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Now the Ryan people want a correction, because I said that his plan purports to raise trillions of dollars by closing loopholes, but they say his plan is revenue-neutral.
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Occupy Ithaca 2.0: Lone Occupier works with city to find new home for protestIthaca JournalApproximately 250 people came to a rally Thursday on Bank Alley on The Commons to show their support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Strap yourself in for my top ten reasons why you need to know about Behavioural Economics. More slap down than count down, prepare to be insulted!
A panel discussion with Mike Macnair (CPGB); Moshe Machover (Israeli socialist) and Hillel Ticktin (editor of Critique) held at Communist University 2010.
Before industrialisation, economy mainly referred to local economy and household economy, based on cooperative and competitive processes. How can we shift from today’s centralised and global economy to a resilient local economy? By Bryan Innes.
Westword (blog)Occupy Denver inspires Internet-based nonprofit The 99 Percent FoundationWestword (blog)By Kelsey Whipple Mon., Apr.
AllMediaNYWhy I Came to Occupy Wall Street and Why I Left: an IntroductionHuffington Post (blog)I attended my first Occupy Wall Street general assembly on October 15 of last year. After that, I gave myself over completely to OWS.
The Republican budget, with its secret plans to close mystery loopholes, may be the most fraudulent ever.
Date: June 11, 2010 A Chomsky lecture, followed by ZMI student questions. In this 5 hours session he talks about the foundations of the USA empire, to the Middle East today,… more
Writing about 'crapitalism' sounds like a joke or a juvenile rant, however, it is common to describe many modern products as 'crap', and not uncommon to refer to the current market system 'crapitalism' (as can be found in a quick internet or twitter search). A more detailed definition was called for, as well as a proposal for a solution.
One way to think about the future of the state is to analyze the situation for some of the largest states that exist, namely the state in the Nordic countries. In the discussion about the future of the state, there are many misunderstandings of these states, even by sympathetic commentators. The most common one is that the state is portrayed as a very costly undertaking that by its high level of taxation becomes a hindrance to economic growth. This reveals a misconception regarding what the welfare state is about. The largest part of this type of welfare state is not benefits to poor people but universal social insurances and social services (like health care, pensions, support to families with children and public education) that benefit the whole, or very large, segments of the population. These goods are in high demand by almost all citizens and research shows that having these demands covered by universal systems in many cases becomes more cost effective.
with Michael Parenti Featured Writer Dandelion Salad · Michael Parenti Blog · www.michaelparenti.org. Mar. 31, 2012. Anti-cuts March.
Org on Mar 31, 2012.
TO 11 Downing Street for the launch of a book by two Conservative MPs, Matthew Hancock, a former adviser to George Osborne, and Nadhim Zahawi, a former pollster for YouGov. (In the interests of openness, I should say that I agreed to read an early draft of the book.) Masters of Nothing taps into modish fields of research, namely behavioural economics, to argue that the financial crash was the result of human irrationality: our misperception of risk, our tendency to favour evidence that confirms our existing biases, our hard-wired desire to go with the crowd. The authors warn that the crash will happen again unless governments find ways of compensating for these foibles through policy.
Occupy London’s last protest camp may hinder bankers’ lunchtime burritos more than their bonuses.
With the U.S. Supreme Court considering arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law, journalists, politicians, and even ordinary Americans are questioning how such a historic case can be covered without iPads, cell phones, or even cameras, especially in a media ecosystem of 24-7 news. The Supreme Court, which "stubbornly sticks to traditions that predate the communications revolution," banned all electronic devices from the courtroom, specifying that only old-fashioned note-taking with a pen and paper would be allowed, according to The New York Times.
http://t.co/O8x23Ia1 Spring Awakening: Occupy London prepares for second wave...
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Participatory Democracy: From the Port Huron Statement to Occupy Wall Street For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page.
Modern culture thrives on consumerism. But does our passion for consumption come at the expense of our creativity? (Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?
Van Jones is really ignorant in my opinion , Jones made the comments in Los Angeles ahead of his appearance at an “All in for the 99%” training event, saying Occupy “disrupted the narrative” as both parties “barreling toward more austerity.”
By deliberately birthing “friend and favor” economies at the local level, the 99 percent can help to reinvent the American Dream itself.
Chomsky talks about the unique history of the French intellectual culture. He also airs his concerns about the influence of irrational currents of thought on...
Supermarkets check out new business modelsChina Daily"Yonghui is expected to open another 40 to 50 new stores annually in the coming years across China," said an official from the board of directors of the Shanghai-listed company.
Behavioral economics, and the cognitive theories that underpin it, gives us insight into how people interpret the world, what people want, and the actions people take in response. It invalidates traditional methods of market research and marketing cliches – but only once it is taken seriously.
After a recent trip to the United States (New York and Texas) we are reminded of the comment by the US journalist Lincoln Steffens after a trip to the Soviet Union in the 1920s, “I have been over to the future and it works”. In the case of what most people call “America” (there is a bit more in the Western Hemisphere than the fifty states plus Puerto Rico), we recommend injecting “doesn’t” between “it” and “works”.