Greek government authorities are on alert after a union of Greek army reservists of Special Forces issued a statement urging the Greek administration to step down and make way for a national unity government. As Keep Talking Greece notes, the statement on the union' website included 15 demands - including the resignation of the Greek President - and urged people to gather at the infamous Syntagma Square on Saturday. The statement was interpreted by some as a call to a "coup d'etat" - denied by the union - but prompted Greece's Supreme Court to meet to discuss it. The 15 Demands... The announcement of reservists as posted on the website keed-hellas.blogspot.com Greece On The Verge? Military Special Forces Have 15 Demands... Or Else | Zero Hedge
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War drums will hasten dollar’s collapse, says currency expert | Americas PREDICTING a gold-price boom usually prompts one’s audience to don tin-foil hats and whisper about conspiracies. Yet author James Rickards believes bullion is poised to shoot up exponentially on the inevitable collapse of the US dollar. This would place the South African economy in position for a robust recovery.
Co-operatives are associations of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs "Through their distinctive focus on values, cooperatives have proven themselves a resilient and viable business model that can prosper even during difficult times. This success has helped prevent many families and communities from sliding into poverty." United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. With the theme of "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World" , The International Year of Cooperatives has three main objectives: 2012 - International Year of Cooperatives
July 14, 2013 | Committed capitalists don't seem to recognize that people depend on each other, and that individual success is a result of collaborative effort, usually over a long period of time. The less free-market thinkers are regulated, the less they seem to care about others. The 5 Biggest Obscenities of Capitalism Today
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TRUE ECONOMICS | The Buckminster Fuller Institute Introduction. WE ARE MISSING THE POINT OF ECONOMICS & FINANCE Are we going to do the same tired routine of fixing and rebuilding a financial system that keeps going through endless cycles of growth, recession, depression, bubbles, crashes and frauds, etc.? There are proposals to bail out the banks, builders and homeowners, make loans to the car companies, create more jobs, cut taxes, raise taxes, rebuild infrastructure, re-regulate the financial companies and give another taxpayer rebate. AND, NO ONE can say for sure if or when any of it is going to work. We don’t know what will work because we don’t: recognize basic facts; understand basic definitions; know how to appropriately measure economic activity; stand and act from the highest ideals.
A steady state economy is an economy of relatively stable size. It features stable population and stable consumption that remain at or below carrying capacity . The term typically refers to a national economy, but it can also be applied to the economic system of a city, a region, or the entire planet. Note that Robert Solow and Trevor Swan applied the term steady state a bit differently in their economic growth model. Their steady state occurs when investment equals depreciation, and the economy reaches equilibrium, which may occur during a period of growth. Steady state economy
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Economists have warned that carbon pricing will damage South Africa's economic growth and global competitiveness. (M&G) South Africa's high dependency on fossil fuel-powered energy has earned it a place among the top 20 carbon emitting countries in the world. In this year's Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan announced the implementation of a carbon tax for 2013-2014. Economists sound warning over carbon tax
Commons refers to the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. [ 1 ] The resources held in common can include everything from natural resources and common land to software . [ 2 ] The commons contains public property and private property , over which people have certain traditional rights. When commonly held property is transformed into private property this process alternatively is termed " enclosure " or more commonly, "privatization."
Social production as a new source of economic value creation Image by opensource.com In this short TED video clip, Yochai Benkler provides a useful framing of what he terms “social production.” In the past, Benkler argues, prominent transactional frameworks for exchange were largely categorized as follows: Price system: A decentralized, market-based exchange system Firm hierarchy: A centralized, market-based exchange system Government/non-profit: A centralized, non-market-based exchange system Before the cost of communication dropped precipitously, Benlker suggests that it was too expensive to have a decentralized social production exchange system. Today however, citing open source projects such as SETI@home and Apache, he makes the claim that social sharing and exchange is emerging as a significant and sustained factor of production.
‘The most alarming sign of the state of our society now is that our leaders have the courage to sacrifice the lives of young people in war but not the courage to tell us that we must be less greedy and less wasteful.’ Wendell Berry, 1994, p.92. As Philip Pettit argues in his contribution to this series, republicans see the economy as a politically created arena of human activity, with an associated institutional infrastructure (such as the legal codes, tort, property rights, legal framework for economic enterprises, legal rules governing trade and exchange, etc.). It is neither ‘self-regulating’ or beyond legitimate political and democratic regulation and, where necessary, interference. Republicans do not see a difficulty with interfering with market relations for important non-economic, political reasons, such as to preserve civic freedoms, promote solidarity or shared common goods. Post-growth: a green republican economy
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Entitled " The Chicago Plan Revisited ", it revives the scheme first put forward by professors Henry Simons and Irving Fisher in 1936 during the ferment of creative thinking in the late Depression. Irving Fisher thought credit cycles led to an unhealthy concentration of wealth. He saw it with his own eyes in the early 1930s as creditors foreclosed on destitute farmers, seizing their land or buying it for a pittance at the bottom of the cycle. The farmers found a way of defending themselves in the end. IMF's epic plan to conjure away debt and dethrone bankers
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Spire Law Group, LLP's national home owners' lawsuit, pending in the venue where the "Banksters" control their $43 trillion racketeering scheme (New York) - known as the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History and identifying $43 trillion ($43,000,000,000,000.00) of laundered money by the "Banksters" and their U.S. racketeering partners and joint venturers - now pinpoints the identities of the key racketeering partners of the "Banksters" located in the highest offices of government and acting for their own self-interests. Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury
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Schussler said that, because South Africa's major trading partner, the EU, is under economic stress, some of its members have reduced their imports from this country. There was little doubt, he said, that the effects of the austerity measures Greece and Spain, among others, were enduring would soon be felt in South Africa. He said creating conditions conducive to entrepreneurship was something the government should do now. In the long term, it should remedy the ailing education system. Those who hope that new markets for their products will open up in China, India, Brazil and Russia should lower their expectations because the Brics members are also facing economic challenges, he said. Growth outlook bleak for SA
South Africa - ECONOMY South Africa - The Economy South Africa TRADING ON JOHANNESBURG'S financial markets reached a new all-time high on April 26, 1994, reflecting the buoyant mood of voters of all races who were about to participate in the country's first democratic elections.
SA weathers storm, but food prices still set to double by 2030 | News | Environment | Mail & Guardian Traditionally the cost of staple foods has gradually inflated over time, and future cost scenarios have taken this approach. But a report released by Oxfam today has factored in the rapid changes in price that come about due to climate-related crop failures. Their most conservative scenarios see food prices doubling by 2030. Half of this increase will be down to changes in average temperatures and rainfall patterns, it said. The report, Extreme Weather, Extreme Prices , said that for the moment South Africa is secure. While this is a good thing, it leaves the country vulnerable to local crop failures.
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