Tag Archive: economy

Sep 28

People Across America Are Waking Up to the Effects of ‘Disaster Capitalism’

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Originally published in Alternet People are taking initiative rather than waiting for leaders. In her book Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein explains how crises are used by governments to distract and frighten people so that unpopular and exploitative policies can be pushed through It seems that …

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Aug 02

Sustainable Abundance: Permaculture Principles for Monetary Systems

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout | News Analysis There is a lot that we can learn from nature, and one important lesson is that diverse systems have greater strength and resilience. When conditions change, various components within a diverse system will step in to pick up where others fail. The weaknesses of …

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Jul 24

Solutions to the Housing Crisis with Michael Carlson and Nancie Koerber

The artificial inflation of the housing market, predatory lending practices and fraudulent behavior by Big Finance which created the collapse of the housing market and epidemic of evictions, calls into question whether housing is a commodity that should be subject to the whims of the market or a human right that is not commodified. We …

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Jul 24

Time to Decide Concentrated, Privatized Wealth or Shared Prosperity and Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in CounterPunch One of the major conflicts of the era that is not often highlighted for public debate is whether we want an economy that privatizes government services and public resources and continues to concentrate wealth; or whether we want to develop an economic democracy that invests …

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Jun 28

Popular Resistance Is Building Up, from Hunger Strikes to Democracy Protests Across the Planet

The paradox of power is that the real power is with us, if we have the courage to use it. By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, June 28, 2013  This week, there were many lessons in courage from people who overcame fears and created winning situations by turning power on its head and building the movement. On Wednesday morning, …

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Jun 25

Time for an Economy Of, By and For the People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Center on Research on Globalization, June 25, 2013 The reaction to Ben Bernanke’s suggestion that it may be time to wind down the easy money policies which have been injecting $85 billion into the hands of Wall Street each month show that the ‘recovery’ has been a fraud. In the …

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Jun 14

Eric Snowden Had a Breaking Point, Where He Decided to Risk It All to Fix This Country — What’s Yours?

Change starts with action, and each of us has a way to contribute.    By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, JUne 14, 2013 When Edward Snowden reached his breaking point, the world saw the truth about the vast extent of spying by the NSA on Americans and people around the world. In an act of conscience, Snowden released secret …

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Jun 12

Washington, DC is Starting to See the Obvious

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Dissident Voice, June 12th, 2013 We are starting to see the early signs of a possible change in economic policy in Washington, DC. The recent jobs report showed no change in the unemployment rate, with a barely acceptable 175,000 jobs created.  The sad truth is the United States is …

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Jun 07

Be Prepared for the Inevitable and Unpredictable Mass Movement

People who seek justice and an end to militarism feel like they are laboring in relative obscurity, organizing seemingly unnoticed actions, but at some point a wave of mass resistance arises. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mohamed Elsayyed By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers AlterNet, June 6, 2013  The surprise events in Turkey show how unpredictable mass movements are.  Turkey, which is …

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May 29

Radical Remaking of the Economy is Taking Root

May 28, 2013 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Dissident Voice It is time for the economy to work for the people, not the elites; it is time for economic democracy. As the school year ends, college students are coming home to a paucity of summer jobs and young adults are graduating …

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