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text Charles Dickens as Economist Rainer Hank 2014-05-02 6:53 AM
Ultimately the whole industrial revolution appears like a fairytale that becomes true. At the end of the 19th century, the GDP in England was six times as high as 1834. Human possibilities of life and consumption improved to a tremendous extent. Dickens described this exciting process. (text/plain)

text TTIP: Emperor's New Clothes Simon Theurl 2014-05-01 10:33 AM
Welfare state achievements, quality and environmental standards as well as consumer interests are up for negotiation..For Austria, an annual jobs gain of 0.06% is forecast...93% of the consultations were with lobbyists. (text/plain)

text "Markets are a Terrible Master" Rafael Correa 2014-04-29 4:38 PM

text Sweden: How the welfare state was stolen Adam Bott 2014-04-27 6:56 PM
The entrance of private equity from 2005-6 was a big shift. They created a totally different logic, where short-term extraction of profit was the only goal. In 2011 the shit really hit the fan. (text/plain)

text Capital in the 21st Century: Thomas Piketty Thomas Piketty 2014-04-27 10:32 AM
"There is no escaping the fact, however, that social science research on the distribution of wealth was for a long time based on a relatively limited set of firmly established facts together with a wide variety of purely theoretical speculations." (text/plain)

text The Future of the Captured State Simon Johnson 2014-04-25 10:42 AM
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text Re-feudalization Stefan Howald 2014-04-24 4:42 AM
Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term. (text/plain)

image American Oligarchs: Thieving Koch Brothers democratize 2014-04-23 3:05 PM
American Oligarchs: Thieving Koch Brothers
sometimes secretly, sometimes with public ads and contributions, the Koch brothers are suborning democrac (image/jpeg)

text Koch Brothers-Style Free Society Stephen Lendman 2014-04-20 12:43 AM
class war (text/plain)

text Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. Anthony Ravlich 2014-04-19 4:20 AM
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights. (text/plain)

text Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. Anthony Ravlich 2014-04-19 3:25 AM
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights (text/plain)

text Dissent within after article, Profound Arrogance at UN. Anthony Ravlich 2014-04-18 7:43 PM
Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, seeing themselves as God when reinventing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights. (text/plain)

image The Augean Stables Of US Justice From Prosecutors To Supreme Court Matt Taibbi Listener 2014-04-15 9:21 AM
The Augean Stables Of US Justice From Prosecutors To Supreme Court
the permeating corruption in US Justice from an ineffectual SEC to corrupt judges in local state federal and Supreme Court (image/jpeg)

text Meet Obama's New HHS Chief Stephen Lendman 2014-04-11 1:17 PM
Obamacare (text/plain)

text The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto: a review of 'Fireworks,' Issue 3 Kevin Keating 2014-04-11 11:30 AM
A small contribution to understanding the larger problems of resistance in capitalist America... (text/plain)

text Supreme Court Rules for Big Money Stephen Lendman 2014-04-06 12:41 AM
money power (text/plain + 1 comment)

text TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment Verdi German union 2014-03-25 7:57 AM
The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest. (text/plain)

text Local Handyman Guy Needs a Home imc volunteer 2014-03-22 4:20 PM
This guy who wrote on IMC a while back followed up to a post, and he needs some assistance. (text/plain)

text On the Death of John Kenneth Galbraith Rudolf Hickel 2014-03-17 5:12 AM
The great economist John Kenneth Galbrath was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. He devised the horse-sparrow theory, horses must be fed so the sparrows can live. A healthy economy means shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text Three Things That Make Libertarian Heads Explode Lynn Stuart Parramore 2014-03-16 2:23 PM
The inequality problem, the public goods problem and the regulation problem make libertarian heads explode. (text/plain + 7 comments)

text Obama is no FDR; We're No Mass Movement Les Leopold 2014-03-13 10:57 AM
Les Leopold is the author of The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It [3] Chelsea Green Publishing, June 2009. (text/plain)

image Gerrard Winstanley Memes memetic 2014-03-09 2:34 PM
Gerrard Winstanley Memes
Gerrard Winstanley was a 17th century anarchist religious leader who started the Diggers, a movement to work common lands for sustenance. (image/jpeg)

text Global turn-around: to persuade Western Powers to adopt 'bottom-up' ethical human rights. Anthony Ravlich 2014-03-05 3:04 AM
Major Western Powers invited to New Zealand gives opportunity to adovate a global 'turn-around' by adopting the 'bottom-up' emphasis of global ethical human rights (developed in NZ) to replace 'near absolute', 'top-down' control of 'neoliberal absolutism'. (text/plain)

text TTIP: International Mega-corporations prevent social and ecological globalization Rudolf Hickel 2014-03-04 5:42 AM
In the reality of international monopolist competition, narrow economic profit interests dominate to the disadvantage of broad prosperity gains. Protection of foreign mega-investors before indirect expropriation leads to a dispossession of nation state democracy. (text/plain)

text Take Action Now to Stop Your Rent From Skyrocketing! imc repost 2014-03-01 7:22 PM
Repost of a CES email. Link goes to LA Times story. (text/plain + 5 comments)

image Kropotkin Memes for LA IMC memetics 2014-03-01 1:11 AM
Kropotkin Memes for LA IMC
Here are a few Pete Kropotkin memes. (image/jpeg)

text Inhuman Capital Konstantin Wecker 2014-02-25 5:15 AM
In polls many people massively criticize this system of market-conforming democracy and then vote for it with large marge majorities. This cognitive dissonance is the result of a reeducation of society. The values and norms are success and efficiency... (text/plain + 1 comment)

text In the Whirlpool of Deregulation Hans Boekler Institute 2014-02-24 4:32 AM
The economy changed from real- to finance capitalism since the 1970s. This was not an accidental development. The economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister sees a pattern where deregulation created problems that were fought with more deregulation. (text/plain)

image Ukraine Background Know9 2014-02-23 10:37 AM
Ukraine Background
analysis of current unrest in the Ukraine (image/jpeg)

text Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp Rosa Luxemburg foundation 2014-02-19 3:21 PM
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly! (text/plain)

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