fix articles 3399, thinking
The Cure is the Sickness: Washington Consensus (tags)
Reality could replace the elite economic myths!
Kurt Vonnegut's 7 Pieces of Advice (tags)
The mind of Kurt Vonnegut, like the protagonist of his best-known novel Slaughterhouse-Five, must have got “unstuck in time” somewhere along the line. How else could he have managed to write his distinctive brand of satirical but sincere fiction, hyper-aware of past, present, and future at once?
Video: It's Time to Get Radical On Inequality, Stiglitz, 18 min (tags)
We are the least consistent with the American Dream. An economic system that doesn't raise standards is a failure.
Freedom and the Market (tags)
Neoliberalism as a movement and ideology is a world of ideas where egoism and personal responsibiilty are celebrated, the social is faded out and no place exists for solidarity and social balance. Everyone is the creator of his own happiness here.
Reviews: Submission as Freedom. Life in Neoliberalism (tags)
The challenge of neoliberalism took an offensive form in the global North with the victories of Reagan and Thatcher. No coup and no dictatorship were needed to gain mass support for carrying out the political ideological hegemony Stagnation, unemployment and futurelessness
Profit-Making is Different Than Profit-Maximizing (tags)
Discussions of jobs and the economy are often marked by trivialization, distortion, unreality and wishful thinking, The neoliberal model promotes profits, not investments and rationalization and digitalization lead to mass unemployment. System analysis and market failure are often glossed over
When Prevention Becomes Paranoia (tags)
According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security.
From Summit to Summit: Lost Generation and Lost Decade (tags)
Neoliberal economic thinking explains unemployment as a balance phenomenon with only supply-side causes: poorly trained, wrong place, excessive wage demands and an overly generous social state.. Youth unemployment of 30 or 60% is a catastrophe.
Al-Assad with Charlie Rose interview on PBS, just missed it (tags)
A fascinating interview was just on PBS.org and TV and it can be re-seen on internet. Sadly, all indications from the answers that were sly and slippery to Charlie's direct questions leads to another WAR COMING...made more obvious by seeing this.
Total opposition - interview with anarchist writer Paul Cudenec (tags)
In an interview with The Vast Minority, writer Paul Cudenec calls for anarchists to unite in "total opposition" to the global capitalist system.
New Research Links Climate Science Denial To Conspiracy Theories (tags)
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Western Australia (UWA), is about to publish research which shows that a strong indicator of the rejection of climate science is a willingness to accept conspiracy theories.
Plural Economics (tags)
Vancouver Canada has 23 community centers, some with swimming pools that can take your breath away. Learning from other cultures and countries is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Without a social contract we become wolves. Without public goods, the market economy fails.
New Economic Thinking - Turning Away from the Market Fetish (tags)
"New economic thinking" rejects the view of the person as "homo oeconomicus" reduced to maximization of individual benefits and offers a more comprehensive and realistic concept in which justice, norms, routines and emotions appear. "Homo recipocans" is an alternative.
The Crisis and Beyond: Thinking Outside the Box (tags)
Claude Hillinger is a professor of economics at the University of Munich.
Why Blade Runner? Your Thoughts and Memories Are Not Your Own (tags)
While we may not have been directly implanted with Eldon Tyrell's niece's memories, our DNA reeks of Horatio Alger and our own bootstraps.
"There is an alternative to profit maximization" (tags)
The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The economy should be embedded in society; society should not be privatized and confiscated by the economy. The public sector must be expanded to create jobs.
How Do We Pay for All This? by Steven Keen (tags)
The level of debt is the disease. The wage-productivity gap is the cause and the financial crisis is the symptom. (http://www.capitalismhitsthefan.com) Hyman Minsky spoke of "euphoric expectations" leading to debt-induced recession.
Ecological Justice Instead of Growth Economy for the Rich (tags)
"Now the market, the god of neoliberals, cannot help any more and speculators cry for the already instrumentalized state.. Studying pre-capitalist approaches is vital to develop a post-capitalist vision. The vision of the Bible is an economy of enough for all, an economy for life."
Registering Green to run for Partisan Office in2010 (tags)
How to run as a Green in 2010
The Genesis of the Financial Crisis: Greed and Repression (tags)
The self-healing market, the market that corrects itself, is at the heart of the perfect economic story. The financial crisis (now banking, real estate, jobs and credit crises) has forced the reconsideration of the role of the state. Psychology helps unmask religion of the market.
Registering Green to run for Partisan Office in 2010 (tags)
How to run as a Green in 2010
From Balance of Terror to Unilateral Terror on the Grand Chessboard! Revised May 02, 2008. (tags)
“what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making. It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.”
A Will for Change: New Economic Thinking (tags)
Since economic thinking shapes the world, we can't leave economists alone to putter with their theories. Too many of them hung up their thinking caps the moment they got their degrees, and stopped looking out the window.
"al Qaeda Terrordome" -- the ride that will last a lifetime! (tags)
Oh, geeez, here we go again! Get ready America, hold on to that safety bar and strap yourself in really tight because our intelligence agencies have come up with a new scary ride that they want to take us on -- and, it is a zinger too. Just try not to throw up that hot dog as you go through the loopy logic and convoluted thinking on the new "al-Qaeda Terrordome" -- reconstituted, and coming to a city near you.
Work as Fetish (tags)
What is good for the economy and what is good for people diverge more and more! Nevertheless the opposite is drummed into people..Capitalism only knows the irrational end-in-itself, making more money out of money until the end of time. Capitalism strikes its own limits.
RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the (tags)
RICH: President Bush’s “new” Iraq policy leaves you wondering exactly who is still in the bunker with the president besides the first lady and Barney. THE COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH ALL HYPERLINKS AND MORE
Heavenly aspirations--a radically critical approach (tags)
a radical's radical approach to what most alleged "radicals" appear to take largely for granted. Comments on New Age-type ideas of heaven and "distancing" oneself from "the ego"/social reality.
No Room for Grace: Book Review (tags)
If abundance of life for all people is the heart of the biblical vision, economic thinking focuses on the shortage of resources.. Not subjecting everything to the market-benefit-calculus is vital.
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 3 (tags)
Part 3 of a series. See part 1 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/136989.php, and part 2 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/137009.php.
Anarcho-pacifist / Hip-Hop producer accused of hate crime (tags)
Promoting critical thought = COINTEL fodder
Resistance is NOT Futile! (tags)
Fighting federal tyranny
Time to Get Back to Where We Once Belonged (tags)
Forget all the scare tactics about not having enough of a nest egg, about Social Security going bust. We Baby Boomers already know the answer for living well in our old age. We just need to get it together again. --------------
DONT TREAD ON ME! (tags)
A NEW TAKE ON A CLASSIC FLAG
Conspiracy Reality (tags)
By understanding how this idea of conspiracies bring only the creation of an overactive imaginationto be met with arrogant distain is something that needs closer examination. Do yourself a service and read this.
Brigadier shocks and awes: there is no war on terrorism (tags)
OOPS! Looks like the cat is out of the bag. This is a military source confirming what many of our thinking readers already know. Related: VIDEO: THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES Explores how the idea that we are threatened by a hidden and organized terrorist network is an illusion.
Bashar Assad ordered the death of Rafiq Hariri (Bill Clinton ) (tags)
People in the media should stop making up infantile excuses by saying the real power behind Bashar Assad killed Hariri. Assad is the power
The Social State is Affordable (tags)
That "we" can no longer afford the social state is gossip. Thinking this gossip will end is wishful thinking. In truth, we cannot afford the prevailing financial policy.
World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)
A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.
ARE YOU REVOLTING? (tags)
ARE YOU REVOLTING ENOUGH?
A Response to Violence (tags)
A short peice in response to the recent beheading of Nick Berg.
From passivity to proaction! (flyer and art) (tags)
Your alleged "leaders" often believe you are "incapable" and feeling too powerless to be more proactive than simply attending rallies and marches in a passive way. The flyer text here is meant to do two things: inspire you, and many others, to become more proactive--in a basic resistance of consciousness! Here is a giant pile of deep info that should inspire!
911 a picture of truth in Action (tags)
This is truth in Action!
Thanksgiving Letter to Your Mother (tags)
Thank you for these mysteries, even though we take them for granted and upset their balance, thinking we can go on like this forever.
A Well Deserved Beating (tags)
FTAA in Miami
Thinking of getting hired to the government - not without a red book of the Party (tags)
Short story of explaining about Finnish Government's hiring policy.
Launch of the Progressive Webgroup Alliance (tags)
Introducing the Progressive Webgroup Alliance! A coalition of Free thinking and Progressive web based discussion groups, message boards and mailing lists.
The Principles of Control (tags)
The first principle of people control is not to let them know you are controlling them. If people knew, this knowledge will breed resentment and possibly rebellion, which would then require brute force and terror, and old fashioned, expensive and not 100 % certain method of control.
Life after Patriotism: The Brain behind the Brainwash (tags)
"Imagine a world where disagreement was okay. Where you could support people you disagreed with, where tolerance for difference was the norm. Where critical thinking and raising questions meant respect and discussion." from Slingshot
Don't Mess With Texas (tags)
Only the Americans have the sovereign right, drunk with power and arrogance, to threaten to try the invaded in US courts for "war crimes."
Bush Daddy's Feebleness (tags)
A dummkopf ploy.
Bush Impeachment drive leads to burglary charges? (tags)
Some of you might be familiar with my REALLY DAMAGING efforts to see George Bush impeached. (Those who are not can follow the link). I am about to do time for burglary? Stay tuned for further developments...
SENTENCE FIRST ... VERDICT AFTERWARDS (tags)
Judith nails it again. Welcome to "Alice World" where all is taken care of. Freedom and Orange Alerts for all.
GWB's speeches (tags)
The president's base shares with him the conviction that nothing--nothing--is more important than the war on terrorism. Conservatives always think the first job of government is to look to our national security, keep defenses strong, ensure public safety. So Mr. Bush's base is willing to give him a lot of room to maneuver to get what he needs on security and safety.
Stop calling Islam the enemy (tags)
PARIS A part of the neoconservative intelligentsia in Washington is trying to turn the Bush administration's "war against terrorism" into a war against Muslim civilization and the Islamic religion.
Pig Cabin Lonely, Tecumpse’s Contempt: Thinking ShawanoeNabeg or thinking ..... (tags)
Scary Pig Cabin Lonely People Need Good Will Too, to remember when tricking or treating this Ween. Trick, I didn’t proof read, your treat, but how much Nabeg-ness is on IMC. And that is the question, personally in the costumes of social constructions and maybe identity when and where they create bad or ill will. This is Dave ‘Min-like musing for a Indigenous or Nabeg Ween for everybody’s global tribal ‘anti-globalizm/anti-war’ door knocking. One reference article follows.
The Press Release That The OC Weekly Butchered (tags)
Of Course a commie paper like the OC Weekly who has been known to bad mouth white people since it's conception wouldn't print our side of the story only bits and pieces of it!!
Debunking Anti-Activist Rhetoric (tags)
Open letter to OSCAR winners... (tags)
Im talking to you!