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Crisis económica y terror social

Esas poblaciones no encuentran el modo de salir de la pasividad y de la despolitización incentivadas por un sistema que hizo del acceso al consumo su núcleo articulador de la subjetividad contemporánea. Un consumo, en muchos casos desenfrenado, que acabó … Continue reading

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The US today: economic stagnation, political paralysis

Given mass unemployment and stimulus spending blocked in Washington, no wonder people are taking to the streets. The distribution of unemployment is also breaking records for ugliness. Some 44.6% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than … Continue reading

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Hollow States and a Crisis of Capitalism

The idea is simple.  That capitalism, as it works today is failing.  It lunges from crisis to crisis, each with increasing severity and duration.  Ceteris paribus, we are headed for a decade long economic depression. The decision makers, large financial … Continue reading

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This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing–and recovering–their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, “this time is different“–claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: Behind Europe’s Debt Crisis Lurks Another Giant Bailout of Wall Street

Read Today Ben Bernanke added his voice to those who are worried about Europe’s debt crisis. But why exactly should America be so concerned? Yes, we export to Europe – but those exports aren’t going to dry up. And in … Continue reading

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A Change Maker’s Guide to Economic Paradigms

Read Read also:  Technological revolutions and financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles and golden ages We are in the midst of a collapsing economic paradigm. This is evident in the widespread wealth inequality, absence of strong civic institutions, corrosive infusion … Continue reading

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Technological revolutions and financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles and golden ages

Read Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital presents a novel interpretation of the good and bad times in the economy, taking a long-term perspective and linking technology and finance in an original and convincing way. Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter’s theories … Continue reading

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Business as usual: the roots of the global financial meltdown

Situates the current crisis in the historical trajectory of the capitalist world-system, showing how the crisis was made possible not only by neoliberal financial reforms but by a massive turn away from manufacturing things of value towards seeking profit from … Continue reading

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The Enigma of Capital and the Crisis of Capitalism

Read For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, informed its rulers, and conditioned the lives of its people. Has the time come to move beyond it? Using his unrivalled knowledge of the subject, David Harvey lays bare … Continue reading

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Crise: déficit maior é de democracia, não de ajuste fiscal

Read A dimensão sistêmica da crise não é um atributo apenas da esfera econômica, mas argui a capacidade da esquerda de intervir para mudar o rumo da engrenagem em pane, em vez de se comportar apenas como um dente constitutivo … Continue reading

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