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.”
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”.
WASHINGTON — Six months after the Occupy movement first used protests and encampments to turn the nation’s attention to economic inequality, the movement needs to find new ways to gain attention or it will most likely fade to the edges of the political discourse, according to supporters and critics.
his is the fiftieth anniversary year of the Port Huron Statement, the founding declaration of Students for a Democratic Society, issued as a “living document” in 1962. The SDS call for a participatory democracy echoes today in student-led democracy movements around the world, even appearing as the first principle of the Occupy Wall Street September 17 declaration.
In China, so they say, if you really hate someone, the curse to fling at them is: “May you live in interesting times!” Historically, the “interesting times” have been periods of unrest, war and struggles for power in which millions of innocents suffered the consequences. Today, we are clearly approaching a new epoch of interesting times. After decades of the Welfare State, when financial cuts were limited to short periods and sustained by a promise that things would soon return to normal, we are entering a new period in which the economic crisis has become permanent, simply a way of life. Furthermore, today, crises occur at both extremes of economic life, not at the core of the productive process: ecology (natural externality) and pure financial speculation. This is why it is crucial to avoid the simple common sense solution “we have to get rid of speculators, introduce order there, and real production will go on” – the lesson of capitalism is that “unreal” speculations are the real here; if we squash them, the reality of production suffers.
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.
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.
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.
Alrighty then folks I am back to post more in-your-face content but this time I am focusing on solutions to Americas epidemic. But first I wanted to give my viewers a little test just so that we can all get a realization on how serious consumerism actually is. The object of the test is simple answer yes or no and at the end of it rate yourself on my handy little scale.
Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author Paul Hawken discusses his latest book "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It" as part of the Authors@Google and Google.org series. This event took place on May 9, 2007 at Google's main campus in Mountain View, CA.