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The Crisis Of Civilization

The Crisis Of Civilization
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Robert Reich Vår psykologi får oss att strunta i offren för klimatförändringarna - Artikel av Billy Larsson Jag är leg psykolog och fil dr i psykologi. Har även läst miljöpsykologi. Är med i nätverken Framtidsrealisterna och Steg3, samt är initiativtagare till nätuppropet radikaliseraklimatpolitken.nu. Som psykolog är det både fascinerande och skrämmande att ta del av hur hotet om klimatförändringar hanteras. I tidskriften Nature i juni i år hävdar en grupp forskare att om ungefär femtio år kan medeltemperaturen på jorden vara högre än någonsin under den tid som det funnits människor på jorden. De flesta klimatforskare anser att utsläppen av växthusgaser måste börja minska under detta decennium. Oförmågan att hantera klimatfrågan innebär en moralisk kollaps gentemot kommande generationer. Enligt mig är förklaringarna psykologiska. Tanken att andra människor kommer att drabbas av mitt sätt att leva gör dock inte att vi självklart blir motiverade att förespråka åtgärder som minskar utsläppen av växthusgaser. Innebär det att situationen är hopplös?

Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history." Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common." The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists.

Money, Power and Wall Street Did the Fed’s Emergency Lending Prop Up “Too Big to Fail”? May 1, 2012, 8:44 pm ET · by Azmat Khan The Obama administration arrived in Washington in early 2009 facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression — and an American public outraged by bailouts for the financial institutions that had gotten them there. Pioneer Behind Credit Derivatives is Leaving JPMorgan April 3, 2014, 4:16 pm ET · by Jason M. Breslow Blythe Masters, who helped develop one of the most notorious financial instruments of the 2008 financial crisis, has announced plans to leave JPMorgan Chase. The Financial Crisis Five Years Later — How It Changed Us September 10, 2013, 10:50 am ET · by Jason M. It has been five years since the financial crisis began, and though the economy is on the mend, the legacy of the crash still reverberates. JPMorgan To Lose $842 Million In Toxic Ala. June 5, 2013, 3:22 pm ET · by Jason M. Financial Regulators Turn Their Focus To Non-Banks June 4, 2013, 3:24 pm ET · by Jason M.

Försökskaniner i ett monetärt experiment | Sverige Hur mycket här i världen finns i obegränsad mängd? Kockprogram på tv, sandkorn, kufiga youtubeklipp. Alla visserligen ymnigt förekommande företeelser, men obegränsade? Knappast. I andra sammanhang skulle någon som på fullt allvar säger sig kunna lösa ett problem genom att ur tomma intet trolla fram något i obegränsad mängd få en medkännande arm om ryggen och ett recept på medelsvag psykofarmaka. Om dessa herrars åtgärder finns det lika många åsikter som det finns ekonomer och politiker. Att centralbanker kan sänka värdet på pengar är något som Ben Bernanke själv var öppen med i ett tal år 2002. ”Den amerikanska staten har en teknik som kallas tryckpress (eller idag dess elektroniska motsvarighet), som gör det möjligt att producera så många dollar den vill till i princip ingen kostnad. Det han beskriver är inhemsk inflation, men även utanför USA:s gränser finns det miniräknare och människor med slutledningsförmåga. Idag verkar allt det glömt. Så vad händer? Och här börjar problemen.

Visions Et Perspectives 2020 Ce qui nous attend pour 2017 et au-delà si nous n'y prenons garde....J’ai attendu une année révolue de la présidence Hollande pour pouvoir poursuivre dans l’écriture des perspectives économiques et sociales initiées dans les billets précédents. Les annonces faites jusqu’à présent se sont révélées justes mais imprécises (dans leurs formes principalement) notamment la hausse des taux d’intérêts. Si j’avais vu la corrélation entre l’inflation sur les prix à la consommation dans la zone Euro par la hausse des matières premières (notamment fruits et légumes), je n’avais pas anticipé la forme de la remontée de ces taux ! Pour mémoire après 2009 une énorme masse d’actifs financiers toxiques a submergé les marchés financiers en détruisant les actifs des méga-banques accumulés dans le courant des années 90s et déclenché une vague sans précédent depuis l’après-guerre de prêts/subventions/aides étatiques qui a eu pour seul effet de faire exploser les dettes de ces mêmes Etats ! 7) Les USA

The Fed Audit - $16 TRILLION in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. An amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Wall Street reform law passed one year ago this week directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study. "As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world," said Sanders. Among the investigation's key findings is that the Fed unilaterally provided trillions of dollars in financial assistance to foreign banks and corporations from South Korea to Scotland, according to the GAO report. To Sanders, the conclusion is simple. To read the GAO report, click here.

Food security needs systemic change – Blog Food security needs systemic change I don’t know about you, but the closest I ever got to a Rubik’s Cube, shortly after it was first launched in 1974, was to handle one in a toy store. For me, it seemed insoluble – and many assumed it was, until persistent cubers discovered not just one way to crack the puzzle, but many. And the cube came to mind as I thought recently about the astonishingly complex global security challenge we now face. Back in the seventies we were challenged by a series of energy (or at least oil) crises, but now we see the energy security issue linking ever more tightly to food security, water security, climate security and so on. And all of this came to mind as I trawled through Appetite for Change, a new report from SustainAbility, backed by Nestlé, IBM and Sodexo. One thing I found surprising is just how unprofitable much of the food industry can be. Growing unease about food futures is driving some dramatic trends.

Le monde redistribue les cartes : quelle économie à terme ? Aujourd’hui l’intervention en Ukraine est troublante car le principal bénéficiaire de celle-ci est la Russie et sa position stratégique sur la région. Cela signe le coup d’arrêt d’une action du modèle économique de développement accepté sur la Planète et partagé par tous : l’esprit de libre arbitre d’un peuple. C’est le retour de la puissance de l’Etat. Les grands axes économiques à venir seront conditionnés par le pragmatisme et la capacité d’adaptation des décideurs économiques qui rechercheront la maximisation de leurs profits. - Le retour aux bons vieux partenaires économiques historiques ; les occidentaux avec les occidentaux, les russes avec les chinois (se regardant en chiens de faïence), Les Japonais avec les Américains, l’Amérique du sud aura la tentation de l’Amérique du Nord et elle arrivera difficilement à reconquérir un semblant d’indépendance, le retour de l’Afrique dans le giron européen.

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