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Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Economics As If Future Generations Mattered
Above: By Lieven Soete under a CC license Growing numbers of people are waking up to the reemerging Commons ethic, which holds that human systems must be aligned to match ecological ones. People believe that future generations have the inalienable right to a healthy planet, and many are now seeking ways to withdraw their consent to the politics and policies that lead to a toxic future. A rights-based approach to human systems like the ... Read more

How Public Services Strengthen the Economy

How Public Services Strengthen the Economy
With teachers and students now going back to school, much of the province seems to be breathing a sigh of relief. But I’m not convinced we’ve made any substantial ground when it comes to understanding the important role education and other public services play towards both social and economic well-being in this province. The premier’s commitment to taxpayers that improvements to the education system will not cost us ... Read more

America’s Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure

America’s Rotting Empire: Billionaires Galore & A Crumbling Infrastructure
More proof we’re in rapid decline: Not a single U.S. city currently ranks among the world’s most livable By CJ WERLEMAN, September 18, 2014, Salon “The game is rigged,” writes Senator Elizabeth Warren in her new book A Fighting Chance. It’s rigged because the rich and their lobbyists have rigged the rules of the game to their favor. The rules are reflected in a tax code and bankruptcy laws that have seen the greatest transfer of ... Read more

SOS! Alternatives To Capitalism Needed Please

SOS! Alternatives To Capitalism Needed Please
By Errol Sharpe Originally published in www.rabble.ca Richard Swift’s book, SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism, is a much needed antidote to the myriad of political clap trap that spouts from our daily newspapers and much of our “left” journalism which suggests that capitalism can be reformed and regulated in such a way that an ecological and economic disaster can be avoided. Right of the bat, Swift speaks of “species suicide” in reference to ... Read more

A Revision Shows the Economy Shrank Last Quarter

A Revision Shows the Economy Shrank Last Quarter
It was a quarter to forget. Even as the winter of 2014 fades in the rearview mirror and growth shows signs of picking up, it is becoming clearer just how much the economy slowed in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said Thursday the economy shrank at an annual rate of 1 percent in the first quarter, revising its initial estimate last month that showed a very slight gain for the period. It is the first quarter in three years in which ... Read more