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Michel Bauwens: The Meaning that We Give to Life

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Nicolae Tanase: Michel, what is the meaning of life? Michel Bauwens: What if there is no meaning to life, but the meaning that we give to it? This conclusion is what imposed itself to me after a deep mid-life crisis when I was in my forties. I was not a happy young man, and my first…
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Karl Polanyi Explains It All - The American Prospect

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In November 1933, less than a year after Hitler assumed power in Berlin, a 47-year-old socialist writer on Vienna’s leading economics weekly was advised by his publisher that it was too risky to keep him on the staff. It would be best both for the Österreichische Volkswirt and his own safety if Karl Polanyi left the magazine. Thus began a circuitous odyssey via London, Oxford, and Bennington, Vermont, that led to the publication in 1944 of what many consider the 20th century’s most prophetic work of political economy, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time.

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New Book Explores the Legacy of Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

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In 02007, SALT speaker Alex Wright introduced us to Paul Otlet, the Belgian visionary who spent the first half of the twentieth century building a universal catalog of human knowledge, and who dreamed of creating a global information network that would allow anyone virtual access to this “Mundaneum.”
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