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Demokratie ǀ Zerstört die Zentrale. Demokratie Großkonzerne beherrschen das Internet.

Demokratie ǀ Zerstört die Zentrale

Diese Macht ließe sich durchaus brechen Und es begab sich in dem Jahr, dass im Staate Kalifornien ein liebliches Kind ward geboren. Und dass der Vater dem Neugeborenen hinterließ einen Brief, dessen Inhalt die Welt nie zuvor gesehen. 99 von 100 Teilen ihres Vermögens wollen er und seine Gemahlin Priscilla künftig verwenden, um Krankheiten zu heilen und starke Gemeinschaften aufzubauen.

So der Menschenfischer Zuckerberg, dessen Netz zu diesem Zeitpunkt bereits weite Teile des Globus erfasste. Die ganze Welt vernahm es und nahm die Gabe dankend an. Unabhängig von der Ankündigung des Facebook-Gründers Mark Zuckerberg, mit einem Großteil seines Vermögens nun die Lösung der globalen Probleme weiter zu privatisieren: Die Teilhabe am gesellschaftlichen Leben ohne Facebook und Google ist heute schon für die Mehrheit der Menschen kaum vorstellbar.

Anschluss für Afrika Thomas Wagner ist Soziologe, Journalist und Autor des Buchs Robokratie. 03-Coeln_Grundeinkommen-TH. Wealth ‘creators’ are robbing our most productive people. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward.

Wealth ‘creators’ are robbing our most productive people

The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. New Cooperative Development. B.

New Cooperative Development

Henehan. Authors: Brian Henehan, Cornell University, bmh5@cornell.edu, and Bruce Anderson, Cornell University Reviewers: Gerald White and Brent Gloy, Cornell University Summary: There is increased interest in economic alternatives as individuals try to adopt needed technology and compete in today's dynamic global markets. The cooperative organizational structure may offer a viable alternative. The Argument For Worker-Owned Tech Collectives ⚙ Co. For all the tales of gilded startup parties and billion-dollar valuations, tech workers are often the most overworked, misunderstood and undervalued employees.

The Argument For Worker-Owned Tech Collectives ⚙ Co

Others struggle as freelancers or attempt to launch their own businesses. In the face of all that hardship, developers like me are turning more and more to collectives. I’ve been a part of the cooperative movement for eight years. During that time, I’ve visited conferences and cities all over the country to promote the worker-owned co-op I founded, The Toolbox for Education and Social Action, or TESA. Democracy and growth: New evidence. Many analysts view democracy as a neutral or negative factor for growth.

Democracy and growth: New evidence

This column discusses new evidence showing that democracy has a robust and sizable pro-growth effect. The central estimates suggest that a country that switches from non-democracy to democracy achieves about 20% higher GDP per capita over the subsequent three decades. A belief that democracy is bad for economic growth is common in both academic political economy as well as the popular press. Robert Barro’s seminal research in this area concluded that “More political rights do not have an effect on growth...The first lesson is that democracy is not the key to economic growth” (Barro 1997, pp. 1 and 11). A Cautionary Tale. Published: 12 September 2013 Author: Teresa Cavero and Krisnah Poinasamy European austerity programs have dismantled the mechanisms that reduce inequality and enable equitable growth.

A Cautionary Tale

With inequality and poverty on the rise, Europe is facing a lost decade. An additional 15 to 25 million people across Europe could face the prospect of living in poverty by 2025 if austerity measures continue. The austerity programs bear a striking resemblance to the ruinous structural adjustment policies imposed on Latin America, South-East Asia, and sub-Saharan African in the 1980s and 1990s. Oxfam calls on the governments of Europe to turn away from austerity measures and instead choose a path of inclusive growth that delivers better outcomes for people, communities, and the environment.

Key recommendations. 1:12-Initiative. How S. and N. Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice.

How S. and N. Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’

Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after prolonged nonviolent struggle. They “fired” the top 1 percent of people who set the direction for society and created the basis for something different. A march in Ådalen, Sweden, in 1931. Both countries had a history of horrendous poverty. Making green housing affordable - Opinion.

What comes to mind when you think about green communities?

Making green housing affordable - Opinion

I find many people think about technology - solar panels, wind turbines, or rapid public transit. Another important pillar of green communities is action: the actions people take related to the buildings in which they live. Green communities must incorporate technology and action. As an uncertain housing market continues to plague the economy, obesity rates escalate, and the number of children and adults living in poverty reaches an all-time high, green housing and sustainable community development have never been more critical. Implementing a holistic vision of sustainable development in the residential sector would help the US address three of its biggest challenges: an economy in the doldrums, climate change, and rising long-term health care costs. If you want democracy to work, you have to make work democratic - Opinion. The citizens of western democracies have a problem.

If you want democracy to work, you have to make work democratic - Opinion

We lack the powers necessary to shape our shared life. In my first three pieces for Al Jazeera this year I talked a little about three areas where this deficiency is most pressing. We don't have sufficient control over the public subsidies for science and technology. We don't have sufficient control over the institutions that create credit and therefore distribute demand in the economy. Mehr als soziale Gerechtigkeit: Umverteilung kann wirtschaftliches Wachstum fördern. Robots and Robber Barons. Socialist firebrand Adam Smith points the way in struggle for a living wage - Opinion. What Money Can't Buy - the moral limit of markets.

Urgent problems

Umwelt schafft Wissen. The Economics of Happiness - Jeffrey D. Sachs. Exit from comment view mode.

The Economics of Happiness - Jeffrey D. Sachs

Click to hide this space NEW YORK – We live in a time of high anxiety. Despite the world’s unprecedented total wealth, there is vast insecurity, unrest, and dissatisfaction. In the United States, a large majority of Americans believe that the country is “on the wrong track.” Wirtschaft und Wirklichkeit. Die Ökonomie des Glücks - Jeffrey D. Sachs. Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space. Wie Gewährleistungsstaat und Rechtsstaat zusammenhängen. Wie Gewährleistungsstaat und Rechtsstaat zusammenhängen Peter Mühlbauer 01.12.2011. Privatisierung ist Diebstahl an der Öffentlichkeit. Die Edition Edition LMd No 15 Südosteuropa.Der kleine Subkontinent. NEN-Network. Principles-for-a-new-economy. Das Wunder von Mondragón? - Die größte Industriegenossenschaft der Welt. The rise of the attention economy - Opinion.

P2P Foundation. Democracy Convention Aug. 7 to 11: New Economic System Needed and Growing. Here is the schedule of the Economic Democracy Conference. Livestream: Another jobs report is in and it shows continued waddling along in job creation, just enough to keep the unemployment figure stable.