nearly always resist open network dynamics with fierce determination, a narrow ingenuity and resistance.  It arguably started with AOL (vs. the Web and browsers), Lotus Notes (vs. the Web and browsers) and Microsoft MSN (vs. the Web and browsers, Amazon in books and eventually everything) before moving on to the newspaper industry (Craigslist, blogs, news aggregators, podcasts), the music industry (MP3s, streaming, digital sales, video through streaming and YouTube), and telecommunications (VoIP, WiFi).  But the inevitable rearguard actions to defend old forms are invariably overwhelmed by the new, network-based ones.  The old business models, organizational structures, professional sinecures, cultural norms, etc., ultimately yield to open platforms.

 

 


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The Democracy Project by David Graeber: The textual life of Occupy lives on

The Democracy Project by David Graeber: The textual life of Occupy lives on | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
A lot of bad books have been written about Occupy, too, and what saves this from being one of them is its perspective.
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White House, G8 Solidify Progress on Evasion, Fail to Grasp Tax & Company Transparency Need - Global Financial Integrity

White House, G8 Solidify Progress on Evasion, Fail to Grasp Tax & Company Transparency Need - Global Financial Integrity | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a research and advocacy organization working to curtail illicit financial flows out of developing countries.
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ONE reaction to G8 Summit

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A transparency revolution has begun. The G8 has made an important contribution, with action on transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors, on open data, on aid transparency and a significant step forward on tax transparency.
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Big Data Ethics | Transparency & Governance | SmartData Collective

Big Data Ethics | Transparency & Governance | SmartData Collective | Open Democracies | Scoop.it
Analytics is a very powerful weapon, and weapons can be abused.

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Carla Gentry CSPO's curator insight, June 16, 2013 9:35 AM

We can now gather, correlate, and analyze information in ways that were unthinkable in the past. The book “The Human Face of Big Data” does a particularly good job of rounding up some of the most interesting stories of how these technologies will touch our lives.

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How economic liberalisation dismantled crony capitalism called licence permit raj - India Today

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India Today How economic liberalisation dismantled crony capitalism called licence permit raj India Today This triangulated operation is the bedrock of modern day crony capitalism; you scratch my back, I will scratch yours and all done on a first...
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E-governance in Pakistan - DAWN.com

E-governance in Pakistan
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THE new government says it will have e-governance very soon. I tried to find the email address of Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Asif but there was no email address on the government of Pakistan website.
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