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Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)

Israel

From the Free Economy to the Share Economy (tags)

n 1970 the economics Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman argued the social responsibility of business was only maximization of its profits. This is not true any more today. The responsibility of businesses goes beyond profit maximization. More can be demanded of those with power/

New Economy and New Prosperity (tags)

Economic structures that form the basis for social prosperity have become dysfunctional. The financial markets have expanded their original function and are now self-financed markets in which protection from risks has become a highly speculative business.

From hidden to face-to-face: Seeking truth and global ethical human rights. (tags)

Following continues a discussion between myself and the President of WPEA. It gives a simple way the UN can get the global ethical human rights vision into the mainstream. In earlier discussion I describe its omission a "crime against humanity".

Freedom without Equality is Only Half Freedom (tags)

Social security guaranteed by welfare state institutions ensures security and freedom. Security is one of those resources that guarantees autonomy. Whoever can lead life free from anxiety is freer. Material privileges lead to a privileged access to power. Wealthy lobbies can buy laws today and normal citizens feel cut off.

Surveyiing Utopia (tags)

Raul Zelik and Elmar Altvater discuss the nature of utopia, economics, how growth and work become fetishes, how what is rational in micro-economics can become irrational in macro-economics, time prosperity and how Marx recognized the contradictions in capitalism.

Possible Israeli Connection to Oslo Attacks (tags)

Oslo attacks

Hanna: An "Alternative" Movie Review (as more interesting and informative than your typica (tags)

This review is not meant to give you all the typical facts and highlights of the movie. Standard movie reviewers have already presented their perspectives, the basic story line. Whereas this essay is meant to take more seriously what is really a rather stupid plot, but still within a beautiful movie and action packed piece of entertainment, and to speculate how it may fit ?within? the too often vacuous audience culture that might watch it, as well as the movie industry that created it and critiqued it. And, granted, it is often presumptuous to interpret a work of art as something that can be criticized as more subjectively serious?but the idea of juxtaposing a fairy tale with CIA operatives is just too tempting to ?not? deconstruct.

Hanna: An ?Alternative? Movie Review (as more interesting and informative than your typica (tags)

This review is not meant to give you all the typical facts and highlights of the movie. Standard movie reviewers have already presented their perspectives, the basic story line. Whereas this essay is meant to take more seriously what is really a rather stupid plot, but still within a beautiful movie and action packed piece of entertainment, and to speculate how it may fit ?within? the too often vacuous audience culture that might watch it, as well as the movie industry that created it and critiqued it. And, granted, it is often presumptuous to interpret a work of art as something that can be criticized as more subjectively serious?but the idea of juxtaposing a fairy tale with CIA operatives is just too tempting to ?not? deconstruct.

The Financial and Economic Crisis as a Normative Orientation Crisis (tags)

Prof. Ulrich presents three core theses: (1) Economics is not an end-in-itself but the means to the good life and human coexistence. (2) There is no "free" enterprise system free of ethical and political prerequisites. (3) The need for emancipatory economic citizenship rights.

Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt (tags)

academic and speech freedoms endangered

Today your freedom is being signed away (tags)

Today at the UN New York States are signing a treaty which by its exclusion of core obligations and the right to development will create a people more dependent on the State and Corporations as well as discriminating against the poor. Obama ( & other States) is following such policies.

Global Systematic discriminationagainst the Poor due to be signed (tags)

International human rights law to be signed by States on Sept 24, 2009, systematically discriminates against the poor. The establishment is pitted against the independent peoples and the most disadvantaged. A mediocre nation and a dependent people are the very likely outcomes.

Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)

The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.

PARAGUAY. Escalada de violencia machista (tags)

Hace más de cincuenta años, Virginia Woolf escribió en un ensayo que si un marciano visitara la tierra y se formara idea de ella con la sola lectura de los diarios, pensaría que se trata de un planeta habitado únicamente por hombres. Si la nave espacial de este personaje extraterrestre tuviera la desgracia de posarse hoy en Paraguay, y quisiera informarse sobre donde fue a parar leyendo el diario ABC color de Aldo Zucolillo, no sólo pensaría que llegó a un planeta exclusivamente habitado por hombres, sino además que los propietarios de medios se encuentran aún en la época de las cavernas.

The Shortwave Report 11/09/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

Local Marine, Rogelio Ramirez, Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Sunday, U.S. Marine Pfc. Rogelio Ramirez was killed in Iraq. The 21-year-old Ramirez left behind his immediate family, a girlfriend who is three months' pregnant with his child, and plans to buy a home, raise a family and get into real estate after returning home to Pasadena from his stint in the Marines, his relatives said.

Pathological Fixation on Work (tags)

Work mania-voluntarily-has become social normality.. We have largely internalized the norms of the work society. In other words, we are susceptible to work mania.

The Price of Growth (tags)

In "1984," George Orwell warned that war would become a domestic necessity to divert the people from economic contradictions. Inequality may promote productivity but also undermines public spirit and social ochesion

Unions and the Growth Mania (tags)

The more productivity advances, the less labor is needed to realize a certain growth rate.. A de-acceleration can reduce the increase of labor productivity and lead to more employment.. A strategy beyond growth should be developed.

"Accuracy in Media" Validates Goering's Axiom (tags)

Why, of course, the people don't want war...But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship

[Democratic] voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." --- Hermann Goering

Complete liberty of contradiction and disproving our opinion is the very condition which justifies us in assuming its truth for purposes of action; and on no other terms can a being with human faculties have any rational assurance of being right --- John Stuart Mill (from, On Liberty)

Libertarianism: Bogus Anarchy (tags)

A rebuttal to this essay is Contra Sabatini: Bogus Critique by Tim Virkkala, wherein Sabatini's interpretation of the individualist anarchists is disputed. In my opinion the analytic meaning of "anarchism" takes precedence over historical factors. Thus any ideology which wants to disband the State can rightfully be called anarchist.

On Ecological Utopias (tags)

The total commercialization of the world has triumphed..A dynamic of growth withdrawal could be initiated through a few simple measures..Internalizing costs would drastically change our societies..Democratic local initiatives are realistic.

Dictatorship as Economic Advantage: China's Rise (tags)

"Paul Samuelson questions the theory that existed for 200 years: the theory of free world trade..Wolfgang Hirn shows how China's rise to omnipotent production nation leads to de-industrialization..The 150 year old western dominance is obviously coming to its end.."

My First Day at UCLA, USSR (tags)

MIT professor Noam Chomsky (a rabidly anti-American leftist) had more books at the UCLA Store than did Aristotle, John Locke, Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiat, Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill, F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden ... if not for the fading scent of liberty, I might as well have been at the University of Havana.

How to defeat the fascists (tags)

Marching in the streets is important work, but wouldn't we have greater success if we also took control of the United States government?

Treating Kids - Is Libertarianism for Adults Only? (tags)

"You can't beat, sexually abuse or starve your kids, but the law allows a parent to refuse medical care in favor of magic. This is not just a social phenomenon, but a public-health issue."

The ANSWER coalition is not your friend (tags)

Beware ANSWER

ANSWER & NION losing the battle 4 the hearts of millions (tags)

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Right Winger's Lexicon (tags)

I'm nothing if not fair and balanced. You decide. Do you like my definitions or BA's. We distort you decide.

Analysis of ANSWER and NION (tags)

Written by Michael Albert of Z Magazine and Stephen R Shalom

leftist conservatism (tags)

I am addressing my concerns about the left's propensity to perpetuate it's own elite and their failed strategies and ideas

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