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Doug Woodard

Elinor Ostrom: The Woman Who Saved Economics From Disaster:

http://evonomics.com/the-woman-who-saved-economics-from-disaster

 

Doug Woodard

How Norway dispels the private versus public sector myth:

http://evonomics.com/how-norway-dispels-the-private-david-wilson/

 

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This months economic update...And some interesting news from the Labour Party in the UK at the end. Probably something the NDP should try to put in their platform...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dut6sPW52Q

 

welder welder's picture

A very interesting conversation...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_cXkmADZgw

Doug Woodard

The retreat from hyper-globalization:

https://medium.com/the-wtf-economy/search?q=hyper-globalization

 

 

 

welder welder's picture

Richard wolff knocks it out of the park again in this months economic update...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4gPXvW3DG4

 

 

Doug Woodard

Adapting economics to the real world - Why economists have to embrace complexity:

http://evonomics.com/why-economists-have-to-embrace-complexity-steve-keen/

Note: "Workers' share of the GDP falls as the debt ratio rises, even though in this simple model, workers do no borrowing at all."

Doug Woodard

Enablers of the .01%:

https://www.thenation.com/article/agents-of-inequality-how-wealth-manage...

The article omits some important stuff about how tax systems favour income derived from capital (capital gains, dividends, stock options) and how they allow corporate income to be shifted overseas before distribution to the shareholders.

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Doug Woodard

Neoliberalism: the program and the campaign:

http://www.monbiot.com/2017/07/21/missing-link/

Buchanan's idea that no one should be taxed without their consent sound somewhat like the "liberum veto" of the old Polish nobility, The fate of Poland is not encouraging for this principle.

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

The "liberum veto" sounds a lot like "consensus decision making".  If even one member isn't on board, you start over.

That said, the idea that nobody should be taxed without their consent is silly. 

Doug Woodard

Mr. Magoo wrote:

The "liberum veto" sounds a lot like "consensus decision making".  If even one member isn't on board, you start over.

Magoo, going off on a tangent here, that's one form of consensus decision-making. I've heard that it sometimes works well among people who have to live with each other and their decisions continuously. I've been a close witness of it not working, in the early Green Party in Ontario. Other forms are less rigourous, and more ingenious; but usually I think demanding of time.

 

iyraste1313

Globalization's rise and fall....

Yes...after the heady days of anti globalization movements and the decentralist movements such as took place via the North American Bioregional Congress and the radical period of the Gtreen Party in Canada...we entered a dark time of ridicule of anyone not enamoured of the inevitability of globalization and the race to the bottom, to eliminate any movement for social justice and ecologic sustainability...but except for a fringe movement or 2, serious discussions of the alternatives to globalization are yet to emerge.....some hope in the call for the LEAP proposals at least here in BC

NDPP

On-Contact: Corporate Crime With Russel Mokhiber (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/397802-corporate-crime-money-us/

"On this week's episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Russel Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter. They explore how corporations have used their money to take over non-profit organizations and regulatory agencies that once protected citizens from predatory corporate practices..."

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