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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Moishe Postone: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor

The current crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have ...
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Capitalism and Anwar Shaikh

Capitalism and Anwar Shaikh | real utopias | Scoop.it
The most important book on Marxist economics this year will be Anwar Shaikh’s Capitalism – competition, conflict, crises. As one of the world’s leading Marxist economists, Anwar Shaikh, has taught at The New School for Social Research for more than 30 years, authored three books and six-dozen articles.  This is his most ambitious work.  As…
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Robert J Gordon and the rise and fall of American capitalism

Robert J Gordon and the rise and fall of American capitalism | real utopias | Scoop.it
In the last few years, Robert J. Gordon, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, has persistently argued against the trendy view of the moment that robots, AI and other ‘disruptive technologies’ are about to launch the global economy into a productivity boost never seen before.  I have commented before on Gordon’s series of papers…
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Slavoj Žižek Democracy and Capitalism Are Destined to Split Up

Slavoj Žižek Democracy and Capitalism Are Destined to Split Up

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Capitalism is the Problem : Indybay

Prosperity in large part is based on the ecological and social exploitation of poor countries in Africa and Asia. Today 20% of humanity consume 80% of global resources.

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What Does The World Think Of Capitalism? - ValueWalk

What Does The World Think Of Capitalism? - ValueWalk | real utopias | Scoop.it
Capitalism seems to have few defenders these days. The laudable desire to sympathize with the poor and distressed has led many to believe
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Slavoj Zizek Interview on Capitalism, Conservatives, Narratives, the Left, PC Culture, Hollywood

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Carpetbagging 'Crony Capitalism' in Ukraine - Consortium News

Carpetbagging 'Crony Capitalism' in Ukraine - Consortium News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Consortium News Carpetbagging 'Crony Capitalism' in Ukraine Consortium News There's also the possibility that Jaresko is exploiting this opportunity to learn all she can about the inner workings of the Ukrainian government to position herself to...
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Horror Film—The Decline of Capitalism Through the Lens - In Defense of Marxism

In an article on World War I, Lenin once remarked that, “Capitalist society is and has always been horror without end.” In discussing the early development of capitalism in his classic, Capital, Marx said that upon its arrival in history “capital ...
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Free Markets Ideology Is Making Society Sick - Huffington Post

Free Markets Ideology Is Making Society Sick - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Free market ideology has so pervaded our culture that we aren't even aware of it. It is incorporated in the very language we use to discuss anything vaguely economic.
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Robert Reich Explains Why Capitalism Is Broken and the Importance of Bernie ... - Mic

Robert Reich Explains Why Capitalism Is Broken and the Importance of Bernie ... - Mic | real utopias | Scoop.it
"The establishment... needs to be aware that its days are numbered."
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Japan: double-dip

Japan: double-dip | real utopias | Scoop.it
The recent signing of the TransPacificPartnership (TPP) will benefit American imperialism considerably.  But the media has latched onto TPP as the saving grace for Japanese prime minister Abe’s ‘Ab...
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Crises of Capitalism

In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane ...
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More Leisure, Less Capitalism, Thanks to Tech - Truth-Out

More Leisure, Less Capitalism, Thanks to Tech - Truth-Out | real utopias | Scoop.it
Author Peter Frase discusses how technology and evolving social relations could lead to more leisure time in workers' lives.
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Two Capitalist Tales: A Kickstart and a Kick in the Head - Huffington Post

These are two tales about capitalism at its best and at its worst. These are true stories because even Hollywood at its brashest could not write fictional scripts better than these to depict the duality of capitalism.
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Robert Reich is trying to save capitalism - WWNO

Because we are already well into the election season, we're going to keep hearing about our economic system, and the wonders and the downfalls of
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Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself | David Graeber | Comment is free | The Guardian

Savage capitalism is back – and it will not tame itself | David Graeber | Comment is free | The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
David Graeber: Capitalists spread prosperity only when threatened by global rivalry, radical movements and the risk of uprisings at home
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The woman driving Patagonia to be (even more) radical

The woman driving Patagonia to be (even more) radical | real utopias | Scoop.it
CEO Rose Marcario is leading the rebellious outdoor-clothing maker into a new era of growth—and planet-friendly practices.
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Capitalism in the 21st century - The Express Tribune

Capitalism in the 21st century - The Express Tribune | real utopias | Scoop.it
Marx’s vision of a classless society shaped the 20th century, inspiring the battle between communism and capitalism
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From value and profit to crisis and back

iicI’ve just attended a one-day workshop on the rate of profit and crisis organised by Simon Mohun, Al Campbell and other Marxist economists as a prequel to the annual IIPPE conference taking place in...

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Capitalist contradictions - Mail & Guardian Online

Capitalist contradictions - Mail & Guardian Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
Now is the moment to put moral pressure on big business, as job cuts, pollution and capital flight reach record levels, writes Professor Patrick Bond.
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Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism? - Test Tube

Are We Nearing The End Of Capitalism? - Test Tube | real utopias | Scoop.it
Capitalism was once a dominant system, but the rise of technology is hindering its future. So, will we soon live in a postcapitalist world?
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World Capitalism, a Basket Case: A Layman's View - CounterPunch

World Capitalism, a Basket Case: A Layman's View - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
The ultimate breakdown of capitalism has become a spectator sport on the Left, most present-day observers happy enough (realistic enough?) to point out nonterminal contradictions as, in both Europe...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation