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Out of Yves’ dreams: feel how far we could go, if …

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… if we could believe being able enough to do it – Labor Day, on May 1st, to become End-of-Labor Day, a Paradist Day, by Yves, May 1, 2014.

Paradist movements will celebrate, for the third year on May 1st, the new political concept called Paradism, as a genuine solution to the global discontent with austerity and financial slavery imposed by banks and governments. Present technology allows building a true paradise on earth – Paradism – where all jobs are done by machines, while people are free from forced labor and enjoying abundance, in a leisure society without money.  The problem is not a lack of goods for everyone, because robots, nano-robots and automatic production can be made abundant. The problem is that we do not distribute the goods to everyone.  Continue Reading…

Sanctioning Russia into multi-polar world?

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Published on Russia Today RT, April 2, 2014.

US and European sanctions against Russia are designed to “punish” its actions in Crimea. However, instead of forcing Russia into economic and political submission, the sanctions will spur the country to greater political and economic independence.

Since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia’s economic progress and development has been directly dependent on political and economic institutions dominated by the West. From Russia’s integration into the World Trade Organization, to Russian dependence on Western banking and finance, Moscow has come to rely on precisely those institutions now being used against it.    Continue Reading…

Working for the Few

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Prof.Dr. Wilhelm Hankel

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Prof.Dr. Wilhelm Hankel: ERKENNTNISSE zur Eurokrise und Finanzmafia, 47.59 min, von Bunzelmann666 am 15. Oktober 2013 hochgeladen.

auf de.wikipedia: Wilhelm Hankel (* 10. Januar 1929 in Langfuhr bei Danzig; † 15. Januar 2014 in Köln[1]) war ein deutscher Ökonom und Bankmanager. Von 1959 bis 1967 war er Chefvolkswirt der KfW und von 1972 bis 1974 Präsident der Hessischen Landesbank. Er war Honorarprofessor an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main und Gastprofessor an mehreren US-amerikanischen Universitäten …;   Continue Reading…

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Le scandale de l’évasion fiscale

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  • Révélations sur les milliards qui nous manquent, 120.36 min, mise en ligne par André Leray, le 11 juin 2013:
    Les journalistes Valentine Oberti et Wandrille Lanos ont obtenu le témoignage d’Hervé Falciani, l’ex-informaticien de la banque HSBC Genève qui avait quitté l’établissement en 2008, emportant avec lui la liste des clients. Trois disques durs remplis de noms, d’adresses et de numéros de comptes révélant l’identité de tous ceux qui fraudent le fisc en cachant leurs avoirs en Suisse …;   Continue Reading…

Videos von der Bananenrepublik1

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Out of the Abyss: Looking for Lessons in Iceland’s Recovery

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Guido Mingels, January 10, 2014 (Photo Gallery).

In 2008, Iceland experienced one of the most dramatic crashes any country had ever seen. Since then, its recovery has been just as impressive. Are there lessons to be learned? SPIEGEL went to the island nation to find out … //

… The Economist:   Continue Reading…

Views on Capitalism

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uploaded on YouTube by The Chomsky Videos:

  • David Harvey: The End of Capitalism, 85.30 min, on YouTube Nov 8, 2013: David Harvey, Professor of Geography and Anthropology Graduate Center, City University of New York. Three years after the near collapse of global financial markets, America is still struggling with unemployment, debt, and foreclosure, European governments are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy—and the world’s billionaires are getting richer faster than ever before. The current situation is not sustainable. But what changes need to be made to overcome this mounting crisis of our world economic system? How radical an adaptation will be required? David Harvey, the brilliant theorist and scathing critic of postmodern society, looks at what the future holds for global capitalism;
  • Noam Chomsky: on Corporate State-Capitalism – NEW, 82.31 min, on YouTube Dec 22, 2013: RARE Speech by Prof. Noam Chomsky on the role of the state in capitalism and the myth of free markets. Recorded at Yale University, February 25, 1997.

many links on my dashboard

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aus Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

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Einige Häppchen aus den Deutschen Wirtschafts Nachrichten /Homepage, /über uns/Impressum:

  • China hat Angst vor Börsen-Crash wegen Kredit-Klemme, 23. Dez. 2013: China setzt Journalisten unter Druck, um die Berichterstattung über die Kreditklemme zu kontrollieren. Die Regierung hat Angst vor einem Zusammenbruch der Börsen, sobald der Handel am Montag wieder eröffnet. Zuletzt verschärfte sich die Lage trotz des Eingreifens der Zentralbank …;  Continue Reading…

Karl Marx

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Video: Karl Marx Was Right, 103.26 min, uploaded on YouTube by iqsquared, April 25, 2013: see also on inteligence2,  the world of debate:
We can’t say Karl Marx didn’t warn us: capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. In their chase for ever higher profits, the capitalists shed workers for machines. The higher return on capital means that the share of profits rises and the share of wages falls, and soon the mass of the population isn’t earning enough to buy the goods capitalism produces. Continue Reading…

Michio Kaku on Age of Abundance

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Are We Ready For the Coming ‘Age of Abundance? 64.37 min, (with Dr. Michio Kaku FULL), uploaded by TheSasss1, June 27, 2011: Dr. Michio Kaku discussing economics, technology, and the future full video of conference/discussion.

