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MIchael Hudson: The Slow Crash | naked capitalism

MIchael Hudson: The Slow Crash | naked capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michael Hudson discusses some of his favorite themes; debt deflation, the high cost of consumer debt, negative interest rates.
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US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The inequality that is feeding the bitter, divisive and populist politics now sweeping the west
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The Pain You Feel is Capitalism Dying

The Pain You Feel is Capitalism Dying | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It can be very confusing to know that you won’t find a decent job, pay off student loans or put in a down payment on a h…
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New UN report finds almost no industry profitable if environmental costs were included

New UN report finds almost no industry profitable if environmental costs were included | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to a new report for the UN: almost no industry is profitable if you include environmental costs. So, maybe it's time for some serious changes?
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Most people don’t know what Capitalism is. | P2P Foundation

In Capitalism what matters is not whether fictional entities or human beings are making money, but whether decision makers are making money.

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Hacking capitalism with capped returns

Hacking capitalism with capped returns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An exploration of capped returns and how they can create an updated version of capitalism which is deeply generative, caring for people and the planet.
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Why 'The System' Is Rigged And The U.S. Electorate Is Angry - Forbes

Why 'The System' Is Rigged And The U.S. Electorate Is Angry - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Citizens are angry. “The body politic is burning up,” we learn from a recent NBC/Esquire survey. “And the anger that courses through our headlines and news feeds… about what they are doing to us—shows no sign of abating.” Insurgent presidential campaigns are making unexpected inroads in challenging establishment candidates in both parties. Why is the electorate angry?

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Laborious Cretin's comment, January 28, 2016 1:54 PM
80 richest billionaires is the same amount as that of the bottom 50% of the Earth's population

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2919540/Oxfam-report-finds-80-world-s-richest-billionaires-wealth-bottom-50-percent-global-population-3-5-BILLION-people.html#ixzz3yZAgxO1j
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Manifesto For Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity | Professor Richard D. Wolff

Manifesto For Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity | Professor Richard D. Wolff | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change. Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis alongside its bought-and-paid for political establishment. Neither serves the needs of our society. Whether it is secure, well-paid and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve. We do not have the lives we want and our children’s future is threatened because of social conditions that can and should be changed. One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. One key solution is thus the institution of genuine economic democracy as the basis for a genuine political democracy as well. That means transforming the workplace in our society as we propose in what follows.

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Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we've made, it can't be left to its own devices. Its self-regulating properties, contrary to the efforts of generations of economists trying to prove otherwise, are weak.
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Logged In | Jacobin

t’s a familiar pattern. First there’s an economic crisis. Then comes an enormous restructuring of capital — and with it a restructuring of labor — throwing past certainties into doubt. Old industries, companies, and occupations disappear and new ones emerge, enabled by new technologies. As people struggle to find a way to describe the seismic upheavals in the economic and social landscape, a linguistic mist arises, muddling the features of this new landscape, blurring attempts to analyze and map it.

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The Greenman: How Capitalism defeated the Left and then itself

The Greenman: How Capitalism defeated the Left and then itself | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My take on Paul Mason of @paulmasonnews and his opinion of how Kondratiev cycles explain our current economic mess https://t.co/Q45j9MprLS
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Capitalism Is Failing, and It's Time to Panic

Capitalism Is Failing, and It's Time to Panic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
4 minutes | The neoliberalist capitalist model has resulted in civil wars and economic disaster, and it’s only going to get worse. Unless, Paul Mason argues, we take advantage of the technologica
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Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) than unfavorably (34 percent). Among young adults, socialism does even better with a 43 percent favorable view vs. only 26 percent unfavorable. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, has surprised the establishment with the strength of his campaign.
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Paul Mason: capitalism is failing, and it's time to panic – video

Paul Mason: capitalism is failing, and it's time to panic – video | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The neoliberalist capitalist model has resulted in civil wars and economic disaster, and it’s only going to get worse
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The Sharing Economy Isn't a Niche. It's the Future of Market Capitalism.

The Sharing Economy Isn't a Niche. It's the Future of Market Capitalism. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How will future markets function when technology drives the marginal cost of goods and services nearly to zero?
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Chasing Utopia | Worker ownership and cooperatives will not succeed by competing on capitalism’s terms.

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Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to: the company is creating an unprecedented form of surveillance capitalism.
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Hacking capitalism with capped returns

Hacking capitalism with capped returns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An exploration of capped returns and how they can create an updated version of capitalism which is deeply generative, caring for people and the planet.
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The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all

The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason. But research indicates that it actually has many possible futures.

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Capitalism has become a scarcity-engineering system.

Capitalism has become a scarcity-engineering system. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Capitalism has become a scarcity-engineering system.” - Michel Bauwens, cited in Rise of the Commons: Fundamentals of P2P Economies by Alina Siegfried

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Senator Mark Warner talks to us about Uber, the future of work, and 'Capitalism 2.0'

Senator Mark Warner talks to us about Uber, the future of work, and 'Capitalism 2.0' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
U.S. Democratic Senator Mark Warner, who helped start wireless company Nextel, is focused on bringing stability to workers in the on-demand economy.
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