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Princes of the Yen and the Japanese Shock Doctrine

“It is better for the Bank of Japan not to attract attention and remain as quit as the forest in a rural shrine.” – Hisato Ichimada, the 18th Governor of the Bank of Japan, 1946-1954 (Werner 2003: 70) “Thanks to this … Continue reading

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“Aftermath of a Crisis”: Manuel Castells and his colleagues tackling the crisis and its consequences

“In this crisis, some people are trying to go back and other people are trying to discover what the future could be. What doesn’t work anymore is the present, for anyone. That’s why it’s Aftermath Time.” – Manuel Castells Shortly after … Continue reading

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You, George Soros and Zizek’s “Cultural Capitalism”: We all BUY our redemption from being only consumerists

In this 10 minute discerning and animated talk, the audio in which is complemented by a visually stunning cartoon, a philosopher Slavoj Zizek discusses how ethics and charity have been co-opted by capitalism, and why this is problematic and amoral. … Continue reading

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Tax breaks for corporations, low-paying jobs and higher taxes for you: a sketch from “Roseanne”

A classic pungent scene from the 1990’s sitcom Roseanne (1 min 40 sec)

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Jerry ‪Seinfeld‬ on ‪consumerism‬, ‪advertising‬ and ‪culture‬ of ‪consumption‬ :-)

Jerry Seinfeld: “I love advertising because I love lying… I think spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won earnings to buy useless, low-quality, misrepresented items and services is an excellent use of your energy.” (4 min … Continue reading

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What Class is all about? How do Neoliberalism and Finance Capitalism work?

In this animated sharp (12 min) presentation, an economist Richard D. Wolff (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) tackles these questions and applies them to the recent US foreclosure crisis.

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A documentary “The Price of the World Cup” shows Brazil you won’t see on your TV

The city of Fortaleza that will host six world cup games is the fifth most unequal city in the world. 3 million inhabitants live in Fortaleza, most of them on a bare minimum. 110 million euros were invested in the … Continue reading

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‪Piketty‬, ‎Krugman‬ & ‪‎Stiglitz‬ talk about Piketty’s ‪‎”Capital‬ in the 21st Century”

I always say that ‪‎economists‬’ duty for the ‪‎wealthy‬ is not ingrained in the genetic code of their profession. In general, I would say, these scholars embody this argument.  

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“Inequality for All” – a documentary featuring Prof. Robert Reich lucidly explains income inequality in the US

Economic inequality affects every one of us. “Inequality for All” is a passionate argument on behalf of the poors and middle class in which Robert Reich- best-selling political economist and Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton demonstrates how the widening … Continue reading

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“The Crises of Capitalism”, a animated clip narrated by Prof. David Harvey

Watch this an animated short (10 min) clip “The Crises of Capitalism”, narrated by David Harvey in which he engagingly and precisely explains the roots of the current crisis and the essence of neoliberal finance capitalism. It’s also good for … Continue reading

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