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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky | Neo-Liberal Assault on the Population - CSU - Speaker Series - YouTube

Watch as Noam Chomsky gives a talk prepared for Concordia Students in light of campus campaigns and initiatives, courtesy of your Concordia Student Union (CSU).

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The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy

The twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it


Geopolitically, the “New World Order” which was once supposed to represent a permanent post-Cold War settlement is in serious trouble.

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Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Terrorism - Truthdig

Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Violence in the Age of Terrorism - Truthdig | real utopias | Scoop.it
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Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Beyond the Spectacle of Neoliberal Misery and Violence in the Age of Terrorism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | real utopias | Scoop.it

The need for a democratic formative culture and the necessity to take the educative nature of politics seriously raises crucial questions about the educative nature of politics and how the public pedagogy produced by the old and new media can be used to expand rather than close down democratic relations.

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BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network

BRICS: Progressive Rhetoric, Neoliberal Practice - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it

Patrick Bond is the director of the Center for Civil Society and a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Bond is the author of the recently released books, South Africa - The Present as History (with John Saul) and the 3rd edition of Elite Transition.


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The march of the neoliberals

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The coalition's neoliberal agenda is the most radical social revolution in decades – with the dismantling of the tyrannical state at its heart. Cultural theorist Stuart Hall looks at the rapid advance of the ideology and asks: can it be reversed?
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A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed | Redress Information ...

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed | Redress Information ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

The mode of contemporary living is in many ways dysfunctional. There are the obvious and painful daily signs that affirm this: the 13 or so wars taking place; the fact that half the world’s population live impoverished lives on less than USD 2 a day, 80 per cent on under USD 10 a day.

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Neoliberalism's Slippery Slope - Dissident Voice

Neoliberalism's Slippery Slope - Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it

Freidman, as one of the founders of neoliberal thought, and theory, in the late 1940s, became synonymous with “monetarism” and eventually with “neoliberalism,” and as follows, significantly, very significantly, his theory spread all across the earth from the shores of Melbourne to Sri Lanka to Cape Town to Cape Horn to Tokyo; it’s a neoliberal world.

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There Are Alternatives To The Neoliberal Blind Alley! - Social Europe Journal

There Are Alternatives To The Neoliberal Blind Alley! - Social Europe Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it

In its Working for the Few briefing paper, Oxfam has called attention to a worrying trend: the wealth of 1% of the world’s richest people is equivalent to a total of US$ 110 trillion – 65 times the total wealth of the poorer half of the world’s population. In the last 25 years, wealth has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few; leading to a tiny elite owning 46% of the world’s wealth. An aggravating factor in this situation is that this wealth is mostly from profits derived from capital, property and assets, rather than from wages, as French economist Thomas Piketty recently showed in his outstanding book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A large number of highly profitable businesses are often under-taxed – an unacceptable trend across stock markets around the world. Ultimately, this contributes to economic inequality and creates a new Belle Époque, in which the social mobility of the working class is severely limited by the system of “patrimonial capitalism”.

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Liberal Policies Can't Help but Destroy the Middle Class - TheBlaze.com

Liberal Policies Can't Help but Destroy the Middle Class - TheBlaze.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

In the mid fifth century A.D., in the waning days of the Roman Empire, the corrupt ruling elite in Rome turned the once revered legions against their citizen provincials in order to exact what had become a crushing tax burden.

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Debunking the Myths of a Liberal Economist - TheStreet.com

Debunking the Myths of a Liberal Economist - TheStreet.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Examining an incredible range of data across many countries and several centuries, the author purports to demonstrate that over time capitalist economies naturally concentrate ever greater shares of wealth and income into the hands of a few, leaving less resources to pay the wages of ordinary workers.
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Forty Years Later, From Dictatorship to Neoliberalism. Portugal as a Model for a New Socialism? | Critical Analysis |Axisoflogic.com

Interconnected communities and regions – and no longer (only) the working class – are the revolutionary subjects for a new socialism. Amongst them the collective intelligence develops with which they are able to encounter the challenges and resist opposition. The country could thereby again become the Mecca of the world’s revolutionary youth. This spark will spread like wildfire – and no power in the world will be able to extinguish it. For a united people, connected through friendship and the sharing of knowledge, in possession of healthy and decentralized conditions of production, unified by a heart-anchored universal ethic – will never be defeated.

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How the right sold austerity as the only economic solution - The Guardian

How the right sold austerity as the only economic solution - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
More than 30 years of neoliberalism and six years of austerity have floored us, yet the left is incapable of mounting a serious challenge to this economic orthodoxy. Why?
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Alan Freeman on neoliberalism, marxism and dollar

Alan Freeman is a former Principal Economist at the Greater London Authority, author. He is known for 'The Poverty of Statistics' (2009), 'Benchmarking for Pluralism in Economics' (2009), 'Heavens Above: What Equilibrium Means for Economics' in Mosini, V. (ed) (2007), and for edited book 2004: with Boris Kagarlitsky (eds). The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in crisis.

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Harvard professor questions universality of market values - The Brown Daily Herald

Harvard professor questions universality of market values - The Brown Daily Herald | real utopias | Scoop.it

“What should be the role of money and markets in our society?” The question arose repeatedly in a lecture given by Michael Sandel, a Harvard professor of government and best-selling author, Thursday evening to an almost-full C.V. Starr Auditorium.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation