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Reimagining Money

What if markets were designed to build trust instead of wealth? By Douglas Rushkoff (The Atlantic) Bitcoin was conceived as a modern solution to an ages-old problem: How can two parties agree on and verify an exchange of value? In … Continue reading

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Disposable Americans: The Numbers are Growing

By Paul Buchheit Source: Information Clearing House As often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux, poor Americans are becoming increasingly ‘disposable’ in our winner-take-all society. After 35 years of wealth distribution to the super-rich, inequality has forced much … Continue reading

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In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs

By Mark Blyth Source: Aeon By 2010, everyone had heard the ‘austerity’ rallying cry. Immediately following the 2008 financial crisis, especially in Europe, it resounded: ‘Stimulate no more, now is the time for all to tighten!’ And tighten governments did, … Continue reading

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Either Reverse All the Perverse Incentives or the System Will Implode

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Every perverse incentive is the cash cow for a vested interest or cartel. I hope it’s not a great shock to discover all the incentives in our status quo are perverse: those … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism: Serving the Interests of the International Business Elitists

By Edward S. Herman Source: Dissident Voice Mark Weisbrot, a co-director with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), has written an enlightening book that pulls together many of the analyses that CEPR has been producing … Continue reading

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The real Hunger Games: the Capitalist recipe to maximise profits while ‘having fun’

By Sky Wanderer Source: Investment Watch Introduce a political economy upon the arbitrary axiom that Capitalism is the one and only economic system for mankind, and introduce a narcissistic moral philosophy that you as a Capitalist represent unsurpassable objective moral … Continue reading

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The Odor of Desperation

By James Howard Kunstler Source: Kunstler.com It must be obvious even to nine-year-old casual observers of the scene that the US national election is hacking itself. It doesn’t require hacking assistance from any other entity. The two major parties could … Continue reading

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The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy

By Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges Source: CounterPunch CHRIS HEDGES: We’re going to be discussing a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going. And with me … Continue reading

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