Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Taxing the Rich. Imposing A "Pigou Wealth Tax" in the Time of COVID-19. Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877-1959), a British economist, is well known for his contributions to welfare economics.
One of the most prolific writers of his time, Pigou wrote over a dozen books and more than 100 articles and pamphlets dealing with both theoretical and practical aspects of welfare economics. His writings cover a wide range of human welfare issues from unemployment to housing to taxation. Some of his most famous books include Wealth and Welfare (1912), The Economics of Welfare (1920), A Capital Levy and a Levy on War Wealth (1920), The Political Economy of War (1921), and The Theory of Unemployment (1933).
The Pigouvian Taxes In the 1920s, Pigou gave an analytical solution to the concept of externalities that occur when external costs and benefits spill over to third parties. On the other hand, a positive externality occurs when benefits spill over to third parties. A Levy on Capital. Democratic Money and Capital for the Commons: Exec. Summary and Full Report. Strategies for Transforming Neoliberal Finance Through Commons-Based Alternatives By David Bollier and Pat Conaty.
A Report on a Commons Strategies Group Workshop in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation. International Extinction Rebellion. Extinction Rebellion. The Death of Neoliberalism Is an Opportunity to Birth a New System. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House May 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.
(Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) Today in the US, as well as globally, we find ourselves in multiple reinforcing crises. There is a crisis of legitimacy in established institutions ranging from Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court, to the media, the criminal legal system, organized religion, Wall Street banks and corporations. Daniela Gottschlich: Vorsorgende Demokratie und Klimagerechtigkeit >> Elevate Festival 2015. Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice. Bäuerliche Kämpfe und das Gemeinsame. Für das Gemeinwohl, schrieb Adam Smith, müsse jede/r das Beste für sich selbst tun.
Der Ökonom John Nash hat mathematisch nachgewiesen, dass Smith sich geirrt hat und dass die Zusammenarbeit viel gewinnbringender als der Wettbewerb ist. Wir sind die Veränderung. Von Isabelle Krötsch, aufbauend auf der Zuschrift von Carmen Glandien Was kann ich tun, um die Erde zu einem besseren Ort zu machen?
Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals. Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house?
To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis. The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my office space: use reusable pens, redecorate with light colours, stop using the elevator. The end of capitalism has begun. The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during the Greek crisis, plus the expectation that the banks would be nationalised, revived briefly a 20th-century dream: the forced destruction of the market from above.
Immanuel Wallerstein on when Capitalism will die. It's too late for hand-wringing – globalisation is already dead. The world is getting smaller.
That is the unbidden meme of our generation, thanks to the juggernaut of growth unleashed by an outpouring of global bodies, free trade agreements, technology and international capital. Every business and person now has a global reach and audience. Sick of this market-driven world? You should be. To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim.
It can be achieved only through a disavowal of what surrounds you. To be at peace with yourself within a troubled world: that, by contrast, is an honourable aspiration. Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us. We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces. But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on our values but also on our personalities. Thirty years of neoliberalism, free-market forces and privatisation have taken their toll, as relentless pressure to achieve has become normative.
If you’re reading this sceptically, I put this simple statement to you: meritocratic neoliberalism favours certain personality traits and penalises others. There are certain ideal characteristics needed to make a career today. Kalkulierter Wahnsinn. Wie EU-Kommission, Bundesregierung und IWF Europa in den Ruin treiben. Im Kampf um die Zukunft Griechenlands und der Eurozone sind die Masken gefallen. Immer deutlicher zeichnen sich die hässlichen Konturen eines Europas ab, das seine demokratischen Hüllen abstreift. Die „Verhandlungen“ der letzten Wochen und Monate haben unmissverständlich gezeigt, wer im europäischen Haus das Sagen hat, wer die Bedingungen diktiert, wer der Souverän ist.
Die Bevölkerungen Europas sind es nicht. The Exit from Capitalism has Already Begun. However, despite many accusations of heresy, Gorz remained remarkably true in his social and economic criticism to the Marx of the Grundrisse, a book to which Jean-Marie Vincent introduced him in 1959.(1) In the words of Finn Bowring, his works of the 1980s and 1990s present “an understanding of capitalism as a system of hetero-regulation which aggressively de-civilized human beings, undermining their ability to look after themselves and meaningfully navigate through the social, economic and technological environments in a life-enhancing, self-determining way” (Bowring 2008: 53).
It is this understanding that he was still developing in his last major work of socio-economic theory, L'Immatériel. Connaissance, valeur et capital (2003), which will be published next year in English translation by Seagull Press. The Hidden Cost of Privatization. While the business of business is business, the business of government is not. This piece points out that while there may be a role for public-private partnerships, not only are the cost savings doubtful, but their effect on the ends of government are extremely worrisome.
