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RSA Animate - First as Tragedy, Then as Farce‬‏

RSA Animate - First as Tragedy, Then as Farce‬‏

Cynicism as a Form of Ideology The most elementary definition of ideology is probably the well-known phrase from Marx's Capital: "Sie wissen das nicht, aber sie tun es" ("they do not know it, but they are doing it"). The very concept of ideology implies a kind of basic, constitutive naïveté: the misrecognition of its own presuppositions, of its own effective conditions, a distance, a divergence between so-called social reality and our distorted representation, our false consciousness of it. That is why such a 'naive consciousness' can be submitted to a critical-ideological procedure. The aim of this procedure is to lead the naïve ideological consciousness to a point at which it can recognize its own effective conditions, the social reality that it is distorting, and through this very act dissolve itself. But all this is already well known: it is the classic concept of ideology as 'false consciousness', misrecognition of the social reality which is part of this reality itself.

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. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post) It was a humbling experience for the chief executive of the world’s most valuable company. Hauled before a Senate panel, Apple’s Tim Cook had to explain how an American company whose American engineers had created the iPhone and the iPad was able to avoid paying any taxes on billions of dollars in profits generated by those products — not to United States, not to any country.

This video explains how those plastic bits in face washes, scrubs, and toothpastes can hurt ecosystems By now, most of us know that if we want our consciences to be as squeaky clean as our faces, we have to ditch our most beloved scrubbing products. While microbeads — the tiny plastic bits most commonly found in face washes, scrubs, and toothpastes — might do great things for your pores, they could also quietly wreak havoc on the environment by steadily streaming into the Great Lakes and oceans. Couldn’t care less about fish?

Why Americans doubt man-made climate change - Inside Story: US 2012 It was 42 years ago that the first Earth Day was organised in the US, drawing millions of Americans to rallies across the country calling for a sustainable environment. Some consider that day to be the birth of the modern environmentalist movement in the US. Today the day is marked by millions around the world but its impact in the US seems to have fizzled, with only dozens turning out at the National Mall in Washington DC on Sunday. Slavoj Zizek: Philosophy - Key Ideas • Key Ideas • Books: A Summary He was born the only child of middle-class bureaucrats (who hoped he would become an economist) on 21 March 1949 in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and, at that time, part of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was, then, under the rule of Marshal Tito (1892-1980), one of the more 'liberal' communist countries in the Eastern Bloc, although, as Zizek points out, the freedoms the regime granted its subjects were rather ambivalent, inducing in the population a form of pernicious self-regulation. One aspect of state control that did have a positive effect on Zizek, however, was the law which required film companies to submit to local university archives a copy of every film they wished to distribute.

More evidence of Roundup's link to kidney, liver damage ShareThis Scientists report worrisome changes to liver and kidney genes in rats, adding to evidence that a popular herbicide may be toxic August 28, 2015 By Brian Bienkowski Environmental Health News Long-term exposure to tiny amounts of Roundup—thousands of times lower than what is permitted in U.S. drinking water—may lead to serious problems in the liver and kidneys, according to a new study.

Liste des livres, films et articles par Slavoj Žižek Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Liste de livres, articles et films écrits ou réalisés par Slavoj Žižek. Livres[modifier | modifier le code] 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. 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. Rawls said that "a just society is a society that if you knew everything about it, you'd be willing to enter it in a random place".

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). 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). Norway’s Greatest Vulnerability Is Also Its Greatest Strength The unspeakable horror of this weekend’s massacre in Norway is exaggerated exponentially by terrorist Anders Breivik’s abuse of one of civil society’s most distinctive features: the trust that the public places in law enforcement. And Norway may be particularly vulnerable to such a breach, as a country with a particularly deep faith in its the integrity of its institutions. Norway’s best civil qualities, in this case, also made it most vulnerable to the worst impulses of this killer. Like its fellow Scandinavian countries, Norway is near the top of the world’s charts in many enviable ways: high standard of living and productivity, high levels of happiness, impressive longevity, low levels of economic inequality and corruption and in general, extremely low levels of violent and other crimes.

Return to capitalism 'red in tooth and claw' spells economic madness 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". Keynes reckoned that we would hear much more about this kind of unemployment in the future.

Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis - Videos ?Slavoj Žižek, philosopher and author, in a friendly debate with students on ontology and politics in relation to Alain Badiou's philosophy. In this lecture Slavoj Žižek discusses the status of the subject, transcendental phenomenal existence, the difference between act and Event, the necessity of terror, Christianity, Saint Paul, inconsistency of the big Other, the communist hypothesis and political nomination in relationship to Jacques Lacan, Alain Badiou, Alenka Zupan?i?

Our Most Widely Ignored Public Intellectuals A prophet, says the Bible, is not without honor save in his own country. 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. Stiglitz’s research, starting in the late 1960s, showed that markets do not follow the standard economic model of efficient competition, because a buyer or seller often has access to privileged information.

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