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RSA Animate - First as Tragedy, Then as Farce. RSA Animate - Crises of Capitalism. Marty Sullivan figured out how the world’s biggest companies avoided billions in taxes. Here’s how he wants to stop them. Marty Sullivan in the Arlington garage where he parses filings to figure out how multi-national corporations avoid taxes.

Marty Sullivan figured out how the world’s biggest companies avoided billions in taxes. Here’s how he wants to stop them.

(Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post) It was a humbling experience for the chief executive of the world’s most valuable company. Inkomstkyftor i Sverige - Klyftorna är större än vad du tror. Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein - A Short Film. Emanuele Campiglio - Towards an Ecological Macroeconomics. July 10, 2012 // By: Emanuele Campiglio A couple of weeks ago I attended the International conference on Ecological Economics, held in Rio de Janeiro just a few days before the Rio+20 UN Summit, where a few hundreds researchers have been presenting their work together with some high-level keynote speakers (Peter Victor, Mathis Wackernagel, William Rees, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Ignacy Sachs and others).

Emanuele Campiglio - Towards an Ecological Macroeconomics

One of the most debated topics during sessions and informal discussions seemed to be the one nef has been intensively working on lately, that is Ecological Macroeconomics (otherwise termed Macroeconomics of sustainability). The aim of this line of research is to give sound macroeconomic foundations to ecological/environmental issues, and more in general to include sustainability (including financial sustainability) into the macro picture.

Rethinking Capitalism - Video. What's all the fuzz about money? Chiang Mai, Thailand - In response to the 2008 global meltdown, there are really two arguments for what needs to happen next.

What's all the fuzz about money?

One is fairly straightforward: We need to change the financial system through which money flows - though of course, the debate is on what precisely needs to be changed. But there is a more fundamental debate growing throughout the world of autonomous media and its productive publics: What if money itself needed to be changed? This is not a debate about the financial system per se, but actually an argument about the intrinsic "design" of money. But, isn't money just money? Capitalism and the Common Good. By David Korten PDF Format Audio as produced and broadcast by Alternative Radio Inaugural Lecture, The Wayne Morse Center For Law And Politics 2011-2013 Inquiry on the theme “From Wall Street to Main Street: Capitalism and the Common Good,” University Of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 2011.

Capitalism and the Common Good

Capitalism in crisis: In depth debate, commentary and analysis in an investigation from the Financial Times. 'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts. "The current system is broken," says Bob Watson, the UK’s chief scientific advisor on environmental issues and a winner of the prestigious Blue Planet prize in 2010.

'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts

"It is driving humanity to a future that is 3-5°C warmer than our species has ever known, and is eliminating the ecology that we depend on for our health, wealth and senses of self. " Smoke billows from burned trees. A collective of scientists and development thinkers have warned that civilisation faces an 'unprecedented emergency'. (Photograph: CRISTINA QUICKLER/AFP/Getty Images) "We cannot assume that technological fixes will come fast enough. Instead we need human solutions. Svenska nationalekonomer måste lyssna på naturvetare - Artikel av Niclas Ihrén.

Media lyssnar mer på ekonomer än på naturvetare - Artikel av Anders Wijkman. Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals. A prophet, says the Bible, is not without honor save in his own country.

Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals

As the most prestigious economic dissenters of this era, Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman form a category of two: astonishingly prescient, widely read, and largely ignored by those in power. Both won Nobel Prizes for their early virtuoso technical economic work. How Americans view wealth and inequality. 20 August 2012Last updated at 00:19 ET Viewpoint by Dan Ariely Professor of behavioural economics, Duke University, USA Americans do not understand how wealth is distributed in their society There have been lots of questions and discussions recently about inequality and economists often argue about what is the right level of inequality to have in society.

How Americans view wealth and inequality

But Mike Norton, professor at Harvard Business School, and I decided to take a different path and we decided to ask people what inequality they would want. Now, there are lots of ways to ask this question and we used the philosopher John Rawls. Return to capitalism 'red in tooth and claw' spells economic madness. John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological unemployment would present problems for 21st century economies.

Return to capitalism 'red in tooth and claw' spells economic madness

Photograph: Corbis As people in the developed world wonder how their countries will return to full employment after the global recession, it might benefit us to take a look at a visionary essay that John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1930, called Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren (pdf). Keynes's General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, published in 1936, equipped governments with the intellectual tools to counter the unemployment caused by slumps. In this earlier essay, however, Keynes distinguished between unemployment caused by temporary economic breakdowns and what he called "technological unemployment" – that is, "unemployment due to the discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour".

Tim Jackson: Prosperity Without Growth. TEDxTC - Jonathan Foley - The Other Inconvenient Truth.

Money creation

Green Economy. Circular economy. Alt currencies. Varför inte testa finansiell skatt? - Analys - E24. The Ingenesist Project — The Value Game – A New Class of Business Methods. Next Economy @fer_ananda. Seeking Sustainability: Creative Capitalism. The environmental and economic crises make it abundantly clear that we need an alternative to business as usual.

Seeking Sustainability: Creative Capitalism

Here are two approaches to developing a more sustainable economy. The first explores the shortcomings of the free market and the second leverages the strengths of capitalism. Current economic approaches have failed to reverse environmental degradation. There are many reasons why we have thus far failed to address climate change. In addition to corporate influence and corruption, elements of capitalism have interfered with the creation of a sustainable economy.

Financial sector

Growth. Tax and economic incentives. Occupy Wallstreet. Agenda for a New Economy: 2nd edition : YES! Magazine, Supporting you in building a just and sustainable world. Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth David C.

Agenda for a New Economy: 2nd edition : YES! Magazine, Supporting you in building a just and sustainable world

Korten Paperback, 2nd Edition, August 2010, 288 pages. Jeremy Rifkin - Can we prevent the end of the world in 50 years? (English, Dutch subs) - Part 1. Jeremy Rifkin's exclusive interview (2/3) Jeremy Rifkin's exclusive interview (3/3) Transparence.

Sustainable consumption

Economics. Den blinda fläcken.