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What The 1% Majored In

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There are a lot of factors to weigh when picking your college major. Like, for example, will this major land me in the top 1% of earners?
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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "The Women's Movement"

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Vincent Deary: 'Are you living the life you want to lead?' - The Guardian

Vincent Deary: 'Are you living the life you want to lead?' - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it


And if it's a bit self-conscious at times, Slavoj Žižek this and Melanie Klein that, for the most part it keeps its feet on the ground.

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It's time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth - The People's Voice

It's time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth - The People's Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it

The latest bestseller in economics has done a great deal of service to progressives in highlighting the imperative of shared wealth. But given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, this emerging conversation on global sharing has to get a lot more radical.

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▶ Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe, 1 of 2 - YouTube

Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe We turn now to Europe, where many are concerned about the growing acceptability ...
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Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe 2 of 2 - YouTube

Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe 2 of 2 http://t.co/rrAO8bcGJA
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Are unions dead? - The New Republic

Are unions dead? - The New Republic | real utopias | Scoop.it


Their power has declined enormously, obviously, but unions, especially the largest ten or so, are still significant American institutions.

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The Living Wage and Class Struggle in South Africa (Remember Marikana?) - News24

The Living Wage and Class Struggle in South Africa (Remember Marikana?) - News24 | real utopias | Scoop.it


It is no exaggeration to put it to you without hesitation that black people are still severely marginalised in our country, sadly 20 years post-democracy.

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A left-wing, but flawed, vision for an independent Scotland - Green Left Weekly

A left-wing, but flawed, vision for an independent Scotland - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

Elected a Labour Party MP for South Ayrshire in 1970, he shifted away from mainstream Labour Party politics due to his commitment to setting up a Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push ... - Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push ... - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it

Ecuador's pro-US neoliberal president Lucio Gutierrez was ousted in 2005. Since then, relations between Ecuador and the United States have deteriorated, with the Andean nation’s increasing rejection of US hegemony.

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Indonesia and the Philippines: A tale of two democracies - Aljazeera.com

Indonesia and the Philippines: A tale of two democracies - Aljazeera.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

In The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, the Czech legendary writer Milan Kundera famously argued: "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." In many ways, this was the struggle that defined the most recent elections in the world's third largest democracy, Indonesia.


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CCEPA: Ethical Issues in Agriculture - Dr. Paul Thompson

Dr. R. Paul Thompson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Institute For The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Dept. Of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

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What Gave Bitcoin Its Value? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

What Gave Bitcoin Its Value? : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education | real utopias | Scoop.it

Many people who have never used bitcoin look at it with confusion. Why does this magic Internet money have any value at all? It’s just some computer thing that someone made up.

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Russia's “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Russia's “Humanitarian Invasion”: As Kiev Tries to Terrorize Donetsk Into ... - Center for Research on Globalization | real utopias | Scoop.it

The West is trying to turn the Russian humanitarian aid convoy “… into a duplicitous dangerous act because it would better fit with the kind of scenario that they have been putting forth about Russia being a predator or being the provocateur,” says renowned author Dr. Michael Parenti, a political scientist from Yale University, a historian, and a cultural critic, in an interview with Radio VR.


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The Shame Of Labor Day - Forbes

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“Labor Day,” writes Harold Meyerson in the Washington Post, has become a “mocking reminder that this nation once honored workers.” Why are workers no longer honored and rewarded? It wasn’t globalization. It wasn’t technology.  It was, he says, executives grabbing almost all the earnings for shareholders and themselves, leaving insufficient resources for the organization to grow, let alone the remunerate the workers for the gains in productivity their work has engendered.

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Forbes itself has been partly to blame for promoting policies that undermined workers in favor of corporate profits.

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What The Left Can Learn From Alexander Hamilton - Huffington Post

What The Left Can Learn From Alexander Hamilton - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it


They established a labor theory of value, but restricted its realm to agriculture. In their view, all other labor and economic activity was parasitic upon farming.

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Stopping Nato and the spread of War - Boris Kagarlitsky | London 27-08-14

Russian author and campaigner Boris Kagarlitsky speaking at a meeting organised by Stop the War Coalition on the eve of anti-Nato protests in Newport, Wales

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'The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier),' From Janos Szasz - New York Times

'The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier),' From Janos Szasz - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it


Directed by Janos Szasz, it is based on a widely admired novel, written in French, by the Hungarian-born writer Agota Kristof.

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It's time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth - Scoop.co.nz

It's time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth - Scoop.co.nz | real utopias | Scoop.it

The latest bestseller in economics has done a great deal of service to progressives in highlighting the imperative of shared wealth. But given the social and ecological limits to economic growth, this emerging conversation on global sharing has to get a lot more radical. 


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How the zero-waste economy benefits everyone - GreenBiz.com (blog)

How the zero-waste economy benefits everyone - GreenBiz.com (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it

“Don’t let fashion go to waste,” says H&M, the global clothing retailer that booked $20 billion in revenues last year. So I brought a bag of old T-shirts, sweaters and khaki pants to an H&M store in Washington, D.C., which took them, no questions asked, and gave me a coupon for 15 percent off my next purchase. H&M takes back clothes in all of its 3,100 stores in 53 countries.

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Implications of the Overthrow of Communism by Michael Parenti - Dutch Subtitles

Michael Parenti: Reflection on the Overthrow of Communism NL Subtitles Dutch Michael John Parenti (born 1933) is an American political scientist, historian, ...
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In Ukraine, the Old World Order Ends in Farce - Carnegie Europe

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A new version of the Helsinki Final Act could install modern civil society as a prerequisite for success in a globally networked world.

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Coca-Cola and Its Egregious History - CounterPunch

Coca-Cola and Its Egregious History - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it

The Coca-Cola Company is, of course, a capitalist company meaning that its goal is to make money virtually any way possible. It’s good at this. Its market cap today is $168.7 billion according to Forbes.  Since it’s founding in the late 1800’s it is now known to be the most recognized product in the world. Its goal of making money is accomplished regardless of the consequences be it environmental degradation, pollution, abuse of and destabilizing water use, worker assassinations, discrimination in the work place, or the health of individuals drinking its product, to name but a few.  Promoting a product that requires purchase by huge numbers of individuals in order to make a profit necessitates deliberate efforts at creating a positive public image. It’s good at that also but it is simultaneously considered by some as one of the most evil corporations in the world – a designation that suits it well.

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The Entire World Is Under Siege - CounterPunch

The Entire World Is Under Siege - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it

With each new atrocity committed by Israel against the Palestinians & Occupied Territories of Palestine, propagandists and dictators everywhere grow bolder, ever more confidant in their own ability to show brazen, arrogant contempt for the basic welfare of the common man and woman. To quote an old cry against South African apartheid: “An Injury To One Is an Injury To All!” This unresolved crisis represents The Black Hole of the human spirit on our planet!

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Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body To See The Future | Threat Level | WIRED

Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopter Is Cryonically Freezing His Body To See The Future | Threat Level | WIRED | real utopias | Scoop.it
"He’s always been optimistic about the future," says Hal Finney's wife, Fran.
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Piketty's Capital and the spectre of inequality - In Defense of Marxism

Piketty's Capital and the spectre of inequality - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it

Thomas Piketty, a French economist and academic, has become an overnight sensation thanks to his book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, a bestseller that has sparked debate on all sides for its detailed analysis of inequality under capitalism, with elation and praise from the reformist left, and horror and fright from the free-market right.

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