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What The 1% Majored In

What The 1% Majored In | real utopias | Scoop.it
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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Hedges and Wolin (3/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? - The Real News Network

Hedges and Wolin (3/8): Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? - The Real News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it
Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions -   October 24, 14
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Artur Coelho's curator insight, Today, 3:52 PM

yes, they can. as long as the poor don't get to vote. as long as social politics are "responsable" and balanced. as long as reforms are in the agenda to privatise the commons. 

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Hong Kong tycoons reluctant to take side amid Occupy turmoil - People's Daily Online

Hong Kong tycoons reluctant to take side amid Occupy turmoil - People's Daily Online | real utopias | Scoop.it

Hong Kong, with a 7-million population and just one-sixth the size of the mainland'smetropolis Shanghai, has ranked the world's 7th in terms of GDP per capita at purchasingpower parity, according to the International Monetary Fund.

The city also has one of the largest income disparities in the world with its Gini index, themost commonly used measure of inequality, rose to a record-high 0.537 in 2011.

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Occupy protesters forced to hand over pizza boxes and tarpaulin - The Guardian

Occupy protesters forced to hand over pizza boxes and tarpaulin - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Occupy Democracy protest in Parliament Square clashes with police over bylaw which bans sleeping equipment
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Companies optimistic on economy … before Occupy at least: survey - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Companies optimistic on economy … before Occupy at least: survey - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said yesterday that Occupy had disrupted business, led to reduced credit card spending and caused hotel occupancy rates to fall by 20 to 30 per cent.

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Anti-Occupy Central group storms Mong Kok protest site - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Anti-Occupy Central group storms Mong Kok protest site - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Protesters attacked, barriers removed as judge keeps injunction on zones
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Occupy protests must end - but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy protests must end - but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung ... - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Beijing will not use military force to disperse Occupy Central protesters as it is confident the Hong Kong police force can handle the situation, the city's first chief executive says.

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The Return of Occupy London - CounterPunch

The Return of Occupy London - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it

The goal of the new Occupy campaign is laudable and significant: to direct energy from current single issue struggles into “a critical mass that can radically challenge the corrupt unrepresentative [political] system”. Initially staged in solidarity with Hong Kong’s ongoing civil disobedience campaign, the aptly-named #TarpaulinRevolution aimed to galvanise a mass movement for real democracy by transforming the Square into a civic space where activists can re-envision and rethink the fundamentals of our society, not only through protest activity but also with a programme of talks, workshops, community assemblies, music and theatre.

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Occupy Democracy brings London a blast from its past | Occupy Wall Street by Platlee

Occupy Democracy brings London a blast from its past | Occupy Wall Street by Platlee | real utopias | Scoop.it

Inspired partially by Occupy Central in Hong Kong, London’s newly formed Occupy Democracy is being called a revival of Occupy London, which for a brief time in 2011 served as a major center of the global Occupy movement.

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Plutocrats Against Democracy

Plutocrats Against Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
The desire to suppress the vote in Hong Kong isn’t really so different from the agenda of the political right in the United States.
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Making Policy Public Participatory Bureaucracy in American Democracy | American government, politics and policy | Cambridge University Press

Making Policy Public Participatory Bureaucracy in American Democracy | American government, politics and policy | Cambridge University Press | real utopias | Scoop.it
Ippolito provides a historical account of US tax policy that emphasizes the relationship between taxes and budget components.
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Everyone Counts, Could 'Participatory Budgeting' Change Democracy?

Everyone Counts, Could 'Participatory Budgeting' Change Democracy? | real utopias | Scoop.it
Everyone Counts. As more and more communities turn to participatory budgeting as a means of engaging citizens, prioritizing civic projects, and allocating local, state, and federal funding, this cogent volume will offer guidance and inspiration to...
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Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Chief Superintendent Steve Hui Chun-tak, speaking at the police’s daily press conference, says protesters who dress up are "concealing their own identities as if they were going to a carnival".
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Sustainability, Organization and Anti-Capitalism: Talkin' Occupy around the US - teleSUR English

Sustainability, Organization and Anti-Capitalism: Talkin' Occupy around the US - teleSUR English | real utopias | Scoop.it
People around the US often no longer feel it is their fault that they are loosing their homes or jobs – and instead feel a new sense of power – feeling they are the 99%.
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How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools - CounterPunch

How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it
How Publicly Subsidizing Private Schools is Destroying Community Schools
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The challenges ahead in Venezuela - Socialist Worker Online

The challenges ahead in Venezuela - Socialist Worker Online | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Venezuelan socialist talks about the state of the revolutionary process and the conflicts that will shape the country’s future.
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Labor Power: Labor theory of value: 23. Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor

Labor Power: Labor theory of value: 23. Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor | real utopias | Scoop.it

Professor Blight begins this lecture in Washington, where the passage of the first Reconstruction Act by Congressional Republicans radically 

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The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand ... - Huffington Post

The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand ... - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Over the past couple of weeks, courageous ordinary citizens of Hong Kong are creating a whirlwind of momentum towards staking their claim for a more democratic Chinese society, finally getting another moment in the spotlight nearly 25 years after Tiananmen. Uncertainty rings through the streets of Hong Kong as authorities and protesters alike weigh next steps, as everyone knows that this demonstration will influence political and cultural life in China for years to come. What's less talked about is how Hong Kong is not an isolated incident: It is joining the ranks of the other landmark participatory democracy movements of our time, a pattern of upheaval witnessed in Tunisia, Egypt, Thailand, Venezuela, and Ukraine.

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Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy

Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
A populist anti-capitalism is the only way the centre left can meaningfully respond to the rise of UKIP.
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Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy movement continuing to gain momentum, survey shows - South China Morning Post (subscription) | real utopias | Scoop.it

Public support for the Occupy movement has grown since the campaign began, and it continues to divide residents, a Chinese University survey has found.

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Green Party members Caroline Lucas and Jenny Jones speaking at Occupy Democracy 23.10.14

Green Parry MP Caroline Lucas gives an inspiring speech to people gathered at Occupy Democracy outside Parliament Square protesting at the democratic deficit.
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Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Palestine News Network

Noam Chomsky: What links ISIS to World War 1, Gaza and nuclear catastrophe - Palestine News Network | real utopias | Scoop.it
PNN is a website, covers the latest political, civil news. Depends on a unique network of journalists spread in Palestine.
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Russell Brand talks revolution with Owen Jones – follow it live

Russell Brand talks revolution with Owen Jones – follow it live | real utopias | Scoop.it
In the red corner: Russell Brand, the Hollywood sybarite and cockney yogi who has travelled a path from drug addiction to enlightment, and now political action. His new book Revolution is a call to arms for the disenfranchised in Britain, those who feel underserved or outright ignored by the powers that be, and aims to catalyse them with a typically manic mix of transcendental meditation, Thomas Piketty and the 12 steps.
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Has Inequality Driven A Wedge Between Productivity And Compensation Growth? - Forbes

Has Inequality Driven A Wedge Between Productivity And Compensation Growth? - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it
Maybe, but no one's demonstrated it.
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Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

Police made one arrest after hundreds of officers converged on Parliament Square in London on Sunday night in an attempt to remove Occupy Democracy protesters.

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