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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn

Grexit, De Long and the wages of Sinn | real utopias | Scoop.it

So there we have it.  The Keynesians say the way forward is through Grexit and so now do many Austerians.  Both see Grexit as a solution to save Greek capitalism. The Keynesians reckon it will ‘free’ Greek capitalism from austerity. The Austerians reckon it will ‘free’ the Euro leaders from the wasted funding of a failing capitalist economy.  But neither side is right if the profitability of capital does not recover in Greece and in Europe.

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Do Benefits Reach Those Who Are Entitled To Them?

Do Benefits Reach Those Who Are Entitled To Them? | real utopias | Scoop.it

Some estimates: In France, 53-67% of people entitled to financial assistance to pay for private supplementary health insurance did not receive the benefit in 2011. In Finland, more than half (55%) of those entitled to social assistance did not to receive it in 2010, and, regarding German social assistance, the estimate is 34-43% (2008). For a similar benefit in Slovakia, the estimate is 79% (2009). In Bulgaria, 34-39% did not to receive the child allowance they were entitled to in 2007. In the UK, 16-22% did not receive the housing benefit they were entitled to in 2010-2011.

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Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan For Greece

Europe’s Vindictive Privatization Plan For Greece | real utopias | Scoop.it
On July 12, the summit of eurozone leaders dictated its terms of surrender to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who, terrified by the alternatives, accepted all of them. One of those terms concerned the disposition of Greece’s remaining public assets. Eurozone leaders demanded that Greek public assets be transferred to a Treuhand-like fund – a fire-sale vehicle similar …
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Europe’s Civil War

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The negotiations leading up to the latest tentative deal on Greece’s debt brought into relief two competing visions of the European Union: the flexible, humane, and political union espoused by France, and the legalistic and economy-focused union promoted by Germany. As François Heisbourg recently wrote, “By openly contemplating the forced secession of Greece [from the eurozone], …
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The Inside Story of the Egypt Revolution

Helmy Shehata was an activist during the events and involved in organizing social protest. He is Vice Chairman, Programs Director, of the Sadat Association for ...
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Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender | Expressivus

Joseph Stiglitz: unsurprising Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour leadership contender | Expressivus | real utopias | Scoop.it
A Nobel prize-winning economist has said it is unsurprising that an anti-austerity figure such as Jeremy Corbyn has emerged as a contender for the Labour l
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Hillary: capitalism needs a “reset” « Hot Air - Hot Air

Hillary: capitalism needs a “reset” « Hot Air - Hot Air | real utopias | Scoop.it

Hillary Clinton visited New York University’s Stern School of Business this week to give a speech on economic policy. On the surface that sounds roughly as interesting as watching paint dry, but she dropped a few gems into the otherwise standard, liberal dogma which caught the attention of analysts around the country. Echoing some familiar sentiments of more fire breathing socialists, Clinton said that capitalism itself was “out of balance” and in need of a “reset.” (Fortune Magazine)

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Slavoj Zizek Populism and democracy

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Event Date: Thursday 18 June 2013 Slavoj Zizek -- Masterclass -- day 4 -- Notes Towards a ...
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Excerpt from Slavoj Zizek's interview for the documentary Catastroika

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Excerpt from Slavoj Zizek's interview for the documentary Catastroika. Become a ...
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Slavoj Žižek: 'The Animal Doesn't Exist' PART 1

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com The Human Animal in Politics, Science, and Psychoanalysis Slavoj Žižek: The Animal ...
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Slavoj Zizek Masterclass day 1 Notes Towards a Definition of Communist Culture: Utopias

Click here to enjoy more videos: http://documentary.googleusd.com Event Date: Monday 15 June 2009 The master class analyses phenomena of modern ...
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Post Capitalism – Why it's time to think utopian | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nz

Post Capitalism – Why it's time to think utopian | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nz | real utopias | Scoop.it
Paul Mason from the Guardian newspaper, may have just penned one of the most influential pieces of our time.
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David Graeber a bit of conversation and chaos in Parliament Sq Occupy Democracy 1STMAY2015

David Graeber a bit of conversation and chaos in Parliament Sq Occupy Democracy 1STMAY2015.
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Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary

Greece and Euro Crisis 2015 Documentary GREECE ON THE BRINK Greece and euro Crisis documentary It seems like 2015 has been a banner year for ...
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How to think about Islamic State | Books | The Guardian - The Guardian

How to think about Islamic State | Books | The Guardian - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver...
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The left/right divide is outdated and unhelpful - New Statesman - New Statesman

The left/right divide is outdated and unhelpful - New Statesman - New Statesman | real utopias | Scoop.it
Lines in the sand don't make for good policy-making, says Matilda Murday of the Democratic Society.
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Slavoj Zizek | We're Only Human | Full Film

Ideology in Hollywood? Let's begin, quite arbitrarily, with Michael Apted's Enigma (2001, scenario by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Robert Harris), which ...
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FULL DEBATE: Slavoj Zizek VS Srecko Horvat (2014) What Does Europe Want?

This public debate with two irreverent philosophers followed the recent publication of their jointly authored book: Instead of a peace-project, the European .
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Zizek - Colonialism

16/05/2013, 21:00h, cinema Europa, 6th Subversive festival Slavoj Žižek Love as a political category Moderator: Srećko Horvat Che Guevara's statement that .
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Noam Chomsky Debates on Human Nature

Linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at MIT, discusses the ways in which language changes over time and how the idea of a national language is a modern .
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Noam Chomsky Correlation between the Paris Commune and the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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Slavoj Zizek: How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and ... - In These Times

Slavoj Zizek: How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and ... - In These Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
The rebels in Greece are waging a patient guerrilla war against financial occupation.
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Mumbai: Occupy street news stand for women initiative launched

Occupy street news stand for women initiative launched in Mumbai.
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Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on how structural reforms can advance equality

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor ( Mexico 2015 - An Insight An Idea with Joseph Stiglitz A conversation with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on ...
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation