We'd Have Revolution If People Understood This Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards a guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, along with the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a guaranteed basic income for all even more urgent in 2014 than in the 1960s. David DeGraw, interviewed here by Dennis Trainor, Jr. of Acronym TV claims the alternative is a violent revolution. Sustainable Green Buildings in Australia Click Read More to see the images. Read More from echonews.com.au BUILDING a house is a big job. H. G. Wells Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.[a] His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views.
Will Harper's superiority complex contribute to the next financial crisis? The mantra of the Harper government is that the Canada's banking sector is a bright star in the banking heavens. No public opportunity is lost to take credit for the resilience of Canadian banks during the 2008 financial crisis: "Without wanting to appear arrogant or vain, which would be quite un-Canadian," claimed our finance minster, Jim Flaherty. "While our system is not perfect, it has worked during this difficult time." Sorry to break it to you, finance minister: there are some indications that this overconfidence may undermine the very qualities that helped the Canadian banking system to withstand the financial turbulence of 2008.
Why Do People Defend Unjust, Inept, and Corrupt Systems? By Science Daily / sciencedaily.com Why do we stick up for a system or institution we live in -- a government, company, or marriage -- even when anyone else can see it is failing miserably? Why do we resist change even when the system is corrupt or unjust? Impact Investment is the new philanthropy Philanthropy seems to be on the rise in Sweden, with wealthy entrepreneurs giving away their fortunes and a newly established Swedish Philanthropic Forum. But the philanthropic trend in Sweden has already been characterized by Impact Investment. A phenomenon developed in those countries where philanthropy has been the norm for many years and which now has arrived in Sweden. Category:Writers by genre This is a category of writers organised by genre, in several different senses of the word genre. See also list of authors. Examples of genre categories: Category:Writers by audience: Children's writers etc.Category:Writers by format: Biographers, Poets, etc.Category:Writers by medium: Comic book writers, Playwrights, Illustrators, etc.Category:Writers by outlook: Comedy writers, Humorists, Satirists, etc.Category:Writers by subject area: by fiction subject area and non-fiction subject area
More than 50% of US Government Spending Goes to the Military [This article was first published by Global Research in April 2010] Recently, Live Science published a chart showing that the US spends about one-fifth of its budget on the military. But this aggregate view hides how Congress prioritizes spending, when you consider what is discretionary and voted upon each year. Homeless have no hope as city prospers A homeless person lies bundled on a park bench in the Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne, as a freezing fog began to lift. Photo: John Donegan Twenty-five years ago we hoped we'd end homelessness by now. Yet today we appear overwhelmed by the task, poleaxed by setbacks and enervation.
Occupy + Commons: The Beginnings of a Beautiful Relationship The Occupy movement is beginning to discover the commons, and the result could be a rich and productive collaboration. This was the lesson that I took from a three-day conference, “Making Worlds: A Forum on the Commons,” hosted by Occupy Wall Street in Brooklyn this past weekend. Rarely have I seen so many ordinary people from diverse backgrounds embrace the commons idea with such ease and enthusiasm.
Yochai Benkler Yochai Benkler speaking at UC Berkeley School of law in 2006 Yochai Benkler (born 1964) is an Israeli-American professor of Law and an author. Since 2007, he has been the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Biography Who pays corporate taxes? It's not who you think Stephen Gordon is a professor of economics at Laval University in Quebec City and a fellow of the Centre interuniversitaire sur le risque, les politiques économiques et l'emploi (CIRPÉE). He also maintains the economics blog Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. Corporate income taxes (CIT) have been in the political spotlight recently, but many may find it difficult to see how it affects their lives in the way that they understand how they pay personal income taxes and the GST. This lack of transparency is fertile ground for any number of misunderstandings and makeshift theorising, so the question I’m going to address here is: who pays the CIT?
Dark side of the boom: Half of Sydney says housing is 'not at all' affordable Younger respondents were more pessimistic about the cost of housing in Sydney. Photo: Supplied Sydney's anxiety about soaring property prices has been exposed with the proportion rating the city's housing as "not at all affordable" double the national average.