Public-private partnerships conflate public and private interests, and in conflicts between them, the private interests win out. In the End of Laissez-Faire, Keynes posed what has become a central task of our time: determining the “agenda” of government, what it should do and not do. We must distinguish, as Keynes puts it, the “technically social services” from the “technically individual” ones. Life’s Economy is Primarily Based on Collaborative rather than Competitive Advantage - Resilience. Inequality’s Dead End—And the Possibility of a New, Long-Term Direction - Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations. This article is from NPQ’s Spring 2015 edition: “Inequality’s Tipping Point and the Pivotal Role of Nonprofits.” It is easy to be distracted by what passes for economic news these days, focused as it is on short-term fluctuations and assurances of recovery and revitalization.
The simple truth, however, is that year by year, decade by decade, life in the United States is steadily growing ever more unequal. Statistics illuminating this historical trajectory are easy enough to come by. For a start, the income of the top 1 percent has more than doubled in the past two decades, from roughly 10 percent of all income in 1980 to more than 22 percent in 2012.1 Meanwhile, wages for the bottom 80 percent of American workers have been essentially stagnant in real terms for at least three decades.2 The growing gaps in income inequality are matched or even exceeded by gaps in wealth. At the same time, for over four decades the percentage of Americans in poverty has remained essentially unchanged. Notes. Gar Alperovitz: If you don't like capitalism or state socialism, what do you want? What you can do. Ten ways we can build a better economic system.
For the numerous readers who asked: "But what can we do? " after reading my "10 reasons to smash capitalism," here are ten ways we can build a better economic system: Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut. So what are we going to do about it? This is the only question worth asking. Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption. Basic Income’s Third Wave. Emanzipiert Euch! - Daniela Dahn über die Rückeroberung der Demokratie. Oskar Lafontaine: Let’s develop a Plan B for Europe! By Oskar Lafontaine (pictured) Many in Europe had put great hopes in the election of Alexis Tsipras as Greek Prime Minister. Reclaiming the Commons.
The United States is full of everyday commons management systems such as public libraries, the Internet, blood banks, and parks. Although commercial intrusion into previously public or “common” space is widespread, new efforts to preserve and expand what is held to be in the public domain have emerged in recent years. Tool-bk-reclaim-commons.pdf. Kontext TV - Das unabhängige Nachrichtenmagazin. Kontext TV - Das unabhängige Nachrichtenmagazin. The History and Evolution of the Commons - Resilience. Building a New Social Commons - Resilience. InclusiveEconomy TDC Web. Public-Common Partnerships: Building New Circuits of Collective Ownership. From Platform to Open Cooperativism - Resilience. Cooperative Economics: Replacing a Capitalism in Collapse. Public Banking Institute.
Participatory Budgeting Is Gaining Momentum in the US. How Does It Work? The People’s Uber: Why The Sharing Economy Must Share Ownership. Green Taxi Cooperative: Building an alternative to the corporate "Sharing Economy" The “Sharing Economy” is comprised of corporations like Uber and Airbnb—that don’t actually do much sharing. But real alternatives that build community and cooperative ownership are under development across the country—like Green Taxi Cooperative, an emerging worker-owned business in Denver, Colorado that just received the regulatory approval they need to launch the 800-driver strong cooperatively-owned and union-organized company. Bestenliste: Die besten Ökobanken.
Post-Capitalist Entrepreneurship: B Corps and Beyond. RegenVillages. Municipalist Syndicalism: Organizing the New Working Class - Resilience. Is America Ready for a Municipalist Movement? - Resilience. Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies. Local Food and Self-Governance Ordinance. How Community-Led Rights of Nature Initiatives Are Protecting Ecosystems - Resilience. Owning Our Future EXCERPT. Grassroots Movements, Degrowth and ‘New Economies’ The Spanish Robin Hood. Community-Wealth.org: Wealth-Building Strategies for America's Communities. Poverty and Inequality are created - /The Rules. The Currency of Localism - Resilience. From Mobility to Community Building: Rethinking the Future of State DOTs - Resilience.
Städte in Bürgerhand: Transition Towns und die ökologisch-soziale Revolution von unten. Linke Lafontaine, Varoufakis und Melenchon wollen mit Europa brechen und einen Plan B für ein anderes Europa. Labs Map. RIPESS - Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy. Febea.org. Netzwerk Solidarische Landwirtschaft. European Water Movement · Protecting Water as a Commons. Homepage - European Citizens' Initiative.