Dr. Michio Kaku America Has A Secret Weapon, 4.04 min,  uploaced by The72tube, August 22, 2011: Dr. Michio Kaku speaks about how America’s poor educational system has created a shortage of Americans who can perform high skilled technology jobs. As a result, America’s H-1B Genius visa is used to attract immigrants who are skilled enough to perform these jobs.

Europa, Krise, Alternativen

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Economics with Prof Steve Keen

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uploaded by Prof Steve Keen:

  • The International Financial Architecture, 46.31 min, Nov 29, 2013: My speech to the Meeting of Finance Ministers of Latin America in Quito on November 29th 2013. I explain Keynes’s proposal for an international unit of account called the Bancor, and support Zhou Xiaochuan, the Governor of the Central Bank of China, in calling for its introduction. Continue Reading…

California housing, recovery or bubble?

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Published on OC Housing News, by Buena Park News, Nov 21, 2013.

Are we witnessing a new sustained housing recovery in California, or are we witnessing a new housing bubble? Some housing bulls postulate the dramatic increase in prices springs from sound fundamentals. Rents and incomes increased, unemployment dropped, and distressed property sales returned to pre-crisis levels. Some housing bears posit the dramatic increase in prices feigns the signs of market health while the patient is still very sick.   Continue Reading…

Oekonomie und Politik

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Volker Pispers Arabischer Herbst: bis neulich Dienstag, 2.31 min, von Bananenrepublik am 5. November 2013 hochgelden;

Rico Albrecht: Geldsystem, Staat, Freiheit, 49.12 min, von Wissensmanufaktur am 6. Oktober 2013 hochgeladen;

Deutscher Bundestag: Vereinbarte Debatte zu den Abhöraktivitäten der NSA und den Auswirkungen auf Deutschland und die transatlantischen Beziehungen. 2. Sitzung vom 18.11.2013, von KraftZeitung am 18. November 2013 hochgeladen:

über Veränderungen

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Hoffung für die Zukunft

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… mit Andreas Popp, von MrSillyline am 24. October 2013 hochgeladen:

1/4, 15.00 min: Andreas Popp definiert in diesem Video 4 Vermögen, die sich im Zeitraum von 1991 – 2010 folgendermassen verändert haben:

  • 1. die Privatvermögen / dazukommende Sparvermögen = zirka 1 Billion Euro Vermögens-Zuwachs in Deutschland;
  • 2. produzierende Unternehmen: deren Vermögen = 400 – 450 Milliarden Schulden, sowie 170 Milliarden Vermögen;
  • 3. Banken- und Finanzen = Kapital-Sammelbecken – mit im schlechtesten Jahr 2009, nach der Leemann Pleite 5,1% negativ Wachstum  = 30 Mia plus;
  • 4. Staats (im Sinne von Volk) – Vermögen = 2 Billionen Verschuldung.   Continue Reading…

The Entire Fiat Money System is Bankrupt

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Demise of the Global US Fiat Dollar Reserve Currency – Published on Global Research.ca (first on Future Fast Forward), by Matthias Chang, Nov 1, 2013.

… There are no solutions at hand.

Bernanke is totally discredited and his continued tenure as Chair of the FED would only accelerate the realisation that the FED and all central banks have failed. Hence, the need to change the “leadership” at the FED, but the same policies would be followed with some cosmetic changes to hoodwink the ignorant masses. It is analogous to the transition from the second Bush presidency to that of Obama and all the theatrics of “change” propaganda. In fact, Obama is Bush 2 on steroids! Yellen will be Bernanke on steroids. Why are we so certain of this outcome at Future Fast-Forward?   Continue Reading…

Conservatives: Agents of Capitalism

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Published on Dissident Voice, by Yves Engler, October 24, 2013.

The Harper Conservatives have forcefully championed the interests of international investors and corporations, but it has not been enough for the “greed is good” business pundits who earn their living pimping the interests of the rich and powerful.

Last November a Canadian Business headline asked, “Is Canada closed to foreign investment?” while more recently there’s been a number of apoplectic commentaries about Ottawa blocking an Egyptian billionaire from acquiring Winnipeg based MTS Allstream on national security grounds.   Continue Reading…

Are the Roma Primitive, or Just Poor?

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Publishedon The New York Times/Sunday Review, by Dan Bilefsky, Oct 19, 2013.

PARIS — THE cluster of Roma, handcuffed and caged-in behind glass walls, listened in silence as prosecutors accused them in court of selling child brides for up to about $270,000 in cash, valuing them based on their ability to steal. In a case that has riveted France, the prosecutors accused three family clans from Croatia of grooming girls and boys as young as 11 to steal as part of a gang that committed 100 robberies in France, Belgium and Germany in 2011.   Continue Reading…

With debt ceiling lifted, will America move to non-fiction on economic issues?

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Published on Real-Worls Economics Review Blog, by Mark Weisbrot, Oct 22, 2013.

… As expected, the Republicans were defeated and got nothing for their efforts other than a record-low approval rating.  The New Yorker’s satirist Andy Borowitz summed up their “noble cause” with a fictional quote from Ted Cruz:  “The dream of keeping poor people from seeing a doctor must never die.”

The outcome was never much in doubt. The Tea Party and its friends do not control the majority of the Congress, nor could anyone expect House majority leader John Boehner to defy the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, and the rest of America’s most powerful business lobbies after they made it clear that they would not stomach even a temporary, technical default on U.S. Treasury obligations. Indeed, it is testimony to the extremists’ base of support within their party – and their own stubbornness – that they made it as far as they did.   Continue Reading…

Empire Building, the Debt Ceiling, the Budget Deficit, the Samson Solution

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Published on Axis of Logic, by James Petras, Oct 20, 2013 … First a question of the Editor//

Introduction: US and world political and economic leaders are faced with what they describe as a ‘systemic catastrophe’: the inability to pay global creditors, including domestic and foreign banks, investors and governments, who hold $16.7 trillion in US Treasury notes … //

… To understand the fight to raise the debt ceiling and to pass a deficit budget it is necessary to analyze the long-term, large-scale sources of State debt.

Imperial Wars, the Ascendancy of Finance Capital and the Debt Crisis:   Continue Reading…

Paul Craigh Roberts

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GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin GEAB N°78

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GEAB N°78 is available! The de-Americanisation of the world has begun – emergence of solutions for a multipolar world by 2015, Published on LEAP2020.eu, October 16, 2013: … “Building a de-Americanised world”: this statement would have raised a smile a few years ago. At most it would have passed for provocation by Hugo Chavez. But when we are seeing the United States’ bankruptcy in real-time and it’s an official Chinese press agency that says so (1), the impact isn’t the same. In reality, it’s describing out loud a process which is already well underway: simply, it’s now allowed to speak about it in public.   Continue Reading…

The Ascent of Money

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A Financial History of The World, Epsd. 1-5, Full Doc, 255.14 min, (by Niall Ferguson), uploaded by Spirit of Revelation, Nov 7, 2011: Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance …; Website: Niall Ferguson.com.

(see also: Welcome to our new blog: politics for the 99%).

UK: Bankers may be jailed under proposed new UK law

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Published on BBCnews/Business, October 1, 2013.

Senior bankers could face criminal charges for “reckless” misconduct leading to the fall of a bank, under new UK government plans. Chancellor George Osborne set out the charges in 86 amendments to the Treasury’s Banking Reform Bill. The changes are due to come into effect in 2014.  Continue Reading…

Why Institutional Money is often Dumb Money

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Published on Zero Hedge, submitted by James Gruber, posted by williambanzai7, Oct 12, 2013.

… It’s clear that large Hong Kong insiders are madly bailing out as they see elevated valuations combined with dimming prospects for growth in the territory. And guess who the likely buyers are? Institutions/institutional investors, of course. These guys obviously know something about Hong Kong and the assets up for sale which Li Ka-Shing and his ilk don’t!   Continue Reading…

Participatory Economics: Alternative to Capitalism?

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Watch this Video: War machine churns despite shutdown, 27.52 min, published on ZNet (source: Russia Today RT), by Michael Albert and Abby Martin, October 10, 2013 …
same on YouTube, uploaded by breakingtheset, October 8, 2013: Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Government Shutdown Side Effects, Alternative Economics, Chicago’s Fire Bombing, and “Less than Lethal” Weapons:   Continue Reading…

Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?

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Published on Global Research.ca, by Ellen Brown, October 7, 2013.

Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why? … // Continue Reading…

The Bank are gearing up for the Collapse

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Watch this video with Dave Hodges, 44.19 min, uploaded by SGTbull07, Sept 29, 2013:  Dave Hodges is a College Professor, Journalist and Truth Teller from TheCommonSenseShow.com.
We discuss the multiple possible false flag scenarios and near-term government exercises taking shape, including the Grid Ex exercise which will simulate the implosion of the US electrical grid. “The DHS and FEMA have at least 8 drills planned between now and November,” Dave says.,”I don’t think we’re going to wait long to see some dramatic shifts in our country.”
Dave also predicts a banking collapse is around the corner, “There IS a collapse that is coming. The banks have been preparing for it for over a year now. Go back to last year when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that when you deposit your money in a bank, that money belongs TO the bank, and they may do with it what they will.” This isn’t fear mongering, this is reality.

A plea for reorienting philosophical attention from models to applied economics

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Published on Real-World Economics Review RWER, issue no 65, by Gustavo Marqués, September 27, 2013.

… Conclusions:

The points of view examined in this paper agree in that actual conventional models that incorporate tractability assumptions provide some relevant information, but they must be supplemented with other types of knowledge, skills and practices if such information is to be successfully used in real world economies. Beyond this coincidence these views differ in the type of extra theoretical resources that are needed. For Cartwright models offer “lessons”, which have to be extracted using pre-existing backward knowledge coming from outside the models themselves.  Continue Reading…

Shutdown Spectacle: America Is Already Politically Bankrupt

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Published on Spiegel Online International, by Charly Wilder, October 02, 2013 (Photo Gallery).

As the United States government shutdown enters its second day, Washington is the target of both ridicule and concern overseas. German commentators describe the situation as a “specifically American problem” with far-reaching consequences … // Continue Reading…

UK: Energy prices, Labour’s bounce and Miliband’s big dilemma

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Published on YouGov.co.uk, by Peter Kellner, Sept 30, 2013.

From level-pegging to an 11-point lead in ten days: Labour has plainly had a good conference. But how good – and can it last? Here is the case for Labour optimism. After a difficult summer, YouGov’s poll for the Sunday Times puts Labour at its highest level, 42%, since June. 30% now say Ed Miliband is doing well as party leader – his best rating since May. When people are asked who would make the best Prime Minister, Miliband (25%) is now within three points of David Cameron (28%). That is the narrowest gap since Miliband became party leader three years ago.    Continue Reading…

Global Wealth Report 2013

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on WorldReport.com (short excerpt):

North America:
HNWI Population:  3.73 million
HNWI Wealth: $12.7 trillion
Region Rank:  1
North America contributed significantly to global … (more);   Continue Reading…

Which is the greater crime, poverty or shoplifting?

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Published on Socialist Unity, by John Wight, Sept 27, 2013.

Periodically, I am invited on the Call Kaye radio phone in show on BBC Scotland to give my views on various issues. Presented by Kaye Adams, it’s on every weekday morning and covers stories particularly relevant to Scotland, though invariably UK wide in this regard.

Earlier this week I received a call from one of the producers. They were planning an item in response to a new campaign initiated by the Scottish Government clamping down on the illicit trade in counterfeit goods.   Continue Reading…

How to argue with economists

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Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog RWER, by Lars Syll, Sept 25, 2013.

… Principle 2: “All theories are wrong” is false:

  • Example: “Sure, Theory X fails to forecast any variable of interest or match important features of the data. But don’t you know that all models are wrong? I mean, look at Newton’s Laws…THOSE ended up turning out to be wrong, ha ha ha.”
  • Suggested Retort: Empty an entire can of Silly String onto anyone who says this. (I carry Silly String expressly for this purpose.)  Continue Reading…

The economists’ warning

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Published on Real-World Economics Review Blog RWER (first on Financial Times), by Editor, Sept 23, 2013.

The European crisis continues to destroy jobs. By the end of 2013 there will be 19 million unemployed in the eurozone alone, over 7 million more than in 2008, an increase unprecedented since the end of World War II and one that will stretch on into 2014. The employment crisis strikes above all the peripheral member countries of the European Monetary Union, where an exceptional rise in bankruptcy is also under way, whereas Germany and the other central countries of the eurozone have instead witnessed growth on the job front.  Continue Reading…

JP Morgan Fined Over $1 Billion for Wall Street Scams

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Published on CorpWatch.org Blog, by Richard Smallteacher, September 20, 2013.

JP Morgan, the Wall Street investment bank, has been fined $920 million for violating trading laws that were discovered after trader Bruno Iksil (nicknamed the “London Whale”) lost billions in bets last May. It was also fined over $80 million for credit card scams in an unrelated incident.  Continue Reading…