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Is Bernie Sanders the Most Pro-Market Candidate? - Evonomics

Is Bernie Sanders the Most Pro-Market Candidate? - Evonomics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"This is where Bernie Sanders comes into play. You may not subscribe to many of Sanders’s ideas—particularly, those on limiting trade. But one thing is certain: he is really beginning a political and economical revolution. According to our research, Sanders is the only candidate in this race, and actually in the last few decades, who is not taking money from special interest groups. Sanders managed through grassroots movements to raise close to 100 million dollars from the “dispersed public”: that is, taxpayers, consumers, and investors that usually cannot organize and get representation in democracy because they are a large, heterogeneous group that cannot overcome the free rider problem. Sanders is defeating the model that has ruled politics for many years."

 

 

 
 
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Systems of Wealth Hoarding Hide in Your Mind — Medium

Systems of Wealth Hoarding Hide in Your Mind — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The internet is exploding with conversations about the Panama Papers — the largest data dump in history of secret files about rich people hiding and hoarding money. And yet the biggest story of all is hardly getting any attention.

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No More Whiney Fanboys & Fangirls - It's Time to Play Hardball | PoliticalRevolution.net

No More Whiney Fanboys & Fangirls - It's Time to Play Hardball | PoliticalRevolution.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Glenn Greenwald: Is It A Coup? What Is Happening in Brazil is Much Worse Than Donald Trump

Glenn Greenwald: Is It A Coup? What Is Happening in Brazil is Much Worse Than Donald Trump | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Brazil is facing its worst political crisis in over two decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff is refusing calls to resign, saying the impeachment proceedings against her amount to undemocratic attempts by the right-wing opposition to oust her from power. On Wednesday, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called the impeachment proceedings against Rousseff an attempted "coup d’état." We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald. His piece, "Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption—and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy," recently was published by The Intercept.
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Game over for Sanders? It needn't be | P2P Foundation

As his candidancy falters, where can that rapturous energy be channelled? Into building an economy that serves ordinary people, and excludes the 1%

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Strategies Moving Forward: Social Movements and Progressive Governments – A Round Table Discussion | Heathwood Press

Strategies Moving Forward: Social Movements and Progressive Governments – A Round Table Discussion | Heathwood Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Publisher’s note: This article was extracted from Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory (Vol. 1, Issue 2). Gordon Asher, Penny Cole, Christian Fuchs, Richard Gunn, R.C. Smith Introduction The following round table discussion between several notable activists, thinkers, and academics is intended to inspire interaction and discussion. It takes place as part of Heathwood’s ongoing research …
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'We are building a strange left': towards a democratic modernity?

'We are building a strange left': towards a democratic modernity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some reflections from Berlin on the launch of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) on 9 February, 2016.
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Why Trump? by George Lakoff

Why Trump? by George Lakoff | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 By George Lakoff          Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. Democrats have little understanding of why he is winning — and winning handily, and even many Republicans don't see him as a Republican…
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You’ll have to choose sooner than you think: Basic Income or Dystopian Slavery

You’ll have to choose sooner than you think: Basic Income or Dystopian Slavery | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  At no point in the history of our species has human culture ever changed as rapidly as it is now–and I literally mean now, because by the time you get to the end of this article, I sus…
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M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

An excerpt from "The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece" by Janosch Sbeih
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M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

* M.A. Thesis: The Transformative Effects of Crisis: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Economic Cultures in Spain and Greece. Janosch Sbeih.

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From Dot-com Capitalism to Cybernetic Communism - P2P Foundation

From Dot-com Capitalism to Cybernetic Communism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron’s The Californian Ideology, originally published in 1995 by Mute magazine and the nettime mailinglist, is the iconic text of the first wave of Net criticism. The internet might have fundamentally changed in the last two decades, but their demolition of the neoliberal orthodoxies of Silicon Valley remains shocking and provocative. They question the cult of the dot-com entrepreneur, challenging the theory of technological determinism and refuting the myths of American history. Denounced as the work of ‘looney lefties’ by Silicon Valley’s boosters when it first appeared, The Californian Ideology has since been vindicated by the corporate take-over of the Net and the exposure of the NSA’s mass surveillance programmes. Published in 1999 at the peak of the dot-com bubble, Richard Barbrook’s Cyber-Communism offers an alternative vision of the shape of things to come, inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s paradoxical ‘thought probes’. With the Californian Ideology growing stronger, the Net was celebrated as the mechanical perfection of neoliberal economics. Barbrook shows how this futurist prophecy is borrowed from America’s defunct Cold War enemy: Stalinist Russia. Technological progress was the catalyst of social transformation.

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What exactly is going on in Iceland?

What exactly is going on in Iceland? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The answer to the question is a surprisingly complicated and contested one. This all began with revelations about links between government ministers and offshore companies in so-called tax havens or tax shelters. On Sunday evening media outlets across the world, including RUV and Reykjavík Media, published documentation that linked these offshore accounts to prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, his wife, finance minister Bjarni Benediktsson and interior minister Ólöf Nordal

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How to be an anti-capitalist in the 21st century? Four proposed strategies ... | P2P Foundation

So, how to be an anti-capitalist in the 21st century? You should give up the fantasy of smashing capitalism to start constructing an emancipatory future.

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The Post-Trump Era

The Post-Trump Era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As awful as Donald Trump is, it will be exciting to witness the coming re-creation of the Republican Party.
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When are Crimes Against Humanity “Arcane References”? | P2P Foundation

When are crimes against humanity “arcane references”? When the United States government commits them.
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A political evaluation of bitcoin | P2P Foundation

A political evaluation of Bitcoin by Michel Bauwens, director of the P2P Foundation
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The Secret Of Donald Trump's Success

The Secret Of Donald Trump's Success | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump at a campaign rally (CC BY-SA 2.0 Gage Skidmore) George Lakoff Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate
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Politics and the Good Life | P2P Foundation

Today, the right has clear ideas about the good life, but the left still needs to develop a new ideal that is appropriate to a post-scarcity economy.

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The rise of American authoritarianism

The rise of American authoritarianism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016.
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Laborious Cretin's comment, March 1, 8:07 PM
Nice post. Thank you. It goes along with the republican structure also. The Republican network appears more hierarchical than the Democratic one. http://enikrising.blogspot.com/2009/08/do-parties-do-things-differently.html . The party did not challenge him good enough at first, and let him build good momentum. Trump is the ego/ID come back to haunt the republican party. 2014 hierarchical clustering by the 100 Senators and 398 Representatives who use Twitter. http://duckpond.wesleyan.edu/twitter-project/2014/01/03/co-occurences-of-congress-members/ A few key factors play into it all though. Again thank you for the link.
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Labour signs up Varoufakis and Paul Mason to New Economics roadshow | LabourList

Labour signs up Varoufakis and Paul Mason to New Economics roadshow | LabourList | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paul Mason is the latest big name to join Labour's 'New Economics' public tour while Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that former Greek Finance minister Yanis

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A discussion of the crises in Spain and Greece | P2P Foundation

Crises offer the opportunity to implement policies that lead to profound political and economic changes on the fast track as societies are in turmoil.
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Why America Is Moving Left

Why America Is Moving Left | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

pliRepublicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.

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