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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Prof. Noam Chomsky: "Independent thinking comes through discovery" | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education

Prof. Noam Chomsky: "Independent thinking comes through discovery" | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education | real utopias | Scoop.it
Over and above the annual Summit, WISE is an international initiative and platform for a multitude of established and new educational actors to collaborate proactively all year round.
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What Would a Global Campaign on Production and Industrial Policy Look Like? | Exploring the interactions among public opinion, governance, and the public sphere

What Would a Global Campaign on Production and Industrial Policy Look Like? | Exploring the interactions among public opinion, governance, and the public sphere | real utopias | Scoop.it
Regular readers will know that I am a big fan (as well as friend) of Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang (right), whose most recentbook, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism should be at the top of any policy wonk’s reading list. Last Saturday, he gave a brilliant keynote at the annual conference of the UK Development Studies Association. Its title, ‘Bringing Production Back into Development’, was a deliberate challenge to those in the room, as he argued that the discussion on development has become like Hamlet without the Prince.
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Economic Crisis Spreads in Spain

Economic Crisis Spreads in Spain | real utopias | Scoop.it
Workers across southern Europe took to the streets last week to protest the region's growing unemployment and government spending cuts.
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Lisa Gansky and the Pulse of the Sharing Economy - compare and share

Lisa Gansky and the Pulse of the Sharing Economy - compare and share | real utopias | Scoop.it
The world's first car and ride share aggregator. Compare and share the best deals on car and ride sharing and save money today.
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How Sustainable Consumerism Might Change the World

How Sustainable Consumerism Might Change the World | real utopias | Scoop.it
One could argue that the marketplace is become more democratic than it’s ever been. All of the awareness that the Occupy movement brought forth, might just be ready to “trickle down” into the marketplace.
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Arnie Graf: The man Ed Miliband asked to rebuild Labour

Arnie Graf: The man Ed Miliband asked to rebuild Labour | real utopias | Scoop.it

Arnie Graf is a figure shrouded in mystery. At 68, he has 50 years experience working on community organising campaigns with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago, and wild rumours about him abound. He is said to have been the mentor of Barack Obama, and a disciple of the revered academic activist Saul Alinsky. Yet his special relationship with Ed Miliband is beyond question: last year the Labour leader asked him to conduct a root-and-branch review of the party, with an eye to revitalising it across the country. Graf's report was never published, and he remains influential but near invisible to those outside Labour's inner circle.

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Inside Job. The documentary. Online. For free.

Inside Job. The documentary. Online. For free. | real utopias | Scoop.it

Charles Ferguson’s film – Inside Job – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and regulators, which eventually led to the trillion-dollar collapse of 2008. Narrated by Matt Damon.

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Social Media Revolution Revitalizing Modern Business (infographic ...

Social Media Revolution Revitalizing Modern Business (infographic ... | real utopias | Scoop.it
The social media industry has revolutionized the online worlds, including the traditional methods to online marketing. Companies and businesses need to develop.
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Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds

Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds | real utopias | Scoop.it

Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 trillion, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP, according to a new study.

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Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelancing Business | All Infographics

Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Freelancing Business | All Infographics | real utopias | Scoop.it

Writing and Developing has been one of the most precious passion of mine. I have also imagined myself to be one of the best freelancers for both writing and developing beautiful web apps. This gives me intense fun and also give me additional chances to grow myself along with making some extra bucks than usual. This is particular one of the reason why i left my job out and joined the entrepreneurship world where i get to learn more and more almost everyday.

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How Does Entrepreneurs in America are Creating 534,000 Business Opportunities a month | All Infographics

How Does Entrepreneurs in America are Creating 534,000 Business Opportunities a month | All Infographics | real utopias | Scoop.it

Are you also looking for a good job? How about an idea or concept which makes Jobs available to many around the world or why not even create your own? Americans has the best national unemployment rate, which is just around 8% of the total population. We have already witnessed various Success stories Americans has brought in for this world. If you are not aware about them, then here we go with the following.

 

 

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | real utopias | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...
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New Left Review - Slavoj Zizek: How to Begin from the Beginning

In his wonderful short text ‘Notes of a Publicist’—written in February 1922 when the Bolsheviks, after winning the Civil War against all odds, had to retreat into the New Economic Policy of allowing a much wider scope to the market economy and private property—Lenin uses the analogy of a climber who must backtrack from his first attempt to reach a new mountain peak to describe what retreat means in a revolutionary process, and how it can be done without opportunistically betraying the cause:

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Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy

Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable "System D," the world's unlicensed economic network. Responsible for some 1.8 billion jobs, it's an economy of underappreciated power and scope.
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How Sharing Makes Life Better - Triple Pundit

How Sharing Makes Life Better - Triple Pundit | real utopias | Scoop.it

As the economic downturn has tightened people’s resources, we’re seeing a renewed interest in downsizing and living with less stuff. Even those still making good money are questioning whether working excessive hours to be able to acquire more is the key to happiness. Add the obvious environmental benefits of accumulating less, and the idea of owning less becomes even more compelling.

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Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy @JoSanKuV.1 November 2012 (RT @josanku: "Sharing Economy" http://t.co/pLwJbIhu - I uploaded my collection of slides about #sharingeconomy.)...
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Occupy Evolver - Max Keiser

Occupy Evolver - Max Keiser | real utopias | Scoop.it
5 Responses to Occupy Evolver. A Gardener | November 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm |. Link to Chris Duane, He would be great as a guest on here. Part 1. Free Your mind- How you must free your mind before you do ANYTHING else!
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Slavoj Zizek on European Left and Anti-Islam Right-Wing Movement 2/2

Slavoj Zizek on European Left and Anti-Islam Right-Wing Movement 2/2: http://t.co/tcuSBCvP via @youtube...
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What went wrong with 'real socialism'?

What went wrong with 'real socialism'? | real utopias | Scoop.it

If you don’t know where you want to go, suggests Michael Lebowitz, then no road will take you there. Our class cannot overthrow the rule of capital unless we have some idea of what we want to replace it with. But therein lies a problem.

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ZCommunications | A System of Disasters by Alan Maass | ZSpace

Like All disasters, Hurricane Sandy revealed a lot about economic, social and political priorities--climate change being the question that received the most attention. What do you think are the most important factors to recognize?

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy: IndieGoGo Campaign!

What can solve our economic woes while building community at the same time? The "sharing economy" is a new economic model based on accessing resources rather than owning them. It's really simple:
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Book Review: 'Makers,' by Chris Anderson

Book Review: 'Makers,' by Chris Anderson | real utopias | Scoop.it
Can a new generation of do-it-yourselfers lead the next industrial revolution?
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WATCH: The New Occupy?

WATCH: The New Occupy? | real utopias | Scoop.it
Walmart workers are planning to strike at 1,000 stores nationwide on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
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Skills Gap Between Workers And Open Jobs Small, But Growing

Skills Gap Between Workers And Open Jobs Small, But Growing | real utopias | Scoop.it

The "skills gap" is no big deal now -- but it could be in the future, if we don't take steps to train new workers, writes Harold Sirkin, a Boston Consulting Group partner, in Businessweek.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation