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The geopolitical risks facing Europe—in Ukraine and on its southern borders—could represent a threat every bit as severe as the euro crisis to the European Union's cohesion and financial stability.
Standard economic theory assumes that humans behave rationally and are able to objectively calculate the value (or cost) of the different choices they are presented with.
Thomas Piketty's Model of Inequality and Growth in Historical Context (Pt.
New York Daily News Obama to sign order protecting gay workers The Hill They say that if the law was interpreted as it was in the Hobby Lobby ruling, which allowed closely-held companies to opt out of paying for birth control coverage, hospitals,...
theorists are so used to expressing their ideas in the form of abstract, scholastic, indecipherable bullshit, they have lost all ability to state in clear language, comprehensible to the working class, the gist of the argument they wish to make.
A group of five countries has launched its own development bank to challenge the U.S.-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Leaders from the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — unveiled the New Development Bank at a summit in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza. The bank will be headquartered in Shanghai. Together, BRICS countries account for 25 percent of global GDP and 40 percent of the world’s population. To discuss this development, we are joined by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University and the World Bank’s former chief economist. "It’s very important in many ways," Stiglitz says of the New Development Bank’s founding. "This is adding to the flow of money that will go to finance infrastructure, adaptation to climate change — all the needs that are so evident in the poorest countries. It [also] reflects a fundamental change in global economic and political power. The BRICS countries today are richer than the advanced countries were when the World Bank and the IMF were founded. We’re in a different world — but the old institutions haven’t kept up."
The atheist movement has been described as having a race problem. Is there something to this, or are we really discussing the role of social justice activism in secular organizations?
The basic premise of my search for the Grand Unified Theory of Legal Value has been that Value is the gap between what you Invest and the Benefit you receive in a particular transaction. Otherwise ...
On July 10, the German government demanded the immediate departure of the head of the CIA mission in Berlin. Such demands are not unusual, even between ostensible allies. What is unusual is that it should be publicly announced, and with much fanfare. What accounts for what some are already calling an “unprecedented breach” in the very close relations after 1945 between the United States and the German Federal Republic?
NEW Interview of Prof. Chomsky on Activism, Democracy, Climate Change, his message to the future, and the lessons he's gleaned from his life: what his advice would be for present and future generations concerning the fate of the planet..
Michael Parenti - The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism: http://t.co/onNFwVN2H1 via @YouTube
A government deluding itself that it is democratic just because it won an election to come to power. An opposition deluding itself that by importing a march dressed as revolution from abroad, democracy is on its way to make a nest in Pakistan.
What would life be like in Cuba after the Castro regime?
Noam Chomsky: How Bush-Blair-Obama war crimes tore the Middle East to shreds - Stop the War Coalition: http://t.co/B85KTREpw4
Sudan Vision Towards an African Theory of Democracy Sudan Vision This paper argues that there is a general absence of democratic theory in African political scholarship in terms of providing the underlying principles, meaning, canons and criteria...
The Nation. (blog)How 'Corporate Responsibility' Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting WorkersThe Nation.
Chomsky starts at 4:50 (Noam #Chomsky on the #Israel-#Hamas conflict in #Gaza (starts at 4:30) http://t.co/3yQzjHxPVz)
The American political system, so highly polarized between conservative Republicans and moderate Democrats, has experienced in the last year some interesting changes on the left-hand margin of the national political scene. From Bill de Blasio's victory in the mayoral election in New York City, to Kshama Sawant's winning of a city council seat in Seattle, from the late Chokwe Lumumba's popularly-based campaign in Jackson, Mississippi, to self-described socialist Bernie Sanders’ talk of a run for the presidency, something new appears to be happening. Independent politics and socialist party campaigns, so long marginal to American political life and from discussion in the media, seem to be back on the radar again. This is all the more remarkable given our terrible election laws that make it so difficult in so many states to get parties and candidates on the ballot.
Ted was the only one who originally predicted the post-war economic upswing, although he never thought it would last as long as it did.
This increasingly brutal conflict could and should have ended long ago, but Russian leaders have continued to stoke the flames.
On June 24, the interior minister of the elected Thai government – ousted the month before in a military coup – officially formed an opposition movement in exile, denouncing the junta as illegitimate and vowing to fight against it. The name of the movement, Seri Thai, echoes a World War 2 resistance movement who fought against the Japanese. It will strike a chord with those who oppose the coup. The date of the announcement – always important to numerically minded Thais – is also symbolic, referencing the anniversary of the 1932 revolution that abolished the absolute monarchy and set out to establish democracy in the country.
The truly serious thing is that the Labor Law forbids the creation of independent unions, does not envisage the right to strike, reduces the social rights of workers and does not acknowledge the right of workers to keep their jobs regardless of their political opinions. It constitutes another step taken by Cuba’s political elite in the process of establishing an authoritarian capitalist system, for which they require a mass of dispossessed and subjugated workers.
Full Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqzOnVoWgUg May 19, 2014.
Labor theorists have a number of very interesting answers to the question, “What is money?” But not a single one of them has ever actually investigated the implications for wage slavery if their pet answer were true. You can look at the writings of people like Moseley, Foley, Nelson, Arthur,Campbell, etc. All have very interesting answers to the question, “Must money be a commodity?” However, one thing you will notice in common in all of these papers is that not one of these useless academics ever manages to explain how their particular answer affects the labor time of the working class.