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EAZE April 15, 2015

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Crushing the Occupy Movement – How Wall Street Used Government Forces to Suppress Political Dissent April 14, 2015

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It has been over two years since the Occupy Movement was brutally destroyed by a coordinated national effort led by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Since that time, much documentation has been released under the Freedom of Information Act. Even though they are heavily redacted, these documents provide a frightening window into how far corporate America along with the federal, state, and local governments acting as their agents were willing to go to destroy a populist social movement like Occupy.

Despite all the documentation we have, there are still many out there who are in denial about these facts. After reading some recent comments that misrepresent what happened to the Occupy Movement, I decided to review how Occupy was so brutally squelched by Wall Street and corporate America using government forces as their agents acting upon their behalf.

via Crushing the Occupy Movement – How Wall Street Used Government Forces to Suppress Political Dissent.

Chart: It’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich | Mother Jones September 27, 2014

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We’ll be posting a new chart on the current state of income inequality every day for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday’s chart looked at how the richest of the rich have enjoyed massive income gains for decades.But wait, you say, isn’t that the way it’s always been? Yes and no. It’s never been a bad time to be rich in America. But some times have been a lot better. In fact, the best time may be now, especially when you consider the amount of total income controlled by the top 1 percent since colonial times with ancient Rome thrown in for comparison:

via Chart: It’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich | Mother Jones.

Reclaiming the Radical Imagination: Challenging Casino Capitalism’s Punishing Factories January 13, 2014

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Chris Hedges is right when he argues that \”any state that has the capacity to monitor all its citizenry, any state that has the ability to snuff out factual public debate through [the] control of information, any state that has the tools to instantly shut down all dissent is totalitarian.\” [7]  While Hedges is aware that this disciplinary culture of fear and repression is rooted in a political economy that treats people as objects and makes the accumulation of capital the subjects of history, he underestimates one important element of the new authoritarianism produced by casino capitalism. That is, what is novel about existing registers of discipline and control is that they operate in a new historical conjuncture in which the relationship among political power, cultural institutions and everyday life has become more powerful and intense in the ability to undermine the radical imagination and the power and capacities of individuals to resist repression and make the crucial decisions necessary to take control over the forces that shape their lives.

via Reclaiming the Radical Imagination: Challenging Casino Capitalism’s Punishing Factories.

The man who lives without money | Karenstan – Stunning Quotes & Photos from around the world November 18, 2013

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Whilst I do believe capitalism is fundamentally flawed, requiring infinite growth on a finite planet, I am not anti anything.

via The man who lives without money | Karenstan – Stunning Quotes & Photos from around the world.

Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive – NYTimes.com November 15, 2013

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This fall, a truck dumped eight million coins outside the Parliament building in Bern, one for every Swiss citizen. It was a publicity stunt for advocates of an audacious social policy that just might become reality in the tiny, rich country. Along with the coins, activists delivered 125,000 signatures — enough to trigger a Swiss public referendum, this time on providing a monthly income to every citizen, no strings attached. Every month, every Swiss person would receive a check from the government, no matter how rich or poor, how hardworking or lazy, how old or young. Poverty would disappear. Economists, needless to say, are sharply divided on what would reappear in its place — and whether such a basic-income scheme might have some appeal for other, less socialist countries too.

via Switzerland’s Proposal to Pay People for Being Alive – NYTimes.com.

Washington Center for Equitable Growth November 15, 2013

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The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a new research and grantmaking organization founded to accelerate cutting-edge analysis into whether and how structural changes in the U.S. economy, particularly related to economic inequality, affect economic growth.

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The Contributor | How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America November 4, 2013

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Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, thinks Americans who object to greed are \”imbeciles.\”

via The Contributor | How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America.

Economics students aim to tear up free-market syllabus | Business | The Guardian October 27, 2013

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In an article for the New York Times in 2009, Krugman wrote: \”As I see it, the economics profession went astray because economists, as a group, mistook beauty, clad in impressive-looking mathematics, for truth.\”

via Economics students aim to tear up free-market syllabus | Business | The Guardian.

Want To Change Jobs? 12 Proactive Tips | CAREEREALISM July 3, 2013

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Employees have seen a drastic attitude change from their managers. This attitude of ‘Well, be happy you have a job’ is wearing thin. There is going to be a tsunami of job searching once the economy picks up, and some of the most active job hoppers are likely to be HR personnel who are disgusted with how companies have chosen to treat their staff.

via Want To Change Jobs? 12 Proactive Tips | CAREEREALISM.