Neoliberalism: the deep story that lies beneath Donald Trump’s triumph. The events that led to Donald Trump’s election started in England in 1975.
OuiShare Magazine - Voices for a Collaborative Society. Addicted to Failure. Neoliberalism foists on career-minded millennials; a self-relation which resembles that of alcoholics in the throes of addiction A friend of mine is in a program now, and she’s doing much better.
Underearners Anonymous (UA), a 12-step program founded in New York City in 2006, is a program for people who have trouble pursuing their personal “vision,” a term which appears seven times in the brief “About UA” pamphlet. In one sense, “underearning” is simply what its name implies: an “inability to provide for one’s needs.” But it’s not just about earning a higher salary. Alan Watts on Socially Responsible Automation and an Unconditional Basic Inco... Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems. Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism.
The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug. Against Charity. The new issue of Jacobin, centering on development and the Global South, is out now.
To celebrate its release, new subscriptions start at only $14.95. Imagine you came across a child drowning in a small pond and you were the only one around to help. Paul Mason: ‘Post-capitalism will set you free’ Paul Mason sits in his two-up, two-down terraced house in south London while a newly arrived wheaten terrier, Lottie, still getting used to visitors, slumbers in a pen on a sultry afternoon.
Mason, the outspoken economics editor of Channel 4 News, is readying to return to Greece, the land whose fortunes, or otherwise, he has charted at length. For some its experience marks the end of Europe’s single currency. But Mason believes the crisis facing capitalism does not stop at Greek overspending and maladministration – or, indeed, at an Irish banking crisis caused by property debt. Critics of Capitalism Must Include Its Definition. (Image: Capitalism definition via Shutterstock)Truthout combats corporate power by bringing you trustworthy, independent news.
Join our mission by making a donation now! Most business leaders, mass media, politicians and academics keep defining capitalism, the main economic system in today's world, as markets plus private ("free") enterprises. That definition is wrong. Definitions matter more now than ever as people increasingly question, challenge and want to move beyond capitalism. Consider the 20th century revolutions that overthrew a capitalism they defined as markets plus free enterprises. Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over. It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six.
Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, it recorded an ordinary land auction in France in what we would call the late summer of 1798. But the extraordinary date signaled that it was created when the French Revolution was still the overarching reality of everyday life and such fundamentals as the distribution of power and the nature of government had been reborn in astonishing ways. The new calendar that renamed 1792 as Year One had, after all, been created to start society all over again.
Videos. Money Happiness. QED. The formula for human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy.
So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us? The world economy is flying with only one engine. The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clouds and storms.
Unfortunately, only one of its four engines is functioning properly: the Anglosphere (the United States and its close cousin, the United Kingdom). The second engine – the eurozone – has now stalled after an anaemic post-2008 restart. Movement refuted by climate-report? No, not at all! By Christiane Kliemann Right before the recent UN climate change summit and shortly after the Leipzig Degrowth-Conference, international media, governments and the United Nations enthusiastically welcomed a new report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate” and trumpeted its central message around the globe: that economic growth and tackling climate change can go hand in hand.
While the report, released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, is supposed to drive climate-action by world leaders, business executives and investors, critical scientists fear that its central message will open the door for business-as-usual approaches and play down the urgency of immediate and far-reaching action. Accordingly, University of Melbourne´s Samuel Alexander points out that “while the report has some merit insofar as it highlights the importance of energy efficiency, pricing carbon, investing in renewable energy, it fails miserably to justify its core conclusion.” Russia and economic warfare: RIP the free market new world order. It is a quarter of a century since the Berlin Wall came down.
The cold war was eventually won by superior western economic power and a new era began once the communist regime collapsed in the Soviet Union and the two halves of Germany were reunited. For the first time in 25 years, the west is seriously worried about Russia. Ukraine's president, Petro Poroshenko, said at the weekend his country was "close to a point of no return – full-scale war". Capitalism's Deeper Problem. (Image: Stock exchange via Shutterstock)Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble.” Yet while asset prices soar, the production of goods and services, employment and workers’ incomes are not recovering and resuming growth. Instead, Western Europe, North America and Japan are stuck in a longer, deeper crisis than almost anyone expected.
Millions have left the labor force. Wages, benefits and job security are declining; the so-called “middle classes” are evaporating. Given their persistent economic problems, consumers cannot borrow or spend more. The End of Employment. Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, than giving in to despair—and nothing is more pointless. Those of us who are alive today are faced with the hugely demanding task of coping with the consequences of industrial civilization’s decline and fall, and saving as many as possible of the best achievements of the last few centuries so that they can cushion the descent and enrich the human societies of the far future. That won’t be easy; so? The same challenge has been faced many times before, and quite often it’s been faced with relative success. 5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy - Umair Haque.
If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy. Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up. Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. Wharton Prof, Adviser to the European Union, Says Capitalism Is Starting to B... Life in a 'degrowth' economy, and why you might actually enjoy it. What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow for ever.
This week’s Addicted to Growth conference in Sydney is exploring how to move beyond growth economics and towards a “steady-state” economy. Ten ways we can build a better economic system. Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services. Orthodox economists have failed their own market test. Is Marxism Facing a Rebirth? Top 10 Policies for a Steady-State Economy. It's Growthism, and It's Bad for Us - Umair Haque.
What Then Can I Do? Ten Ways to Democratize the Economy. 45: Clive Thompson on zero-growth economist Peter Victor. Don Tapscott: Transforming capitalism won’t happen without leadership. “Capitalism is the Crisis” (Occupy Wall Street Sign). Chrystia Freeland. Viewpoint: Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures. 30 October 2012Last updated at 20:11 ET. The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz. Occupy This! - Judy Rebick. Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy. Recent Features : Nightmares of Capitalism, Pipe Dreams of Democracy. Criminalizing Dissent and Punishing Occupy Protesters: Introduction to Henry Giroux’s "Youth in Revolt"
Occupy Integral! Time Ain’t Money: Stop Punching the Industrial Age Clock, and Start Embracing the Digital Now. Amanda Palmer: The art of asking. No Local – Why Small-Scale Alternatives Won’t Change The World, Greg Sharzer - Zero Books Blog. Grad Student Who Shook Global Austerity Movement. Austerity Kills: Conservative cure worst thing for what ails the economy says Stiglitz. Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country. There's no need for all this economic sadomasochism. Who Is Defending Austerity Now? ‘Austerity’ deflects us from true nature of economic crisis - Economic News. Imposing Austerity on the World’s Most Resource-rich Country.
Tax Havens. Time to turn capitalism 'inside out' - roundtable report. Communities, co-operatives, and social businesses: Towards a systemic proposal. The Challenge of the Era of Technological Abundance. 2. Consumed by Abstraction. Jeff Rubin on the end of global economic growth. Ideas with Paul Kennedy. Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition. Fear of a Living Planet. Why the Age of the Guru is Over. Article - Latent Healing. Homepage for Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. Ii. Foreword by Charles Eisenstein. Charles Eisenstein - Sacred Economics. Charles Eisenstein — A Little Bit Crazy. To end poverty, guarantee everyone in Canada $20,000 a year. But are you willing to trust the poor?