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Word Processor: A review of the Bay Area's 'Processed World' in 'The Baffler' - by Office temp
Processed World was an ostensibly subversive magazine aimed at office workers and others who worked in SF's Financial District in the 1980's.
Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:23AM
The Abiding Economics of John Kenneth Galbraith - by Marc Lee and James Galbraith
From The Great Crash, we have of course the conviction that financial panics affect real activity. No one in the 19th century or with experience of agriculture ever seriously doubted that the economy runs on credit or that real activity depends on banks. Only in the higher reaches of academic life could such a thing be denied. The denial, nevertheless, took powerful hold.
Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:22PM
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations - by Southwest German Radio
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiated in secret gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections.
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:56AM
Learning from Roosevelt: His "New Deal" - by Stephan Schulmeister
The Civilian Conservation Corps helped overcome the basic pessimistic mood in society. Within a few months, 500,000 young persons had hope again. The government should intervene in case of an economic emergency... The Social Security Act (1935) introduced unemployment and pension insurance and set up additional measures for the socially weak... The National Labor Relations Board should prevent intimidation of employees by employers and promote the process of collective bargaining.
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 6:54AM
The Myth of America's Golden Age by Joseph Stiglitz - by Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist at the World Bank and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics, teaches at Columbia University in NYC.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:53PM
An Illusory America by Norman Birnbaum - by Norman Birnbaum
more at www.freembtranslations.net, www.nextnewdeal.net, www.foreffectivegov.org, www.onthecommons.org, www.therealnews.com, www.worklessparty.org and www.submedia.tv
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:33PM
The Middle Class Continues Shriveling - by Thomas Piketty
A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82% That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered... There was a great reduction of global inequality in the last decades - as in the convergence between threshold countries and rich cou8ntries.
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 5:22AM
Bay Area Robin Hoods Steal from the Government to Give to the Solidarity Economy - by David Gross
Local war tax resisters are redirecting their taxes to help the solidarity economy grow and thrive.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34AM
Disabled women fight to keep their jobs at a hospital in Poland - by IWA Warsaw
Disabled women fight to keep their jobs at a hospital in Poland
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:22AM
Memorandum on Leaked TISA Financial Services Text - by Prof. Jane Kelsey
This memorandum provides a preliminary analysis of the leaked financial services chapter of the Trade in Services Agreement dated 14 April 2014.
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:21AM
Ten threats to Americans: Lori Wallach - by Lori Wallach
Lori Wallach is director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:08AM
SF Labor Council Calls For Reinstatement Of KFPA Pacifica "Morning Mix" Show - by reposted
The San Francisco Labor Council called for the reinstatement of the KPFA Pacifica "Morning Mix" show which was cancelled unilaterally by the interim manager Richard Pirodsky with the support of Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson, KPFA "Upfront" host Brian Edward-Tiekert, Pacifica Interim Executive Director Bernard Duncan and the KPFA News Department heads Eileen Alfandary and Mark Mericle.
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:31PM
TTIP: Deregulation, Attack on Jobs and End to Democracy - by John Hilary
This booklet, written by John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, explains in short what TTIP is and how it will affect the lives of all of us if it comes into force. The Rosa-Luxemburg-foundation tries to cast some light into this secretly negotiated treaty and to encourage resistance, by bringing together experts, civil society and politicians in workshops and conferences in Europe and the USA
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:01AM
Video: Fair Taxes for All, Joseph Stiglitz - by http://billmoyers.com
Joseph Stiglitz is the 2001 Nobel Prize-winner for economics and teaches at Columbia University in New York.
Posted: Sun Jun 8, 2014 7:42PM
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower - by bfj helper
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower. They discriminate against American workers in favor of guest workers.
Posted: Sun Jun 8, 2014 1:38AM
Free Internet Book: The triumph of failed ideas, 286 pp - by Steffen Lehndorff
Free internet books, like Swiss, Austrian, Polish and German critical economists could help us to a sustainable future-friendly economy where the top 1% pay more taxes than their secretaries.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 3:22PM
Student Workers Reach Historic Contract Agreement, UCSC Finals Week Strike Canceled - by via UAW 2865
Without a contract since September, Student Workers represented by UAW Local 2865 finally reached an agreement with the University of California on June 3. As a result, a finals week strike called for at UC Santa Cruz has been called off. Student workers have won a new contract with wage increases, a joint labor-management committee is to be established to regulate class sizes, and undocumented graduate student workers will have new access to scholarships to provide equal pay. Their social ju...
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 10:34AM
Elizabeth Warren and Thomas Piketty, 47min - by Moveon and HuffPost Live
The rich get richer and everybody else suffers. The tax code must be radically revised so the top 1% pay the same tax as their secretaries. If capital gains were taxed at the same rate as labor, we'd have hundreds of billions in additional revenue (Joseph Stiglitz). Prof. Piketty explains that the rigged system has continued for centuries. Return on capital exceeds growth of the economy.
Posted: Tue Jun 3, 2014 11:02AM
Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy - by Herbert Schui
In his new book "Political Myths and Elite Misanthropy," professor Herbert Schui explains the myth of the achiever, the myth of state indebtedness, the myth of competition and the market and the myth of market conforming democracy. Clinton used New Testament themes like "new covenant" and created demeaning workfare, the activation state, while encouraging banksters and fraudsters to speculation and the creation of money out of thin air. The economy should be a part of life, not a steamrolle...
Posted: Mon Jun 2, 2014 3:43AM
Tax Extenders Cost Billions - by Deborah Field
The GE Loophole isn't just unfair to small businesses; it's a burden to us all. If the loophole is renewed, it will cost $62 billion over the next decade. That's money we won't have to fix roads, build schools, or find medical cures—the kinds of investments that strengthen our communities and boost small business.
Posted: Sun Jun 1, 2014 12:40PM