For growth, focus first on jobs by Edward Hadas Breaking Views - Agenda-Setting Financial Insight (May 23 2012) In the labour market, there is a fine line between inefficiency and wastefulness. "This place is so inefficient", it is said, often with justification, especially in rich economies. "We could do everything we're supposed to with a … Continue reading Ethical economy
by Steve Dubb AlterNet (May 16 2012) As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In 'New Economic Visions', a special five-part AlterNet series edited by Economics Editor Lynn Parramore in partnership with political economist Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, creative thinkers … Continue reading Why Building Community Wealth is a Key Challenge to Corporate Power
by John Michael Greer The Archdruid Report (May 23 2012) There are times, at least for me, when the fate in store for industrial society can be seen with more than the usual clarity. I'm thinking just now of the time I looked out a train window and saw an abandoned factory, not yet twenty … Continue reading Night Thoughts in Hagsgate
Should Growth Drive Jobs, or Jobs Drive Growth? by L Randall Wray New Economic Perspectives (May 24 2012) Sorry for the hiatus, but a family emergency is consuming all of my time. I hope to be able to post something next week - to move to finish up the MMP blog. Meanwhile I offer the … Continue reading Modern Money Blog – Number Forty Nine
Five Bold Ways to Build a New World by Sara Robinson AlterNet (May 16 2012) As our political system sputters, a wave of innovative thinking and bold experimentation is quietly sweeping away outmoded economic models. In New Economic Visions, a special five-part AlterNet series edited by economics editor Lynn Parramore in partnership with political economist … Continue reading Capitalism Has Failed
by Brent Blackwelder Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (May 20 2012) This is the text of an address delivered by Brent Blackwelder to the Occupy Movement, in Frederick, Maryland, May 18 2012 on the occasion of the annual meeting of the G-8 at Camp David. Terrible economic times are facing billions … Continue reading Occupy the G-8
by Dmitry Orlov Club Orlov (May 22 2012) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JgaNQMzZddQ/T7u6JkX3ebI/AAAAAAAAB6g/a6PcxLatKF0/s200/PaulKuczynski.jpg Here's some food for thought. If you've been listening to the muffled and incoherent noises coming from the G8 and the surrounding political chattersphere, it's starting to sound like a prayer meeting: "In the name of Austerity, Stimulus and Growth, Amen!" And if you look at … Continue reading In the Name of Austerity, Stimulus and Growth, Amen!